Places to Visit in Melbourne

Melbourne is a fascinating city indeed. The capital of Victoria, this south-eastern Australian city has something for everyone. Whether you want to traverse the nature trail or visit the famed tourist spots or simply indulge in some delicious food and wine, you won’t go wrong with the many choices available here. Tourist places in Melbourne are aplenty but there are several things here which no doubt will infuse your senses with delight as you settle down for a drink at one of the many bars and restaurants by the Yarra river. Here’s a list of some of the must visit places in Melbourne.

Melbourne is full of unmissable experiences. Make sure you get there at the right time so you can enjoy the city to its fullest. Don’t forget to check the SOTC website for offers and deals on Melbourne tour packages and Australia tour packages.

The picturesque Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria is a sight for sore eyes and is certainly one of the places to go in Melbourne. The beautiful landscaped gardens are home to a diverse collection of more than 50,000 plants from around the world. There’s a garden for the young visitors as well. Some of the other famed highlights here include National Herbarium, Tropical Hothouse and Plant Craft Cottage.

One of the top tourist places in Melbourne is the Melbourne Zoo, housing more than 250 species of birds and animals from around the world. A visit here will certainly count among the unforgettable experiences in your life as you traipse through Asian and African rainforests, Australian bushland and underwater as well, where you can see penguins and fur seals up close.

Also known as Eureka Skydeck, this is certainly one of the places to visit in Melbourne. This Riverside Quay building offers superb views of Melbourne Central Business District. During the day, you can see right up to the Dandenong ranges, while at night you can see the vista of a brilliantly lit up Melbourne. Skydeck 88 takes you to The Edge, a switchable glass cube which slides out of the building. A hair-raising and thrilling experience that you will never forget!

One of the places to visit in Melbourne is the famed Yarra Valley, which is what the region around the Yarra River is called. The scenery here is simply breath-taking with lush and green pastures, large trees and winding rivers. Drop in at one of the quaint and beautiful villages such as Marysville and Warburton or visit the Healesville Sanctuary wildlife park. You might catch a glimpse of animals like the platypus, Tasmanian devils and lyrebirds.

The iconic Queen Victoria Market is definitely one of the places to visit in Melbourne. It is one of the largest open-air markets and has been around from the 19th century. With more than 700 businesses running here, this is where people come for fresh produce, coffee and food along with the chance to attend some of the many events that keep taking place here.

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