Melbourne is a wonderful city, but if you’re like me, you might be looking for some fun activities to do while visiting. I’ve been to Melbourne several times during my travels, and I wanted to share with you some of my favorite things to do there. These are all top-notch attractions that any visitor would enjoy!

The Australian Centre for the Moving Image

ACMI is a great place to take the family. It has a film museum, cinema, and more. It’s located in Federation Square, which is also a popular tourist attraction. The cafe there serves food from all over the world!

Old Melbourne Gaol

The Old Melbourne Gaol is a historic building on the corner of Russell Street and Russel Street. The gaol was built in 1841 and was used as a prison for almost 150 years. It closed down in 1929, and it reopened as a museum in 1983.

While you’re there, you can take a guided tour or just explore on your own. You can even get married at the gaol!

The cost to enter is $20 AUD per person (about $15 USD), but if you’re under 18 years old or over 65 years old, admission is free!

To get there: Take the #96 tram from Flinders Street Station or Southern Cross Station to Victoria Market; walk over to Russell St.; then turn right onto Russell St., walk until you reach number 1-3 Hosier Lane; turn left onto Russell St., then right onto Victoria Parade; keep going until you reach City Road; turn left onto City Road (there will be signs), then cross over Brunton Avenue/St Kilda Road intersection; finally take another left at Elizabeth Street/Royal Arcade intersection—you’ll see the Old Melbourne Gaol on your right hand side!

Melbourne Sealife Aquarium

Melbourne Sealife Aquarium is one of the biggest aquariums in the world and it’s definitely a must-see destination if you’re visiting Melbourne. The aquarium has multiple exhibits, including an underwater tunnel that takes you through sharks and rays, rainforest exhibit that has plenty of exotic birds and reptiles to look at, as well as a dolphin show where you can swim with these amazing animals!

Queen Victoria Markets

Queen Victoria Market is the place to go for fresh produce and local goods. The market is open every day of the week and has more than 200 shops selling everything from fresh meat to cakes, crafts, plants and more. There are also several cafes on site as well as live music performances throughout most days of the week.

Queen Victoria Market is located in East Melbourne at 380 Elizabeth Street in between Lonsdale Street and Swanston Street. The best way to get there is by public transport; it’s a short walk from either Southern Cross or Flinders Street stations (both serviced by Metro Trains) or you can catch tram routes 1, 8 or 55 which will drop you right outside the market gates (look for signs).

The markets are busiest on weekends when people come down from surrounding suburbs such as Clifton Hill or Prahran with their families but they’re still worth visiting during weekdays when they’re quieter but just as interesting!

Eureka Skydeck 88

If you’re looking for a way to see all of Melbourne from the top of the Eureka Tower, you’re in luck! Skydeck 88 is the highest observation deck in Australia, and it’s also located at the tallest building in Victoria.

There are great views of both the city and river below as well as its surrounding neighborhoods. You can even see some famous sites like Flinders Street Station (the main railway station) from up here.

Melbourne Zoo

Melbourne Zoo is located in the city, making it a great option for those who want to see the animals without having to travel far from Melbourne. The zoo is home to more than 1,000 animals, including many native Australian species. It also has a koala conservation center where you can learn about their habitat and how best to protect them.

The zoo offers free entry but charges for parking at $8 per car on weekdays and weekends. Most of its exhibits have an entrance fee ranging from $10 to $25 depending on whether you’re visiting during peak season or not. In general, though, it’s easy enough to visit without spending too much money—the zoo is open daily from 8am until 5pm

Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)

The Melbourne Cricket Ground, or MCG as it’s commonly known, is the home of Australian rules football. It was also the first stadium to host a cricket test match in 1877 and has been hosting sporting events ever since.

The MCG is currently the largest stadium in Australia and has hosted many high-profile sporting events, including cricket and Australian rules football matches.

The MCG has even been used for other large-scale events like concerts! In 1956 it was used as a venue during the Summer Olympics.

Scienceworks Museum

Scienceworks is a museum of science and technology. It’s located in the Carlton Gardens, which is right next to the Royal Botanic Gardens. It has hands-on activities for kids and adults alike, with many different exhibits on display. You can learn about how things work by doing them yourself!

National Gallery of Victoria International

The National Gallery of Victoria International is located at the Federation Square in Melbourne. It is open from 10 AM to 5 PM every day except Monday, when it closes at 4 PM. General admission to this museum costs $25 for adults and $15 for children. If you’re visiting from out of town and don’t have your own transportation, consider taking one of the many tours offered by most tour companies or renting a car with your friends: that way, you can explore more than just this museum!

Don’t forget to check out their website before planning your trip—it’s filled with helpful tips about everything from where to eat in the area (the food trucks outside Federation Square are delicious) to what activities are available nearby.

There are so many fun things to do in Melbourne.

There are so many fun things to do in Melbourne. The city is full of things to see and do, making it a great place for anyone who wants to have a great time with their friends. You can explore museums, visit the beach or go on an adventure with your family. There are many choices available to you, so you’re sure to find something that interests you!


So there you have it. Eight great things to do in Melbourne, Australia. The city is a wonderful place to visit, with plenty of things to do for all tastes and budgets. If you’re planning on visiting soon, why not pick one or two of these awesome places and make your trip even more memorable?