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There's plenty of things to do for the whole family in Melbourne. From interactive museums and kids' festivals to exhilarating outdoor adventures and wildlife parks, you'll discover a whole host of things to do with the family.
In the tradition of the world's busiest public spaces, "Fed Square" buzzes with a daily program of events, restaurants and cafes and bold galleries.
Ride adrenaline-pumping, heart-stopping rollercoasters and try your luck with carnival games. There's a galaxy of amusements for all ages to explore.
Launched in Belfast in 1885, the Polly Woodside sailed 1. 5 million kilometres around the globe. Located in the heart of Melbourne's South Wharf...
Get up close with more than 250 species as you explore rainforests, bushland and underwater worlds. Don't miss the zookeeper talks and feeding times!
Leaf through tomes and browse exhibitions in the Domed Reading Room at this grand library and enjoy the great program of events for kids and adults.
Shop 'til you drop at this celebrated market to see buskers, find souvenirs and to marvel at the fresh produce and the treats in the Dairy Hall.
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The National Institute of Circus Arts (NICA) is Australia's Centre of Excellence in contemporary circus arts training. NICA is a national...
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Discover Melbourne's rich history and walk in the footsteps of Captain Cook's family through their eighteenth-century two-storey cottage and garden.
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Wonderland Fun Park is a fantastic inner-city fun park conveniently located at Harbour Town Shopping Centre in Docklands. The Park offers many great...
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Become part of Australia's sporting history through thousands of sporting artifacts and multimedia displays at the home of Australian sport, the MCG.
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Fairy Park is a place dedicated to story telling of fairy tales and ancient myths and legends. A spectacular rocky hilltop has been crafted into a...
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Inspired by the work of famous British conservationist Gerald Durrell, Moonlit Sanctuary is now home to 50 Australian species. Many including about...
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The MSAC FlowRider combines techniques of surfing and bodyboarding with the ride of snowboarding and wakeboarding and the tricks of skateboarding -...
Pottery Painting at Glaze It Studio is a unique, fun and creative activity for all ages and occasions, which involves decorating ready-to-paint...
Play Pod is the Library's program for children aged under eight years, packed with activities to read, create and play. With a new theme every...
This spring come face to face with rhinos, giraffe and zebra on an amazing journey through Africa at Werribee Open Range Zoo. Little explorers will...
Leap into the new look World of Frogs exhibit at Melbourne Zoo. In this immersive space, you will get to meet precious and endangered frogs including...
Kids and their families are invited to make their mark on Station Pier and join in Painting the Port. Aspiring artists will have the chance to...
For more than a century, Meccano, the world famous constructional toy, has delighted, amused and instructed each new generation. Each year in...
Animal Land Children's Farm was originally established in 1985 with a goal provide children with a wonderful place to learn about farm animals. Meet...
Dive deep to discover life beneath the Southern Ocean; walk under tunnels filled with sharks and rays, or ride a simulated underwater rollercoaster.
Join a wildlife safari, Melbourne style, and spot rhinos, cheetahs, giraffes, zebras and monkeys as they roam freely through the grounds of the zoo.
Collingwood Children's Farm is only five kilometres from the centre of Melbourne, nestled on a bend of the Yarra River lies seven hectares of...
Come to Chesterfield Farm and experience a little bit of farm life in the city, on a real working farm. Milk a cow, feed and play with the baby farm...
Stand beside the Queen Victoria memorial statue and survey the ornamental lakes, palm trees, sweeping lawns and rose gardens, and stunning cityscapes.
Enjoy the wildlife, majestic landscaping and ornamental features of these heritage-listed gardens, a popular picnic area for locals and museum visitors.
Breathe deep and fill your lungs with the goodness of the freshest air from the heart of Melbourne's city centre at the Royal Botanic Gardens.
Discover the astonishing beauty of 170,000-plus individual native plants in settings that capture the essence of Australia's diverse landscape.
Visit a grand National Heritage listed estate, established 1868, with sweeping lawns, trees, ornamental lake, fernery, and heritage orchard.
CERES Community Environment Park, situated on the banks of Merri Creek in East Brunswick, is one of Australia's most visited environmental education...
Encounter an edible oasis right in the middle of the city at Little Veggie Patch Co's Pop Up Patch, and join a workshop for some gardening tips.
Venture into Fed Square and explore the world of film, television and digital media with year-round exhibitions, rare screenings and cultural events.
A cultural hub supporting arts, film, and visual performance Australia wide, with a Hellenic flavour. Housed in the historic Former Royal Mint...
Explore the real-life stories of people who have migrated to Victoria from all over the world, through moving images, voices, memories and memorabilia.
Sentence yourself to a day of fun or a spooky night at Victoria's oldest prison, which housed tough criminals and the infamous bushranger, Ned Kelly.
Touch and feel your way through local history; give Phar Lap a nod, explore a rainforest, rest in a rollercoaster car, and discover Koori heritage.
A living part of Melbourne's modern Chinatown, the Chinese Museum documents, preserves and displays the history of Chinese Immigration to Australia....
Journey to the stars and beyond at the Melbourne Planetarium, travel through space and time, and have a hair-raising encounter with lighting volts.
Visit some of Melbourne's major sporting venues on a guided sports tour to see the MCG, watch tennis greats, or join a bus group to the Melbourne Cup.
From the West Gate Bridge to St Kilda, Melbourne looks amazing on a motorbike. Take a passenger tour on a Harley Davidson or a trike.
Plug in to the city's sights with an audio tour. Listen here or download the audio files to your media player and listen while you walk.
Tour the Queen Victoria Market, find a bargain in Melbourne's factory outlets and warehouses or shop til you drop in designer arcades and laneways.
Cruise down the Yarra on a Melbourne boating tour, set sail on Port Phillip Bay with a chartered yacht service, or ferry across to Williamstown.
Follow a heritage trail on a walking tour through Melbourne streets or wander through the laneways and arcades on a cafe, shopping or art tour.
Taste your way around Melbourne's top foodie destinations and sample local fare from fine wines to locally produced delicacies at markets and stores.
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