Things to do & places to visit in Victoria, Australia

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Victoria #3 destination in Australia 2023. The average rating score is 4.48 based on 290.5k traveler reviews, of 2.848 attractions. Timezone: Australia/Melbourne, current date and time: Saturday, December 09, 2023, 15:48.

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77°F - 55°F
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Mildly cool with a gentle breeze
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106.0 millimeters
13.7 mph
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Fri Oct 13 2023 at 07:30 pm to Fri Dec 15 2023 at 08:30 pm (GMT-07:00) Sacred Motherhood Circle & Dance Victoria CAD 33 Yoga
Sat Dec 16 2023 at 11:00 am to 11:00 pm (GMT-07:00) Punk Rock Holiday Market Victoria Trips & Adventures
Thu Jan 11 2024 at 08:30 pm to Sun Jan 14 2024 at 10:00 pm (GMT-07:00) CORTEO - Cirque Du Soleil Victoria Literary Art
Sun Jan 21 2024 at 01:30 pm to 03:00 pm (GMT-08:00) Francine Kay - Piano Victoria Starts at CAD 25 Entertainment
Sun Mar 10 2024 at 01:30 pm to 03:00 pm (GMT-07:00) Anna Pietrzak – Solo Guitar Victoria Starts at CAD 25 Dance
Sun Mar 10 2024 at 01:30 pm to 03:00 pm (GMT-07:00) Anna Pietrzak – Solo Guitar Victoria Starts at CAD 25 Festivals
Wed Mar 13 2024 at 07:00 pm to 08:30 pm (GMT-07:00) Matt Rife Tickets Victoria BC Canada Royal Theatre Victoria Theatre
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Thu Mar 28 2024 at 07:00 pm to Mon Apr 01 2024 at 06:00 am (GMT-07:00) Victoria International Kizomba Festival 5th Edition Official Victoria Fashion
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Thu Mar 28 2024 at 07:00 pm to Mon Apr 01 2024 at 06:00 am (GMT-07:00) Victoria International Kizomba Festival 5th Edition Victoria Fashion
Sun May 26 2024 at 01:30 pm to 03:00 pm (GMT-07:00) Jane Coop – Piano Victoria Starts at CAD 25 Entertainment
Fri Jul 05 2024 at 12:00 pm (GMT-07:00) 2024 Vic-Maui International Yacht Race Victoria Trips & Adventures

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  1. 5.0 Go West Tours (6.231 reviews)
    - Great job
    Saturday: 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM Walking Tours • Sightseeing Tours • Nature & Wildlife Tours • Wine Tours & Tastings • Day Trips
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    Went to the Philip island tour on the 21st of Nov 2022. Our tour guide Graeme was the sweetest guide ever. Very detailed on the tour explanations. Also did make us have a good laugh with his koala song and what made me felt warm was that he would try his best to drop the female customers traveling alone to their nearest hotel location instead of the normal pick up point if it’s too far to ensure their safety. That’s a great plus point and we all loved his guide. See more..
  2. 5.0 The Great Aussie Beer Shed (1.394 reviews)
    - Definitely worth a visit
    Speciality Museums
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    We visited the Beer Shed on Saturday of New Year’s Eve and we took my daughter and son in law and my 4 granddaughters. This place has so much to see, so much history and unique things. The beer can collection is only a small part part of what there is to see. Neil’s presentation of the tour is informative and fun he is excellent with children and involves them in telling you about his different items. You will wander around and see things that remind you of your grandparents or parents. You can enjoy a cold drink be it a beer a wine a soft drink or another Drink of your choice. Definitely well worth a visit. See more..
