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Top attractions

There's so much to see and do across Victoria, that you might not know where to start. To help, we've put together a handy list of the state's top attractions – striking public spaces, state-of-the-art museums, unique wildlife, heritage sites, glorious examples of gold rush architecture, and more.

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Melbourne

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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.

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!

Museums

Scienceworks

Journey to the stars and beyond at the Melbourne Planetarium, travel through space and time, and have a hair-raising encounter with lighting volts.

Wildlife, zoos & farms

SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium

Dive deep to discover life beneath the Southern Ocean; walk under tunnels filled with sharks and rays, or ride a simulated underwater rollercoaster.

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.

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Regional Victoria

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Gold rush history

Gum San Chinese Heritage

Unearth the critical and quirky contributions of the Chinese miners who came to the Victorian goldfields in the 1850s, through interactive exhibits.

Gold rush history

Central Deborah Gold Mine

Gear up in overalls, a miner's hat and lamp and head into underground tunnels in search of gold in a key mine from Bendigo's 19th century gold rush.

Beaches & coastlines

12 Apostles

Witness the rugged splendour of the famous 12 Apostles, magnificent rock stacks that rise up from the Southern Ocean on Victoria's dramatic coastline.

History & heritage

Puffing Billy Steam Railway

All aboard for a ride on Australia's oldest steam railway, through thick forests and lush fern gullies, or travel first class for olden-times romance.

Walking & hiking

Otway Fly Treetop Adventures

Enjoy a real bird's eye view and sway with the branches when you take a walk high in the dense rainforest canopy in the heart of the ancient Otways.

National parks & reserves

Wilsons Promontory

Wilsons Promontory National Park sits at the southernmost tip of the Australian mainland, offering visitors stunning scenery and wildlife.

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