Find out what to do in Melbourne here! Don't miss out on Australia's coffee capital, Melbourne - a city of culture, art and great food with unique and memorable things to do for visitors and locals alike. Venture outside your Melbourne hotel whether it's sunny or a rainy day - or even on Australia Day for an experience you will never forget around Victoria's capital.
The city is alive with fantastic restaurants, quirky cafes and charming little side streets in the CBD that will keep you busy exploring for days or take a Melbourne tour with a local if your time is short!. For the cultural minded you are in for a treat when looking for what to do in Melbourne with award winning theatre productions, shows and festivals, and be sure to take time to discover the great shopping destinations and markets.
Animal lovers will feel right at home at Melbourne zoo and be in for a treat watching the fairy penguins race up the beach at Phillip Island. Venture away from the city to find world-class vineyards at Yarra Valley and breathtaking scenery along the Great Ocean Road with the twelve apostles. Tour the major sporting venues, dive with sharks at Melbourne Aquarium, see unusual sea life on kayak, Scuba and snorkelling adventures, and take an extreme view of Melbourne from the Eureka Skydeck. Also, don't forget to check out all the great things to do in our other major regions such as Brisbane, Sydney, the Gold Coast attractions, and much more! In addition, for an overview of things to do in Victoria or an itinerary for Melbourne sightseeing, be sure to visit our Melbourne city guide pages.
Things to do with Kids in Melbourne
Victoria is a state that is renowned for its unique blend of wonderful greenery and a clean natural environment combined with bustling urban centres that are the homes to the head offices of some of Australia's biggest companies. Neither of these points, however, are a great attraction for those looking for things to do with kids.
That said, being home to Australia's second largest city, Melbourne, Victoria naturally has a wide range of entertainment options available for those both young and old - and children are no exception. In this guide, we look at some of the most popular attractions, activities and things to do with kids not only in Melbourne but also in the surrounding areas of Victoria. Click the adjacent menu to view detailed information guides on each Melbourne with kids topic.
Note that these are just a few of our hand-picked suggestions of the best ways to spend your time with kids in Melbourne - for a full list of all the other great tours, attractions and activities, be sure to check out our main Melbourne region section for details.