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Australia & New Zeland Sightseeing and Tourist Information
Enjoy panoramic views of Melbourne from the viewing deck on the 88th floor of the– currently the world’s tallest residential building. Thrill-seekers will enjoy a thrilling ride on The Edge – a glass cube that projects three metres from the building.
Opening Hours: 10am until 10pm, (last entry 9.30pm)
- Admission: Adult: $16.50
- Child: (4 to 16 years) $9.00
- Family: (2 Adults & 2 Children) $39.00
- Family: (1 Adult & 2 Children) $29.00
- Extra Child: $7.00
- 3 years & under – No charge
Overlooking the Yarra River and located directly opposite Flinders Street train station, Federation Square is the city’s public hub – bringing together arts and entertainment attractions as well as vibrant restaurants, caf es and bars. Meet at Federation Square. Everyone else does. Ever since this landmark cultural and entertainment destination was opened to the public, Melburnians and visitors have been gathering here. Locals have embraced Fed Square as a true reflection of their city, with rich cultural experiences, a diversity of places to eat and drink, unique shopping and a wealth of information to welcome visitors. Fed Square is where cultures meet, friends meet, minds meet and worlds meet. No wonder all of Melbourne is saying, 'Meet you at Fed Square!'
Where else in the world could you walk about 6 miles and experience all sorts of different cultures but still be in the same place? As you start at the Wall Street financial district through Chinatown, SoHo and Little Italy to Greenwich Village, then through Chelsea, Korea Town and the Garment District then to Times Square and eventually hit Central Park, you will notice that you can experience the whole world in a day’s walk. Explore the shops, delis, restaurants, museums, and just watching and experience the New York lifestyle.
Southern Star Observation Wheel
The 120-metre high wheel provides stunning 360º views of the city, Port Phillip Bay and beyond, with its 21 air-conditioned glass cabins able to carry up to 20 guests on a 30-minute ‘flight’ experience.
- Adult $29.00
- Child $17.00
- Pensioner $20.00
Melbourne Museum is the largest museum complex in the Southern Hemisphere. Spread over three levels, the museum draws on the latest technology to give an insight into Australia's unique culture, flora, fauna and history. Also includes an IMAX Theatre with a screen up to eight stories high, Open daily 10am - 5pm. Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day. Admissions: Adult $8, Concession and Children free entry.
The state-of-the-art aquarium harbors thousands of creatures from the Southern Ocean and offers a fun and educational experience for children and adults alike. Want to dive with sharks; well they also have that too!
- Adult: $31.50
- Child (3-15yrs): $18.00
- Concession: $19.50
- Single Family (1 adult & up to 2 children) $60.00
- Family (2 adults & up to 2 children): $85.00
- Additional Children: $13.50
Melbourne’s Hidden Secrets Tours
Explore the city’s labyrinth of beautiful lanes and arcades (and discover places that most locals don’t even know exist) on a Hidden Secrets Tour. During the three-hour walking tour, you’ll visit more than 50 unique boutiques, jewelers, chocolate stores and much more. Along the way you’ll learn about Melbourne’s fascinating history and architecture.
Queen Victoria Market
Explore the bustling Queen Victoria Market, the largest and oldest market in the Southern Hemisphere, where you can buy fresh food, souvenirs, clothing, toys and more. The Market is divided into a number of Market Precincts; the Deli Hall, Elizabeth Street Shops, F shed laneway, Vic Market Place Food Court, Fruit and Vegetables, The Meat Hall, Organics, General Merchandise, Victoria Street Shops and the Wine Market.
Royal Botanical Gardens
The Royal Botanic Gardens have become world-famous for their spectacular vistas across sweeping lawns and lakes. Every visitor will enjoy a walk around the Ornamental Lake with its teeming native bird-life, however there is much more to see at Melbourne’s most popular garden attraction. The mild climate of this city, combined with a long history of plant collection from around the world, has allowed an immense range of plants from across Australia and the world to be brought together at the Royal Botanic Gardens.
Melbourne is the nation’s undisputed fashion capital, with its stylish retail precincts – including the GPO, QV and Melbourne Central complexes – as well as beautiful lanes and arcades offering shopping to suit all tastes and budgets. Visit Collins Street for luxury brands; find bargains in Bridge Road (Richmond); or visit the trendy Chapel Street (Prahran) for up-to-the-minute fashion.