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5 unique things to do in Melbourne - Tips on how to make your vacation a one to remember

Every vacation offers numerous opportunities to make memories for a lifetime, to know how to make your next Melbourne vacation amazing, read on.

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Visiting Luna Park

Visiting Luna Park

You might think that the Luna Park is just another amusement park but once you step in you will be amazed. The park was the first amusement park in Australia and it is one that has the infamous Scenic Railway. The Scenic Railway is the world's oldest operating roller coaster. It was built in 1912 and it is one of the three roller coasters in the world that has a brakeman in the centre of the coach. The Ghost Train, Carousel, Spider, The Pharaoh's Cruise and the Twin Dragon are the other attractions you find at the Luna Park.

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Rap Jumping

Rap Jumping

This is exclusively for the adrenaline junkies. Rap Jumping is a form of forward abseiling and freestyle ropework. Basically, you will be running down a tall building with ropes attached to you (of course!) Rap jumping is pretty popular in Melbourne and there are so many young people trying this out. If you're at all into this, you can book yourself a few private classes. This is super scary but would get your adrenaline pumping and get you prepped for the buzzing life of Melbourne.

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Ride the Puffing Billy

Ride the Puffing Billy

The Puffing Billy is one of the oldest and yet most popular steam-based railways in the world. The Puffy Billy was open to the public in 1900. For you to get onboard the Billy you have to drive East of Melbourne for an hour. The train will take you from Belgrave all the way to Grembrook. The journey is indeed scenic and would remind you of a scene from a fantasy movie. Let your legs dangle as you gape at the vistas or enjoy the unique delicacies at the Steam and Cuisine Luncheon in the train. Don't forget your camera, the train ride is indeed picture perfect.

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Get ready to Moombo

Although it sounds like a fun dance move, it is actually the biggest community festival in Australia. It brings millions of people to Melbourne every year during the long weekend following the Labour day. The parade showcases the unique traditions and the cultural diversity of the city of Melbourne. The Moomba parade and the coronations of the Moomba Monarch are the main events of the festival. Fireworks, live music, birdman rally and the carnival are big hits of the day. Attending the Moombo is one of the must-dos for anyone visiting Melbourne in March. There are plenty of hotels near Etihad Stadium the likes of Oaks On Market. They are within 20 minutes from the city centre and are not too crowded during the festival, making it ideal for accommodation.

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Royal Melbourne Show

Royal Melbourne Show

If you're travelling to Melbourne with kids, visiting the Royal Melbourne show is a must. The show is hosted by the Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria and it has been held since 1848. The show mainly focuses on agricultural products and stalls but there is much more to it. Blue ribbon games, arts and crafts, amusements such as magic shows, pavilions and pop-up restaurants make this event a fully-fledged family affair. The Royal Melbourne show will make your trip to the city a truly memorable one.

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