100 Fun Things To Do in Melbourne

Melbourne has a reputation for a lot of things – the best coffee in the world, the picturesque lane-ways of street art and boutique shops, restaurants that are a foodies dream and its amazing live music scene. Melbourne is all of those things and more and if you happen to be lucky enough to live in this city or be visiting there a whole lot more to discover in this ever-evolving city.

So take a look at this list of 100 fun things to do in Melbourne.

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High tea at the windsor

1. Have High Tea at the Windsor

For a traditional high tea you can’t go wrong at the Windsor. French sparkling wine is offered on arrival with pastries, sandwiches and seasonal patisseries. It’s one of the more indulgent but fun things to do in Melbourne.

Address: 111 Spring Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
Phone: +61 3 9633 6000

The Windsor

Listen to Live Music at Corner Hotel

2. Listen to Live Music at Corner Hotel

It’s one of Melbourne premier live music venues and for good reason. The Corner Hotel in Richmond has seen some big-name artists and is the perfect place to catch some live music. So when wondering what to do in Melbourne, pop in at The Corner Hotel.

Address: 57 Swan Street, Richmond VIC 3121
Phone: +61 3 9427 7300
Trading hours: Tue-Thu & Sun 12pm-1am, Fri-at 12pm-3am

The Corner Hotel

Stomping Ground Melbourne

3. Visit Stomping Ground for some locally made brews

If you’re a lover of beer, Stomping Ground Brewery & Beer Hall is the perfect idea when wondering what to do in Melbourne. The local brewery offers up some world-class pale ales, lagers and IPAs, while at the beer hall you can indulge in some delicious pub grub.

Address: 100 Gipps Street, Collingwood VIC 3066
Phone: +61 3 9415 1944
Trading hours: open 24 hours

Stomping Ground

shopping at block arcade

4. Shop till you Drop at Block Arcade

As Melbourne most famous boutique shopping experiences, The Block Arcade is a truly unique piece of Melbourne’s history. There’s so much to do, see and buy. Visit the boutique stores, shop, dine and take in the Victorian architecture.

Address: 282 Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
Phone: +61 3 9654 5244
Trading hours: Mon-Thu 8am-6pm, Fri 8am-8pm, Sat 8am-5:30pm, Sun 9am-5pm

The Block Arcade

State theatre

5. A Night at the Opera

Go to the State Theatre for a night at the opera. The beautiful theatre features comfy seating, a massive stage the size of eight suburban homes and a magnificent ceiling of 75,000 tiny brass cups. It’s an experience you won’t soon forget and one of the best things to do in Melbourne.

Address: 100 St Kilda Road, Melbourne VIC 3004
Phone: 1300 182 183
Trading hours: Mon-Sat 9am-8:30pm, Sun & Public Holidays 10am-5pm

State Theatre

Scienceworks

6. Blow Your Mind at Scienceworks

If you’ve ever wondered the hows and whys of the way things work then the next time you’re finding fun things to do in Melbourne, pop into the Scienceworks. It’s bursting with things to challenge your belief and satiate the most curious minds.

Address: 2 Booker St, Spotswood VIC 3015
Phone: +61 131102

Scienceworks

Lake Mountain skiing

7. Play in the Snow at Lake Mountain

It’s the closest snow to Melbourne and a great option when wondering what to do in Melbourne. The Lake Mountain Alpine Resort will turn you into a snow bunny in no time. Grab a toboggan and hit the slopes.

Address: Lake Mountain Alpine Resort, 1071 Lake Mountain Road, Marysville VIC 3779
Phone: (03) 5957 7215
Trading hours: Mon-Sun 8am-4:30pm

Lake Mountain

Mornington Peninsula Hot Spring Ice Cave

8. Visit Australia’s First Ice Cave at Mornington Peninsula

The $13 million revamp of the Mornington Peninsula Hot Springs now includes an Ice Cave. A part of hot/cold therapy, you can soak in the hot springs then sit inside the cold ice cave to help relieve stress and inflammation. Not a bad way to spend a day in Melbourne.

Address: Springs Lane, Fingal VIC 3939
Phone: +61 (0)3 5950 8777
Trading hours: Mon-Sun 7am-10pm

Ice Cave

Abbotsford Convent

9. Explore the Historic Abbotsford Convent

Take a leisurely stroll around the Abbotsford Convent and discover its diverse history as a meeting point for the Kulin Nation to its current use as a leading arts and culture community centre. A professional tour guide will take you through all the secrets and hidden pockets of the Convent in this fun day out in Melbourne.

Address: 1 St Heliers Street, Abbotsford VIC 3067
Phone: 03 9415 3600
Trading hours: Mon-Sun 7:30am-10pm

Abbotsford Convent

Great Ocean Road

10. Drive Down the Great Ocean Road

One of Australia’s most iconic tourist destinations, The Great Ocean Road is something everyone should experience, visitors and Victorians alike. Beautiful sites of coastlines, cliff edges and natural bush area await.

Address: Great Ocean Road, Victoria

Great Ocean Road

degraves street

11. Explore the Stores on Degraves Street

The bustling lane-way, Degraves Street is the perfect place to explore when trying to figure out things to do in Melbourne. Grab a coffee at Degraves Espresso, grab a cupcake at Little Cupcakes, stock up on notebook at Il Papiro or dine at Italian restaurant Il Tempo.

