Basing yourself here will save some time and bucks, as lots of treasured landmarks are close by. At the top of your to-do list should be the Crown Casino and Entertainment Complex and the intriguing the University of Melbourne. The RMIT University and the Melbourne Zoo are also well worth a look. Nearby areas, such as Parkville and Flemington are also worth a day trip if you want to get a sense of the variety that can be found in this great city.
A short 6 kilometres from the middle of the city, the impressive St. Kilda Beach is a recognisable landmark in Melbourne. It's an experience not to be missed.
Look around the centre of Melbourne and, while you're there, stop at Luna Park and Melbourne Aquarium. If you have some spare time, swing by the Melbourne Museum and the National Gallery of Victoria.
Enjoy some child-free time and check out the Carlton and United Breweries, the Australian Centre for the Moving Image and Young & Jackson's.
If you want an enriching cultural experience, you'll uncover a number of appropriate places here. The Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, the Primrose Potter Australian Ballet Centre, the Alcaston Gallery and the Gertrude Contemporary Art Space won't leave you disappointed!
The Ian Potter Museum of Art and the Johnston Collection are top places to consider some impressive works of arts.
Take in a range of engaging collections at the Immigration Museum, the National Sports Museum, the Scienceworks and Melbourne Planetarium and the Australian Racing Museum.
Would you like an evening of entertainment with friends? If so, then the Forum Theatre, the Regent Theatre, the Sun Theatre and the Princess Theatre should be at the top of your list! Take a look at the upcoming schedule and grab your seats.
Don't forget to hop outside and challenge yourself to a game of golf at the Yarra Bend Golf Course and the Westgate Golf Course.
Looking for hours of fun? Spend a few hours at the Melbourne City Baths, the Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, Westgate Park and TunzaFun Harbour Town Docklands.
Need a bit of fresh air? Venture outside and breathe in all of the magic Mother Nature has to offer. If you are lucky enough to get good weather, you could stop in at the Eureka Skydeck 88, Merri Creek Trail, the CERES Community Environment Park and Fitzroy Aboriginal Heritage Walking Trail.
Enjoy strolling through the blossoming gardens of the Royal Park, Carlton Gardens, Fitzroy Gardens and Flagstaff Gardens.
Discerning shoppers will appreciate the fantastic range of goods found at Queen Victoria Market, Melbourne Central, Bourke Street Mall and South Melbourne Market.
Put down the history books and let your senses do the research at the area's some of its historical sites. The Old Melbourne Gaol, the Royal Exhibition Building, the Victoria University of Technology and Melbourne Town Hall are terrific places to start.
Explore some ecclesiastical sites, such as the St Patrick's Cathedral, St Paul's Cathedral, Shrine of Remembrance and Abbotsford Convent. Savour the peaceful atmosphere and gain a deeper understanding of local religious practices.
If you're a sporting enthusiast and can't wait to see a live match, book a ticket to the Etihad Stadium. It's where the Carlton Football Club, the Essendon Football Club and the North Melbourne Football Club regularly play. If you're planning on attending a game involving the Carlton Football Club, the major Australian rules football (AFL) team here, you'll fit right in if you wear some navy blue and white, the team's colours.
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