Melbourne Top Things to Do
From the summit, 297 metres above street level, you will enjoy unparalleled views of the city, the surrounding urban sprawl, Port Phillip Bay, the world renowned MCG and the beautiful Dandenong Ranges.
The Eureka Skydeck offers a breathtaking experience of a city that never sleeps, irrespective of the weather or time of day. Thrill seekers can take their adventure a step further with The Edge experience – in a glass cube suspended 300 metres over Melbourne from the 88th floor!
St Pauls Cathedral
Built in stages and consecrated in 1891, the magnificent gothic transitional architecture is composed of limestone and sandstone, giving it a warm, welcoming feel and a delightful contrast to the city’s cool surrounding colours. Magnificent spires rise majestically skyward, while the internal structure contains a pipe organ, dalle de verre glass, 13 bells in the belfry and an array of spectacular stained glass.
Situated across the road from iconic Flinder’s Street Station, an architectural marvel in itself, St Paul’s is a place of great beauty and tranquillity, right in the heart of the city.
Queen Victoria Market
An eclectic mix of cuisines and cultures, brought to life by the diverse ethnic groups who make the markets so much fun, make this an absolute go to place when visiting Melbourne.
Tremendous fresh local produce is on offer and a wide range of arts, crafts, clothing, jewellery and jam donuts – a market specialty for more than 50 years.
Great Ocean Road
The panoramic views include the Twelve Apostles, London Arch, The Grotto and Loch Ard Gorge, all spectacular sandstone and limestone formations, which are breathtakingly beautiful.
Sheer cliffs and crashing waves add to the drama of this spectacular drive, an elemental highlight of a trip to Melbourne.
You can see the highlights on a Great Ocean Road Day Tour or to really get the feel for it stay a little longer.
Amid the fertile and verdant landscape, alive with a rich variety of flora and fauna, are numerous charming villages, offering superb local produce, hand crafted wares, friendly service, freshly ground coffee and scrumptious delicacies.
The scenery is breathtaking with babbling brooks curving around giant tree ferns, below a canopy of lofty Mountain Ash trees, synonymous to the area. Cool most of the year round, the Dandenongs can get snow in winter and early spring sees a flourishing of delightful alpine flowers.
One of the most beautiful areas just outside of Melbourne, the Dandenongs is the ideal place to relax.
Hot Air Ballooning
One of the few cities in the world where balloons float through the early dawn, directly over the city skyline, this is an opportunity to experience Melbourne from a bird’s eye view, as the city begins to wake.
Ballooning in the nearby Yarra Valley is also a spectacular experience, as you rise aloft over verdant hills dotted with vineyards and farmscapes, you’ll witness an unfolding tapestry of lush Victorian countryside.
The Penguin Parade is a spectacular sight and Phillip Island is one of the few places in the world where the species can be seen en masse.
A large colony of fur seals (up to 16 000) also call Phillip Island home and it’s an important conservation area for a variety of bird life.
Each location has something special to offer from exotic species to Australian natives, marine life at Melbourne Aquarium and replicated African savannah at Werribee Open Range Zoo.
We have a range of different wildlife attractions in Melbourne that you can browse through and book in advance.