Activities & Attractions

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Melbourne Park - Home to 26 tennis courts as well as the Australian Open Tennis Championships.

Olympic Park - A sports complex with soccer, rugby, basketball, athletics, and concert facilities.

National Gallery of Victoria - The focal point of an exciting variety of international blockbuster art exhibitions. It also hosts a rich Australian collection.

Chapungu Gallery - The largest collection of modern sculpture from Zimbabwe ever to be exhibited in Australia.

Westpac Gallery - Features a wide range of exhibitions that change throughout the year.

Potoroo - Fine Craft Gallery - Contains a collection of quality Australian, handmade studio glass, ceramics, jewellery, textiles, timber and artworks.

National Philatelic Centre - Contains representations of culture including stamps, film, photography, fine arts, crafts and museum objects.

Museum of Victoria - Features Aboriginal exhibits, dinosaurs, the Melbourne Planetarium, the Children's Museum and touring exhibitions.

Performing Arts Museum - Provides an exciting insight into the world of entertainment.

Polly Woodside Maritime Museum - A collection of models, photographs, paintings and artefacts that illustrate our maritime history.

Museum of Chinese Australian History - Traces the history of the Chinese people in Australia.

Fire Services Museum of Victoria - A display of fire fighting equipment, uniforms, helmets and a collection of toys and equipment from all over the world.

The Johnston Collection - A museum containing antique furniture, pictures and interesting art objects.

Immigration Museum - Discover stories about the dreams, aspirations, achievements and disappointments of people from all over the world who have re-settled in Victoria from the early 1800's to the present day.

Old Melbourne Gaol - Victoria's oldest surviving penal establishment depicting prison life in the 19th Century. Displays include the death masks and memorabilia of some of Melbourne's most notorious criminals.

Ancient Times House - A permanent display of the Australian Institute of Archaeology.

Rippon Lea House Museum and Historic Garden - The last of Australia's great privately owned 19th century suburban estates.

COMO Historic House and Garden - Explore the life and social history of the Armytage family as it was in the 1920/30's.

Cook's Cottage - Commemorates the voyages of the famous Captain James Cook.

Latrobe's Cottage - A living reminder of the history of the colony of Victoria.

Adam Lindsay Gordon Memorial - A statue of the Australian poet ??? Adam Lindsay Gordon.

Old Treasury Building - Symbolises the wealth of the gold rush era, and showcases a diverse ongoing program of exhibitions.

Shrine of Remembrance - Commemorates those persons who served for Australia in the war.

St Francis's Church - The oldest catholic church in Victoria and the original cathedral church of the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne.

St Patricks Cathedral - A splendid example of Gothic Revival Architecture.

St John's Southgate - A building integrated architecturally and functionally with the Southgate Complex.

Royal Mint - Contains important collections belonging to the Royal Historical Society of Victoria.

South Melbourne Market - Offers a range of goods including clothing, jewellery and fresh fish.

The Sunday Market - Offers high quality arts and crafts.

Bourke St Mall - Contains a range of shops and arcades as well as two large department stores.

Melbourne Central - Houses over 160 stores including restaurants and boutiques.

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Melbourne's Top Attractions
Melbourne Zoo - An internationally acclaimed zoo that takes great pride in recreating the natural habitats of its precious animals.

State Library of Victoria - The largest reference and research collection in Victoria, containing over a million books and journals, a large newspaper collection and hundreds of pictures, manuscripts and other items.

Planetarium - Offers visitors the chance to explore outer space from the comfort of a chair.

Rialto Towers Observation Deck - Offers spectacular views from the tallest building in the Southern Hemisphere.

Australian Stock Exchange - View the latest developments on the share market.

IMAX Theatre - Home to the world's biggest screen. Take the journey of discovery with state of the art technology and crystal clear images.

Chinatown - A Chinese settlement that has been in existence since Victoria's goldrush of the 1850's.

Melbourne Concert Hall - The venue for a wide variety of performances including gala events and symphonic concerts.

Parliament House
- Houses the Legislative Council and Legislative Assembly.

Sidney Myer Music Bowl - An open-air auditorium for events such as ???Carols by Candlelight'.

Bundoora Park - Melbourne's most diverse park featuring a golf course, BBQ's, playgrounds, wetlands, woodland areas and a scenic drive to Mount Cooper.

Royal Botanic Gardens - One of Victoria's most popular attractions, featuring sweeping vistas, rolling lawns, elegant lakes and pleasant picnic areas. Guided and self-guided audio tours are available.

Alexandra - Queen Victoria Gardens - Contain well manicured lawns, mature trees, rose beds, annuals, and a statue of Queen Victoria situated on the higher ground behind the gardens.

Yarra and Flinders Park - 56 hectares of parkland, home to Olympic Park, the Melbourne Cricket Ground and the National Tennis Centre.

Batman Park - Located alongside the Yarra River, this park was named after John Batman, Melbourne's cofounder.

Alexandra Park - Located on the Yarra River, this park is the perfect place for a picnic, a bike ride or an early morning jog.

Kings Domain - 31 hectares of parkland, featuring the Pioneer Women's Memorial Garden, La Trobe's Cottage and a number of statues and sculptures.

Flagstaff Gardens - The resting place of Melbourne's earliest pioneers.

Fitzroy and Treasury Gardens - Home to Cook's Cottage, J.F. Kennedy memorial, the Conservatory with its floral displays, a model Tudor Village and a dolphin fountain.

Victorian Arts Centre - The focal point of Melbourne's social and cultural scene. Features include performances of music, drama, ballet and opera.

Queen Victoria Market - The largest outdoor market in the world with over 1000 traders on display. Items include food, fashion, plants, crafts, souvenirs and fresh produce.

Victorian Tapestry Workshop - See weavers producing large handwoven tapestries.

Melbourne Cricket Ground - Famous for all top cricket and football events and concerts.

St Paul's Cathedral - A gothic style Anglican cathedral containing mosaics, carvings and stained glass

Pipeworks Fun Market
- Features 400 variety shops and stalls, 2 food courts, entertainment, kids rides and Victoria's only bungy jump.
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Top Activities
Tram Rides - Take a tram ride on the FREE City Circle Tram service which takes in some of Melbourne's major attractions.

Tours of Government House - Take a tour through the first Government house and the present one.

River Cruises - Take a cruise either towards the historic Port Melbourne or upriver past the scenic river gardens to Herring Island.

Shopping - Shopping at Bourke St Mall and Melbourne Central.

Live Entertainment - Melbourne is home to a number of entertainment complexes including the Crown Entertainment Complex, The Melbourne Concert Hall, the Playhouse, the Sidney Myer Music Bowl and the State Theatre.
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More Top Activities
Swanson Street Walk - Provides the perfect location from which to explore the many shops and cafes where you can relax and be entertained.

Williamstown Bay and River Cruises - Offer spectacular views of the city of Melbourne.

Alexandra Park. - Walking, cycling and jogging in Alexandra Park.

Dining - Melbourne has many great restaurant precincts with food from practically every nation.

Wineries - Day trips to the wineries in the region surrounding Melbourne.

Day Tours
- to famous Penguins and Phillip Island, Puffing Billy, Scenic Great Ocean Road and The Grampians.
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