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10 Fun and Amazing Things to Do in Melbourne – Get in the Groove of the World’s Funkiest Nation

Often considered the cultural capital of Australia; Melbourne has a vibrant atmosphere. The cities narrow streets are lined by world-class street art and the cafes and beer gardens are amazing. You'll never run out of things to do in this city down-under.


Take a street art tour

Artists from all over the world flock to Melbourne to be a part of its movement. There are tours organised by various art schools and independent groups, these can be a bit pricey but very worth it nevertheless.


Visit the state library of Victoria

This historic institution was first established in 1856 and since become a source of pride for the people ofMelbourne. The library has now become a very popular event space and has around 8 million visitors every year.


Moonlight Movies in the park

The best part about Melbourne is that you don't need to be smack in the middle of it to enjoy it. Some of the best places to stay in Melbourne are located in the suburbs, for example, the highly-recommended Avani Melbourne Box Hill Residences. It's far enough to be peaceful but close enough to be just short drive home after catching a moonlit movie screened at the Royal Botanical Gardens.


Wander Queen Victoria Market

This outdoor market is amazing, especially on weekends. It has a variety of stalls including ones that sell food and others that sell trinkets and knick-knacks. It quite a fun place to walkabout.


Take the City Circle Tram

The tram service is free and connects all the important attractions within the city, making it a very helpful service for visitors to Melbourne. There is a recorded description that plays as the tram stops at each location making it a free guided tour you could say.


People watch in Federation Square

This open square is a great place to just sit and watch people go about their day. The near-vicinity of Federation Square has many outdoor pubs and restaurants as well.


Admire Flinders Street Station

Built-in the late 19th century this imposing and impressive building is one of the most important landmarks in Melbourne and a favourite meeting place for the locals. This Victorian-style station is considered as the busiest suburban railway station in the southern hemisphere.


Visit NGV Australia

The National Gallery of Victoria's Australian Art is the best free activity in the city. The gallery is located at Federation Square and has quite a few special exhibits every year; these are not free, however – that's just the permanent collection.


Relax in the Royal Botanical Gardens

These serene and beautiful gardens are spread across 86 acres and are home to trees, shrubs and various plants from all over Australia and the world. You can easily spend a day just wandering aimlessly enjoy the calm tranquillity.


Enjoy café's

The Café' culture of Melbourne is legendary and the city's residents simply love having a tea, coffee or snack while they chit-chat or get some work done. When you're visiting don't miss out, make sure to visit some of the city's hippest spots.