Also termed to as one of the most livable cities in the whole world, Melbourne is also amongst one of the most visited tourist places in the whole of Australia. This city is a combination of style, sports, culture and the best of dining spaces which would make you fall in love with this great city. You can feel the true essence of Melbourne by discovering its hidden rooftops and by cheering with the crazy fans at numerous sports events going around in the city along with dining at the culinary hotspots, however, there are some specific places to visit in Melbourne that are a must visit when you are in this coffee capital. Let us go through a quick guide though must visit Melbourne tourist places to help you shortlist your itinerary while in Melbourne.
Must Experience Tourist Places in Melbourne:
Melbourne’s most active event hub, Federation Square holds more than 2000 events each year. Also, it is the home to the Australian center of Moving Image where you can interact with the cinematic world and all other kinds of digital entertainments along with a permanent exhibition. You can also head up to the federation square to attend some of the free meditation classes early in the morning. Another reason to visit this square is to experience the Yarra River which is connected via Federation Wharf through a series of historic vaults that date back to the 1890s.
City Circle Tram
One of the top most things to do in Melbourne and one of the most convenient and free of cost way to see the major attractions & famous landmarks in Melbourne is through the city’s W-class trams. Alongside, an audio guide provides you with all of the required information about the city’s major landmarks and tourist attractions such as the Federation Square, Melbourne Aquarium, City Museum and many more. These trams operate every 30 minutes in both the directions between 10 A.M to 6 P.M from Sunday to Wednesday and 10 A.M to 9 P.M from Thursday to Saturday.
The Dandenong Ranges
If you too are the one amongst the ones who wish to escape from the concrete jungles and the hustle bustle of the developed cities, this place is a must visit for you which offers an unforgettable experience into its secret fern glades, untouched villages, and beautiful dense forests. Visiting this place is a win-win in any season. You will get to experience the vibrant colors of nature if you visit in the springs and a soft layer of dusting snow in the winters. Do not forget to visit its eclectic shops and galleries to go through unique jewelry, glassware, and furniture designs. You may even stay in one of the elegant guesthouses which offer you a journey into the traditional yet modern part of this Australian beauty.
Queen Victoria Market
This 140-year-old market is one of the largest open-air markets in the southern hemisphere. It houses over 600 small scale businesses. You can buy from a huge collection of clothing, jewelry, and souvenirs to take away for your near and dear ones. It is also one of the popular places to grab a quick bite and indulge in one of the best coffee experiences in Australia.
285 meters above the ground level, through one of the fastest elevators in the world, Eureka Skydeck takes the sightseeing in Melbourne to whole another level. Through this amazing sighting height, you can have a 360-degree mesmerizing view of the wonderful city of Melbourne. You may also experience The Edge, a glass cube suspending out from the tower from the 88th floor to have an awesome dizzying experience. If you wish, you can also get a chance to experience the sunrise as well as the sunset from this mesmerizing height with a mesmerizing view in front of you.
Royal Botanical Gardens
A paradise for the plant lovers and one of the most beautiful places in Melbourne, these gardens attracts around 2 million visitors each year to experience this valuable asset of nature. You would be left in awe after experience the botanical gardens serene lakes, beautiful vistas and a great collection of beautiful and rare plants. This place also offers a lot for the children to experience in the natural environments itself such as the plant tunnels and bamboo forests to crawl through and play around in. This beautiful attraction has something to offer for people of all age groups.
Missing one out of the above-mentioned Melbourne attractions will make your visit to this beautiful city incomplete. Just make your itinerary ready to visit these beautiful and unique places and set out on a tour to experience these unique tourist attractions in the coffee capital of Australia, Melbourne!