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There's plenty of things to do for the whole family in Melbourne. From interactive museums and kids' festivals to exhilarating outdoor adventures and wildlife parks, you'll discover a whole host of things to do with the family.

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Leisure activities

Luna Park Melbourne

Ride adrenaline-pumping, heart-stopping rollercoasters and try your luck with carnival games. There's a galaxy of amusements for all ages to explore.

Museums

Jewish Museum of Australia

The Jewish Museum of Australia is an award-winning museum showcasing the rich history and diverse culture of the Jewish people with a particular...

Museums

Melbourne Steam Traction Engine Club

The Melbourne Steam Traction Engine Club operates a vintage engine museum set in six hectares of parkland in the south eastern suburb of Scoresby. In...

Parks & gardens

CERES Community Environment Park

CERES Community Environment Park, situated on the banks of Merri Creek in East Brunswick, is one of Australia's most visited environmental education...

Family

Melbourne Star Observation Wheel

Take a 30-minute ride on Melbourne's newest star attraction for extraordinary views and a unique bird's-eye perspective of the city and surrounds.

Wildlife, zoos & farms

Melbourne Zoo

Get up close with more than 250 species as you explore rainforests, bushland and underwater worlds. Don't miss the zookeeper talks and feeding times!

Markets

Queen Victoria Market

Shop 'til you drop at this celebrated market to see buskers, find souvenirs and to marvel at the fresh produce and the treats in the Dairy Hall.

Architecture & design

Shrine of Remembrance

An iconic landmark honouring the service of Australian men and women in war and peacekeeping. The visitor centre hosts exhibitions and events.

Arts & culture

Koorie Heritage Trust

The Koorie Heritage Trust was founded to preserve and promote the living culture of south-eastern Australia's Indigenous people.

Leisure activities

Auscarts Indoor Racing

Auscarts is a state of the art indoor karting venue and entertainment complex just five minutes from the heart of Melbourne's city centre. Auscarts...

Family

Bulla Hill Railway

Bulla Hill Railway, operated by Tullamarine Live Steam Society, is located about eight kilometres from Melbourne Airport and offers scenic miniature...

Entertainment

That VR Joint - Virtual Reality Cafe

Virtual Reality is the new buzzword, and That VR Joint has tons of tech to let you experience all that this amazing technology is capable of. There...

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Nature & wildlife

Parks and gardens

Discover abundant parks and leafy gardens in Melbourne and take a break from the hectic pace of the city with a relaxing stroll or picnic on the lawn.

Things to do

Tours

Explore Melbourne on foot with an expert walking guide, join a bus tour or follow the historic City Circle Tram route on a tour of the city's cafes.

Art & culture

Museums

Delve deep into the history of places near and far at Melbourne's varied museums, dedicated to all manner of the city's quirky local stories.

Nature & wildlife

Wildlife and zoos

Featuring state of the art aquarium, award-winning zoos and parklands teeming with fauna, you don't have to go far in Melbourne to see wildlife.