Melbourne Crown Casino by night. 
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Where is Melbourne?

Welcome to Melbourne

Melbourne is a style icon. It is the cultural heart of Australia, and foodies, fashionistas, artists, musicians and theatre-goers flock to this great city. It is a pretty cool city with lots to do, and it's also easy to get around on the trams, buses and trains. Word of warning. Don’t overplan your stay in Melbourne…let it happen and see where your stay takes you!

Make the Melbourne Visitors Centre  your first stop

Stop by the Melbourne Visitors Centre in Federation Square, (opposite Flinders Street train station), to get free maps and brochures. 

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Things to do in Melbourne

There’s no shortage of things to do in Melbourne. If you want to tour Melbourne at your own pace and on a budget, click here to download these free guided walking tours where you'll visit Melbourne’s laneways, parks, see its stunning architecture and really see what makes this city tick.
Some recommended tours of Melbourne include:
  • Jump on a Hop on Hop off city sightseeing bus  but also includes entry to the Melbourne zoo and aquarium.
  • Tour Melbourne on the back of a chauffeur driven trike motorbike, or take a Ghost tour of Melbourne.
  • Why not indulge your sweet tooth and set off on a Chocoholic tour. This deliciously sweet tour ends with afternoon tea!
  • Embark on a 3 hour foodie tour where you’ll really get a taste of Melbourne. This tour ends with sipping cocktails on a rooftop.
  • Visit Eureka Skydeck 88 which is 300 metres high and gives you 360-degree views of Melbourne. ‚Äč
Click here for more things to do in Melbourne.

Best ways to get around Melbourne

  • Melbourne is an easy city to walk around. Get yourself some free maps and explore this great city by foot.

  • Get to know Melbourne by taking the FREE city circle tram (number 35). Hop on and off this free tram as often as you like.

  •  I'd definitely recommend you use Melbourne's public transport which includes trams, buses and trains. Buy a MIKI public transport card anywhere showing the MIKI sign, including 7-11 stores, train stations and hotels. Your MIKI card will get you anywhere and everywhere in Melbourne. 

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How to save money when you visit Melbourne 

It’s simple - buy a Melbourne attractions pass so you can see more of Melbourne for less. Instead of paying separate entrance fees, your attractions pass lets you choose up to 7 tours and activities. This pass includes activities such as Melbourne Zoo, Old Melbourne Gaol, SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium, Melbourne Sightseeing Hop on Hop off bus, Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, and a train ride on the Puffing Billy Railway. Check it out for yourself.

There are many different travel passes to choose from, so work out what you want to do and which travel pass best suits your budget. Click here and check it out for yourself.