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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.
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...
Journey to the stars and beyond at the Melbourne Planetarium, travel through space and time, and have a hair-raising encounter with lighting volts.
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.
Ride adrenaline-pumping, heart-stopping rollercoasters and try your luck with carnival games. There's a galaxy of amusements for all ages to explore.
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.
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Take a 30-minute ride on Melbourne's newest star attraction for extraordinary views and a unique bird's-eye perspective of the city and surrounds.
From $13.50 - $55
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.
WaterMarc is the largest indoor aquatic and leisure facility in the northern region of Victoria with two giant water slides! Other features include a...
From $11 - $22.50
Become part of Australia's sporting history through thousands of sporting artifacts and multimedia displays at the home of Australian sport, the MCG.
The world's largest shark and sting ray feeding experience. The Australian Shark and Ray Centre sharks and rays feed all day, everyday. And feeding...
From $15.95 - $139.95
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Living Legends is where you can meet and mingle with retired champion racehorses such as Apache Cat, Better Loosen Up, Silent Witness and Melbourne...
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.
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.
Pottery Painting at Glaze It Studio is a unique, fun and creative activity for all ages and occasions, which involves decorating ready-to-paint...
Join in a fun session of stories, songs and rhymes, designed for children two and under to explore language with the Library's own show-stopping...
Calling all rangers. Go on a guided gorilla patrol to help monitor, track and care for gorillas at Werribee Open Range Zoo this autumn. The adventure...
Step into Rippon Lea and enter the opulent 1920s world of the Honourable Miss Phryne Fisher and her crime fighting associates. Based on the novels of...
Physical theatre tells stories through movement, body language, hand gestures and sometimes even with objects. As a group, devise your own stories as...
Tyrannosaurs - Meet the Family - if you thought you knew tyrannosaurs, think again. Tyrannosaurs - Meet the Family explores how these terrifying...
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...
Inspired by the work of famous British conservationist Gerald Durrell, Moonlit Sanctuary is now home to 50 Australian species. Many including about...
Join a wildlife safari, Melbourne style, and spot rhinos, cheetahs, giraffes, zebras and monkeys as they roam freely through the grounds of the zoo.
Dive deep to discover life beneath the Southern Ocean; walk under tunnels filled with sharks and rays, or ride a simulated underwater rollercoaster.
Listen to the ringing of the eye-catching Federation Bells and browse the open-air collection of artworks to discover Melbourne's indigenous culture.
A stone's throw away from Melbourne's shopping mecca and perched high above the Yarra River lies the sanctuary of Como. Boasting one of Melbourne's...
Marvel at the tiny doorways of historic Captain Cook's Cottage, the carved Fairies Tree, the model Tudor Village, and myriad fountains and statues.
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.
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.
CERES Community Environment Park, situated on the banks of Merri Creek in East Brunswick, is one of Australia's most visited environmental education...
Enjoy the wildlife, majestic landscaping and ornamental features of these heritage-listed gardens, a popular picnic area for locals and museum visitors.
Explore the real-life stories of people who have migrated to Victoria from all over the world, through moving images, voices, memories and memorabilia.
Located in one of Melbourne's most iconic buildings, the Former Royal Mint, The Hellenic Museum houses exhibitions and runs programs that promote an...
Venture into Fed Square and explore the world of film, television and digital media with year-round exhibitions, rare screenings and cultural events.
A living part of Melbourne's modern Chinatown, the Chinese Museum documents, preserves and displays the history of Chinese Immigration to Australia....
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.
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.
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.
Taste your way around Melbourne's top foodie destinations and sample local fare from fine wines to locally produced delicacies at markets and stores.
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.
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.
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