What to do in Melbourne

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Melbourne Attractions

If the Land Down Under is calling your name, it's time to answer and make Melbourne your next vacation destination. With a unique flavor all of its own, Melbourne is one of the top picks on the globe for local and tourist voyagers seeking adventure. With Expedia, you'll be able to discover things to do in Melbourne as you plan your Melbourne tours.

Start packing your bags and dreaming about the best Melbourne excursions, as you're on your way to making magical memories as you visit the must see attractions in Melbourne.

As you map out Melbourne activities, make sure you don't miss any of the great places this city has to offer. Australia opens its arms to visitors with wonderful spots like the Healesville Sanctuary, Werribee Open Range Zoo, Melbourne Aquarium, and the Melbourne Zoo to give people of all ages the opportunity to experience a broad range of wildlife and sea life. If it's thrill you seek, Luna Park will give you plenty of chances to scream as you try every ride. The Science Works Museum and Gumbaya Park are two other popular places for the entire family.

Melbourne knows about shopping as well. Werribee Plaza and Queen Victoria Market provide a wonderful selection of goods to tempt you to go on a spending spree. Other activities include taking your chances at the casino or headingout on a scenic train ride with the Puffing Billy Railway. You'll want to drop by the historic sites as well, such as the Supreme Court of Victoria, the Royal Exhibition Building, and the Old Melbourne Gaol. Nature lovers will be pleasantly surprised by the Yarra Valley, the Dandenong Ranges, and the Royal Botanic Gardens as well.

The fun doesn't stop in Melbourne with restaurants, shops, and local favorites galore. Use Expedia.com and make travel arrangements without any headaches. Find great prices when it comes to flights and hotels, and choose something to fit your budget in the heart of the action that is Melbourne. Your adventure awaits you! Enjoy your Melbourne excursions and come back for more, because you’ll never run out of things to do in Melbourne!


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What to do in Melbourne

Free Things to Do in Melbourne

They say the best things in life are free. Be sure to visit the following around Melbourne:

Salvation Army Heritage Centre - See if there are any special displays or guided tours on at this interesting museum.

West Space - If you'd love to explore more of the artistic and cultural side of the area, be sure to stop by.

Westgate Park - Let the kids play or let your own inner child run free — this attraction was made for fun.

St. Kilda Sea Baths - Get set to get wet and have a splashing good time with the entire family.

Supreme Court of Victoria - Take in the innovation and design of this impressive example of modernistic architecture.

Melbourne's GPO - If you're intrigued by bygone times, this is one attraction you ought not to miss.

Melbourne City Marina - This bustling place is a favorite of both visitors and locals.

Albert Park Lake - Take some time out near the water to relax and recharge.

Council House 2 - Arrange a visit and find out the importance of this place to the local community.

St Paul's Cathedral - Do some soul searching or just enjoy the tranquil ambiance at this sacred site.

South Melbourne Beach - Play some games with the youngsters or simply kick back and enjoy the sun at this lovely coastal spot.

Fitzroy Aboriginal Heritage Walking Trail - You're bound to feel connected with Mother Earth at this magnificent spot.

Flagstaff Gardens - Grab your blanket, throw together a quick snack and find a shady area to relish Mother Nature.


 

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