Extend your stay - Experience Melbourne
Climb aboard a distinctly Melbourne tram and get to know this vibrant city which is famously a hub for style, sport, culture and fun for all the family.
Discover life in the city
Melbourne's network of laneways and arcades are hives of untold gems. Adorned with colourful, photogenic street art you'll find inconspicuous doorways leading to exciting cafes, galleries, bars, boutiques and bookshops.
You can't miss Federation Square, the heart of Melbourne and a buzzing public space that lures you in with buskers, restaurants, pop-up festivals, films and more.
Green spaces, floral displays, sandy beaches and the banks of the river are a big part of daily life in Melbourne. The Royal Botanic Gardens is a seemingly unending wonderland and kids rule in The Ian Potter Foundation Children's Garden.
Sights to see
Become acquainted with local icons. The Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) is a must, and the views from both the Eureka Skydeck 88 and the Melbourne Star observation wheel will reveal sights far beyond Melbourne. Savour the tastes at the Queen Victoria Market, and discover the city's past at the Melbourne Museum. The National Gallery of Victoria has fascinating art and activities for all ages, and Scienceworks exercises the grey matter.
Eat early, eat late, eat often in Melbourne. The city's mix of cultures is evident in its accessible restaurants, cafes, bistros and bars ranging from the high-end to cheap and cheerful. Melbourne is the coffee capital of Australia, so try a few different cafes to pick your favourite.
You're bound to get caught up in some festivities in Melbourne. Major sporting and cultural events fill the calendar and are complemented by non-stop family, film and food festivals, music tours, cultural celebrations, major art exhibitions and musical and theatre extravaganzas.
Get the best tips on having a fun-filled time in Melbourne at visitvictoria.com.