Address: Degraves Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Degraves Street

Bathing boxes brighton beach

12. Take a Dip at Brighton Beach

When wondering what to do in Melbourne why not take a swim. The famously colourful Brighton Beach is of course known for its brightly coloured Victorian bathing boxes from the days of yore. It’s also got some pretty cool cycling and walking tracks along the coastline.

Address: Beach Road, Brighton VIC 3186

Brighton Beach

Yarra Cruises

13. Take a River Cruise Down the Yarra

For a bit of a touristy thing to do in Melbourne, jump on a cruise boat for a one hour sightseeing cruise along the Yarra River. See Melbourne city from a different angle and take in all the sites the city has to offer.

Address: Berth 2, Federation Wharf, Princes Walk, Melbourne VIC 3000
Price: from $12

Yarra River Crusie

Little Italy on Lygon Street

14. Visit Little Italy on Lygon Street

Lygon Street, aka Little Italy, is an iconic piece of Australia’s history. It’s the birthplace of Melbourne’s rich café culture and a fine place to grab some Italian food alfresco.

Address: Lygon Street, Carlton VIC 3053

Melbourne international arts festival

15. Catch a Show at the Melbourne International Arts Festival

Check out the shows at Melbourne International Arts Festival if you’re stumped for something to do in Melbourne. There’s plenty to see, like theatre, dance and musical performances, plus some are even free.

Address: Melbourne VIC 3000
Phone: +61 3 9662 4242
Trading hours: Mon-Thu 9am-5pm

Melbourne International Arts Festival

Old Melbourne Gaol

16. Take an Old Melbourne Gaol Night Tour

If you’re after something a bit spooky to do this October then why not take the Old Melbourne Gaol Night Tour. Get locked up in the city watch house, hunt for ghosts at the Old Melbourne Gaol or let the hangman guide you through the Gaol’s disturbing history.

Address: 377 Russell Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
Phone: 03 9656 9889
Trading hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm
Price: from $28

Old Melbourne Goal

Starward Distillery

17. Visit Starward Distillery for Some Local Whisky

Visit the Starward Distillery for local Melbourne made whisky that will put some pep in your step. The distillery hosts tours, masterclasses and much more, plus you can taste all the delicious whisky.

Address: 50 Bertie Street, Port Melbourne VIC 3207
Phone: +61 3 9005 4420

Starward Distillery

Flemington Race Course

18. Visit the Horse Races at Flemington Race Course

Visit the Horse races at Melbourne’s Flemington Race Course, the home of the Melbourne Cup Carnival. It’s not just about horse racing though, there’s beautiful restaurants, shops and events.

Address: 448 Epsom Road, Flemington VIC 3031
Phone: 1300 727 575

Flemington

Pidapipo Icecream

19. Enjoy Creamy Gelato at Pidapipo

With summer on its way, there’s no better way to beat the heat than with delicious gelato and Pidapipo is dishing out the goods. Authentic Italian gelato is what Pidapino is all about and there’s always a new flavour to try.

Address: 299 Lygon Street, Carlton VIC 3053
Phone: (03) 9347 4596
Trading hours: Mon-Sun 12pm-11pm

Pidapipo

20. Devour Dumplings at HuTong

HuTong Dumpling Bar is always a good idea when wondering what to do in Melbourne. The Dumpling bar boasts traditional home style dishes with a dose of Beijing HuTong atmosphere.

Address: 14-16 Market Lane, Melbourne VIC 3000
Phone: (03) 9650 8128

HuTong

Hutong

21. Find the Hidden Cocktail Bar Beneath Driver Lane

Situated in an old bank vault, this basement bar has got your cocktail dreams down pat. Visit the Victorian style hidden bar Beneath Driver Lane for some good ole times and tasty and classy cocktails.

Address: Shop 3 Driver Lane, Melbourne VIC 3000
Trading hours: Mon-Sat 4pm-3am, Sun 6pm-3am

Beneath Driver Lane

Imax Melbourne

22. Catch a Movie at IMAX Melbourne

Sometimes all you really want to do is see a good movie and there’s no better way to see a movie than at the IMAX. IMAX Melbourne also has the worlds largest screen spanning 32m by 23m, a revolutionary projecting system and 15,000 watts of digital surround.

Address: Museum Precinct, Rathdowne Street, Carlton VIC 3053
Phone: +61 3 9663 5454
Trading hours: Mon-Sun 9:45am-11pm

IMAX

Adelphi Hotel Rooftop Pool

23. Have a Dip in the Adelphi Hotel Rooftop Pool

Adelphi Hotel is known for its opulence and its rooftop pool deck is no different. Overlooking Flinders Lane, you’ll have a stunning open air pool area to lounge in with catering from the Om Nom kitchen and views of the CBD.

Address: 187 Flinders Lane, Melbourne VIC 3000
Phone: +61 488 080 500

Adelphi Hotel

 The Toff In Town

24. Party Until You Drop at The Toff in Town

Dance till you drop at The Toff in Town, where there’s live music and events almost every night of the week. The main bar The Carriage is full of carriage like booths where you can enjoy food from the Thai inspired menu and drinks.

