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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Athenaeum Theatre and Library

  • Library/Archive

The first talking picture show in Australia was screened in 1896 at this beautiful theater. Today is houses three venues—a membership...

Block Arcade

  • Store/Shop/Mall

Melbourne's most elegant 19th-century shopping arcade dates from the 1880s, when "Marvelous Melbourne" was flush with the prosperity...

Cook's Cottage

  • Memorial/Monument/Tomb

Once the on-leave residence of the Pacific navigator Captain James Cook, this modest two-story home, built in 1755 by Cook senior, was...

Eureka Skydeck 88

  • Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

Named after the goldfields uprising of 1854, the Eureka Tower (which houses the 88th-level Eureka Skydeck 88) is the tallest residential...

Federation Square

  • Plaza/Square/Piazza

Encompassing a whole city block, the bold, abstract-style landmark was designed to be Melbourne's official meeting place, with a variery...

Fitzroy Gardens

  • Park (National/State/Provincial)

This 65-acre expanse of European trees, manicured lawns, garden beds, statuary, and sweeping walks is Melbourne's most popular central...

Flinders Street Station

  • Transportation Site (Airport, Bus, Ferry, Train)

Much more than just a train station, the term "meet under the clocks" is widely known and used, indicating the time pieces on the front...

King's Domain Gardens

  • Garden/Arboretum

This expansive stretch of parkland includes Queen Victoria Gardens, Alexandra Gardens, the Shrine of Remembrance, the Pioneer Women's...

National Gallery of Victoria International

  • Museum/Gallery

This massive, moat-encircled, bluestone-and-concrete edifice houses works from renowned international painters, including Picasso, Renoir,...

Old Melbourne Gaol Crime and Justice Experience

  • Museum/Gallery

This bluestone building, the city's first jail, is now a museum that has three tiers of cells with catwalks around the upper levels and...

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