Best activities in Melbourne

Check out the top activities in Melbourne, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Albert Park Lake
1. Albert Park Lake
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114 local reviews
Albert Park Lake, Melbourne
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By Concierge
This is probably one of the most popular parks in Melbourne, catering a range of activities like dog walking, …
Paula
Albert Park is popular for a range of activities like dog walking, jogging, cycling, sailing and rowing. Apar…
Pat
Albert Park is popular for a range of activities like dog walking, jogging, cycling, sailing and rowing. Apart…
1. Albert Park Lake
1. Albert Park Lake
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114 local reviews
Albert Park Lake, Melbourne
By Concierge
By Concierge
This is probably one of the most popular parks in Melbourne, catering a range of activities like dog walking, jogging, cycling, sailing and …
Paula
Paula
Albert Park is popular for a range of activities like dog walking, jogging, cycling, sailing and rowing. Apart from the lake itself, other …
Pat
Pat
Albert Park is popular for a range of activities like dog walking, jogging, cycling, sailing and rowing. Apart from the lake itself, other a…
2. NGV International
2. NGV International
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237 local reviews
180 St Kilda Road, Southbank
Closed now
(03) 8620 2222
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Sophie
There is always something on at the NGV! From different exhibits to activities, the NGV has it all!
Janine
World class art exhibitions. Free activities for kids.
Malcolm
Free admission to Australian exhibits. Great fun and a lovely walk from the CBD.
2. NGV International
2. NGV International
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237 local reviews
180 St Kilda Road, Southbank
Closed now
(03) 8620 2222
Sophie
Sophie
There is always something on at the NGV! From different exhibits to activities, the NGV has it all!
Janine
Janine
World class art exhibitions. Free activities for kids.
Malcolm
Malcolm
Free admission to Australian exhibits. Great fun and a lovely walk from the CBD.
3. Federation Square
3. Federation Square
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142 local reviews
Swanston Street, Melbourne
(03) 9655 1900
Establishment
Phil &Jing
Catch free tram from Harbour Esplanade (either city circle number 35 or number 70). Just a few stops, you will…
Amanda
Federation Square is one of my favourite places I visit often. There are so many different activities here eve…
Beryl & Adam
Local authorities and sponsors bandied together to fund this square, which became the city’s go-to spot for cu…
3. Federation Square
3. Federation Square
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142 local reviews
Swanston Street, Melbourne
(03) 9655 1900
Phil &Jing
Phil &Jing
Catch free tram from Harbour Esplanade (either city circle number 35 or number 70). Just a few stops, you will see Federation Square. Checko…
Amanda
Amanda
Federation Square is one of my favourite places I visit often. There are so many different activities here everyday of the year. Look at art…
Beryl & Adam
Beryl & Adam
Local authorities and sponsors bandied together to fund this square, which became the city’s go-to spot for cultural activities. Its 15k-cap…
4. Collingwood Children's Farm
4. Collingwood Children's Farm
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43 local reviews
18 St Heliers Street, Abbotsford
Closed now
(03) 9417 5806
Establishment
Marty
Great family activity
danielle
Great activity for kids, Lovely farm animals, permaculture gardens, cafes, river walking
Kate and Has
A great activity for the whole family, you'll feel like you've left the city behind. There is an animal farm, …
4. Collingwood Children's Farm
4. Collingwood Children's Farm
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43 local reviews
18 St Heliers Street, Abbotsford
Closed now
(03) 9417 5806
Marty
Marty
Great family activity
danielle
danielle
Great activity for kids, Lovely farm animals, permaculture gardens, cafes, river walking
Kate and Has
Kate and Has
A great activity for the whole family, you'll feel like you've left the city behind. There is an animal farm, lovely cafe with organic food …
5. St. Kilda Beach
5. St. Kilda Beach
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96 local reviews
Jacka Blvd, Melbourne
(03) 9658 9658
Establishment
Qinn
St Kilda is Melbourne's seaside playground and is much-loved by residents and visitors. St Kilda is renowned f…
Lin
Great restaurants and cafes along beach front and lots more on Acland Street. Lots of beachside activities to …
Ryan
Australian summer... Beers by the water, people watching, beautiful scenery, the pier, close to shopping on Ac…
5. St. Kilda Beach
5. St. Kilda Beach
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96 local reviews
Jacka Blvd, Melbourne
(03) 9658 9658
Qinn
Qinn
St Kilda is Melbourne's seaside playground and is much-loved by residents and visitors. St Kilda is renowned for its expansive view of Port …
Lin
Lin
Great restaurants and cafes along beach front and lots more on Acland Street. Lots of beachside activities to join in on warm sunny days. Th…
Ryan
Ryan
Australian summer... Beers by the water, people watching, beautiful scenery, the pier, close to shopping on Acland st and dining or drinks o…
6. Queen Victoria Market
6. Queen Victoria Market
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219 local reviews
155 Victoria St, Melbourne
Closed now
(03) 9320 5822
StoreEstablishment
Stella
Fun activities filled with Australian merchandising for gifts, and delicious foods. Try the American Donuts, B…
Raisa
Great for groceries, and souvenirs. Outdoor music and children's activities on Sundays.
Nicole
Melbourne's oldest Market. Still a bustling hive of activity. Fresh fruit and vegies, gourmet food halls, and …
6. Queen Victoria Market
6. Queen Victoria Market
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219 local reviews
155 Victoria St, Melbourne
Closed now
(03) 9320 5822
Stella
Stella
Fun activities filled with Australian merchandising for gifts, and delicious foods. Try the American Donuts, Bratwurst and the Original Turk…
Raisa
Raisa
Great for groceries, and souvenirs. Outdoor music and children's activities on Sundays.