Address: Level 2 Curtin House, 252 Swanston Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
Phone: 03 9639 8770
Trading hours: 5pm-late 7 days a week

The Toff in Town

Melbourne Market Dim Sim

25. Try the South Melbourne Market Dim Sims

Since 1949 South Melbourne Market Dim Sims have been providing Melbournians these delectable balls of flavour. Steamed or deep fried you’ll find them irresistible and won’t be able to stop yourself from going back for more.

Address: 91 Cecil Street & Coventry Street, South Melbourne VIC 3205
Phone: +61 3 9209 6295
Trading hours: Wed & Sat-Sun 8am-4pm, Fri 8am-5pm

South Melbourne Market

Yarra Valley hot air ballooning

26. Visit Melbourne’s Beautiful Yarra Valley

Take a trip to Yarra Valley when you’re wondering what to do next in Melbourne. Visit the De Bortoli Estate for some wine tasting, see some art at the Heide Museum of Modern Art or go on a Kinglake Forest Adventure just to name a few.

Address: Yarra Valley VIC 3775
Phone: +61 3 8739 8000

Yarra Valley

Obriens ice house ice skating

27. Hit the Ice at O’Brien Icehouse

Looking for something fun to do in Melbourne? Spend the day ice skating at O’Brien Icehouse. Dress snug and hit the ice then after you’ve worked up an appetite from all the skating, head to the café for some warm drinks and snacks.

Address: 105 Pearl River Road, Docklands VIC 3008
Phone: +61 1300 756 699

O’Brien Icehouse

Fitzroy Gardens

28. Stroll Around the Beautiful Fitzroy Gardens

When wondering what to do in Melbourne, a stroll around some beautiful gardens is the perfect idea. And what better place to stroll than Melbourne’s historic Fitzroy Gardens. Take in the sound of birds chirping while viewing the spectacular plants and flowers.

Address: 230-298 Wellington Parade, East Melbourne VIC 3002
Phone: (03) 9658 9658
Trading hours: Mon-Fri 7:30am-6pm

Fitzroy Gardens

Lune croissanterie

29. Try Lune Croissanterie’s World Famous Croissant

According to founder and ex Formula 1 aerodynamicist, the best croissant in the world is all down to the science, and most people are inclined to agree as the Lune Croissanterie has become famous for its croissants. Don’t miss a chance to try one for yourself.

Address: Shop 16, 161 Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
Trading hours: Mon-Fri 7:30am-3pm, Sat-Sun 8am-3pm

Lune Croissanterie

Proud Mary cafe

30. Try Proud Mary’s House Blend

Taste Proud Mary’s house blend for that real shot of what Melbourne’s café culture is all about. Plus they have all day breakfast, hearty lunches, single estate teas and of course the coffee, roasted using quality beans.

Address: 172 Oxford Street, Collingwood VIC 3066
Phone: +61 3 9417 5930
Trading hours: Mon-Fri 7am-4pm, Sat-Sun 8am-4pm

Proud Mary’s

Bellarine Peninsula

31. Drink Your Way Around the Bellarine Peninsula

If you’re looking for something to do in Melbourne this weekend, why not try a Bellarine Peninsula beverage tour. An all-inclusive trip includes visits to wineries, cider houses, distilleries and breweries including a lunch and of course drinks!

Address: 221 Swanston Street Geelong VIC 3216
Phone: +61 1800 755 611

Bellarine Peninsula

National Gallery of Victoria

32. Be Amazed by NGV’s Exciting Exhibitions

The National Gallery of Victoria offers some of the most interesting and engaging exhibitions in the country. The huge selection of exhibitions come from both home and abroad over two separate buildings, the NGV International on St Kilda Road and the NGV Australia in Federation Square.

Locations:
NGV International, 180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne VIC 3000
NGV Australia, Federation Square, Melbourne VIC 3000
Phone: +61 (0)3 8620 2222
Trading hours: Mon-Sun 9am-5pm

NGV

Zero Latency

33. Get the Adrenaline Flowing with VR Gaming Arena Zero Latency

For a fun thing to do in Melbourne, experience virtual reality in a group setting with Zero Latency, a free roam virtual reality experience where you can play alongside your mates in games such as, Zombie Survival, killer robots and more.

Address: 22-32 Steel Street, North Melbourne VIC 3051

Zero Latency

History Tour of Melbourne

34. Go on a Drinking History Tour of Melbourne

One of the best things to do in Melbourne is a Drinking History Tour. Melbourne has a rich bar history and with more bars per capita than any city in the world you’re sure to have a rollicking good time while learning a bit of Melbourne’s history.

Address: The Atrium, Federation Square, Melbourne VIC 3000
Phone: +61 402 242 982
Trading hours: Thu 6pm-9pm, Fri 9am-10pm, Sat 6pm-9pm, Sun 4:30am-7:30am & 3:30pm-7:30pm

Drinking History

Street Art at Hosier Lane

35. Check Out Hosier Lane’s Insane Street Art

Hosier Lane in Melbourne is well-known for its high quality street art and you will probably recognise it instantly from Instagram posts. Just 2 minutes from Flinders Lane it’s worth having a stroll through to witness the amazing street art.

