Federation Square, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Image courtesy of the AFL.
Couple feeding a kangaroo, Healesville Sanctuary, Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges, Victoria, Australia
Sovereign Hill, Ballarat, Goldfields, Victoria, Australia
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Victoria's top attractions

It's not easy to see all that Victoria has to offer, so we've put together a list of the state's top attractions – striking public spaces, state-of-the-art museums, unique wildlife, heritage sites, glorious examples of goldrush architecture, and more. Because of Victoria's compact size, each attraction is also within easy reach of each other.

All you have to do is choose which one to see first.

Melbourne

Zebra's at Werribee Open Range Zoo

Werribee Open Range Zoo

Join a wildlife safari, Melbourne style, and spot rhinos, cheetahs, giraffes, zebras and monkeys as they roam freely through the grounds of the zoo.

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Old Melbourne Gaol

Old Melbourne Gaol

Sentence yourself to a day of fun or a spooky night at Victoria's oldest prison, which housed tough criminals and the infamous bushranger, Ned Kelly.

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Outdoor spaces at Melbourne Museum

Melbourne Museum

Touch and feel your way through local history; give Phar Lap a nod, explore a rainforest, rest in a rollercoaster car, and discover Koori heritage.

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Children playing with our Eastern Fiddler Rays

Australian Shark and Ray Centre

The world's largest shark and sting ray feeding experience. The Australian Shark and Ray Centre sharks and rays feed all day, everyday. And feeding...

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Fed Square New Years Eve

Federation Square

In the tradition of the world's busiest public spaces, "Fed Square" buzzes with a daily program of events, restaurants and cafes and bold galleries.

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The Meat Hall (pictured) is the oldest building on the Market site - built in 1869 - preceding hte official opening of the Queen Victoria Market by 9 years!

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.

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Ornamental Lake at RBG Melbourne

Royal Botanic Gardens

Breathe deep and fill your lungs with the goodness of the freshest air from the heart of Melbourne's city centre at the Royal Botanic Gardens.

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Seahorse - Seahorse Pier

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.

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Crown Entertainment Complex

Crown Entertainment Complex

Find the jewels in the Crown, including signature restaurants from top chefs, international boutiques, luxury accommodation, hip bars and great views

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Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Melbourne Cricket Ground

See a match or tour the home of Aussie cricket and the Australian Football League, the site of the 1956 Olympics and the 2006 Commonwealth Games.

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Visitors out the front of Scienceworks

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.

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Melbourne Star Starring Melbourne

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.

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Werribee Mansion

Werribee Mansion

Smell the roses - all 5000 varieties - in the magnificent grounds of the Victoria's largest private residence, pausing to admire the pastoral style.

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Eureka Skydeck 88

Eureka Skydeck 88

Teeter on The Edge, a switchable glass cube that slides you out from the building's 88th floor for unsurpassed views of Melbourne and far beyond.

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tiger at Melbourne Zoo

Melbourne Zoo

Enliven your zoo visit with up-close Wild Encounters tours, groove in summer to the 'Zoo Twilights' music performances, or just gawp at new arrivals.

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Regional Victoria

Nine Levels of Darkness Tour

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.

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Koala magic moment

Healesville Sanctuary

Watch for waking koalas and peek at a joey in a kangaroo's pouch, meet keepers or observe vets in the animal hospital, all in an Aussie bush setting.

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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.

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Gum San

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.

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Wilsons Promontory, Gippsland, Victoria, Australia

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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Sovereign Hill

Sovereign Hill

Strike it rich with a day out in 1850s Ballarat and pan for gold, ride in a horse-drawn carriage and relive the Eureka Rebellion with sound and light.

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Phillip Island Nature Park

Phillip Island Nature Park

See Phillip Island's little penguins emerge from the sea, peek at life inside a burrow, and spot other Australian animals at this wildlife wonderland.

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12 Apostles, Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia

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.

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