Nicole
Nicole
Melbourne's oldest Market. Still a bustling hive of activity. Fresh fruit and vegies, gourmet food halls, and a range of specialty shops. A …
7. Albert Park
7. Albert Park
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23 local reviews
Albert Park, Albert Park
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Debbie
Sports activities and grounds, formula 1 racing annually, Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre located in the p…
Mikey
A stroll around Albert Park is a must - start with the magnificent terrace homes of St Vincent's Place, then e…
Frank and Vince
Golf course, picnic areas, lake activities, playground, dining and function venues.
7. Albert Park
7. Albert Park
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23 local reviews
Albert Park, Albert Park
Debbie
Debbie
Sports activities and grounds, formula 1 racing annually, Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre located in the park, cafes and restaurants.
Mikey
Mikey
A stroll around Albert Park is a must - start with the magnificent terrace homes of St Vincent's Place, then explore the rose gardens and ex…
Frank and Vince
Frank and Vince
Golf course, picnic areas, lake activities, playground, dining and function venues.
8. Burrinja Gallery
8. Burrinja Gallery
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12 local reviews
351 Glenfern Road, Upwey
Closed now
(03) 9754 1177
Establishment
Peta
Burrinja is a vibrant community cultural centre that encompasses multiple gallery spaces, a 400 seat theatre, …
Mr Brett
They have live music, art and cultural activities here.
Chris
Burrinja is a vibrant community cultural centre that encompasses multiple gallery spaces, a 400 seat theatre, …
8. Burrinja Gallery
8. Burrinja Gallery
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12 local reviews
351 Glenfern Road, Upwey
Closed now
(03) 9754 1177
Peta
Peta
Burrinja is a vibrant community cultural centre that encompasses multiple gallery spaces, a 400 seat theatre, live music, arts activities an…
Mr Brett
Mr Brett
They have live music, art and cultural activities here.
Chris
Chris
Burrinja is a vibrant community cultural centre that encompasses multiple gallery spaces, a 400 seat theatre, live music, arts activities an…
9. Melbourne Zoo
9. Melbourne Zoo
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88 local reviews
Elliott Avenue, Parkville VIC 3052
Closed now
1300 966 784
Establishment
Christina
It's huge.. although not a fan of zoos generally, they do a lot to try and educate people on the animals and k…
Anj
The landscaped settings of Melbourne Zoo house over 250 species from around the world. It's the perfect family…
Haydn
The Melbourne Zoo is world famous and just north of the city. Set aside a full day or afternoon/evening for th…
9. Melbourne Zoo
9. Melbourne Zoo
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88 local reviews
Elliott Avenue, Parkville VIC 3052
Closed now
1300 966 784
Christina
Christina
It's huge.. although not a fan of zoos generally, they do a lot to try and educate people on the animals and keep them comfortable and stimu…
Anj
Anj
The landscaped settings of Melbourne Zoo house over 250 species from around the world. It's the perfect family day out and is packed with ac…
Haydn
Haydn
The Melbourne Zoo is world famous and just north of the city. Set aside a full day or afternoon/evening for this great attraction.
10. Flinders Street Railway Station
10. Flinders Street Railway Station
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18 local reviews
Flinders St, Melbourne CBD
(03) 9610 7476
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Hannah
Fed Square is the heart of the Melbourne CBD with great architecture and lots of activities always happening t…
Yvonne
Check on seasonal activities.
Simon
Trams are Free in the City - 'check out the free tram zone'
10. Flinders Street Railway Station
10. Flinders Street Railway Station
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18 local reviews
Flinders St, Melbourne CBD
(03) 9610 7476
Hannah
Hannah
Fed Square is the heart of the Melbourne CBD with great architecture and lots of activities always happening there
Yvonne
Yvonne
Check on seasonal activities.
Simon
Simon
Trams are Free in the City - 'check out the free tram zone'
11. Melbourne Aquarium
11. Melbourne Aquarium
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46 local reviews
Flinders Street, Melbourne
Closed now
(03) 9923 5999
AquariumEstablishment
Richard&Josh
Great activity for the whole family, or anyone for that matter, especially on a rainy day!
Ready Set Stay
Activity for the Family
Stavroula
The Melbourne Aquarium is excellent especially for the local sea and river life.
11. Melbourne Aquarium
11. Melbourne Aquarium
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46 local reviews
Flinders Street, Melbourne
Closed now
(03) 9923 5999
Richard&Josh
Richard&Josh
Great activity for the whole family, or anyone for that matter, especially on a rainy day!
Ready Set Stay
Ready Set Stay
Activity for the Family
Stavroula
Stavroula
The Melbourne Aquarium is excellent especially for the local sea and river life.
12. Crown Entertainment Complex
12. Crown Entertainment Complex
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80 local reviews
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Phil &Jing
Crown entertainment complex has wide variety of attractions, activities. It has everything!
Lisa
Plenty of rest'raunts, bars and activities
Stella
A huge selection of entertainment (Village Cinema here as well), clubs, bars, restaurants, and if you have the…
12. Crown Entertainment Complex
12. Crown Entertainment Complex
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80 local reviews
Phil &Jing
Phil &Jing
Crown entertainment complex has wide variety of attractions, activities. It has everything!
Lisa
Lisa
Plenty of rest'raunts, bars and activities
Stella
Stella
A huge selection of entertainment (Village Cinema here as well), clubs, bars, restaurants, and if you have the luck for it, gambling.