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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.
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.
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.
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!
Teeter on The Edge, a switchable glass cube that slides you out from the building's 88th floor for unsurpassed views of Melbourne and far beyond.
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...
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See one of the Southern Hemisphere's most impressive collections of European, Asian, Oceanic and American art at this iconic Melbourne gallery.
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From $25 - $40
Soar above the tree tops at this eco-adventure paradise in the Dandenongs, with flying foxes and obstacle courses for the faint- and lion-hearted.
From $13.50 - $55
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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.
From $8 - $16
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...
From $19 - $89
Kryal Castle, Australia's only medieval adventure park and resort, has reopened its doors and is now welcoming visitors.
Monkey Mania are Australia's favourite Indoor Children's Play Centre's with locations across New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory and...
From $2.50 - $2.50
Wonderland Fun Park is a fantastic inner-city fun park conveniently located at Harbour Town Shopping Centre in Docklands. The Park offers many great...
From $10 - $15
Living Legends is where you can meet and mingle with retired champion racehorses such as Apache Cat, Better Loosen Up, Silent Witness and Melbourne...
An iconic landmark honouring the service of Australian men and women in war and peacekeeping. The visitor centre hosts exhibitions and events.
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Smell the roses - all 5000 varieties - in the magnificent grounds of the Victoria's largest private residence, pausing to admire the pastoral style.
From $22 - $96
Dive deep to discover life beneath the Southern Ocean; walk under tunnels filled with sharks and rays, or ride a simulated underwater rollercoaster.
From $3 - $16.50
Discover Melbourne's rich history and walk in the footsteps of Captain Cook's family through their eighteenth-century two-storey cottage and garden.
National Institute of Circus Arts (NICA) is a national not-for-profit organisation. Funded primarily by the Australian Government through the Office...
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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...
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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.
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 $4.50 - $12
Journey to the stars and beyond at the Melbourne Planetarium, travel through space and time, and have a hair-raising encounter with lighting volts.
From $35 - $295
Step aboard Melbourne's Tall Ship Enterprize and step back to a time of daring voyages and discovery. Feel the romance and excitement of sailing with...
From $12.50 - $18.50
Clip 'N Climb is Melbourne's most exciting and exhilarating indoor climbing attraction. With 33 unique and colourful climbing challenges, each...
From $9 - $40
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.
From $15.95 - $139.95
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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Auscarts is a state of the art indoor karting venue and entertainment complex just five minutes from the heart of Melbourne's city centre. Auscarts...
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...
Physical theatre tells stories through movement, body language, hand gestures and sometimes even with objects. As a group, devise your own stories as...
There is a big tangle going on at ArtPlay and they need a whole lot of babies to help stretch it out. This tangle is so serious that nothing is going...
Join Quandamooka artist Elisa Jane Carmichael by contributing to her Sea Bed installation of underwater gullies and caves. Come and weave a coiled...
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...
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...
Enjoy the wildlife, majestic landscaping and ornamental features of these heritage-listed gardens, a popular picnic area for locals and museum visitors.
CERES Community Environment Park, situated on the banks of Merri Creek in East Brunswick, is one of Australia's most visited environmental education...
Escape to the serene Flagstaff Gardens with a picnic from the Queen Victoria Market and lounge by the roses, play bowls, and admire the monuments.
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.
Stand beside the Queen Victoria memorial statue and survey the ornamental lakes, palm trees, sweeping lawns and rose gardens, and stunning cityscapes.
Visit a grand National Heritage listed estate, established 1868, with sweeping lawns, trees, ornamental lake, fernery, and heritage orchard.
Listen to the ringing of the eye-catching Federation Bells and browse the open-air collection of artworks to discover Melbourne's indigenous culture.
Located in one of Melbourne's most iconic buildings, the Former Royal Mint, The Hellenic Museum houses exhibitions and runs programs that promote an...
A living part of Melbourne's modern Chinatown, the Chinese Museum documents, preserves and displays the history of Chinese Immigration to Australia....
Explore the real-life stories of people who have migrated to Victoria from all over the world, through moving images, voices, memories and memorabilia.
Venture into Fed Square and explore the world of film, television and digital media with year-round exhibitions, rare screenings and cultural events.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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