  3. 5.0 The Pinnacle (1.248 reviews)
    - The Scenic route to The Pinnacle
    Hiking Trails
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    I would recommend the path setting off from the Wonderlamd car park for anyone with a modicum of fitness. The route winds up through the Grand Canyon, an impressive and in places quite deep rock gorge leading out onto bare slabs past the small but attractive Bridal Veil cascade and eventually into Silent Street, an in places very narrow slash in the bare hillside, leading via a series of steps and ladders to the proximity of the Pinnacle. Look out for the small yellow arrows which are occasionally a challenge to spot. We did the walk In the late afternoon and the lighting was perfect to capture the harsh dramatic landscape. See more..
  4. 5.0 Port Campbell National Park (1.073 reviews)
    - The Shipwreck Coast
    National Parks
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    The wild Southern Ocean has carved the Port Campbell National Park coastline into formations that are famous the world over - and earned it the nickname of the Shipwreck Coast. Drive the Great Ocean Road and see London Bridge, The Grotto, Loch Ard Gorge and the unmissable Twelve Apostles. The best way to see Port Campbell National Park is to take the Great Ocean Road. This is one of the world's most celebrated scenic drives – and its undoubted highlight is the Twelve Apostles, which tower 45 metres above the Southern Ocean. On a coastline renowned for its spectacular coastal formations it’s easy to overlook London Bridge and The Grotto, which are both as awesome in their own way as the more famous Twelve Apostles. See more..
  5. 4.5 City Circle Tram (18.4k reviews)
    - Fantastic initiative!
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    The City Circle Tram is a free and convenient way to see the sights of central Melbourne and the Docklands while experiencing a ride on one of the city's much loved heritage trams.An audio commentary provides details of city landmarks and major attractions such as the City Museum, Parliament House, Docklands, Federation Square, Melbourne Aquarium and the Princess Theatre.The City Circle Tram also links with other tram, train and bus routes around Melbourne.To catch the City Circle Tram, simply wait at any tram stop along the City Circle Tram route. These tram stops are specially marked with a City Circle sign.Trams operate in both directions every 12 minutes between 10am and 6pm from Sunday to Wednesday and between 10am and 9pm every Thursday, Friday and Saturday.City Circle Trams do not run on Christmas Day and Good Friday. See more..
  6. 4.5 Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria (10.3k reviews)
    - free and accessible
    Saturday: 7:30 AM - 7:30 PM Spent 1-2 hours Gardens
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    Visit Melbourne's inner-city oasis. Over 10,000 plant species from around the world are presented in a kaleidoscope of colour and texture. Sweeping lawns, tranquil lakes and majestic trees are home to an amazing range of wildlife. See more..
  7. 4.5 Queen Victoria Market (9.843 reviews)
    - Cornucopia of fresh food
    Saturday: 6:00 AM - 4:00 PM Spent 2-3 hours Farmers Markets
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    Queen Victoria Market is an authentic, bustling, inner-city market that has been the heart and soul of Melbourne for over 140 years. Home to over 600 small businesses, it’s a great place to discover fresh and specialty produce, hand-made and unique products, great coffee and food, souvenirs and clothing. Shopping at the Market has always been one of life’s great pleasures. It’s not just the abundance of fresh food, it’s the friendly banter with the traders, the vibrant and multicultural atmosphere, the special events and festivals, and the sense of belonging that comes with it. Queen Victoria Market is also home to the Night Market on Wednesday nights, showcasing global street food, live music and entertainment, festival bars, specialty shopping and a great Melbourne night out. Be sure to take the Ultimate Foodie Tour, a two-hour, guided walking tour where you’ll indulge in some of the best food the Market has to offer. Bookings essential. See more..
  8. 4.5 Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) (9.086 reviews)
    - MCG Billy Joel concert
    Spent 1-2 hours Arenas & Stadiums
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    The Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) is Australia's largest, oldest and most popular sporting venue. The MCG has hosted plenty of international cricket, including the first-ever Test and the 1992 World Cup final, countless VFL/AFL Grand Finals, the 1956 Olympic Games and 2006 Commonwealth Games. It also hosted the final of ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. Other sporting spectacles include FIFA World Cup soccer qualifiers, rugby league home and away matches and State of Origin and international rugby union clashes. Apart from its sporting events, the MCG has also witnessed many blockbuster music concerts, and even Pope John Paul II held a mass there when he visited Melbourne in 1986. The MCG has a total capacity of 100,024 people, comprising 95,024 seats and 5000 standing room spaces. The stadium also houses the National Sports Museum, which includes some of the most priceless pieces of memorabilia in Australian sporting history. See more..
