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Updated by Lavinia Woolf on Aug 21, 2015
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Best Leisure Activities in Melbourne - Top Things To Do on a Holiday in Melbourne

As one of Australia's most popular cities Melbourne welcomes countless visitors each year. From water sports to go-karting here are some of the city's top leisure activities for vacationers.


Splash around at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre

Tipped to be the city's most popular water sports hub the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre is a one of a kind activity base in the region. As Melbourne's most expansive aquatic leisure centre the complex comes complete every variety of lap pools and diving pools available. A mammoth water slide is also part of the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre which also houses a wave pool.


Take in the Sights from the Melbourne Star Observation Wheel

Often regarded as one of the must-experience highlights for a first time visitor taking a ride on the Melbourne Star Observation Wheel is a once in a lifetime opportunity to witness the city from a unique vantage point. Offering visitors panoramic views from a vaulted observation point the Melbourne Star Observation Wheel's 30 minute ride is the perfect way to get acquainted with the various cultural and entertainment hotspots in the city.


Go Karting

Melbourne residents love their racing and Ace Karts is deemed the top venue to let lose among the tracks in the city. As a popular outdoor go karting arena Ace Karts provided premium facilities for novices and expert karting fanatics to show their skills while Auscarts Racing is the best indoor karting space in Melbourne. A stone's throw away from the CBD the indoor karting station is also an entertainment hub housing a host of other attractions to keep visitors engaged.


Spend a Day at WaterMarc

Deemed the most expansive indoor water sports and leisure facilities in northern Victoria let alone Melbourne, WaterMarc is the best place to enjoy a memorable day out with the family. Home to countless liquid attractions suitable for visitors of all ages and fitness levels the venue's massive water slides are its chief highlights for young visitors. Visitors based in Oaks On Market or other serviced apartments Brisbane counts among its centrally located rests will have easy access to the water park.


Scale the Walls at Clip 'N Climb Arena

Climbing enthusiasts should look no further than Melbourne's Clip 'N Climb Arena for a fun evening out with friends. Dubbed the city's most invigorating and well-equipped climbing heartland the indoor arena provides a whopping 33 climbing challenges to suit all experience levels.


Discover the Luna Park at Night

Renowned as one of Melbourne's favourite amusement attractions Luna Park is a one stop activity base with a carnival atmosphere every night. From jaw snapping rollercoaster rides to other popular fairground attractions Luna Park packs in a punch in terms of entertainment value for money.


Skate Away at Medibank Icehouse

It need not be winter to enjoy the joys of ice skating and other winter sports in Melbourne thanks to the Medibank Icehouse. Operational throughout the year this all encompassing ice sports centre cum entertainment complex provides state-of-the art facilities for visitors and locals alike.


Tee Off at GlowGolf Docklands

Combining UV lighting gimmicks with mini gold the GlowGolf Docklands is the best place in Melbourne to enjoy a game of golf after dark.