What to do in Melbourne

Activities, attractions and tours
Southbank featuring a high-rise building, a city and a bridge

Melbourne Tourist Attractions & Activities

It’s no secret why Melbourne is consistently named “the world’s most liveable city” year after year. It’s easy to get around, there’s plenty to see, and with seemingly endless options for things to do in Melbourne, it’s an incredible place to call home for even a short time. From vibrant nightlife to amazing restaurants that feature every type of cuisine from around the world, this gem in Victoria is popular with travellers, adventurers, and families alike. Come and see why millions of people flock to Melbourne every year.

What to Do in Melbourne

Whether you are an art enthusiast or prefer to live life in the fast lane, Australia’s cultural capital has no shortage of tours and sightseeing options for whatever type of getaway you seek. For those who prefer a refined holiday, the National Gallery of Victoria, Australia’s oldest public art museum, is a must-see, and the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art holds a unique collection of modern art unlike anywhere else. There are also plenty of art, film, and cultural festivals that take place nearly year-round across the city, and the East End Theatre District boasts a number of nightly performances for all interests and budgets. Catch a show, enjoy a nightcap, and marvel at the artistic beauty radiating throughout this neighbourhood.

For those with a taste for active pursuits, another of Melbourne’s nicknames may appeal to you—the "World's Ultimate Sports City". Between tennis, Formula One racing, golf, and a multitude of other sporting opportunities, a day watching or playing sports is virtually always available. Of course, no holiday is complete without a trip to the top of the Eureka Skydeck 88 (one of the top Melbourne tourist attractions). A bird’s-eye view of the city awaits those who face the 360-degree panorama.

You’ll find first-rate adventures around every corner in Melbourne. If you’re up for some more exploration, expand your journey north and discover the plethora of things to do in Sydney as well. No matter where you sojourn in Australia, you’ll find great deals on Expedia.com.au. Our affordable packages make it easy for you to plan, book, and go. With hotels, flights, and car hire deals, it’s never been easier to start planning your getaway, leaving you with extra time (and money) to enjoy the journey. Book your trip today and start experiencing the best of Melbourne right away.

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