  9. 4.5 Eureka Skydeck (7.994 reviews) from $20.33
    - Such a great experience!
    Saturday: 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM Spent 1-2 hours Observation Decks & Towers
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    Nothing you have ever experienced will prepare you for the awe inspiring view of Melbourne from the observation deck of the highest public vantage point in the Southern Hemisphere. Located at Level 88, Eureka Skydeck is Melbourne's new 'must-see' attraction. Skydeck 88 is the only observation deck in the world that can thrill you with the Edge - a glass cube which projects 3 metres out from the building, with you in it! See more..
  10. 4.5 The Great Ocean Road (7.921 reviews)
    - Probably the most scenic drive in Australia
    Saturday: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM Spent < 1 hour Scenic Drives
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    My wife and I drove along The Great Ocean Road during our recent holiday in Torquay, where we stayed for two nights at The Sands Golf Resort. This was our eighth drive along the Great Ocean Road, as it is probably the most scenic drives in Australia. We visited a few places that we had not stopped at in our previous drives. In Fairhaven, we stopped to have a look at the famous "Pole House", which is a house built upon a pole with panoramic views of the ocean. Accommodation in the Pole House starts from $950 a night, with a minimum booking of two nights. We might stay here sometime in future, for the experience. See more..
  11. 4.5 Melbourne Zoo (6.649 reviews) from $28.46
    - A new perspective as a regular zoo visitor
    Saturday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Zoos • Gardens
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    Journey through a world of wildlife in the heart of Melbourne. Over 250 species from around the world can be found in the beautiful setting of Melbourne Zoo, just five minutes from the city centre. Stroll through the lush Asian and African rainforests, Australian bushland and even underwater! Walk where tigers roam and monkeys swing from tree to tree. See eye-to-eye with the Orang-utans in their special elevated exhibit, explore the Trail of Elephants and then head down the bush track to see unique Australian wildlife including koalas, kangaroos, wombats and emus. Submerge yourself in our underwater world to see Victoria's iconic Little Penguins, Australian Fur Seals and more! Meet the Keeper: Hear our expert keepers give daily talks about the animals in their care. Close-up Encounters: Book a close-up encounter with one of our animals for a great photo opportunity. Melbourne Zoo is also the proud winner of the Victoria Tourism Awards RACV People’s Choice category, voted by Victorians as their Favourite Metro Attraction in both 2015 and 2016! See more..
  12. 4.5 Shrine of Remembrance (5.946 reviews)
    - Powerful architecture
    Saturday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Spent 2-3 hours Monuments & Statues
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    The Shrine is Victoria's national memorial honouring the service and sacrifice of Australians in war and peacekeeping. Explore Melbourne’s iconic landmark to find peaceful reflection, discover the real-life stories of Australians in wartime and view breathtaking vistas of the memorial gardens and Melbourne. See more..
  13. 4.5 National Gallery of Victoria (5.562 reviews)
    - Australia's Oldest Public Art Museum
    Saturday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Spent 2-3 hours Art Museums
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    The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) is the oldest and most visited gallery in Australia. Situated over two magnificent buildings – NGV International and NGV Australia – the Gallery presents over 40 exhibitions a year including major international blockbusters and a wide range of exhibitions, programs and events, from contemporary art to fashion and design, and major historical exhibitions that are internationally exclusive to Melbourne. See more..
