Things to do in Melbourne

Melbourne is set around the shores of Port Phillip Bay. The city itself, laid out in a large rectangle and boasting a lively and cosmopolitan pulse, sits on the northern banks of the Yarra River, about five kilometres from the bay.

Melbourne is a city with something for everyone. From chic fashion stores to buzzing laneway cafés and trendy bars, botanic gardens to sports stadiums, elegant Victorian-era streetscapes to Manhattan-style skyscrapers, film and food festivals to galleries and opulent theatres, Melbourne has an activity and attraction that will interest you.

For more detail on things to do in Melbourne or on sights and activities outside the city, please click on the below links, or visit the Tourism Victoria website.

For Foodies

Gourmands will relish the opportunity to explore the internationally renowned culinary scene of Melbourne. With over 3,000 restaurants, cafés, bistros and bars in the city, the city includes some of the best food in the Southern Hemisphere. Melbourne serves up some 75 ethnic cuisines; the city is a haven for food lovers!

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For Coffee Lovers

The coffee scene is an integral part of Melbourne culture, with a focus by baristas on creating the perfect cup.

Considered Australia’s coffee capital, Melbourne hosts an abundance of cafés throughout the central business district as well as in the suburbs so regardless of where you are in Melbourne you will be able to have your caffeine fix!

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For the Sporting Aficionado 

The birthplace of the Australian Football League, Melbourne is home to many sporting arenas and considered Australia’s unofficial sport capital.

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For the Explorer

Weaving a maze through the city grid, Melbourne’s laneways are full of hidden treasures. Al fresco eateries, one-off shops, and bars that are off the beaten track are just some of what you will see nestled side-by-side winding in all directions throughout the city.

Tours run daily, with a 3 hour duration (2.5 hours without lunch). For further information please click here.

For the Cultural Enthusiast

The modernist Melbourne Museum is the Southern Hemisphere’s largest museum complex. The three levels of the museum draw on the latest technology to give an insight into Australia’s flora, fauna and culture.

The museum is open daily from 10am-5pm. For further information please click here.