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Are you packing your bags for a getaway to Melbourne, Australia? The city of Melbourne is a vibrant metropolis full of restaurants, excellent coffee, hidden bars, award-winning museums and hidden alleyway gems. RedBalloon is your ultimate guide to this lively city’s very best of Melbourne’s tourist attractions.
In Melbourne, you will find something for everyone. From sports enthusiasts to foodies, this city has it all. With so much to see and do in Melbourne, it can be challenging to decide where to begin – we’ve put together a list of the tourist attractions you will want to take advantage of. Whether this is your first time in Melbourne or if you are an avid Melbourne visitor, the list below will ensure you have an unforgettable trip seeing the best tourist attractions in Melbourne.
Want to make sure you catch the most well-known tourist attractions Melbourne has to offer? With this five-attraction pass, you can see five of Melbourne’s most popular attractions with one pass! With over 15 experiences to choose from, this pass is for anyone looking to immerse themselves in what Melbourne has to offer and, not to mention, save money doing it. By opting for a ticket that covers five attractions, you are offered a discounted price compared to buying individual tickets. So dip your toes into everything Melbourne offers, including but not limited to Melbourne Skydeck, Melbourne Zoo, IceBar Melbourne, Melbourne River Cruises and the Old Melbourne Gaol. The best part? You can take your time and be more flexible with your plans since this pass is valid for 30 days from the date of purchase.
Here’s your chance to meet Melbourne’s aquatic sea life up close and personal. An under-the-ocean adventure awaits with the Sea Life SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium. Conveniently located in the heart of Melbourne, the Melbourne Aquarium is an easy addition to any Melbourne trip. You will find a diverse range of native marine life, including sharks, rays, penguins and a colourful and diverse collection of fish and other sea creatures. This underwater tourist attraction is suitable for all ages.
The ultimate after-dark experience beckons all animal lovers. Straight out of a child’s wildest imagination— a sleepover at the zoo! Begin with a safari dinner with your loved ones, explore the zoo after it’s closed for the day, and listen to exciting animal stories from your hosts, all before retreating to your private tent in the Historic Elephant Exhibit. Upon waking up in the morning, you will have breakfast provided before catching up with the zookeepers to hear all about life behind the scenes. Surprise the family with an unforgettable evening, or go for a unique romantic getaway; the choice is yours.
Sporting fans, get ready for a day you won’t forget at one of Australia’s most iconic stadiums. This tour combines exclusive access to the MCG and admission to the Australian Sports Museum. Melbourne is a city with a rich sports history and culture, and all of the best moments happened right here at the sacred grounds of the Melbourne Cricket Ground. The MCG is a truly iconic sports attraction, and this tour will give you access to all of the areas of the stadium, usually closed to the public, including the players’ change rooms and the coaches’ boxes. You can literally walk in the footsteps of many of Australia’s sporting giants. In addition, the Australian Sports Museum offers an interactive and exciting museum experience like no other!
It’s time to get acquainted with Melbourne’s skyline… from above. This experience is for the early birds — take off before sunrise and watch the city come alive. It’s one thing to experience all that Melbourne offers from the streets, but floating above the city is an unforgettable experience. Spend your morning spotting landmarks, getting the perfect Instagram shot and taking in the city from a different perspective. Once you have disembarked, you will be whisked away to a traditional Champagne breakfast at the Pullman hotel, ending the spectacular morning with an indulgent bite. Is it any wonder this air balloon experience is considered one of the top tourist attractions Melbourne City provides?
This food and art experience means you can live like a true Melbournite. The National Gallery of Victoria is amongst Australia’s most renowned art museums, making it the perfect backdrop for a lavish high tea. This premium high tea experience boasts a vast collection of teas, sparkling wine, and a house-made selection of sweet and savoury, all served in the Tea Room of the gallery. Indulge in your choice of finger sandwiches, sausage rolls, fig cheesecake and freshly baked scones. Treat yourself to an indulgent moment, taking a step away from the high-paced city and recharging with a delicious spread.
Need we say more? Explore the wine and whiskey tasting options found in the city centre or be chauffeured down to iconic wine regions such as the Yarra Valley and Mornington Peninsula. Discover locally crafted wine and whiskey while learning about the different types, the history of the beverage, and the creation process. The guides are often experts in their field, offering a unique perspective and sharing the history behind the drop.
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