Address: Hosier Lane, Melbourne VIC 3000

Hoiser Lane

Alfred Nicholas Gardens 2

36. Soak up the Fairytale Atmosphere of the Alfred Nicholas Gardens

Just a half hour from Melbourne, the Alfred Nicholas Gardens will have you believing that fairy tales can come true and there’s no better time than spring to head on over. It’s the perfect solution when you’re stumped about what to do in Melbourne.

Address: Sherbrook Road, Sherbrook VIC 3789

Alfred Nicholas Gardens

Albert Park Driving Range

37. A Day of Golfing at the Albert Park Driving Range

Hit a few balls at the Albert Park Driving Range for a fun thing to do in Melbourne this weekend. Whether you’re a seasoned golfer or a complete novice, Albert Park will satisfy all your golfing needs from golf lessons to working on your swing.

Address: Aughtie Dr, Albert Park VIC 3206
Phone: +61 3 9696 4653
Trading hours: Mon 10am-10pm, Tue-Fri 7am-10pm, Sat-Sun 7am-9pm

Albert Park Driving Range

Shunjinko

38. Stuff Your Face With Ramen Anytime of Day

Ramen 24 hours a day, when you need that late night pick me up to keep the party going or you’re just a night owl in search of something to munch on then Shujinko is the place for you.

Address: 225 Russell St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Phone: +61 3 9654 0989
Trading hours: Mon-Sun 11am-11pm

Shujinko

Australian Open

39. Watch the Australian Open with a Ground Pass

The Australian Open is right around the corner so take advantage and book now for your own ground pass to experience the competition as it should be experienced.

Address: Melbourne Park, Olympic Boulevard, Melbourne VIC 3000

Australian Open

Sofitel Melbourne

40. See the Loo with a View

Possibly the best public toilet in Melbourne, it’s the loo with a view. Thirty-five floors up the Sofitel and you can see as far as the Dandenongs and Royal Botanic Gardens while you take a leak. Consider going to the Atrium Bar on 35 while you’re up there which will send you right back to the loo with a view.

Address: 25 Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
Phone: +61 3 9653 7744
Trading hours: Sun-Fri 5pm-11:30pm, Sat 5pm-12am

Loo with a View

Melbourne Comedy Festival

41. Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Melbourne’s International Comedy Festival is coming up early next year and is a fun thing to do while in Melbourne. You’ll be laughing out loud with musical comedy acts, stand-up comedians and more.

Address: 240 Exhibition Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
Phone: +61 3 9245 3700

Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Astor Theatre

42. Watch Classic Cinema at the Astor Theatre

The Astor Theatre is the last single screen cinema of its kind in operation in Melbourne and is a beautiful old auditorium for people who love the classic feel of the cinema. Halloween is the perfect time too since they are running a classic horror marathon.

Address: 1 Chapel Street, St Kilda VIC 3182
Phone: +61 3 9510 1414

Astor Theatre

Canadian Redwoods Plantations

43. Discover Victoria’s Two Californian Redwood Plantations

Known for their extreme height and red brown colour, California Redwoods are a sight to behold and you can see them in Victoria. Just take a drive down Great Ocean Road toward Apollo Bay near Beech Forest or on the other side of the city at Warburton Valley.

Address: Aire Valley Road, Beech Forest VIC 3237

Address: Cement Creek Road, East Warburton VIC 3799
Phone: 03 5966 9600

Westgate Park Melbourne

44. See Melbourne’s Natural Phenomenon of the Pink Lake

If the conditions are right, you could catch a glimpse of Westgate Park’s pink salt water lake. Under certain conditions the lake turns a bright pink hue caused by a natural phenomenon and is as fascinating as it is beautiful.

Address: 4 Wharf Rd, Port Melbourne VIC 3207
Phone: +61 3 9645 2477
Trading hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-3pm, Sat 9am-12pm

Westgate Park

Aurora Australis

45. See the Aurora Australis

The southern lights aka Aurora Australis can be viewed, if you’re lucky, from a few places if you go south far enough.  Head out to Point Lonsdale, Flinders, Airey’s Inlet, Anglesea, Cape Schanck or anywhere south with an uninterrupted horizon and you might just get lucky.

Jog Around the Tan

46. Jog around the Tan

Affectionately known as the TAN, the track was constructed in the early 1900’s as a horse-riding track but is now a lovely spot for a jog or stroll. If you’re wondering what to do in Melbourne take a jog while being surrounded by the beautiful botanical gardens.

Address: Birdwood Ave, South Yarra VIC 3141

Melbourne Zoo giraffes

47. A Night at the Zoo

If you’re looking for something a little different to do in Melbourne, try spending a night at the Zoo. Melbourne Zoo’s Roar ‘n’ Snore is a zoo sleepover where you can spend the night camping in the historic Elephant exhibition and explore the Zoo after dark.

Address: Elliott Ave, Parkville VIC 3052
Phone: +61 1300 966 784
Trading hours: Mon-Sun 9am-5pm

Melbourne Zoo

Melbourne Royal Botanical Garden

48. Enjoy Nature at the Royal Botanic Gardens

A visit to the Royal Botanic Gardens is like a breath of fresh air (literally) in the CBD. Luckily for us that means it’s super accessible to all city dwellers and is an ideal place to spend an afternoon wandering the gardens or having a picnic and getting back to nature.

