Photo: In the sky on the Melbourne Observation Deck
Here is a selection of places in Melbourne of interest. Discover, explore and experience the sights and sounds of Melbourne Australia. See also Melbourne Landmarks.
Cool and sophisticated, funky and diverse, Melbourne Australia is a hub for some of the hippest people on the planet, looking for groovy places and the latest experiences. The atmosphere in the city is both relaxed yet buzzing, the attractions charming yet stylish. We also give it the title ‘Food Capital of Australia’.
All located in one of the most beautiful countries on earth, Australia. Through it all, Melbourne remains affordable, welcoming and the place to relax and be yourself while exploring one of the great cities of the world.
Melbourne’s vibrant precincts and “villages” are filled with personality, including the bayside playgrounds of St Kilda, waterfront Williamstown, multicultural Richmond, funky Brunswick and posh South Yarra.
These unique enclaves each provide an eclectic atmosphere - from bohemian shops and cafés, to trendy bars, restaurants and boutiques. You will find plenty of arts, crafts and creative delights including fashion.
Only a short ferry ride across Port Phillip Bay takes you to Williamstown and St Kilda, Melbourne beach suburbs that function as the playgrounds for the city. For a delightful look at Australia Heritage head off to Williamstown - and see what what seaside towns looked like in the early part of the last century with wide treelined streets and early cottages designed to accommodate the many sailors.
Visit the shopping precincts like Chapel Street located in South Yarra, Acland Street in St Kilda and Brunswick St. in Fitzroy, especially on weekends. You’ll find everything money could possibly buy, plus stacks of streetside cafés for refuelling.
Here you can see it all - get a bird’s eye view of the spectacular city at the Melbourne Observation Deck, atop the 253-metre-high Rialto Towers Building. The tallest office building in the southern hemisphere, the Rialto is one of the most recognised icons of Melbourne.
Now, the tallest observation deck in Melbourne and indeed in the Southern Hemisphere is the Eureka Tower. See more about the Melbourne Australia Places.
A trip to Federation Square is not to be missed. The square’s desert-toned plaza buzzes with visitors taking in beautiful view of Melbourne’s riverside and cityscape, and enjoying the shopping, restaurants and cultural delights on offer. Covering a whole new city block, this project is the place to see and be seen. See more about Melbourne Places to Visit.
Magnificent landscaped gardens and parklands make Melbourne one of the greenest cities in the world. Chill out at the Royal Botanic Gardens, part of Melbourne’s famous green belt of parkland.
The Royal Botanic Gardens are home to more than 12,000 species of plants and provide a natural sanctuary for native wildlife - and for Melbournites! Visit the serene Ornamental Lake, the National Herbarium of Victoria, Old Melbourne Observatory, the Australian Rainforest Walk or the Water Conservation Garden. More about thePlaces to Visit.
This icon is Australia’s first zoo, open since 1862. A magnificent settings for wildlife and exciting experiences for the one million people who visit each year. The new Orangutan Sanctuary highlights the acrobatic skills of these fascinating Great Apes by allowing closeup views of the orangutans through a glass panel.
The award-winning Trail of the Elephants is now home to an additional three young elephants, recently arrived from Thailand as part of a regional breeding program for this endangered species. See more about the Melbourne Australia Places.
Sovereign Hill at Ballarat theatrically recreates Australia’s historic goldrush days. Wander through an 1850s goldmining town bustling with costumed townspeople, traditional horse-drawn coaches and working blacksmiths, candlemakers and bakers. Pan for gold, or come at night for the brilliant sound and light show.
Melbourne’s Bays and Peninsulas - Comprising the Bellarine and Mornington peninsulas and the Port Phillip and Westernport bays, the region is renowned for its beaches, golf courses, wineries, national parks, abundant wildlife and roadside vistas providing sweeping coastal views. See Melbourne Australia Best Places to Visit.
Only a short distance away from Melbourne, you will delightful places to visit in the Victoria Wine Regions of Yarra Valley, Dandenongs, Macedon Ranges, High Country, Gippsland and the Murray.
Showing the location of Inner City Melbourne attractions, shopping areas and places to see - see the Map of Melbourne. To see the location of St Kilda, Richmond, Williamstown, Brunswick and South Yarra, see the Greater Melbourne Map.
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Photo: Fitzroy Gardens in the City