It’s not just the attractions that make Melbourne so amazing. It is a truly vibrant and vibrant city, filled with cultural values and so much creativity that many Australian trends originate from here. Whether you’re interested in architecture, history, music, cinema, entertainment, sports, or shopping, the capital of Victoria has more than enough to keep you busy for a day. Here are just a few of the amazing must-see places in Melbourne.
Being one of the oldest theme parks in Australia, Luna Park “Melbourne ” is undoubtedly one of the first places you should visit in the city. This colorful gem is over a hundred years old and sits on the shores of Port Phillip Bay, in the historic outskirts of St Kilda (about 6 kilometers from the city center). He is easily recognizable by the giant face of “Mr. Moon” at the entrance. Although the park offers an incredible variety of rides and other fun activities, the roller coaster remains the most important, important and interesting attraction not to be missed. It is said to be the oldest non-stop roller coaster in the world. But don’t be afraid of the age of the park. Many of the rides and attractions are brand new and will no doubt take your breath away.
Melbourne Zoo is the city’s most family-friendly attraction and has something for every generation to enjoy. While you are amazed at the variety of animals that live there, including the rare species of tree kangaroos, kids can take part in a “spy mission” that will take them to the secret corners of the zoo, where they can learn all about wildlife conservation. Melbourne Zoo also has a special program during school holidays offering free admission for children.
Undoubtedly, St Kilda Beach is one of the most popular destinations in Melbourne with millions of tourists every year. Once on the beach, it’s easy to see why it’s so trendy: sand, waves, cafes, gourmet restaurants and shops offer entertainment for all tastes. St Kilda Beach is also good for those interested in water sports such as kitesurfing, swimming, snorkeling, surfing, windsurfing, paddleboarding. There are numerous sports schools and equipment rental companies along the coast.
Queen Victoria Market is the largest outdoor market in the southern hemisphere, located right in the center of Melbourne. If you want to wander the aisles of this huge flea market, you will surely be impressed by the wide range of goods on offer, including fresh agricultural products, clothing, jewelry, leather goods, and, of course, a surprisingly huge selection of Australian souvenirs. Whether you’re a shopaholic or just looking for something new and exciting in Melbourne, the Queen Victoria Market will definitely not disappoint.
Eureka Tower is hard to miss as you wander the streets of Melbourne, as it rises nearly 300 meters above the CBD and is the tallest building in the city. Even more remarkable, it houses the highest observation deck in the southern hemisphere, Eureka Skydeck 88 (on the 88th floor), from which you can enjoy a bird’s eye view of Melbourne. However, this attraction is not for the faint-hearted tourists, since the observation deck also has a glass floor.
Federation Square is a cultural oasis nestled right in the middle of Melbourne’s bustling Central Business District, sprawling across an area of 3.6 hectares. It houses the Australian Art Museum, futuristic buildings, shops, restaurants and bars, and exhibition space. All these facilities, together with the fact that the square hosts more than 2,000 events annually, put Federation Square on a par with the most popular attractions in Melbourne. To appreciate the scale of the services offered in the area, you can book a tour around it.
National Gallery of Victoria will be a fantastic pastime for tourists, being one of the most interesting cultural attractions of Melbourne. About 68 thousand exhibits from all over the world are presented here. The gallery truly has something to grab your attention. It even has a variety of activities and sections for aspiring artists to try out a variety of artistic styles.
Australians love nothing more than sports, which becomes even more evident when visiting venues such as the Melbourne Cricket Ground , or MCG, the epicenter of not only cricket but the Australian Football League. Since MCG hosts more than 90 days a year cricket and football competitions, you have every chance to contemplate the arena in all its glory and glory. Even if visiting the Melbourne Cricket Ground was not part of your plans, at least once in your life you should hear the roar of a crowd of excited fans of 100,000 after every goal scored!