Address: Birdwood Ave, South Yarra VIC 3141
Phone: +61 3 9252 2429

RBG

Beach Road

49. Take a Long Drive Down Beach Road

Beach road drives by many of Melbourne’s beautiful bays and beaches and is a treat for the eyes. If you’re looking for what to do in Melbourne a nice coastal drive (preferably in a convertible) is a mighty fine idea.

Address: Beach Road, Black Rock VIC 3193

Birdman Rally Moomba Festival

50. Experience the Wackiness of Birdman Rally at Moomba Festival

Right around March time is when Moomba Festival kicks off with water sports, BMX competitions, fireworks, live music, food and of course the Birdman Rally. What is the Birdman Rally you ask? Well, a bunch of people make their own flying apparatus and fling themselves into the Yarra.

Address: Birrarung Marr Park, Batman Ave, Melbourne VIC 3004

Birdman Rally

Crown Casino Melbourne

51. Spend the Night at Crown Casino

The massive Crown Casino and resort complex is a great way to kill some time if you’re wondering what to do in Melbourne. It’s open 24/7 and offers so much more than just gambling. It’s got luxury shops, delicious restaurants and a pretty great nightlife.

Address: 8 Whiteman St, Southbank VIC 3006
Phone: +61 3 9292 8888

Crown Casino

Royal Exhibition Building

52. Tour the Royal Exhibition Building and Picnic at the Carlton Gardens

Another fantastic spot for a picnic is at The Carlton Gardens near the Royal Exhibition Building. Take a tour of the beautifully restored building then take a picnic while in the presence of the lovely gardens, fountains and beautiful architecture.

Address: 9 Nicholson Street, Carlton VIC 3053
Phone: +61 131102

Royal Exhibition Building

Luna Park Melbourne

53. Visit Luna Park’s Oldest Roller-Coaster

The wooden roller-coaster at Luna Park has been operating since 1912 and si the world’s oldest continually running roller-coaster. While it does look like it’s from the 1912 it’s as safe as houses and is a great look into the past world of theme park rides.

Address: 18 Lower Esplanade, St Kilda VIC 3182
Phone: +61 3 9525 5033

Luna Park

Dans Le Noir dinner

54. Dine in the Dark at Dans Le Noir

Eating dinner in complete darkness might not sound appealing but Dans Le Noir is a global dining phenomena that really makes for an unforgettable night. At Rydges on Swanston you can take advantage of this exciting dining experience and is a fun thing to do in Melbourne for couples.

Address: 701 Swanston Street, Carlton VIC 3053
Phone: +61 3 9347 7811
Trading hours: Thu-Sat 6:45pm-10:30pm

Dans le Noir

Curtin House Rooftop Bar

55. Grab a Drink up at Curtin House Rooftop Bar

A fun thing to do in Melbourne is visit one of the best rooftop bars the city has to offer. Seven stories up on Curtin Houses’ rooftop bar grab some burgers and beers with beautiful views of the CBD skyline. There’s even a rooftop cinema during the summer for some outdoor cinema viewing fun.

Address: 252 Swanson Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Curtain House

Butcher's diner

56. Grab a Burger After Midnight at Butcher’s Diner

Butcher’s diner 24 hour restaurant is the perfect solution for what to do in Melbourne especially at three in the morning and you’ve suddenly got the urge to stuff your face with something delicious and fattening.

Address: 10 Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Phone: +61 3 9639 7324

Butcher’s Diner

The Tote

57. Listen to Live Music at The Tote

Visit The Tote, the home of rock, for some live music, pub grub and good company. Every week the iconic Melbourne pub hosts musical acts, mostly rock of course but also now includes DJs, folk bands, pop acts and more.

Address: 72 Johnston Street, Collingwood VIC 3066
Phone: 9419 5320
Trading hours: Wed 4pm-1am, Thu-Sat 4pm-3am, Sun 4pm-11pm

The Tote

58. Watch a Live Performance at Arts House

Arts House is full of innovative contemporary performances that are sure to inspire and are not too hard on the wallet. Catch a show including dance, live art, visual art, theatre and more.

Address: 521 Queensberry St, North Melbourne VIC 3051
Phone: (03) 9322 3720
Trading hours: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm

Arts House

GoBoat Down the Yarra

59. Go Boating Down the Yarra river

You don’t need a license to be the captain of your own boat if you do it via GoBoat. You’ll be floating along the Yarra River in no time on one of GoBoats five meter long boats.

Address: Berths 1 & 2, Banana Alley, Melbourne VIC 3004
Phone: (03) 8372 0664
Trading hours: 11am-sunset 7 days

GoBoat

Pub Crawl

60. Pub Crawl Along Chapel Street

Everyone loves a good pub crawl and Chapel Street is not a bad place to have a drink. Grab your buddies and hit the pavement. Try Leonards house of Love for some house party vibes or Borsch, Vodka and Tears for a little taste of mother Russia.

Address: Chapel Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
Phone: +61 3 9529 6331

Chapel Street

Queen Victoria Markets

61. Visit the Stalls at Queen Victoria Market

The Queen Victoria Market has become somewhat of a tourist spot and is packed to the rafters with stall holders selling everything from fresh fruit and veggies to art and homewares. Be sure to stop by the many restaurants and cafes for some delicious delicacies from all over the globe.

