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Lions, tigers and baboons - oh my! This zoo has a colourful array of animals from around the globe. Bring on the wonder of seeing your favourite and new creatures. You can even have a close-up encounter and a photo with some of the resident kangaroos, meerkats, and others.
Galleries & Museums
Love looking at paintings or learning about the history of cricket? From the National Gallery of Victoria to the National Sports Museum, Melbourne is a hub for culture. A prime centre for art in Australia, see the city through a different lens.
What would this city be without its sport! The Cricket Grounds, the footy, and horse racing - Melbourne boasts outstanding venues and events year-round. Explore the vibrance of the world's sporting capital.
Love fresh produce or dazzled by the creations of local artisans? Try unfamiliar fruit at the Queen Victoria Market and then make your way to The Arts Centre Sunday Market to purchase handmade crafts. Relax and stroll through the rows of food - or go treasure hunting!
Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne
Be blown away by the beauty of petals and become a botanist for a day. Whether you're a plant nerd, a sucker for flowers, or want to have a scenic date for your romantic weekend getaway, the Gardens will surely knock your socks off.
Wine & Dine
The people of Melbourne are a diverse bunch. People from all over the world live here - and we're so lucky to be able to experience (and taste) a bit of their cultures! Try some of the best Vietnamese food outside of Hanoi or devour a hearty kebab. If you're feeling parched, saddle up at one of the many established bars or venture out to the surrounding Yarra Valley & Mornington wine regions.