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The contrasts that are found in Victoria and Melbourne are for the traveller who enjoys sampling a "bit of everything." Shopping is easy, every major retailer being close to each other. Most tourist areas, eg, wineries, are within two hours from C.B.D. Distance travelling to tourist areas, such as the Murray River take longer, but the roads are good and there is excellent accommodation on the way.

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  • History Buff
  • Shopping Fanatic
  • Nature Lover
  • Foodie
  • Like a Local

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The Australian Ballet

Ballets

Australian Rules Football Match

Other Outdoor Activities

Dandenong Ranges

Mountains, National Parks

Cape Schanck Boardwalk

Hiking Trails

Hosier Lane

Points of Interest & Landmarks

Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria - Melbourne Gardens

Gardens, Parks

Melbourne Zoo

Gardens, Zoos

City Circle Tram

Tramways

Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)

Arenas & Stadiums, Speciality Museums

I'm Free Walking Tours

Walking Tours

Shrine of Remembrance

Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, History Museums, Military Museums, Points of Interest & Landmarks

Eureka Skydeck 88

Observation Decks & Towers

Old Melbourne Gaol

Historic Sites

Block Arcade

Points of Interest & Landmarks

DesertLoverVictoria's City Tips

  • Beware the tourist trams, where "free" travel ends. Myki is confusing A must- Old Melbourne Jail, Walk Melbourne and M.C.G. allow at least two hours for each.
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    The Australian Ballet
    Ballets
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    DesertLoverVictoria Says:

    The ballet during the season, is for the tourist, who enjoys the spectacle of the beauty music, dancing and costumes.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #30 of 437 things to do in Melbourne
    • The production of Sleeping Beauy done especially for children 14/11/2017
    • Alice in Wonderland - A-MA-ZING!!! 26/10/2017
    • The Australian Ballet
    Address:
    2 Kavanagh St
    Level 4
    Melbourne, Victoria 3006
    Australia
    Phone:
    +61 1300 369 741
    Hours:
    Mon - Fri
    09:00 - 17:00
    Other:
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    Australian Rules Football Match
    Other Outdoor Activities
    DesertLoverVictoria Says:

    The spectacle of Australian rules, played as no other game in the world, is well worth a visit especially if it is in the world famous M.C.G.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #39 of 140 Outdoor Activities in Melbourne
    • It's a must do while in Melbourne 24/06/2017
    • Match at Docklands 10/06/2017
    • Australian Rules Football Match
    Other:
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    Dandenong Ranges
    Mountains, National Parks
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    DesertLoverVictoria Says:

    This is a place of beauty, there are many small towns and scenery. In the spring and autumn the colours of the bush are stunning.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Must See
    • Friends
    • Senior
    • Nature Lover
    Plan to stay:/
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 34 things to do in Dandenong
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Good Scenery So Close To Melbourne 10/12/2017
    • Awesome 06/12/2017
    • Dandenong Ranges
    Phone:
    +61 3 9758 7522
    Other:
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    Cape Schanck Boardwalk
    Hiking Trails
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    DesertLoverVictoria Says:

    Australian coastline at it's most spectacular. The views are spectacular from the top of the boardwalk and to be able to walk on the rocks below is quite exciting, and able to look into the rock pools, for sea-life is fun for children.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Be aware it is quite a long boardwalk. If there is a physical problem then don't attempt the entire walk
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 11 things to do in Flinders
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Beauty and tranquility at its best 07/12/2017
    • What a magical place 25/11/2017
    Phone:
    +61 1300 885 259
    Other:
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    Hosier Lane
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    DesertLoverVictoria Says:

    In amongst the dross, there are some excellent pieces of "art" and it is worth a visit.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Hidden Gems
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #41 of 437 things to do in Melbourne
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Graffiti and brains, all in one place 11/12/2017
    • So much talent at Hosier Lane 09/12/2017
    • Hosier Lane
    Address:
    Hosier Ln
    Melbourne, Victoria
    Australia
    Other:
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    Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria - Melbourne Gardens
    Gardens, Parks
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    DesertLoverVictoria Says:

    An amazing garden, including the "tan" where the people of Melbourne pass you by. A place of serenity within a stones throw from the C.B.D.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 437 things to do in Melbourne
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Simply stunning 12/12/2017
    • Love this place 11/12/2017
    • Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria - Melbourne Gardens
    Address:
    Birdwood Ave
    South Yarra
    Melbourne, Victoria 3004
    Australia
    Phone:
    +61 3 9252 2300
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    07:30 - 18:00
    Other:
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    Melbourne Zoo
    Gardens, Zoos
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    DesertLoverVictoria Says:

    The zoo is modern with the opportunity to inter-relate with the animals of the world..