Address: Queen Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
Phone: +61 3 9320 5822
Trading hours: Tue & Thu-Fri 6am-3pm, Sat 6am-4pm, Sun 9am-4pm

Queen Victoria Markets

Cat Cafe Melbourne

62. Visit Cat Café Melbourne for Some Feline Pats

Come pat, play and relax with the friendly furry rescue cats at Cat Café Melbourne. It’s the perfect and easy way to spend an afternoon in Melbourne. The café is home to a whole range of cats and have free reign to roam between the two floors of the café.

Address: 30 Guildford Lane, Melbourne VIC 3000
Phone: 0491003583
Trading hours: Mon-Sun 11am-4pm

Cat Cafe Melbourne

Harry Potter and the Cursed chid

63. See the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Live Performance

If you’re a Harry Potter fan, why not check out the live stage performance of Harry Potter and The Cursed Child right here at Melbourne’s Princess Theatre. It’s a fun thing to do in Melbourne for an evening and gives an immersive experience to the Harry Potter world.

Address: 163 Spring Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
Price: from $65

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Ukiyo Escape Room

64. Try Ukiyo’s Escape Room: The Crumbling Prince

The newest escape room at Ukiyo will have you feeling like you’ve been dropped into a Studio Ghibli film with its mystical and mysterious world filled with demi-gods and Japanese style garden setting. State of the art tech make this one of the best escape rooms and a fun thing to do while you’re in Melbourne.

Address: 54 Moreland Road, Brunswick VIC 3056
Phone: 0481045310
Price: from $47

Ukiyo

Centre Place

65. Gaze at Street Art at Centre Place

Centre Place has got some of Melbourne’s most prolific and high profile street art work and is one of the most vibrant streets in the CBD. There’s plenty to see and some cute cafes where you can grab a bite when you get hungry.

Address: Centre Place, Melbourne VIC 3000

Centre Place

Chinese New Year Melbourne Chinatown

66. Celebrate Chinese New Year in Chinatown

Chinese New Year is celebrated across the city and is a fantastic way to explore and join in on Melbourne’s rich Chinese heritage. It is always a time for community to come together with family and friends to celebrate with food, fireworks, live music and of course the traditional lion dance through china town.

Address: Little Bourke Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
Phone: 0418 589 778

Chinese New Year

Federation Square

67. Flinders Street Station and Federation Square

Visit some of Melbourne’s famous icons, the Flinders Street Station and across from it, Federation Square. You’ll find so much to do surrounding these two icons with shopping streets, restaurants, the national gallery and more.

Address: Atrium Precinct, Melbourne VIC 3000

Dandenong Ranges

68. Go For a Bushwalk in the Dandenong Ranges

What better place to go for a bushwalk than in the Dandenong Ranges? The glorious mountain range is a nature lovers dream and offers some pretty spectacular views.

Address: Railway Ave & Burwood Hwy, Upper Ferntree Gully VIC 3156
Phone: +61 3 8739 8000

Dandenong Ranges

Werribee Open Zoo

69. See Exotic Animals at Werribee Open Range Zoo

Werribee Open Range Zoo is the perfect spot when you’re trying to find something to do in Melbourne. It’s an African safari experience at home where you can get close to some pretty exotic animals.

Address: K Rd, Werribee South VIC 3030
Phone: +61 1300 966 784
Trading hours: Mon-Sun 9am-5pm

Werribee Open Range Zoo

Museum of Modern Art Sculpture Park

70. Visit Heide Museum of Modern Art Sculpture Park for a Picnic

The Heide Museum in Yarra Valley is the perfect spot to have a picnic. Take your time wandering around the contemporary art gallery then head outside to the green sculpture park for riverbank picnic dining spot.

Address: 7 Templestowe Road, Bulleen VIC 3105
Phone: +61 3 9850 1500
Price: from $15

Heide Museum

Regent Theatre

71. See a Musical at the Regent Theatre

Want to watch a blockbuster musical in one of Melbourne’s most lush and opulent theatres? Well look no further than the Regent Theatre. It’s big, it’s beautiful, and it’s got those fancy red velvet curtains.

Address: 191 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Phone: 03 9299 9860

Regent Theatre

Dinner on Flinders Lane

72. Grab Some Dinner on Flinders Lane

Flinders Lane is synonymous with good food and all the city’s best dining is conveniently combined on one tasty lane. You’ll probably be queuing, but if you want good food then it’s absolutely worth it.

Address: Flinders Lane, Melbourne VIC 3000

Flinders Lane

Attica Restaurant Melbourne

73. Dine in Style at Attica

It ain’t cheap, but boy is it worth it. Dining at Attica means dining at one of Australia’s finest establishments and an experience you won’t soon forget.

Address: 74 Glen Eira Road, Ripponlea VIC 3185
Phone: 0437 001 112

Attica

Brunswick Street Shopping

74. Go Shopping on Brunswick Street

If you’re a bit of a vintage hound then Brunswick Street is the perfect spot to pick up some second hand clothing gems or discounted fashion labels. Plus there’s bookstores, cafes, restaurants and more.

Address: Brunswick Street, Fitzroy VIC 3065

Nicholas Building

75. Soak Up the Art Deco Architecture of the Nicholas Building

The Nicholas Building on Swanston Street is something you won’t want to miss if you’re visiting Melbourne. The art deco building hosts an eclectic range of galleries, jewelers, boutique stores and businesses and is perfect for shopping.

