Melbourne Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Melbourne - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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St. Kilda Beach

  • Beach–Sight

While there is no surf to speak of, this half-mile stretch of sand still remains one of the country's liveliest beaches as it's close...

St. Patrick's Cathedral

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Construction of the Gothic Revival building began in 1858 and took 82 years to finish. Ireland supplied Australia with many of its early...

St. Paul's Cathedral

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

This 1892 headquarters of Melbourne's Anglican faith is one of the most important works of William Butterfield, a leader of the Gothic...

State Library of Victoria

  • Library/Archive

On a rise behind lawns and heroic statuary, this handsome 1853 building was constructed during the gold-rush boom and houses more than...

Sydney Road

  • Neighborhood/Street

Cultures collide on Sydney Road as Arabic mingles with French, Hindi does battle with Bengali, and the muezzin's call to prayer argues...

The Arts Centre

  • Arts/Performance Venue

Melbourne's most important cultural landmark is the venue for performances by the Australian Ballet, Opera Australia, Melbourne Theatre...

The Hotel Windsor

  • Hotel–Sight

Not just a grand hotel, the Windsor is home to one of Melbourne's proudest institutions—the ritual of afternoon tea (A$69 midweek),...

Transport Hotel

  • Restaurant–Sight

At the Transport Hotel, choose from the Transport public bar, with casual meals; the rooftop Transit cocktail lounge; and the upscale...

Victoria Street

  • Neighborhood/Street

One of Melbourne's most popular "eat streets," this 2-km (1-mile) stretch has restaurants ranging from simple canteens to tablecloth-and-candlelight...

Young and Jackson's Hotel

  • Hotel–Sight

Pubs are not generally known for their artwork, but climb the steps to the top-floor bar here to see Chloe, a painting that has scandalized...