Melbourne attractions come in all shapes and sizes. Some are man made, others have formed naturally over decades. From Federation Square and Flinders Street Station to St. Kilda Beach and beautiful Port Phillip Bay. The city has a lot more to offer than just its location and year round climate. It’s the vast selection of Melbourne attractions that make so many people want to visit this amazing city, year after year.
Begin your adventures around the city at federation Square and Flinders Street Station. Both of these well-known Melbourne attractions and landmarks are situated at the intersection of Flinders Street and Swanston Street. From here you are so close to the Central Business District (CBD) that a visit to this bustling area is a must.
Flinders Street Station is home to the network of suburban Metro trains which assist in transporting commuters and visitors around the city. Visit St. Paul’s Cathedral, the State Library of Victoria as well as the Immigration Museum which is not far from the station. En route you’ll find department stores, speciality shops as well as many boutiques. The Royal Arcade on Bourke Street is a particular hot spot for keen shoppers. Restaurants, bars, cafes and hotels line the streets along this busy stretch of the city. Perfect for those not wishing to stray too far.
Next To The River Yarra
Immediately south of Flinders Street Station is the River Yarra. Across the river is an area known as Southbank. The Southbank Promenade is a particularly beautiful area to walk. Enjoy excellent views of the city from here as well as great coffee served at the waterfront cafes. Close by are more great Melbourne attractions such as the city’s tallest building, the Eureka Tower, with Skydeck 88, famous for its spectacular views. The Crown Entertainment Complex is another popular attraction with its casino. Both The National Gallery of Victoria and the Arts Centre are in the area too, on St. Kilda Road.
Just to the west of the Crown Centre you’ll find the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. Beyond the city limits are Flemington Racecourse, Rod Laver (Tennis) Centre and the Melbourne Showgrounds. Other attractions include the Melbourne Star Observation Wheel and the Royal Botanic Gardens. There is also the Shrine of Remembrance, National Sports Museum (at the Melbourne Cricket Ground) and the Queen Victoria Market. Don’t forget the Melbourne Aquarium, Fitzroy Gardens, Luna Park and Scienceworks, to name a few more. Both the Melbourne Museum and the Royal Exhibition Building are situated within the grounds of Carlton Gardens. Melbourne attractions are all around you from the moment you walk out the front door of your hotel.
Activities & Things To Do
Melbourne is not only one of Australia’s top cities, but one of the top cities in the world. The city has a strong cultural and artistic presence in wonderful variety. The international community considers Melbourne to be one of the world’s most liveable cities. Everywhere you turn there’s something special to see and do.
There are many sporting venues that hold national and international events. One is the Rod Laver Arena which hosts the Australian Open Tennis. There is the famous Melbourne Cricket Ground, known simply as the MCG. Experience the roar of the crowd and the thrill of the event! There’s also ice skating at the Icehouse in Docklands.
Go beyond the city, and enjoy breathtaking scenery and diverse natural environments. Take an outdoor adventure not far from the city limits. Enjoy great scenery, wildlife, wine, spas and more in the surrounding regions. The list includes the Mornington Peninsula, the famous coastal Great Ocean Road and the Healesville Sanctuary. For a completely different perspective how about a hot air balloon? Perhaps enjoy a vintage aircraft or a helicopter ride. There is also horse riding and rafting. In winter you can enjoy skiing. Melbourne is a family-friendly holiday destination. Almost everything can be enjoyed by the whole family. From sightseeing and beach days to indoor climbing walls and go-karting.