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10 Things to See in Melbourne - Appealing Attractions in a City of Wonders

There are so many stunning destinations to see when you are travelling in Melbourne so a visit to this magnificent city will never be dull and colourless. From breathtaking parks to unique museums, this city surely has got it all. Read on and find out about top 10 places that you should definitely visit in Melbourne.

1

Southgate

The iconic Southgate is a paradise for shopaholics! This is one of the most popular entertainment, dining and shopping venues in the city. There are shops spreading across three levels to discover here so come well prepared for a full day of exploration. The many restaurants located here serve an eclectic fusion of flavours to tantalize your taste buds too.

2

Arts Centre Melbourne

At the Arts Centre Melbourne you will find a complex of concert halls and theatres where regular performances of Opera Australia, Melbourne Theatre Company, Victorian Opera, Bell Shakespeare and Melbourne Symphony Opera take place. The venue is easily accessible from hotels such as Oaks Southbank. When you stay at centrally located serviced apartments in Southbank, you will have the ease of exploring the Melbourne Arts Precinct with great ease throughout your stay.

3

Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria

The refreshingly cooling territories of Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria are popular among tourists and locals in the city. It certainly is a haven of relaxation and many families gather in the park when the sun goes down to enjoy a time of respite.

4

Melbourne Museum

Located in the Carlton Gardens, the famous Melbourne Museum is a must visit attraction in Melbourne. There are large skeletons of pre historic animals on display here along with a Forest Gallery which includes live birds and reptiles, making it a very interesting museum, especially for children.

5

Ponyfish Island

Ponyfish Island that floats under the Pedestrian Bridge is quite popular among those who seek a novelty experience of wining and dining in the city. It serves an interesting range of food and beverages to delight all who visit it.

6

Australian Centre for Contemporary Art

The famed Australian Centre for Contemporary Art is hard to miss in the city with its exterior of bright red hue. It's the hub of modern art in Australia with displays of highly creative and innovative works of art of artists from all over the world.

7

Batman Park

The picturesque Batman Park located on the northern bank of Yarra River is a place that you must not miss if you are travelling with family. The vast lawns of the park are ideal for resting and relaxing. There are rows of charming eucalyptus trees lining the pathways adding to the charm of the place in a unique way.

8

Immigration Museum

Australia has been a land favoured by immigrants since time immemorial and it's interesting to note that there is a library in Melbourne that is dedicated to providing details of the history of these wandering souls who travelled to the country, seeking greener pastures. This museum, which is named as the Immigration Museum is located on Flinders Street.

9

Southbank Library at Boyd

If you love reading and wish to treat yourself to hours of blissful pleasure, you should definitely visit the Southbank Library at Boyd. The books are arranged by popular topics just like in a bookshop, making it easier for readers to pick their favourites.

10

Melbourne Recital Centre

The stunning honeycomb design which adorns the exterior of this building makes it quite easy to spot in Melbourne. At this spectacular venue which combines contemporary architecture, cutting-edge stage technology and high-tech acoustics, you will be able to enjoy sensational live music.