Address: 37 Swanston Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
Phone: +61 3 9654 3222
Trading hours: Mon-Fri 9am-6pm

Nicholas Building

Penguin Spotting St Kilda

76. Go Penguin Spotting at St Kilda

Looking for something to do in Melbourne this summer? Spot some cute little penguins at St Kilda. They’re present all year round but the warmer months are the best time to see them waddling in the evening.

Address: St Kilda VIC 3182

Ian Potter Centre for Aboriginal Art

77. Visit The Ian Potter Centre for Aboriginal art

Visit The Ian Potter Centre to enjoy some Aboriginal art in all its beauty and symbolism. Approximately 5,000 works across all media are in the collection and is always adding to the new exhibitions.

Address: Flinders St &, Russell St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Phone: +61 3 8620 2222

Ian Potter Centre

The Forum Melbourne

78. See a Show at the Forum

The recently renovated Forum venue is a great place to catch a show in Melbourne. It plays host to a slew of bands, singers, comedians, popular events and festivals all year round so you’re sure to find something that takes your fancy.

Address: 154 Flinders Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
Phone: +61 3 9299 9700

Forum

Global Ballooning

79. Watch the Sun Rise over Melbourne from a Hot Air Balloon

Experience the Melbourne sunrise as you watch from a hot air balloon. Watch the changing landscape with clouds floating by. It’s perfect as a romantic thing to do in Melbourne for couples.

Address: 30 Dickmann St, Richmond VIC 3121
Phone: +61 1800 627 661
Trading hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-6pm, Sat-Sun 11am-2pm

Global Ballooning

Tram Melbourne 2

80. Take a Tram ride

Maybe not so exciting for Melbournians but for an out of towner who’s never seen one before it can be quite whimsical. Take a ride on a tram as you go by all the popular streets of Melbourne. It’s also one of the best ways to get around Melbourne.

Address: Melbourne VIC 3000

Chadstone Shopping centre melbourne

81. Do a Little Retail Rherapy at Chadstone Shopping Centre

Chadstone is Australia’s largest shopping centre, so if you happen to be in Melbourne it’s worth a visit. Featuring over 550 Stores, luxury brands and designer boutiques, you’ll be in retail heaven.

Address: 1341 Dandenong Rd, Chadstone VIC 3148
Phone: +61 3 9563 3355
Trading hours: Mon-Wed 9am-5pm, Thu-Sat 9am-7pm, Sun 10am-7pm

Chadstone

Coffee at Patricia

82. Drink the World’s Best Coffee at Patricia

Patricia on Little Bourke street offers up some smooth brews that will have you wanting to make it your local coffee house. The love of coffee really is what they’re all about and is reflected in the quality of the coffee.

Address: Corner Little Bourke Street & Little William Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
Trading hours: Mon-Fri 7am-4pm

Patricia

New Years Eve Melbourne

83. Spend New Year’s Eve Watching the Fireworks in Melbourne

The annual New Year’s Eve Fireworks are a sight to behold in Melbourne. The city goes all out to ring in the new year with the city skyline lit up in all its glory.

Address: Melbourne VIC 3000

Hammer Hall

84. Get the Best Seat in the House on the Balcony of Hammer Hall

Hammer Hall is one of Australia’s premier multi-level concert venues that offers some of the best performances by big nation and international artists. Get in quick to book a birds eye view from the balcony for the best seat in the house.

Address: 100 St Kilda Road, Melbourne VIC 3004
Phone: 1300 182 183
Trading hours: 10am-5:45pm daily

Hammer Hall

St Kilda

85. Explore St Kilda’s Many Attractions

To get the best out of St Kilda, visit all its popular attractions like Luna Park, the Esplanade Market and St Kilda Beach. There’s so much to do and discover in the beachside suburb just 6 kilometres outside of Melbourne.

Address: St Kilda VIC 3182

Thornbury-Food-Truck

86. Grab Some Tucker at Welcome to Thornbury’s Food Trucks

Taste your way around Welcome to Thornbury’s food trucks. They’ve got everything from burgers, Greek street food, pastry delights, wood fired pizzas, Texas barbeque, Asian street food, seafood and the best beer garden in Melbourne.

Address: 520 High Street, Northcote VIC 3070
Phone: (03) 9020 7940
Trading hours: Fri 5pm-9pm, Sat 11:30am-3pm & 5pm-9pm, Sun 11:30am-3pm

Welcome to Thornbury

 Immigration Museum

87. Visit the Immigration Museum

The Immigration Museum tells us the story of Australia and the many people who have traveled over the last 200 years to call this great place home. Housed in the Custom House Building, it’s a great way to learn a piece of our history.

Address: 400-424 Flinders Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
Phone: +61 131102
Price: from $0-15

Immigration Museum

Alpha 60

88. Shop  at Alpha60

Shop at Alpha60 for some local style. The brother and sister duo has been taking Melbourne by storm since 2005 with their clean cut and crisp designs that deliver quality basics and special pieces.