  14. 4.5 Block Arcade (5.098 reviews)
    - Arcade is luxury from times past
    Saturday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Spent 1-2 hours Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Voted #8 of 323 things to do and see in Melbourne by Tripadvisor and winning the 2015 Travellers' Choice Award, join us on a personalised guided walk through one of Melbourne's most grand and historic landmarks,The Block Arcade. Built in 1892 and modelled on the Galleria Vittoria Emanuele in Milan, The Block Arcade is a heritage listed shopping arcade situated on Melbourne's Golden Mile and home to the largest mosaic floor in the southern hemisphere, its magnificent glass dome and the iconic Hopetoun Tearooms. Suitable for all ages, a guided walk through the Arcade will take you on a historical journey back to the early days of the Colony and a glimpse into Melbourne's rich and colourful history. Venture upstairs, which is not accessible to the general public, as you view the Arcade from its many windows and causeway. Tours run twice a week on Tuesdays or Thursdays. 11am - 12pm at $15 p/p 2 - 3.30pm at $22 p/p and includes a Devonshire afternoon tea. For groups of more than 8, prior arrangements can be made for alternative times/days. See more..
  15. 4.5 Phillip Island Nature Parks - Penguin Parade (4.908 reviews)
    - Little penguins Big experience
    Nature & Wildlife Areas
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    What a delightful night experiencing the little penguins at such close quarters. The Penguin Plus ticket is certainly worth the extra cost as it is located for the best view of the penguins coming in from the sea and walking alongside the audience platform towards the hundreds of burrows. Don’t worry too much if you feel that you don’t have the perfect spot, as the penguins arrive in groups over a long period and people generally thin out on the platform sections and move towards the boardwalks. So there will be plenty of chances to see things from all spots. General admission ticket holders need to set their expectations as they are less likely to see the penguins coming in from the ocean. However GA will still see plenty of penguins close up from the boardwalk. It gets quite chilly after sundown so dress for the temperature drop and wind. Remember to put your phone away after the ranger talk as the lights from your phone or cameras scare the penguins and affect feeding the chicks. This unique experience is not to be missed. See more..
  16. 4.5 Melbourne Museum (4.240 reviews)
    - Triceratops- WOW - a REAL FOSSIL
    Saturday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Speciality Museums
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    One of Australia's popular and loved museums! Perfect for the whole family, Melbourne Museum showcases Australian social history, Aboriginal cultures, science and the environment. Inside: Experience Victorian and Australian Aboriginal culture - from the time of Creation through to today; Marvel at the history and development of Melbourne; Walk through a living forest; Surround yourself with life-size dinosaurs and animals from around the world; - Enter a world of dreams, emotions, thoughts and memories in the Mind and Body Gallery; Visit the Children's Gallery for a world designed especially for childrend aged 3 0 8 years old; Be immersed in the latest IMAX films;- Discover the rich history of the World Heritage listed Royal Exhibition Building, and that's just the start! Melbourne Museum is located adjacent to the World Heritage listed Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton and is home to IMAX Melbourne and the Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre. See more..
  17. 4.5 Sovereign Hill (3.778 reviews)
    - Great day out: worth the trip to Ballarat
    Saturday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Spent More than 3 hours Historic Sites • History Museums
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    At Sovereign Hill, the story of an important time and place in Australian History, and the people who lived it, lives on. An internationally acclaimed tourist attraction, Sovereign Hill prides itself on its close attention to detail found in every aspect of this living, outdoor museum. Sovereign Hill is a glimpse of the vigour and excitement of life on Australia’s 1850s goldfields. Visitors can find real gold in the creek – gold pans are provided and it’s ‘finders keepers’, see $150,000 worth of molten gold poured into a gleaming bar, and take in the rich program of activities, shows and demonstrations. On Main Street there are working shops, hotels and a theatre – all based on original Ballarat businesses. Visitors are able to watch goldfields tradespeople in action and take a ride around the township in a horse-drawn coach. For the brave hearted, journey underground on a gold mine tour. See more..
