Things to do in Melbourne

Melbourne – World’s Most Livable City

Melbourne, the second most populous city in Australia has been recently ranked as the world’s top most livable city!

Melbourne is the capital city of the region of Victoria, and is a leading economic centre in Australia, as well as for the Asia-Pacific region.


Places to be visited and things to do in Melbourne

Melbourne is exemplary in areas of education, entertainment, healthcare, research, sports and tourism and there is always a lot of fun things to do in Melbourne!


Melbourne Museum

Melbourne museum would be a great place to begin your trip in the city. It helps tourists to know the lifestyle, history and culture of Victoria. It is the largest museum in the southern hemisphere and it has seven main galleries and a children’s gallery, housing a permanent collection. The museum includes the IMAX theatre, which shows documentary movies in 3D and a touring hall which exhibits the temporary collections.


Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

The next place to visit is Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, the oldest orchestra established in 1906. In conjunction with Melbourne Chorale, with its own choir team, the orchestra has performed to more than 250,000 people in Melbourne and parts of Victoria in over 150 concerts. They broadcast concerts on ABC Classic FM. Any music lover will be enthralled with their versatile performances.


Melbourne Beach

To relax amidst a busy touring schedule, there are many beaches in Melbourne to visit, and most of them are patrolled by surf lifeguards. The most popular beaches in the city are St Kilda, which has shoreside dinners and cycle paths, as well as areas reserved for picnics and a play area. Brighton beach is known for the colourful bathing huts. Others include Elwood, Kerford Road, and Williamstown among many others.


Melbourne Zoo

Melbourne Zoo, the oldest in Australia, has a special event called Roar and Snore evenings where people are taken to have a look at their nocturnal animals. Visitors stay in tents and this helps people to get closer to the world of animals which is a thrilling and exciting experience.
To encourage healthy living, Melbourne has arranged their own marathon every year since 1978 and has since become the biggest marathon in Australia.


Best time to be in Melbourne

A trip to Melbourne is more intriguing if planned for the right season. Many tourists consider the best time would be March to May and September to November. The city climate is the opposite to that of the Northern hemisphere – summer occurs during February and you can expect temperatures between  25 to 40 degrees C (77-104 F). Both the winter and summer seasons in Melbourne are moderate and can be visited any time of the year.


Things to do in Melbourne

Melbourne Facts

Population3 853 000
CurrencyAustralian dollar
AirportMelbourne Intl, Australia (MEL)

Melbourne average temperatures

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Cat Cafe Melbourne

The Cat Cafe Melbourne is the purrrrrfect oasis for a break from the hectic city life. This cat cafe was actually the first of its kind in Australia, and was open with the ambition to show people the love and strong bonds that can be shared between cats and humans. The café's owner runs this place with a lot of love and a lot of passion and it is well worth a visit. However, make sure to book in advance if you want to hang out with the cats.

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UNESCO World Heritage Sites Melbourne - Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens

If you are in Melbourne and plan to visit the Melbourne Museum, do not hesitate to visit the Royal Exhibition Building and the Carlton Gardens. In fact, if you are at the museum, you already are in the gardens, and the building right in front of the museum is the Royal Exhibition Building! With easy access using public transport, the Royal Exhibition Building and the surrounding Carlton Gardens represent a World Heritage Site since July 1st of 2004. The building and grounds were designed for the International Exhibitions of 1880 and 1888 with the objective of displaying industrial material from all countries. Even though there were over 50 international exhibitions around the world during those years and the first half of the 20th century, few buildings designed to hold them remain today, with the Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens as examples. The building, with its beautiful architecture, still holds exhibitions today, commonly related to the Melbourne Museum. Make sure to check for any events and exhibitions that might take place during your visit! There have been many different expositions, ranging from the Flower Exhibition to fashion events or a festival of free sampling of beers, wines and spirits. The Carlton Gardens are perfect for a walk and to enjoy the sights of the buildings it surrounds, two lakes and three fountains. It is also a popular picnic area, and whether you go there during the day or during the night, you will get to see and listen to some native Australian animals like certain kinds of possums, micro bats and many species of birds.

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Melbourne Marathon

The Melbourne Marathon has a history dating back to 1978 when the Australian people run the first marathon in the city. While the course has changed quite a bit since then, it has always been a proud tradition in the month of October when runners now from all over the world come to participate in the marathon event. The main marathon is of course the biggest challenge for any runner, but there are also shorter distances to ensure that everyone can participate in the event. The start for the race is on Batman Avenue from where runners make their way around the city center, following the coast of the Port Phillip and around the scenic Albert Park Lake before finishing in a packed Melbourne Cricket Ground. Make your way to their website to register!

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Golf in Melbourne

If you want one golf club to be the center of your golfing operations in Melbourne, the The Royal Melbourne Golf Club is the one you are looking for! The course features three 18 hole golf courses, each with its own identity. The West Course features a great natural environment with native grass and waters. The East Course is well known for the amazing bunkers and greens and is a strategic course where golfers have many choices if they want to go for risky shots or play safe. Last up is the Composite Course, a world renowned golf course, usually rated among the top 10 in the world. It might not be seen as its own course as it is a combination of the east and west course, but the unique choices of holes makes it a course with its own identity.

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Water Parks in Melbourne - Try the popular "Blackout" at FunFields

FunFields is an amusement park located 25 miles (40 km) north of Melbourne. Other than all the roller coasters and attractions the park also offers a range of different fun and thrilling water rides! The most popular ones are “Blackout”, “Wipeout” and “Splashdown”. At FunFields you don’t need to choose between water fun and exciting rollercoasters, you simply get it all!

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Theme Parks in Melbourne - Fun for all ages

The big city of Melbourne has not only one, but three different amusement parks for you to just pick and choose from. Luna Park Melbourne gives you a fun world full of carnival flair! Wonderland Fun Park, located in the harbor, is classical park filled the family favorite rides and attractions. The park also offers shows throughout the year. And last but not least, you have FunFields, which has a water park section as well. This is a park with rides for all ages, but there is a zone designed especially for the smaller children to loose some energy!

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