Address: 201 Flinders Lane, Melbourne VIC 3000
Phone: +61 3 9663 3002
Trading hours: Mon-Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 12pm-5pm

Alpha60

Hawker Chan Melbourne

89. Get Michelin-starred Food at Hawker Chan

Hawker Chan serves up Singaporean delights from it’s Michelin starred Lonsdale street stall. The good news is, you won’t have to empty your bank account either as most things on the menu are $10 or less.

Address: 157 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

St Kilda Sea Baths

90. Take a Salt Water Swim at the St Kilda Sea Baths

Take a relaxing swim at the St Kilda sea baths the next time you’re wondering what to do in Melbourne. There’s also paddle boarding, bars, restaurants and beach volleyball at Republica.

Address: 10-18 Jacka Boulevard, St Kilda VIC 3182
Phone: 03 9525 4888
Trading hours: Mon-Sun 8am-8pm

St Kilda Sea Baths

Romeo Lane

91. Drink Cocktails Made with Love at Romeo Lane

A bar ruled by love and run by young couple Rita and Joey, Romeo Lane oozes sophistication, warmth and enchantment with some of the most delicate and delicious cocktails you’ve ever had.

Address: 1a Crossley Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
Phone: +61 457 673 647
Trading hours: Mon-Sun 4pm-9pm

Romeo Lane

Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre

92. Visit the Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre

Learn about the stories of the Kulin Nation at the Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre. The space hosts traditional performances, storytelling rituals, exhibitions and more.

Address: Nicholson Street, Carlton VIC 3053
Phone: +61 131102
Price: from $0-15

Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre

MCG

93. Catch a Game of AFL at the MCG

Catch a game of AFL at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. No matter who you’re rooting for it’s always a good time and atmosphere to be right in the midst of the action with the chanting crowds.

Address:  Brunton Ave, Richmond VIC 3002
Phone: 9657 8888

MCG

Readings store melbourne

94. Browse the Racks Until 11pm at Readings

Have a late night browse of Reading’s offerings. The independent bookstore in Carlton is open until 11pm all week except Sundays for all you night owls that like to browse your books in peace.

Address: 309 Lygon Street, Carlton VIC 3053
Phone: 03 9347 6633

Readings

Mornington Peninsula

95. Visit the Mornington Peninsula for the Perfect Day Trip

There so much to see at the Mornington Peninsula you might even need more than a day. Take walk to the lighthouse on Cape Shanck, visit Fort Nepean, take in the scenery at Rosebud Beach or visit one of the many vineyards.

Address: Mornington Peninsula VIC
Phone: 03 5925 9346

Mornington Peninsula

Carlton Wine Room

96. Eat at the Carlton Wine Room

For some good times and good food head on over to the Carlton Wine Room. This restaurant is all about matching the wine with the modern Australian menu and is guaranteed to have you coming back for more.

Address: 172-174 Faraday Street, Carlton VIC 3053
Phone: (03) 9347 2626
Trading hours: Mon 12pm-11pm, Thu-Sun 12pm-11pm

Carlton Wine Room

Mt hotham

97. Go Snowboarding at Mt Hotham

Try out your snowboarding skills at Mt Hotham, 320 hectares of ski terrain and Australia’s highest Ski Resort. After you’ve been out on the powder, hit the Onsen Retreat Spa for some pampering and relaxation.

Address: Mount Hotham, Hotham Heights VIC 3741
Phone: +61 3 5759 3550

Mt Hotham

 Centre Place Laneway

98. Wander Down Centre Place Laneway

Centre Place is one of Melbourne’s quintessential laneways to visit while you’re in Melbourne. There’s the famous graffiti art work, café’s, restaurants, clothing shops and more.

Address: Centre Place, Melbourne VIC 3000

Centre Place

Smith and Daughters

99. Try Vegan Italian at Smith & Daughters

Try some 100 per cent vegan Italian at Fitzroy’s local favourite Smith & Daughters. Dishes include the like of a faux-beef carpaccio, a meat free oxtail ragu, a soy protein schnitzel and more.

Address: 175 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy VIC 3065
Phone: (03) 9939 3293
Trading hours: Wed-Sat 5pm-8:30pm, Sun 5pm-8pm

Smith & Daughters

Kayaking down the Yarra

100. Kayak Down the Yarra

What better way to experience Melbourne than by taking a kayaking trip down the iconic Yarra River with Kayak Melbourne. Cruise down the Yarra and Melbourne’s waterways taking in the city views and soaking up the Melbourne sun.

Address: Community Boating Hub at The Dock, 912 Collins St, Docklands VIC 3008
Phone: 0418 106 427
Price: from $75

Kayak Melbourne

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General FAQs

What are the top attractions to visit in Melbourne?

The top attractions to visit in Melbourne are the Melbourne Cricket Ground, the Royal Botanic Gardens and the National Gallery of Victoria.

What can you do in Melbourne on the weekend?

There is a wealth of weekend options for those in Melbourne. You could go an see a game of AFL at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, walk around the Royal Botanic Gardens, visit Hoiser Lane’s famous street art or dine at one of the city’s many hatted restaurants.

What are the best activities to do in Melbourne with kids?

If you have kids, you could consider heading to one of Melbourne’s many parks for a relaxing picnic. Alternatively, you could also hit St. Kilda beach, got to Luna Park or visit a game of footy. The options are endless, that’s why Melbourne regularly scores well in the world’s most livable city stakes.