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Plan to stay:/
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #14 of 437 things to do in Melbourne
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Do an "Experience" - wonderful for whole family 12/12/2017
    • A great day out for the whole family 11/12/2017
    • Melbourne Zoo
    Address:
    Elliot Ave
    Parkville
    Melbourne, Victoria 3052
    Australia
    Phone:
    +61 1300 966 784
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    09:00 - 17:00
    Other:
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    City Circle Tram
    Tramways
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    DesertLoverVictoria Says:

    The tram is free and if the tourist wants to "see" the city of Melbourne, it is very interesting. There is a commentary of what the tourist can see.

    Good for
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #4 of 437 things to do in Melbourne
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Free tram ride along the outskirts of Melbourne CBD 12/12/2017
    • Excellent free tram service 12/12/2017
    • City Circle Tram
    Phone:
    +61 1800 800 007
    Other:
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    Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)
    Arenas & Stadiums, Speciality Museums
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    DesertLoverVictoria Says:

    Tour the Sport Museum, if you are sport's minded. It is a place to interact with some sport and view the history of Australia on the sporting field.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Plan to stay:/
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 437 things to do in Melbourne
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Went for a Free Cricket Match 11/12/2017
    • Tour of MCG and Museum 09/12/2017
    • Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)
    Phone:
    +61 3 9657 8888
    Price range:
    US$11 - US$11
    Other:
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    I'm Free Walking Tours
    Walking Tours
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    DesertLoverVictoria Says:

    These walks cost a donation (unspecified) for the guide. The guides are knowledgeable, pleasant and walk at a reasonable pace. Areas of interest of covered and there is a break at a food market.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Expect to walk for at least two hours.
    Plan to stay:/
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #3 of 274 Tours in Melbourne
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Not bad 101 to know Melbourne 11/12/2017
    • Korina is the best 10/12/2017
    • I'm Free Walking Tours
    Address:
    328 Swanston St
    Meet infront of State Library of Victoria
    Melbourne, Victoria 3000
    Australia
    Phone:
    +61 405 515 654
    Other:
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    Shrine of Remembrance
    Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, History Museums, Military Museums, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    DesertLoverVictoria Says:

    For the war buff, the Shrine is a must. Not just for remembering the fallen, but the displays under the Shrine are so moving. The Shrine reminds us of the futility of war.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #3 of 437 things to do in Melbourne
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Emotional experience 12/12/2017
    • So much more than I was expecting 12/12/2017
    • Shrine of Remembrance
    Address:
    St. Kilda Road
    Melbourne, Victoria 3001
    Australia
    Phone:
    +61 3 9661 8100
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 - 17:00
    Other:
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    Eureka Skydeck 88
    Observation Decks & Towers
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    DesertLoverVictoria Says:

    Thrill seekers will enjoy the elevator ride to the top and the skywalk. The 360d views of Melbourne and the information of the people / food of the city, is an interesting read.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Senior
    • Family
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #13 of 437 things to do in Melbourne
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Eureka visit 12/12/2017
    • Good Experience 12/12/2017
    • Eureka Skydeck 88
    Address:
    7 Riverside Qy
    Southbank
    Melbourne, Victoria 3006
    Australia
    Phone:
    +61 3 9693 8888
    Price range:
    US$11 - US$11
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 - 22:00
    Other:
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    Old Melbourne Gaol
    Historic Sites
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    DesertLoverVictoria Says:

    A walk into the past of Melbourne. The ghosts of the prisoners, the worn steps where they walked every day and the brutality of the treatment, are all there. The death masks are displayed of the people hung, their photo and their crime.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Plan to stay:/
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #16 of 437 things to do in Melbourne
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Take the guided tour 12/12/2017
    • Interesting dark history 12/12/2017
    • Old Melbourne Gaol
    Address:
    377 Russell St
    Melbourne, Victoria 3000
    Australia
    Phone:
    +61 3 9656 9889
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    09:30 - 17:00
    Other:
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    Block Arcade
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    DesertLoverVictoria Says:

    Step back to the time of bonnets, gloves, lady's maids and genteel living. Have tea and cake at the tearooms, enjoy the beautiful tiled floors, the design of the shopfronts and wander through the other lanes, that lead from the arcade.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Be prepared to wait in line at the tearooms.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #11 of 437 things to do in Melbourne
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • All about the lanes 11/12/2017
    • Loved this 10/12/2017
    • Block Arcade
    Address:
    282 Collins St
    Melbourne, Victoria 3000
    Australia
    Phone:
    +61 3 9654 5244
    Price range:
    US$8 - US$8
    Hours:
    Sun
    10:00 - 16:00
    Mon - Fri
    08:00 - 18:00
    Sat
    10:00 - 17:00
    Other:
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