Ten Attractions that are a Must-See in Melbourne

Here is our pick of ten attractions that need to be on your list to visit while in Melbourne city. Including art, culture, sights, and experiences, they are the ten must-do’s (or do agains) on a trip to Melbourne.

Melbourne’s Ten Must-See Attraction Map

180 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne VIC 3006, Australia

7 Riverside Quay, Southbank VIC 3006, Australia

Block Arcade, 282 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

11 Nicholson St, Carlton VIC 3053, Australia

Queen St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

Pier Rd, St Kilda VIC 3182, Australia

Elliott Ave, Parkville VIC 3052, Australia

18 Lower Esplanade, St Kilda VIC 3182, Australia

Birdwood Ave, South Yarra VIC 3141, Australia

Swanston St & Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

 

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Federation Square

Federation Square is a venue for arts, culture and public events on the edge of the Melbourne central business district. It covers an area of 3.2 ha (7.9 acres) at the intersection of Flinders and Swanston Streets built above busy railway lines and across the road from Flinders Street station. It incorporates major cultural institutions such as the Ian Potter Centre, Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) and the Koorie Heritage Trust as well as cafes and bars in a series of buildings centred around a large paved square, and a glass walled atrium.
Location: Corner Swanston and Flinders Streets, Melbourne
Online: http://www.fedsquare.com

 

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Royal Botanic Gardens

The Royal Botanic Gardens at South Yarra was founded in 1846 and covers 38 hectares featuring 8,500 different species displayed in 30 living plant collections.
Location: Birdwood Ave, South Yarra
Online: http://www.rbg.vic.gov.au

 

 

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Luna Park Melbourne

Luna Park Melbourne has been welcoming visitors through its famous mouth entry gate for over 100 years. It is home to the Great Scenic Railway which offers views of the city and Port Phillip Bay, Luna Park Carousel, dodgems, the House of Horrors, and many carnival classics.
Location: 18 Lower Esplanade, St Kilda
Online: https://lunapark.com.au

 

 

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Melbourne Zoo

Melbourne Zoo offers 320 species from around the world set among scenic natural settings within easy reach from the city centre. Highlights include the lush Asian and African rainforests, Australian bushland, tigers, monkeys, orang-utans, elephants, and Australian wildlife including koala, kangaroo, wombat and emu.
Location: Elliott Avenue, Parkville
Online: https://www.zoo.org.au/melbourne

 

 

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St Kilda Pier

St Kilda Pier is a wooden jetty with a history dating back to 1853. The pier features a restaurant and is very popular with people who visit the foreshore and wander the romantic wooden pier taking in sunrise or sunset vistas over the water.
Location: Pier Road, St Kilda

 

 

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Queen Victoria Market

Listed on the the National Heritage List, the market has been operating since 1878 and considered by many as the nation’s most iconic fresh produce market. More than fresh produce, you can also find all kinds of merchandise inc. fashion, gadgets and more.
Location: Victoria Street Corner of Elizabeth Street, Melbourne
Online: https://qvm.com.au

 

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Melbourne Museum and Royal Exhibition Building

Melbourne Museum is a natural and cultural history museum located in the Carlton Gardens adjacent to the Royal Exhibition Building and is also the largest museum in the Southern Hemisphere. In addition to its many galleries it also features the world’s largest IMAX Theatre screen. The Royal Exhibition Building is a World Heritage-listed building in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, built in 1879-80.
Address: 11 Nicholson Street, Carlton
Online: http://museumvictoria.com.au/melbournemuseum/

 

 

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The CBD’s Lanes and Arcades

Melbourne CBD’s historic and culturally rich ardaces and lanes are a must-visit. A favorite of many is Block Arcade in Collins Street which dates back to 1891 showcasing the spledour of Victoria Era architecture featuring mosaic tiled flooring, glass canopy, wrought iron and carved stone finishings.
Location: CBD

 

 

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Skydeck at Eureka Tower

Head up Eureka Tower for 360 degree views of Albert Park Lake, Port Phillip Bay, the Dandenong Ranges and beyond. There are 30 viewfinders around the Skydeck, take a look at some of Melbourne’s favourite attractions and landmarks, such as the MCG, Federation square and Flinders Street Station. For an extra kick, there is the The Edge, a glass cube that projects from the 88th floor and looks down to the streets of Melbourne some 300 meters below.
Location: 7 Riverside Quay, Southbank
Online: https://www.eurekaskydeck.com.au

 

 

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National Gallery of Victoria

National Gallery of Victoria opened in St Kilda Road in 1968 and today houses 70,000 works of art in collections of European, Asian, Oceanic and American art. They aslo offer diverse temporary exhibitions, talks, tours, programs for kids, films, late-night openings and performances.
Location: St. Kilda Road, Melbourne and Federation Square
Online: http://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/