Things to do in

Melbourne

Stylish and cosmopolitan, with a heady dose of hipster, this cultural capital marries modernity with electric energy.

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Best things to do in Melbourne

The sights of Melbourne may not be as famous as rival Sydney's, but the charm of the world's "most livable city" nevertheless draws tourists from far and wide. Melburnians know how to have a good time, and so will you if you know what to see and do!

Frequently asked questions about Melbourne

Planning Your Visit

  • When to go?

    The best time to visit Melbourne is during fall (March to May). Not only is the weather at its most tolerable, but the changing colors of the city's foliage lend an air of charm to its Victorian-era buildings. If you can, try to catch the annual Food and Wine Festival during the first half of March!

  • How many days?

    If the purpose of your visit is simply to see Melbourne's sights then you will need at least 2 or 3 days. That said, Melbourne has a multitude of festivals happening year round so consider staying for a bit longer if any of them take your fancy!

Good to know

  • Language
    English
  • Currency
    Australian Dollar ($)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+10:00)
  • Country Code
    +61
  • Best time to visit
    The Australian fall, from March to May, is especially pleasant!

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What people are saying about Melbourne

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 4,898 reviews

It was a wonderfully informative and interesting three hours. Enjoyed every minute of it. Cathy was a great guide. Certainly whet the appetite for more exploring next time I visit Melbourne

We took our grandchildren aged 3 1/2 and 22 months. All had a marvelous time. Highly recommended. Best zoo experience for all ages. A must do in Melbourne.

I wanted to take my young son to see the city and he was able to enjoy the full hour on the boat while I learnt through the running commentary

It was a great fun experience all around, Adam was a great instructor. Definitely a must try, look forward to going there again to play!

It was a really nice day. We stopped for a lot of beautiful views. Matt, our tour guide, was super friendly and knowledgeable.