Best activities in Melbourne

Check out the top activities in Melbourne, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Albert Park Lake
1. Albert Park Lake
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111 local reviews
Albert Park Lake, Albert Park
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Paula
Albert Park is popular for a range of activities like dog walking, jogging, cycling, sailing and rowing. Apar…
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This is probably one of the most popular parks in Melbourne, catering a range of activities like dog walking, …
Pat
Albert Park is popular for a range of activities like dog walking, jogging, cycling, sailing and rowing. Apart…
1. Albert Park Lake
1. Albert Park Lake
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111 local reviews
Albert Park Lake, Albert Park
Paula
Paula
Albert Park is popular for a range of activities like dog walking, jogging, cycling, sailing and rowing. Apart from the lake itself, other …
Mega Style Apartments
Mega Style Apartments
This is probably one of the most popular parks in Melbourne, catering a range of activities like dog walking, jogging, cycling, sailing and …
Pat
Pat
Albert Park is popular for a range of activities like dog walking, jogging, cycling, sailing and rowing. Apart from the lake itself, other a…
2. National Gallery of Victoria
2. National Gallery of Victoria
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255 local reviews
180 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne
Open · Closes 5:00 PM
+61 3 8620 2222
Art galleryPoint of interestEstablishment
Janine
World class art exhibitions. Free activities for kids.
Sophie
There is always something on at the NGV! From different exhibits to activities, the NGV has it all!
Diana
Best gallery in town.
2. National Gallery of Victoria
2. National Gallery of Victoria
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255 local reviews
180 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne
Open · Closes 5:00 PM
+61 3 8620 2222
Janine
Janine
World class art exhibitions. Free activities for kids.
Sophie
Sophie
There is always something on at the NGV! From different exhibits to activities, the NGV has it all!
Diana
Diana
Best gallery in town.
3. Federation Square
3. Federation Square
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138 local reviews
Swanston St, Melbourne
+61 3 9655 1900
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Phil &Jing
Catch free tram from Harbour Esplanade (either city circle number 35 or number 70). Just a few stops, you will…
Beryl & Adam
Local authorities and sponsors bandied together to fund this square, which became the city’s go-to spot for cu…
Amanda
Federation Square is one of my favourite places I visit often. There are so many different activities here eve…
3. Federation Square
3. Federation Square
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138 local reviews
Swanston St, Melbourne
+61 3 9655 1900
Phil &Jing
Phil &Jing
Catch free tram from Harbour Esplanade (either city circle number 35 or number 70). Just a few stops, you will see Federation Square. Checko…
Beryl & Adam
Beryl & Adam
Local authorities and sponsors bandied together to fund this square, which became the city’s go-to spot for cultural activities. Its 15k-cap…
Amanda
Amanda
Federation Square is one of my favourite places I visit often. There are so many different activities here everyday of the year. Look at art…
4. Collingwood Children's Farm Inc.
4. Collingwood Children's Farm Inc.
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43 local reviews
18 St Heliers St, Abbotsford
Open · Closes 4:30 PM
+61 3 9417 5806
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Danielle
Great activity for kids, Lovely farm animals, permaculture gardens, cafes, river walking
Kate And Has
A great activity for the whole family, you'll feel like you've left the city behind. There is an animal farm, …
Marty
Great family activity
4. Collingwood Children's Farm Inc.
4. Collingwood Children's Farm Inc.
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43 local reviews
18 St Heliers St, Abbotsford
Open · Closes 4:30 PM
+61 3 9417 5806
Danielle
Danielle
Great activity for kids, Lovely farm animals, permaculture gardens, cafes, river walking
Kate And Has
Kate And Has
A great activity for the whole family, you'll feel like you've left the city behind. There is an animal farm, lovely cafe with organic food …
Marty
Marty
Great family activity
5. Queen Victoria Market
5. Queen Victoria Market
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213 local reviews
Queen St, Melbourne
Open · Closes 3:00 PM
+61 3 9320 5822
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Raisa
Great for groceries, and souvenirs. Outdoor music and children's activities on Sundays.
Nicole
Melbourne's oldest Market. Still a bustling hive of activity. Fresh fruit and vegies, gourmet food halls, and …
Andrew
Fresh wonderful produce as well many other bargains
5. Queen Victoria Market
5. Queen Victoria Market
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213 local reviews
Queen St, Melbourne
Open · Closes 3:00 PM
+61 3 9320 5822
Raisa
Raisa
Great for groceries, and souvenirs. Outdoor music and children's activities on Sundays.
Nicole
Nicole
Melbourne's oldest Market. Still a bustling hive of activity. Fresh fruit and vegies, gourmet food halls, and a range of specialty shops. A …
Andrew
Andrew
Fresh wonderful produce as well many other bargains
6. Albert Park
6. Albert Park
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24 local reviews
Albert Park, Albert Park
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Frank And Vince
Golf course, picnic areas, lake activities, playground, dining and function venues.
Mikey
A stroll around Albert Park is a must - start with the magnificent terrace homes of St Vincent's Place, then e…
Debbie
Sports activities and grounds, formula 1 racing annually, Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre located in the p…
6. Albert Park
6. Albert Park
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24 local reviews
Albert Park, Albert Park
Frank And Vince
Frank And Vince
Golf course, picnic areas, lake activities, playground, dining and function venues.
Mikey
Mikey
A stroll around Albert Park is a must - start with the magnificent terrace homes of St Vincent's Place, then explore the rose gardens and ex…
Debbie
Debbie
Sports activities and grounds, formula 1 racing annually, Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre located in the park, cafes and restaurants.
