Free City Circle Tram
Start your trip to Melbourne in its pulsating city centre. A free City Circle Tram runs throughout town, starting at Flinders Street Station, and takes in must-see attractions such as St Paul's Cathedral, Parliament House and the Royal Exhibition Building.
Queen Victoria Market
Queen Victoria Market is an authentic, bustling, inner-city market that has been the heart and landmark of Melbourne for 140 years. Home to over 600 small businesses, it is a great place to discover fresh and specialty produce, hand-made and unique products, great coffee and gourmet delights.
Federation Square is anything but square! World-class art galleries and installations. A diverse range of food and drink. Thrilling, extraordinary events that capture the hearts of Melburnians year after year. Since opening in 2002, Fed Square has seen more than 100 million visits and been named the 6th Best Public Square in the World.
Melbourne's city centre is threaded with cobbled laneways, where you could easily lose yourself over a few hours. In these 19th century arcades and alleyways reinvigorated with world-famous street art, you'll find hidden gems at every turn. Enter at Degraves Street, which is lined with cafés and coffee shops, then cross Collins Street to visit the exquisite, 1892-built Block Arcade, the most beautiful stretch of Melbourne retail real estate. Its grandiose arcade astonishes visitors with its ornate French Renaissance style architecture – think tall, sweeping arches, delicate cornices and a fancy pants decorative tiled floor. Enter off Collins Street and you'll be greeted by the queues outside Hopetoun Tea Rooms, or see shoppers flit through boutiques like Georg Jensen, Crabtree & Evelyn, the French Jewel Box, Card & Caboodle and Haigh's chocolatiers.
Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria
Take a stroll around the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, a treasured part of cultural life and a valuable asset to the heritage rich city of Melbourne. With its stunning vistas, tranquil lakes and diverse plant collections, the Gardens are a place of continual discovery and delight.
Catch a game of Aussie Rules Football at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)
With a capacity of 100,000 people, the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) is the largest stadium in Australia, and the world's largest cricket stadium. Located 1km from Melbourne’s city centre, the MCG hosts Australian football (also known as Aussie rules, or AFL) matches in June so take a look to see what's on!
If you have a bit more time to explore, hire a car from Melbourne and drive just over an hour south to the Mornington Peninsula, home to bay and ocean beaches, wineries, orchards, and acclaimed restaurants.