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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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Parks & gardens

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.

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.

Art galleries

NGV International

See one of the Southern Hemisphere's most impressive collections of European, Asian, Oceanic and American art at this iconic Melbourne gallery.

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.

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

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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Regional Victoria

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Wildlife, zoos & farms

Phillip Island Nature Parks

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.

Gold rush history

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.

Wildlife, zoos & farms

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.

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.

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.

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