Top ten things to see and do in Melbourne

Visiting Melbourne can be the experience of a lifetime. There is a lot to do and see in this vibrant city and here are ten of the top attractions in Melbourne that no visitor should miss.
Queen Victoria Market

The Queen Victoria Market is an historic site that offers a wide variety of attractions and fun things to do. It is located at 513 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne. It was opened in 1878, and has always been a favorite destination for visitors to the city.

The Market is composed of Market Precincts that carry food, fruits, and wines among other items. But, there is more. The market also offers visitors tours such as the famous Foodies Tours. This includes some two hours of fun where visitors can experience new foods through a gourmet tour of the three main produce sections of the Market (the Fish and Fish Hall, the Vegetable Hall, and Dairy Hall).

St Kilda

St Kilda is where visitors who know go to get along the best of the seashore. The area offers a wide variety of entertainment and is close to Luna Park. This is considered Melbourne’s favorite beachside area and you can spend hours there enjoying walking, biking, skating and more. You can also sail and windsurf.

Jewish Museum of Australia

The Jewish Museum of Australia is located at 26 Alma Rd, St Kilda. It is an award-winning museum that showcases the history and culture of the Jewish people and does so with a focus on past and present Australian Jewish life. At the museum, visitors can explore the migration of Jews to Australia, as well as learn more about Jewish culture.

Luna Park Melbourne

Luna Park is the place to go for fun filled days and evenings. It is located at 18 Lower Esplande, St Kilda. This is the place known in Melbourne for its many amusements and other attractions. They have thrilling rides and plenty of carnival atmosphere. Visitors also enjoy a variety of foods and drinks. It is a great place for the whole family.

Linden – Centre for Contemporary Arts

The Centre is located at 26 Acland St, St Kilda and offers visitors a unique opportunity to see contemporary art. The Centre is housed in an historic building and the galleries are conducted in a friendly and informal manner. Visitors are encouraged to explore the many styles of art that are on display.

Melbourne Food and Wine Festival

This is one of the most exciting events held in the city. The dates vary from year to year so visitors should check on those by visiting the event website which is where complete information will be available.

The Melbourne Food and Wine Festival is an internationally acclaimed event that celebrates both food and wine. The festival is held in March and offers (on average) more than 250 events that all food and wine lovers will enjoy.

Crown Entertainment Complex

The complex is located at 8 Whiteman St, Southbank. It can be found right on the bank of the Yarra River, and it is considered to be Melbourne’s finest venue for entertainment. The complex brings in more than 18 million visitors every year. There are more than 40 cafes, restaurants, bars, cinemas, and an indoor amusement park.

Melbourne Botanical Gardens

The Gardens are at Birdwood Avenue, Melbourne. It is open from 7:30 am until sunset every day of the year and entrance is free. The Melbourne Botanical Gardens are the perfect place to take the whole family for a peaceful day. The gardens contain a variety of shops as well as visitors center that offers maps and information on this historic wonder.

The National Galleries of Victoria

There are two sites for The National Gallery of Victoria: 

The NGV International is located at 180 St Kilda Road, contains a large collection of art from the old European masters, as well as upcoming and established modern artists.

The Ian Potter Centre houses Australian art, which includes are from Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists starting with the colonial period and going to present day. Visitors will find wonderful works that include many types of paintings, sculpture, decorative arts, prints, photography, drawings, fashion and jewelry.

Melbourne Zoo 

The Melbourne Zoo has more than 300 different species of animals from all around the globe. Visitors can see Asian Elephants, Sumatran Tigers and more than a few Orangutans. The family can also visit the exciting Gorilla Rainforest and witness kangaroos and koalas in an Australian bush setting.

Bio: Julia Brown plans to finance a new car to travel to Melbourne and looks forward to seeing what the City offers. Her first spot is St Kilda!

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