Things to do
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.
Architecture & designEureka 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.
Architecture & designFederation 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.
Wildlife, zoos & farmsMelbourne 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!
History & heritageOld 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.
Maritime historyPolly Woodside
Climb aboard and roam the decks of the historic Polly Woodside, one of Australia’s last surviving 19th century tall ships. Experience the turbulent trials...
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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Experience Werribee Open Range Zoo like never before at Sunset Safari, an exclusive after-hours event.Spend an incredible night out with some of the world’s...
FamilySanta's Magical Kingdom
Get ready to see a truly magical experience. Santa’s Magical Kingdom returns this November and December.The magic of Christmas will come alive at Santa’s...
Horse racingLexus Melbourne Cup Parade
See this year’s Lexus Melbourne Cup jockeys and trainers parade down Swanston Street in this highly anticipated free public event. The festivities continue...
Classes & workshopsInsectopia
Uncover the incredible hidden world of insects as you and your little ones explore Melbourne Gardens in search of critters that call the Gardens home...
Come along to Museum Playdates at Melbourne Museum with themes changing every term, come and play in their newest program for three to five year olds.Each...
FamilyLEGOLAND Discovery Centre’s Diwali ‘Make and Take’
LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre is celebrating Diwali with some fun, free LEGO® activities.Diwali is known as the ‘festival of lights’ and symbolises the victory...
FamilyBOO at the ZOO (Werribee Open Range Zoo)
It's a spooky time of year to visit Werribee Open Range Zoo.This October experience Werribee Open Range Zoo as it's transformed into our biggest Halloween...
FamilyPirate Day at Polly Woodside
Ahoy there me hearties. Come aboard the tall ship, Polly Woodside on the first Sunday of each month for Pirate Day. Bring along your scallywags and buccaneers,...
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Nature & wildlifeWildlife 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.
Things to doTours
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.
Things to doOutdoor activities
Make the most of the rivers, parks and coastline Melbourne has to offer with a range of outdoor activities to suit your interests and lifestyle.
Nature & wildlifeParks 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.