7. Burrinja Gallery
7. Burrinja Gallery
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11 local reviews
351 Glenfern Road, Upwey
Open · Closes 4:00 PM
(03) 9754 1177
Establishment
Chris
Burrinja is a vibrant community cultural centre that encompasses multiple gallery spaces, a 400 seat theatre, …
Peta
Burrinja is a vibrant community cultural centre that encompasses multiple gallery spaces, a 400 seat theatre, …
CountryPlace
Burrinja Café is the number one music lounge, restaurant and cafe in the foot hills of the Dandenong Ranges, V…
7. Burrinja Gallery
7. Burrinja Gallery
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11 local reviews
351 Glenfern Road, Upwey
Open · Closes 4:00 PM
(03) 9754 1177
Chris
Chris
Burrinja is a vibrant community cultural centre that encompasses multiple gallery spaces, a 400 seat theatre, live music, arts activities an…
Peta
Peta
Burrinja is a vibrant community cultural centre that encompasses multiple gallery spaces, a 400 seat theatre, live music, arts activities an…
CountryPlace
CountryPlace
Burrinja Café is the number one music lounge, restaurant and cafe in the foot hills of the Dandenong Ranges, Victoria Australia.
8. Melbourne Zoo
8. Melbourne Zoo
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85 local reviews
Elliott Ave, Parkville
Open · Closes 5:00 PM
+61 1300 966 784
ZooVeterinary carePark
Anj
The landscaped settings of Melbourne Zoo house over 250 species from around the world. It's the perfect family…
Christina
It's huge.. although not a fan of zoos generally, they do a lot to try and educate people on the animals and k…
Haydn
The Melbourne Zoo is world famous and just north of the city. Set aside a full day or afternoon/evening for th…
8. Melbourne Zoo
8. Melbourne Zoo
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85 local reviews
Elliott Ave, Parkville
Open · Closes 5:00 PM
+61 1300 966 784
Anj
Anj
The landscaped settings of Melbourne Zoo house over 250 species from around the world. It's the perfect family day out and is packed with ac…
Christina
Christina
It's huge.. although not a fan of zoos generally, they do a lot to try and educate people on the animals and keep them comfortable and stimu…
Haydn
Haydn
The Melbourne Zoo is world famous and just north of the city. Set aside a full day or afternoon/evening for this great attraction.
9. Flinders Street Railway Station
9. Flinders Street Railway Station
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22 local reviews
Flinders St, Melbourne CBD
(03) 9610 7476
Train stationEstablishment
Yvonne
Check on seasonal activities.
Hannah
Fed Square is the heart of the Melbourne CBD with great architecture and lots of activities always happening t…
Simon
Trams are Free in the City - 'check out the free tram zone'
9. Flinders Street Railway Station
9. Flinders Street Railway Station
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22 local reviews
Flinders St, Melbourne CBD
(03) 9610 7476
Yvonne
Yvonne
Check on seasonal activities.
Hannah
Hannah
Fed Square is the heart of the Melbourne CBD with great architecture and lots of activities always happening there
Simon
Simon
Trams are Free in the City - 'check out the free tram zone'
10. Crown Melbourne
10. Crown Melbourne
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74 local reviews
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Lisa
Plenty of rest'raunts, bars and activities
Phil &Jing
Crown entertainment complex has wide variety of attractions, activities. It has everything!
Stuart
Crown Casino and Entertainment Complex is a large casino and entertainment precinct located on the south bank …
10. Crown Melbourne
10. Crown Melbourne
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74 local reviews
Lisa
Lisa
Plenty of rest'raunts, bars and activities
Phil &Jing
Phil &Jing
Crown entertainment complex has wide variety of attractions, activities. It has everything!
Stuart
Stuart
Crown Casino and Entertainment Complex is a large casino and entertainment precinct located on the south bank of the Yarra River, in Melbour…
11. ACMI
11. ACMI
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42 local reviews
Flinders St, Melbourne
Open · Closes 5:30 PM
+61 3 8663 2200
MuseumArt galleryMovie theater
Simone & Jarrod
Australian Centre for Moving Image. They have exhibitions, displays and kids activities.
Louise
Australian Centre for the Moving Image - checkout the website, always new installations and activities - great…
Samantha
Films & kids activities
11. ACMI
11. ACMI
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42 local reviews
Flinders St, Melbourne
Open · Closes 5:30 PM
+61 3 8663 2200
Simone & Jarrod
Simone & Jarrod
Australian Centre for Moving Image. They have exhibitions, displays and kids activities.
Louise
Louise
Australian Centre for the Moving Image - checkout the website, always new installations and activities - great for kids
Samantha
Samantha
Films & kids activities
12. Polly Woodside
12. Polly Woodside
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11 local reviews
21 S Wharf Promenade, South Wharf
Open · Closes 4:00 PM
+61 3 9699 9760
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Nico Apartments
Built in Belfast in 1885, the three masted cargo vessel carried coal and wheat between England and South Ameri…
Rit
Polly Woodside offers a range of activities for visitors including a history gallery, wharf with picnic facili…
Terry
Built in Belfast in 1885, the three masted cargo vessel carried coal and wheat between England and South Ameri…
12. Polly Woodside
12. Polly Woodside
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11 local reviews
21 S Wharf Promenade, South Wharf
Open · Closes 4:00 PM
+61 3 9699 9760
Nico Apartments
Nico Apartments
Built in Belfast in 1885, the three masted cargo vessel carried coal and wheat between England and South America. You can join the crew, com…
Rit
Rit
Polly Woodside offers a range of activities for visitors including a history gallery, wharf with picnic facilities and guided tours. We also…
Terry
Terry
Built in Belfast in 1885, the three masted cargo vessel carried coal and wheat between England and South America. You can join the crew, com…