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Best things to do in Melbourne

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Art Gallery
“NGV, Australia's most visited gallery, signifies Melbourne's prominence as the country's cultural capital. Home to Melbourne's design week, world-class architecture and fashion events, NGV is an attraction on an international scale that one should not miss.”
472local recommendations
Field
“lovely place for a walk or a quiet read, outdoor moonlight cinema during the summer months”
534local recommendations
Cricket Ground
“Do the tour, approx $30 and you get some incredible viewing of how the MCG works. Must visit venue particularly for Australian Rules Football.”
331local recommendations
Market
“QVM is a foodie's delight. So many morsels to choose from. If you're lucky, the Night Market is in season. ”
389local recommendations
Shopping Centre
“Emporium Melbourne's 225 stores provide a fusion of fashion, culture, food and art. It features a mix of Australian and International designers and delicious food! 287 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne.”
213local recommendations
Museum
“My favourite place in Melbourne! Explore history, culture, science and nature at Melbourne Museum. Australia's largest public museum organisation with IMAX cinema! ”
194local recommendations
Scenic Lookout
“Stunning views of the city and beyond from the observation deck. Equally impressive during the day or night.”
204local recommendations
Plaza
“This is in the heart of the city. A beautiful square that always has something to offer. Also get into St Paul's Cathedral that is located just opposite from Fed Square.”
318local recommendations
Asian Restaurant
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“Famous Asian-fusion cuisine. So famous that you can't even book a table! Get there early and leave your details and they'll call you when your table is ready. You can also wait at the bar inside!”
192local recommendations
Casino
“Fancy food, clothes, gaming, clubbing, and amazing cinemas to enjoy anytime. Enjoy a nicely done cocktail, and a high quality dinner, or go to the foodcourt and be more pocket convenient. The choice is yours, but don't miss out, this is a fully equiped entertainment complex.”
182local recommendations
Aquarium
“Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium is a Southern Ocean and Antarctic aquarium in central Melbourne, Australia. It is located on the banks of the Yarra River beside and under the Flinders Street Viaduct and the King Street Bridge. The attraction is a Sea Life Centre owned by Merlin Entertainments. ”
110local recommendations
Library
“Don't miss out on this beautiful building, full of history and interesting stories. Free entry.”
158local recommendations
University Academic Building
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“French toast and baked eggs are staples at this compact, rustic-chic breakfast cafe with warm vibe.”
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Asian Restaurant
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“Feel the similarities and differences with other China Towns in the world! ”
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Lake
“Walking and jogging track, water views, parklands. The site of the Grand Prix track.”
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Bar
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“For a truly Melbourne bar experience, head to Cookie and work your way through the mammoth beer selection (CBD)”
130local recommendations