Melbourne Tourist Attractions
Melbourne is the perfect destination for a fun-filled family holiday, offering a wide range of activities, both indoors and outdoors, that will keep the whole family entertained. From exciting theme parks to beautiful beaches and national parks to kid-friendly fun, there are plenty of Melbourne attractions to explore. There is also a fantastic range of attractions in the city such as museums, galleries and markets that all offer something unique. With so much to do and see in Melbourne, it’s no wonder why it is an ideal destination for families looking for an action-packed holiday. Here are some of the best Melbourne landmarks and Melbourne tourist attractions to add to your itinerary.
As one of Australia’s most visited cities, it's little surprise that Melbourne entices sun-seekers and fun-seekers from around the world. With unique culture, a welcoming atmosphere and breathtaking natural beauty at every turn, it's easy to see why Melbourne is one of Australia’s most popular cities for families looking to create everlasting memories.
Come experience everything this exciting city has to offer, with endless Melbourne attractions and landmarks to explore! Whether you're looking for a day of fun or an adventurous weekend, there are endless activities and sights to explore. Don't forget your camera - you'll be sure to capture some amazing memories with the top-rated attractions in Melbourne. Plan your visit today and create unforgettable experiences in the City of Dreams!
Here are some of the best famous places in Melbourne that are well worth a visit.
ARTS CENTRE MELBOURNE
Situated on St Kilda Road in the heart of Melbourne’s cultural centre, the Arts Centre Melbourne is one of Australia’s leading arts and entertainment venues, hosting a full calendar of local and international events all year round.
A home of theatre, dance, art exhibitions and other cultural events, The Arts Centre is a testament to Melbourne’s richly diverse culture and dedication to the arts.
Situated a short walk along the Yarra River from the hotel, our guests can enjoy the convenience of a premiere events centre at their doorstep.
NATIONAL GALLERY OF VICTORIA (NGV)
Founded in 1861, the National Gallery of Victoria is Australia’s oldest public art gallery and is home to one of the nation’s biggest and most impressive permanent collections.
In addition, the NGV is host to some of the best travelling exhibitions in the world, making it a must-see destination for art enthusiasts of every age.
With a rotation of the permanent collection on display for free as well as a yearly calendar of travelling international exhibitions, there is something to suit every taste.
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RESTAURANTS AND BARS
Renowned for its vibrant bar and restaurant culture, Melbourne is home to some of Australia’s most iconic venues and world famous chefs. An eclectic mix of big name venues and hidden laneway bars and cafes, the CBD is an ever-changing landscape of the best food and drink that Melbourne has to offer.
On our doorstep, the Southbank precinct offers high-end alternatives for guests looking to enjoy a little luxury. Nestled on the banks of the famous Yarra River, the area showcases the city’s glamorous nightlife and is only a few minutes’ walk away from our hotel.
For those after something different, head north to Chinatown or to the ‘Paris end’ of Collins Street, both popular destinations among tourists and locals alike.
Take your visit to new heights - 285 metres above ground to be exact.
In just 38 seconds on the fastest elevator trip in the Southern Hemisphere, Eureka Skydeck with have you basking in floor-to-ceiling, 360-degree views of Melbourne before you know it!
See Melbourne’s finest views from Albert Park Lake, Port Phillip Bay to the Dandenong Ranges and beyond.
ROD LOVER ARENA
Rod Laver Arena is one of Australia’s premier concert venues and conveniently located a short tram or water taxi ride from Crowne Plaza Melbourne.
Famous for hosting the Australian Open as well as a variety of local and international acts, Rod Laver Arena is an iconic Melbourne venue and only a stone’s throw from Aami Park, Melbourne Arena and Melbourne and Olympic Parks.
SOUTH WHARF PROMENADE
One of the city’s fastest growing precincts, South Wharf is a great place to start exploring Melbourne. Explore Australia’s maritime history aboard the Polly Woodside, a tall ship from 1885 which is permanently docked in South Wharf and operates tours on weekends and school holidays.
Dine in one of the many restaurants along the promenade, or enjoy some shopping and find some bargains at the DFO South Wharf.
To find the hidden gastronomical gems of the city, talk to our friendly and knowledgeable concierge team.
Explore life below the sea at SeaLife Melbourne; an interactive ocean adventure filled with amazing discoveries around every corner.
Embrace your inner adventurer as you dive through the depths of the ocean, before waddling your way to the icy cool waters of Antarctica, home to the regal King and cheeky Gentoo penguins.
Melbourne Zoo is Australia's oldest zoo and provides a unique and immersive experience that attracts visitors from around the world with over 320 species from around the world calling Melbourne Zoo home.
Stroll through the lush rainforests, where tigers roam and monkeys swing from tree to tree. Come eye-to-eye with orang-utans in their special elevated home and walk the Trail of Elephants.
Spot unique Australian wildlife including koalas and kangaroos set against stunning native flora, and head into an underwater world showcasing playful Victorian little penguins and fur seals.
LUNA PARK (ST KILDA)
Step through the famous Mr Moon mouth to soak up the carnival atmosphere and rides that have entertained visitors for an unbelievable 107 years.
Brave the heights of the Great Scenic Railway for spectacular views of the city and stunning Port Phillip Bay, or view the amazing glow of the 6,000 lights adorning the magical and heritage Luna Park Carousel.
Try out your skill at the dodgems, enter the House of Horrors if you dare, or simply get spinning, zooming, twirling and shrieking on the many rides and attractions with an Unlimited Ride Ticket.
Stretching along the southern bank of the Yarra River, the Southbank and Southgate Melbourne Arts and Leisure Precinct is a picturesque riverside location every visitor to Melbourne should visit. A short walk from our hotel, Southbank features some of the city’s most popular bars and eateries.
A stunning night time spectacle, the Bicentennial footbridge stretches from bank to bank, providing pedestrians with quick and easy access to both sides of the of the river. Also home to The Arts Centre Melbourne and Hamer Hall, Southbank offers visitors an opportunity to experience local and international arts and culture unlike any other capital.
Located on the spectacular Victoria Harbour and boasting three kilometres of Yarra River frontage, Docklands is a dynamic combination of retail and leisure precincts right next door to our hotel.
With extensive waterfront promenades, stunning urban art, a prime blend of historic and contemporary architecture and host of waterfront restaurants and bars, Docklands is a popular destination for locals and visitors alike.
Host to some of Australia’s leading sporting events, the nearby Marvel Stadium provides guests with a premium sporting experience, while the District Docklands boasts over 120 outlets and 70 specialty stores.
An easy day trip from Melbourne, Victoria’s coastal region is ideally located for guests of Crowne Plaza with day tours and shuttles running regularly from the Melbourne CBD. Take in some of Victoria’s most pristine coastal wilderness along the famous Great Ocean Road, passing landmarks like the Twelve Apostles, world class surf destination Bells Beach and the Cape Otway Light Station.
For nature lovers looking for a wildlife experience, head to Phillip Island for one of Australia’s most famous tourist attractions, the Penguin Parade. Watch the world’s smallest penguin species as they emerge from the sea at sunset and make their way across the beach to their burrows in the dunes. Home to one of the largest penguin colonies in the world, Phillip Island offers visitors a unique experience with one of Australia’s native and most adored species.