Melbourne has the most European feel of any Australian city. Historical buildings that integrate with dynamism give a different impression to those who visit the city. Numerous theaters, art galleries with impressive international and local collections, and numerous innovative architectures offer tourists cultural expansions.
Many neighborhoods of the city are striking. For this reason, the center of the city offers different attractions and scenes. You can walk down Bourke and Collins streets to browse the shops, or St Kilda Road to explore the many art galleries in the area. The Yarra area offers beautiful views of the Namesake river where visitors can walk, cycle, and people-watch. Besides, Australia’s geography is incredibly diverse. With only 24 million people living in an area the size of the United States, Australia offers great opportunities to travelers.
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Hobart city and rural land, located on the southeastern coast of Australia with its very dense forests, plains, and wide green plateaus, offer visitors an exquisite experience. As a result of this experience, it is possible to get rid of the chaos and stressful mood of daily life.
The low population in the area makes this a reasonable area for those who want a quiet experience. Hobart is closer to Melbourne by plane than other Australian cities. The distance between the 2 cities is around 1 hour and 15 minutes by the airline. Winters in Hobart can be much tougher and tougher than the mainland. For this reason, it is strongly reminded to bring warm and waterproof clothing.
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2. Yarra Valley and Hot Air Balloons
Another unique activity that can be done in Melbourne is to taste the splendor of the city with hot air balloons. Take the opportunity to get to the sky and see Melbourne, one of the few cities in the world where the Yarra Valley can pass, from the air.
If you are celebrating a special event such as a birthday or anniversary, you can have an optional special breakfast or a unique dinner between the balloon tours. Hot Air Balloon tours will make your visit to Melbourne extremely effective and enjoyable.
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3. Philipp Islands Helicopter Flight
Taking a helicopter flight on the coast of the Phillip Islands is another unique activity you can do in Melbourne. In this way, you can enjoy the magical view of the Phillip Islands and find yourself enchanted by the view with your loved ones.
With two different flight routes you can choose, you can choose to leave the east or west helipad and take a helicopter tour on the cliffs of Cape Woolamai or perhaps above the world-famous Grand Prix Circuit. Whichever tour you choose, you’ll witness spectacular views of gorgeous beaches and miles of stunning coastline.
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4. Eureka Tower
We have seen the coastline, the streets adorned with graffiti, and if you think it’s time to do something different, let’s introduce you to the Eureka Tower, Melbourne’s tallest building overlooking the city.
From the 88th floor of Eureka Tower, Melbourne’s tallest tower, you’ll have a bird’s eye view of the CBD and Port Phillip Bay. Aim to arrive just before sunset so you can light the city day after day and then at night. It is a cube with glass walls on the sides, a glass ceiling, and a glass floor. It stretches out from the 88th floor and keeps you almost three hundred meters from the streets below.
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5. Federation Square
There is also a square in the city where you can find many activities together. Federation Square is a large mixed-use area in the center of Melbourne. Featuring a variety of cafes, restaurants, and bars, the hotel also includes shops selling everything from grocery stores to souvenirs and high-end fashion.
The square is famous for being a great meeting place in the city center and hosts various pop-up shows and exhibitions. Federation Square has a creative program that showcases talent all year round.
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6. Melbourne Arts Center
The Melbourne Arts Center is another popular destination in the city and enjoys a high reputation around the world. With its 162-meter tower, it can be instantly recognized from many parts of the city. The Art Center opened in 1982 and has hosted every Melbourne ballet, opera, theater, and artistic event since its opening.
Open-air concerts are often held at the Arts Center against the skyscrapers in Melbourne’s city center. With plenty of free entertainment and a varied program of events throughout the year, the Melbourne Arts Center is always a must-see. The center is open 7 days a week from early morning until late evening. If you are interested in art, another major stopover that Melbourne has to offer is the National Gallery of Victoria.
Opened in 1968, the National Gallery of Victoria (or NGV) is Australia’s oldest largest, and most visited art museum. It contains numerous unique works from the art world, including Picasso, Monet, Rubens, and others. For art lovers, the National Gallery of Victoria stands out as a must-see. The gallery operates from 10:00 to 17:00 every day and is open free of charge.
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7. Crystal Castle
If you want to take a look at the historical texture of the city, one of the beautiful places you can visit is the Kryal Castle. Kryal Castle, Australia’s medieval castle, is home to many medieval adventures from brave knights, dueling warriors, dragons, mysterious labyrinths. The castle is open from 10:00 to 16:00 on Saturday and Sunday, as well as on school and public holidays.
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8. Eureka Skydeck 88 Elevator
Another activity you can do in the city of Melbourn is to use the Eureka Skydeck 88 elevator, which allows you to see the city from above. To enjoy the unmatched view of Melbourne from Eureka Skydeck 88, simply climb up to the 88th floor of the fastest elevator in the southern hemisphere.
There’s also a nice coffee shop for a more casual option if you don’t want to enjoy breathtaking views while hanging in a large transparent box. The elevator opens every day to its visitors at 10:00.
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9. Hosier Lane
Another stop to visit is the Hosier Lane art street. This street is one of the most popular and most photographed streets in Melbourne. Tired of graffiti artists in the past, Melbourne City Council decided to designate this street as a living street art gallery. Every part of the street (including garbage bins) is now covered with vibrant graffiti art and awaits its visitors.
The art on display is constantly changing, and if you’re lucky, you might even see some artists in action during your visit. Hosier Lane offers an incredible insight into Melbourne’s cultural life. It is world-renowned that the city of Melbourne offers different experiences in cultural life. The street welcomes tourists from all over the world who are curious about graffiti art.
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10. Shrine of Remembrance
Another place worth visiting and seeing in the city is the Memorial Temple. The Memorial, built-in 1934, is Victoria’s state monument to Australians who have been involved in global conflicts throughout the country’s history. Inspired by classical architecture, the Temple was designed and built by World War I veterans.
Special exhibitions and events are held at the Mabed throughout the year, offering an ever-changing experience. Tours are organized daily from the city center between 11:00 and 12:45 in the temple. Admission to the Memorial is free, but donating is considered a good act.