  18. 4.5 Old Melbourne Gaol (3.238 reviews)
    - Excellent tour
    Saturday: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM Historic Sites
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    Step back in time and walk the road to the gallows in a 19th century prison, be arrested in a modern-day Police Station or put yourself on trial in court.Home to Melbourne's oldest prison, historic Magistrates' Court and former Police City Watch House, Russell Street has been at the heart of crime, law and order in Melbourne since the 1840s. Most of Australia’s infamous characters, including iconic bushranger, Ned Kelly and notorious gangster Squizzy Taylor have spent time within the walls of this amazing precinct. A ticket to the Old Melbourne Gaol grants you visiting rights to the past, present and future of crime and justice in Australia. See more..
  19. 4.5 State Library Victoria (2.960 reviews)
    - A hidden gem in the bustling Melbourne city
    Saturday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Spent 1-2 hours Libraries
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    State Library Victoria is a must-visit Melbourne icon. Dating back to 1856, the State Library boasts incredible heritage architecture, free exhibitions, programs and events. Experience the majestic domed La Trobe Reading Room – one of the city’s most magnificent and photographed spaces. Enjoy free exhibitions showcasing some of the Library’s most precious treasures from its collection of more than five million items. And visit the recently opened redeveloped spaces including two new reading rooms and the Russell Street Welcome Zone – a vibrant lounge and meeting space. Free entry and wi-fi available. Relax before or after your visit at one of the two onsite cafes. See more..
  20. 4.5 Southbank (2.324 reviews)
    - Great place to stay and visit
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Lovely riverside walk along the Yarra in Melbourne with lots of nice cafes restaurants and shopping areas. Very up and coming. See more..
  21. 4.5 Twelve Apostles (2.261 reviews)
    - Ten Zombies … a lockdown visit
    Saturday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Spent More than 3 hours Lookouts • Geologic Formations
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    Experience the awesome natural beauty of the world-famous Twelve Apostles. Rising abruptly from the tempestuous Southern Ocean, these seven limestone stacks are the highlight of the Great Ocean Road. They are best viewed at sunset when the yellow rock turns red, orange and every shade in between. See more..
  22. 4.5 Healesville Sanctuary (2.095 reviews) from $28.46
    - Best visited with membership
    Saturday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Nature & Wildlife Areas • Zoos • Valleys
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    Healesville Sanctuary, in the heart of the Yarra Valley, is world-renowned as the best place to see Australian wildlife in their natural habitat. Set in a beautiful natural environment, the Sanctuary offers a place for people and animals to reconnect with nature from creek to canopy, and plays a critical role in saving some of the world's most endangered animals. Explore the 70 acre bushland haven to experience close-up encounters with some of Australia's unique and endearing wildlife, including koalas, kangaroos, wombats, emus, dingoes, birds of prey and platypus. Visitors are also free to explore the Australian Wildlife Health Centre, a working vetinary hospital treating over 1500 orphaned, ill or injured wildlife every year. The expert team shares the journey of animal rescue, rehabilitation and release with the Sanctuary's visitors. Don't miss: Spirits of the Sky: A free flight presentation featuring Australian raptors such as the Wedge Tailed Eagle, and colourful parrot species. Tales from Platypus Creek: Come face-to-face with Healesville Sanctuary's most iconic species in a world-first interactive Platypus show. Observe Platypus as they interact with keepers, play in the water and even enjoy having their tummies tickled! Wade with the Platypus: In this world-first, hands-on experience it will be your turn to be the Platypus keeper. You will have the opportunity to step into the shallow water of the 'Platypus play pool' where it's normally the keeper's job to play, frolic, tickle and feed our little furry friends. See more..
