The best things to do in Melbourne

by Brittany Wheeler

If you’re one of the thousands of people that are flocking to Melbourne to catch some of the Australian Open tournament, you’ll be pleased to know that the city is brimming with awesome things to do. From world-class restaurants and cafes to cultural walking tours and scenic helicopter flights, we’ve rounded up a list of must-do experiences to add on to your trip.

Helicopters flying over Melbourne
Helicopter Flight Over Melbourne – 20 Minutes

Escape the crowds and discover the beauty of the city by helicopter. Over 20 minutes, you will be amazed by views of Docklands, Eureka Tower, Rod Laver Arena, the MCG and more.

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High tea at National Gallery of Victoria
Sparkling High Tea at the National Gallery of Victoria

After marvelling over the fine art at the National Gallery of Victoria, take a seat in the Tea Room for an elegant high tea paired with a glass of bubbles.

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Two horses drinking
Horses, Wine and Beer Tour

Visit the living legends of racing at Woodlands Estate, home a number of famous retired race horses, before enjoying a wine tasting and woodfired pizza at Gisborne Peak Winery. Finish the day at a family-owned brewery where you’ll taste your way through their beer range.

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Greek dip and pita
5 Course Greek Degustation with Matching Wines – For 2

Indulge in a five course Greek degustation that includes favourites such as calamari, lamb kefte and baklava, each paired with a beautiful native wine.

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Food and matched wines
Progressive Degustation City Walk with Wine

Follow a local gourmand around Melbourne and weave through famous laneways as you head to three impressive restaurants. Indulge in nine sample dishes matched with nine wines along the way.

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Ifly Melbourne
iFLY Melbourne Indoor Skydiving – 4 Flights

Add some thrills and chills to your trip with an exhilarating indoor skydiving session. Enjoy four guided flights at 60 seconds each and experience the sensation of freefalling from 12,000ft.

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Hot air balloons over Melbourne
Hot Air Balloon Flight Over Melbourne

Tick off another bucket list experience with a hot air balloon flight over Melbourne. Float high above the skyline and local attractions as the sun rises and city comes to life.

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High tea at Mamors Chocolate
Luxurious Weekday High Tea with Prosecco – For 2

Step into an opulent high tea salon, reminiscent of old-world Europe, to share a lavish three course high tea. Enjoy a bottle of Prosecco and endless cups of tea as you soak in the luxurious surrounds.

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