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Tourist Attractions in Melbourne

Melbourne is not just world's most liveable city, it's also the happiest city.

There are many attractions in Melbourne CBD: Federation SquareMelbourne MuseumNational Gallery of VictoriaState Library VictoriaEureka TowerCrown CasinoChinatown (There is a lot of restaurants in Chinatown), Laneways in Melbourne CBD (Find out many Melbourne secrets on these laneways), Graffiti ArtsShrine of RemembranceWalk along the EsplanadeCaptain Cook CottageFitzroy GardenBotanical Garden MelbourneBrighton Beach (Take a photo in front of the Bathing Boxes), St Kilda BeachAlbert Park Lake (a heart-shape lake), and the Home of the Formula One (F1) Grand Prix.

There are many more attractions in Melbourne. You need a month to to explore all. Why don’t you plan to send your Sabbatical here in Melbourne.

Tourist Attractions outside Melbourne

There are many tourist attractions surrounding Melbourne that you can visit during your stay. The Visit Victoria website offers you various information you need to start. We list some of the major attractions outside Melbourne.

Great Ocean Road: Take whole day tour from Melbourne and enjoy the magnificent Great Ocean Road. Witness the rugged splendour of the famous 12 Apostles, magnificent rock stacks that rise up from the Southern Ocean on Victoria's dramatic coastline.

Penguins Parade in Phillip Island: Visit Philip Island Sanctuary and witness the parade of penguins at dusk. They waddle ashore after spending the day fishing out at sea. Sit in the viewing area and be enchanted as the stars of the show emerge from the surf and pass right before your eyes. 

 

Sovereign Hill, Ballarat: An easy 90-minute drive from Melbourne, Sovereign Hill is a living museum with working exhibits brought to life by costumed characters and over 40 horses. Set on 25 acres of an original mining site, Sovereign Hill is a goldfields town with shops, hotels, a theatre, schools, factories, a gold diggings and underground mines to explore.

The Dandenongs Ranges: Bordering Melbourne's eastern suburbs are the spectacular Dandenong Ranges with rainforests, fern gullies and mountain scenery. Discover beautiful gardens, luxurious accommodation, fine dining, art, craft and ride the famous Puffing Billy steam train.

Healesville Sanctuary: Dedicated to the wildlife, the Healesville Sanctuary offers close encounters with Australian owls, overseas born orangutans, kangaroos, endangered species and gorgeous Sumatran Tigers. Located in the picturesque and welcoming area of the Yarra Valley at Healesville, enjoy exploring the sanctuary itself and the natural delights of the surrounding area too.

Yarra Valley, Wine Tasting: Visit famous wineries and experience wine tasting. Yarra Valley is only less than an hour from Melbourne CBD.

Open Range Werribee Zoo: Werribee zoo operates in an open format. Get very close to giraffes, rhinos, lions and many other animals by taking a 4WD safari tour or a guided walk through the huge zoo grounds. The Werribee Open Plains Zoo is located south-west of the city of Melbourne at Werribee.

Visit Other Cities in Australia

While visiting Melbourne and outside Melbourne, take an opportunity to visit other cities in Australia as well.

Sydney: Attractions in Sydney include the Opera House, the Harbour Bridge, Taronga Zoo, Bondi Beach, Manly Beach, the Blue Mountains, and many more. One alternative arrangement that you can make is to fly in to Sydney and to fly out from Melbourne, or vice versa. You will only need a domestic flight ticket for SYD-MEL (or MEL-SYD). It is only an hour flight. The airlines are Jetstar, and Virgin Australia. Booking tickets through online is very convenient.

Gold Coast, Queensland: There are theme parks in the Gold Coast, such as Movie World, Sea World, Dream World, etc. Gold Coast is also famous in its beaches. While visiting Queensland, you might also want to visit the Great Barrier Reef. The Great Barrier Reef, off the coast of Queensland in northeastern Australia, is the largest living thing on Earth, and even visible from outer space.

Ayers Rock, Uluru, is a massive sandstone monolith in the heart of the Northern Territory’s arid "Red Centre". A famous place that you might not want to miss while visiting Australia.