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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.

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Maritime history

Polly Woodside - Melbourne's Tall Ship Story

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...

Parks & gardens

Royal Botanic Gardens

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.

Wildlife, zoos & farms

Melbourne Zoo

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!

Museums

Melbourne Steam Traction Engine Club

Melbourne Steam Traction Engine Club is hosting the Scoresby Steamfest. There will be displays of blacksmithing and old time crafts, vintage tools,...

Family

Living Legends: The International Home of Rest for Champion Horses

Living Legends is where you can meet and mingle with retired champion racehorses such as Apache Cat, Zipping, Silent Witness and Melbourne Cup...

Wildlife, zoos & farms

Animal Land Children's Farm

Animal Land Children's Farm - the ultimate family experience. Looking for the perfect day out for the whole family, then do not miss your chance to...

Architecture & design

Eureka Skydeck 88

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.

Art galleries

NGV International

See one of the Southern Hemisphere's most impressive collections of European, Asian, Oceanic and American art at this iconic Melbourne gallery.

Leisure activities

GlowGolf Docklands

Amazing GlowGolf Docklands is under ultraviolet lighting, or UV, making the clever combination of mini golf and UV black lights and specially...

History & heritage

Old Melbourne Gaol

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.

Cinemas

IMAX Melbourne

Immerse yourself in stunning 3D documentaries and Hollywood blockbusters with one of the world's largest screens wrapped in digital surround sound.

Leisure activities

Auscarts Racing

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...

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Nature & wildlife

Wildlife and zoos

Featuring state of the art aquarium, award-winning zoos and parklands teeming with fauna, you don't have to go far in Melbourne to see wildlife.

Things to do

Tours

Explore Melbourne on foot with an expert walking guide, join a bus tour or follow the historic City Circle Tram route on a tour of the city's cafes.

Nature & wildlife

Parks and gardens

Discover abundant parks and leafy gardens in Melbourne and take a break from the hectic pace of the city with a relaxing stroll or picnic on the lawn.

Art & culture

Museums

Delve deep into the history of places near and far at Melbourne's varied museums, dedicated to all manner of the city's quirky local stories.