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Top 5 tourist attractions in Melbourne – Places of interest not to be missed!

Melbourne is beautiful and the best part about it is that it is one of the most liveable cities in the world. This vibrant place has so much to be explored and experienced. Here are a few attractions that might just pique your interest.


Federation Square

Just opposite Flinders Station, in stark contrast to the surrounding colonial buildings is a super modern structure, the Federation Square. It was built to commemorate 100 years of federations and is a place that's loved by some and hated by others. There are several events that take place here every day. It's worth a visit. This attraction is close to many Melbourne hotels.


Royal Botanic Gardens

If you are on the lookout for free things to do in Melbourne, well, visiting this amazing Royal Botanical Garden is one of them! Established in 1846, it is known to be one of the most beautiful gardens in the world. The garden is divided into two, Melbourne and Cranbourne. Melbourne's side of it has 8500 plant species spread out across 38 hectares of land. The Ian Potter Foundation Children's Garden has been designed to encourage little ones to plant trees while the aboriginal walk tour is popular among visitors. The gardens are perfect for an evening picnic in summer or high tea at The Terrace Café.


Southbank and Arts Centre Melbourne

Not far from Flinders Station is the Yarra Riverbank that is quite a romantic place for a stroll. There are plenty of cafes, restaurants and shops both indoors and outdoors. Not to mention, great live entertainment as well. Arts and crafts sales are on eve Sunday and it is also a festival hub. The Arts Centre cannot be missed with its iconic white spire that stands out instantly. If you are up for some entertainment at the theatre, this is the place to be.


National Gallery of Victoria

This is the oldest public gallery open to the public for viewing. The place shelters over 70000 pieces of art! The gallery is located in 2 different places. The International collection is kept in the building at St. Kilda Road building which was first put up in 1968 and later in 2003 was turned into a fantastic place with a ceiling of stained glass. Onlookers are encouraged to lie on the floor and soak in the magical vision. The Australian collection is housed at the Ian Potter Gallery at the Federation Square. The collection displays the history and culture of Australia.


Melbourne zoo

Just 16 minutes away from Pan Pacific Melbourne, the zoo if the best place to visit if you are travelling with kids. There are more than 320 species sheltered here with modern facilities. The Trail of Elephants programme is an award-winning documentary on the Asian elephants and their lifestyle in a setting much like a village garden. Yet another popular crowd-puller is the Orangutan shelter where animals live on the treetops. There are more fun activities for the whole family to enjoy right here.

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