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Glen Iris

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Find a leafy haven or attend an educational workshop amid the magnificent array of exotic and native flora at one of the world’s finest botanic gardens.

From indigenous art to priceless artworks, Australia’s oldest art gallery is a cultural treasure house.

Soak up the atmosphere and bag yourself a bargain at this popular Melbourne institution.

Australia’s premier stadium is a symbol of Melbourne’s sporting heritage, drawing thousands of fans to cricket, football, rugby and soccer matches and events.

Enhance your knowledge of Victoria’s heritage with a fact-finding mission to one of Melbourne’s top visitor attractions.

Enjoy old-fashioned thrills and state-of-the-art spills at this famous Melbourne landmark.

Catch your breath with unrivalled views from the highest observation tower in the Southern Hemisphere.

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If you still miss your first goldfish, you need to grab this chance to check-in on his entire extended family. Featuring more than 10,000 colorful sea creatures, scaly critters—even a large saltwater crocodile—this skip-the-line ticket to SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium reminds you that all great things come from under the sea.

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Enjoy an enchanting dinner cruise on Melbourne's Yarra River, while indulging a 4-course meal prepared by a gourmet chef. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the evening atmosphere as you dine and cruise under the stars. Arrive at the wharf and hop aboard your dinner cruise.

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Miles of rugged beaches, wave-carved rock formations, and dense rainforest await on this full-day adventure along Australia's most famous scenic highway. Cruise along the Great Ocean Road to see icons like the 12 Apostles, stroll beneath towering trees to spot koalas and lorikeets, and linger over lunch in seaside Apollo Bay.

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Towering 120 meters or equivalent to 40 stories high over the Docklands, the Melbourne Star, the only giant observation wheel in the Southern Hemisphere, joining London Eye, Singapore Flyer and Las Vegas High Roller. Take flight and discover a truly unique experience.

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Swinging orangutans, lumbering elephants, and playful meerkats—more than 320 species are waiting to make your acquaintance at the Melbourne Zoo. Stroll between habitats like the Wild Sea, Asian Rainforest, and Australian Bush for an up-close look at creatures and critters both big and small.

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Step onto the African savannah without ever leaving Australia at the Werribee Open Range Zoo. This 500-acre (200-ha) park is home to iconic grasslands animals from the world over—from gorillas, lions, and zebras, to Australian bush creatures like kangaroos and bandicoots.

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Hot Air Balloon Day Aerial Adventures & Activities

Sail through the sky this June 5th as you celebrate Hot Air Balloon Day with some of the top hot air balloon activities in the world.

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Hot Air Balloon Day Aerial Adventures & Activities