Melbourne has plenty to keep visitors on the go, including a superb range of world-class attractions.
If you only have a limited amount of time in the Victorian capital, we’ve narrowed the list of Melbourne attractions down to five options that you should definitely experience during your stay.
1. Eureka Skydeck 88
Eureka Tower soars 300 metres into the Melbourne sky and its distinctive architecture is instantly recognisable from across the city. Keep an eye out for The Edge poking out from the top of the building. It’s a glass cube where the floor literally dissolves in front of your very eyes! From Eureka Skydeck 88 you’ll enjoy absolutely spectacular views of the CBD and many of Melbourne’s famous landmarks.
2. Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)
Nothing beats experiencing a sporting match at the famous Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), but if you don’t have that option you can still get up close and personal with the ‘G’ on a guided venue tour. Go behind the scenes and see the player change rooms, players’ balcony, Bill Lawry Cricket Centre and the Long Room, and take a walk on the hallowed turf (all subject to availability). The MCG is also home to the National Sports Museum, which offers an amazing range of interactive experiences.
3. Puffing Billy
A ride on Puffing Billy in the Dandenong Ranges east of Melbourne is a chance to step back in time to the era of Victorian steam train travel. The fully-restored heritage locomotive meanders along between Belgrave and Gembrook, and has been enthralling visitors of all ages for decades. It’s one of the top Melbourne attractions.
4. Werribee Open Range Zoo
Encounter the wild animals of the Serengeti on the outskirts of Melbourne at fabulous Werribee Open Range Zoo. See giraffes, rhino, antelope, zebras, Australian natives and more on an African-style game drive through the zoo’s extensive open grasslands. There are lots of other furry and feathered inhabitants to meet back at the main precinct. Werribee Open Range Zoo offers a fabulous day out for the whole family.
5. Colonial Tramcar Restaurant
Enjoy an unforgettable meal in sumptuous surroundings on Melbourne’s iconic Colonial Tramcar Restaurant. Climb on board an authentic and immaculately restored heritage tramcar for a four-course lunch or a three-course early dinner/five-course late dinner, served to your table as you glide through the streets of the Victorian capital. Australian wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, and tea and coffee are all included. This experience is not to be missed!
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