Melbourne is Australia's mecca for all things trendy and tasty. The city offers up exquisite dining, exhilarating sport and abundant opportunities to experience art. A perfect blend of rich cultural history and new age trends is waiting for you in Melbourne. As the sun goes down, the city comes to life with a vibrant dining scene as well as events and exhibitions. Explore its bustling laneways, trendy neighbourhoods and sophisticated foodie scene to get a taste of what Melbourne is all about. Below, we have curated a list of some iconic Melbourne attractions that you may want to consider visiting during your stay. Each of these locations embodies the spirit of our dynamic city, showcasing a blend of natural beauty, cultural richness, and modern marvels that make Melbourne such an exciting destination:
1. State Library of Victoria
Built in 1854, Melbourne's iconic State Library Victoria isAustralia's oldest library and a stunning architectural space to visit.
2. Queen Victoria Market
Shop 'til you drop at this celebrated market to see buskers,find souvenirs and to marvel at the fresh produce and the treats in the Dairy Hall.
3. Carlton Garden
Carlton Gardens lies directly north of the CBD and is a keypart of Melbourne's inner-urban open space network. It contains the Royal
Exhibition Building, the Melbourne Museum, an abundance of natural and
landscaped features, as well as a few permanent attractions and cultural
4. Phillip Island
Pristine white beaches and hi-octane motor sports, endlessfamily fun and iconic wildlife, you'll find it all on a seaside holiday at Phillip Island, just 90 minutes from Melbourne. See little penguins and sleepy koalas in their natural habitat, teach the kids to swim on a quiet bay beach, and soak up all the action at the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix.
5. The Great Ocean Road
Drive one of the world's most iconic scenic touring routes, the Great Ocean Road, spanning 243 kilometers along the stunning coastline of Victoria.