  23. 4.5 Werribee Open Range Zoo (1.934 reviews) from $28.46
    - Recommend paying extra for off-road safari
    Saturday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Zoos
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    Experience an African adventure just 30 minutes from Melbourne. You'll find an amazing array of animals living on 225 hectares of wide, open savannah. On the Pula Reserve Walking Trail, come face-to-face with amazing gorillas, a pride of lions, see monkeys and cheetahs at play and feel the sand between your toes at the new Hippo Beach! Included in your admission price is a 40 minute safari tour where you will find rhinoceros, giraffes, zebras and antelopes grazing together on the picturesque savannah. Experience Slumber Safari, where you stay overnight in our luxury safari tents overlooking the savannah. Your stay includes amazing close-up animal encounters, drinks and dips at sunset, and a sumptuous African feast! See more..
  24. 4.5 Degraves Street (1.790 reviews)
    - Sit outside and enjoy the sunshine
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    Degraves Street is famous for food and coffee. Now that the barricades, which were erected as part of Victoria's "Big Build" construction project have been removed, accessing Degraves St is much easier. Degraves St is accessed through Flinders St and Flinders Lane. You can choose from a wide range of eateries and cafes. Soon it will be summer, and Degraves St will be busy, as usual. This famous lane in the middle of the busy City is much loved by Melburnians, especially when they can sit outside in the sunshine and drink their coffee. See more..
  25. 4.5 Murray River Paddlesteamers - PS Emmylou (1.692 reviews)
    - The 6 day Murray River cruise on the P S Emmylou
    Saturday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Multi-day Tours • Boat Tours • Sightseeing Tours • Day Trips
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    The 6-day Murray River cruise from Echuca on the P. S. Emmylou was an excellent experience. Scott and James were our Captains who gave us commentary as we steamed along the Murray. Scott was also the engineer who gave a very informative talk on how the 1906 steam engine operates. The large variety of outstanding meals (and birthday cakes) prepared by Chef Greg and delivered by our excellent host Julie were exceptional, you will not be disappointed or go hungry. We thoroughly enjoyed the off-boat itinerary with the company of all our fellow passengers and crew, especially the campfire entertainment with Wazza. Not to forget our bus drivers Ross and Tony. The cabin was modern and quite comfortable. Thank you to all the crew and other guests, we had a great time and thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. Narelle and Ken See more..
  26. 4.5 Yarra River (1.691 reviews)
    - Many different aspects
    Bodies of Water
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    The Yarra River’s journey begins on the southern slopes of the Great Dividing Range and twists through the forested valleys of the Yarra Ranges and its quaint regional towns before concluding its journey on the muddy flats of Port Phillip Bay. Elemental to Melbourne’s identity, the Yarra River is one of Victoria’s iconic waterways. It has spiritual and cultural significance for Aboriginal communities. To the Wurundjeri people the river, known as Birrarung, was the life source and an important meeting place. And, to many locals, where happy memories of personal pilgrimages, peaceful summer evenings, and days exploring were made. Board one of the river cruises from Southbank to explore the lower reaches of the Yarra, follow the Capital City Trail on foot or bike, canoe or kayak all or part of its 240-kilometre expanse, or set up for a scenic sunset barbecue or picnic on the banks of the river. See more..
