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.
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.
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
Launched in Belfast in 1885, the Polly Woodside sailed 1.5 million kilometres around the globe. Located in the heart of Melbourne's South Wharf precinct...
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SportsCommBank Women’s T20 International Tri-Series: India vs England
Get down to Junction Oval for your chance to see India take on England in the fourth match of the Commonwealth Bank T20 INTL Tri-Series. If you are planning...
DanceThe Australian Ballet: Boys Day
This boys-only event brings young male dancers together to take class from one of the Australian Ballet's artists, some of whom started out in Boys Day...
DanceOnce Upon A Time: The Nutcracker
Sugar plums, waltzing flowers and a giant Christmas tree. The Australian Ballet presents Once Upon a Time: The Nutcracker, created especially for girls...
FamilyOutdoor Escapades: A Forest School Adventure for Families
Put aside your devices and step outside for an immersion in nature at Melbourne Gardens.Engage your tactile senses, ignite your imagination and experience...
Art & exhibitionsWhite Night Reimagined
White Night Melbourne returns in 2019, but not as you know it. Introducing White Night Reimagined.As winter fades and on the eve of spring, join us for...
Art & exhibitionsGlow Winter Arts Festival
Glow Winter Arts Festival is set to light up Malvern East.The winter night skies will shine with a spectacular world of light and colour in immersive outdoor...
Cooking classesBush Food Experience: International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples
In celebration of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, delve into the rich history and thriving culture of the local First Peoples...
FamilySpringvale Snow Fest 2019
It will be snowing again in Springvale this July. Come aling on Sunday 28 July for the award-winning Festival. The streets will be filled with fun, snow,...
FamilyBalee Koolin Bubup Bush Playgroup at Cranbourne Gardens
Cranbourne Gardens welcomes Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and children to join the unique Balee Koolin Bubup Bush Playgroup. Providing...
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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.
Art & cultureMuseums
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.
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 & 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.