Melbourne's culture and laneways
Explore Melbourne's culture, laneways and arcades. Photo: Tourism Australia
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. This is a pretty cool city with lots to do, see, eat and experience.

Melbourne is easy to explore by foot. It also has great public transport including trams, buses and trains. Be sure to board the FREE city circle tram (number 35), and hop-on-and-hop-off this tram as often as you like.

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Things to do in Melbourne

Tour Melbourne by bike, bus or walking and see this city from a local’s perspective. Explore: 
  • Melbourne’s famed lanes and arcades
  • the iconic heritage, culture and architecture including Federation Square and Flinders train station
  • local artisans and up-and-coming fashion designers
  • Don't miss out on touring and tasting Mebourne's ecclectic food, wine offerings. From chocolate tasting to drinking coffee, dining at some of the best restaurants, or enjoying a wine at one of the roof top bars.
Enjoy Melbourne's laneways
Enjoy Melbourne's laneways and arcades.
Photo: Visit Victoria

Melbourne city life. Photo courtesy of Tourism Australia
  • Take a cruise along the Yarra River and see a different side of Melbourne. Cruise highlights includes a commentary on Southgate Arts and Leisure Precinct, Crown Entertainment Complex, World Congress Center and Trade Center, Docklands, 19th-century sailing ship Polly Woodside, The Governor's residence, Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).
Take a cruise on the Yarra River, MelbourneCruise the Yarra River. Photo: Tourism Australia


Enjoy dinner and sightseeing on the Colonial Tramcar.
  • Board the Colonial Tramcar Restaurant restaurant and tour Melbourne by tram while indulging in a delicious three course dinner. 
  • Your Melbourne trip planner will include savvy ways to save money like buying a Melbourne Attraction Pass. These super-saver passes include entry fees to the Melbourne Zoo, Old Melbourne Gaol, Aquarium, Hop on Hop off bus, Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, and Puffing Billy Railway.
  • Wander through the Queen Victoria (QVB) Markets which are right in the heart of the city. Enjoy all kinds of delicious treats, and check out unique souvenirs. QVB markets are buzzing every day of the week.
  • It would be a crime to not visit the Old Melbourne Gaol. Your tour guide is an actor, taking on the role of a police officer, and you get the role of a common criminal. You will experience being arrested, charged and locked up in a cell. This is 100% interactive fun.
Visit Melbourne's QVB markets

QVB markets have plenty of delicious things to buy. Photo: Visit Victoria
Melbourne Cup races
Be part of the Melbourne Cup
  • If you love all things sport, be sure to book a tour and visit Melbourne's iconic sport venues and hear exciting tales of triumph and defeat including the Melbourne Cup horse race, F1 Grand Prix, the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), the National Sports Museum, and Etihad Stadium where AFL football, cricket, rugby happen.