  27. 4.5 Melbourne Central (1.654 reviews)
    - A prime shopping centre in Melbourne
    Saturday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Spent More than 3 hours Neighborhoods • Shopping Malls
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    Melbourne Central is a diverse shopping and dining destination that invites you to keep exploring. Bringing together more than 300 retailers over five levels, Melbourne Central is home to an absorbing range of Australian and international fashion brands from Gorman, Alannah Hill, Crumpler to Vans and Nique. Take a sugar break at Cupcake Central, a beauty break at Mecca Maxima or an indulgent time-out at Self Centred Medi Spa. The buzz continues after dark, whether you are lurking in Knox Lane with its graffiti by Melbourne's infamous DABS and MYLA, or basking beneath a screen in the Hoyts Lux Cinema. Spanning two city blocks, the centre boasts several unique architectural features including the giant Marionette Watch hanging in Shot Tower Square, famous for its hourly rendition of the Australian anthem 'Waltzing Matilda'. The square is named after the historic Coops Shot Tower a bullet-making facility built in 1889. Today, the brick shot tower stands proudly in its original place, protected by a modern twist: the magnificent Glass Cone, designed in the '80s by Japanese architect Kisho Kurokawa. While it floods the centre with natural light, the Glass Cone's design also makes it one of Melbourne's most recognisable landmarks. Located atop the City Loop Melbourne Central train station and can be found on the iconic free city circle tram route. Melbourne Central boasts 822 car parks making it the perfect base for Melbourne city excursions. The five-star-rated parents' retreat offers a sanctuary for families, while The Little Library free book exchange provide spaces for pause and escape from the city's frenetic buzz. Whatever brings you to Melbourne, be it shopping, exploring, lunch, brunch or simply an unexpected adventure, it is all waiting between Lonsdale and La Trobe. Or to go behind the scenes book a place on Melbourne Central's Unlocked Tour which leads visitors around hidden nooks, rarely-seen vantage points and secret rooftops. Bernadette Alibrando can als... See more..
  28. 4.5 Fitzroy Gardens (1.635 reviews)
    - Garden Wonderland
    Saturday: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM Spent < 1 hour Points of Interest & Landmarks • Parks • Gardens
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    Fitzroy Gardens is one of Melbourne’s most historic and beautiful Gardens. Originally set aside as a reserve in 1848, the layout follows a classic Victorian–era design, featuring pathways lined with magnificent Elm trees, and a variety of flowers, ornamental shrubs and trees which together with extensive lawns create a diverse and layered landscape. Points of interest include the magnificent floral displays in the Spanish mission style Conservatory. Cooks Cottage, a scarred tree, the Fairies’ Tree and model tudor village, sculptures, fountains and a stormwater cleaning and re-use system. The Fitzroy Gardens visitor centre provides tourism information and entry tickets to Cooks Cottage. A free guided walking tour departs from the visitor centre every Saturday at 10am. Refreshments are available from KereKere cafe at the visitor centre. See more..
  29. 4.5 St. Patrick's Cathedral (1.582 reviews)
    - Named for Ireland's patron saint
    Historic Sites • Religious Sites
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    When construction began on St Patrick's Cathedral in the 18th century, most of Melbourne's Catholics were Irish, so it is no surprise that the city's cathedral church was named for Ireland's patron saint. St Patrick's is magnificent building, worthy of its namesake. By the way, the cathedral is surrounded by a number of imposing statues, including Archbishop Daniel Mannix, one of Australia's most influential churchmen. See more..
  30. 4.5 Rod Laver Arena (1.549 reviews)
    - Another fabulous Australian Open experience.
    Arenas & Stadiums
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    We booked in for one day session followed by a night session on the following day. It was a good plan. We thought we witnessed the "match of the tournament" . Often great matches, and surprises, in the early days of the Open. See more..
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  96. Shopping Tours
  97. River Rafting & Tubing
  98. Helicopter Tours
  99. Civic Centres
  100. Bus Tours
  101. State Parks
  102. Bike Tours
  103. Paint & Pottery Studios
  104. Surfing & Windsurfing
  105. Gear Rentals
  106. Parasailing & Paragliding
  107. Wine Bars
  108. Ski & Snow Tours
  109. Rail Services
  110. Auto Racing Tracks
  111. Off-Road & ATV Trails
  112. Balloon Rides
  113. Jogging Paths & Tracks
  114. Boat Rentals
  115. Exhibitions
  116. Factory Outlets
  117. Cross-country Ski Areas
  118. Music Festivals
  119. Water Sports
  120. Motorcycle Trails
  121. Yoga & Pilates
  122. Miniature Golf
  123. Scenic Railroads
  124. Motorcycle Tours
  125. Sporting Events
  126. Food & Drink Festivals
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