Federation Square

Since opening in 2002, Federation Square has become one of the most visited attractions in Melbourne with more than 10 million visitors a year. It is host to more than 2,000 events a year and home to the National Gallery of Victoria's Australian collection, the Ian Potter Centre and the Australian Centre for the Moving Image.

Queen Victoria Market

Queen Victoria Market is a beautiful inner-city market that has been the heart and soul of Melbourne for 140 years, full to the brim of all kinds of different food and gift options. In total, there are about 700 different shops which offers a variety of fresh and specialty produce, hand-made and unique products, clothing and great food and coffee shop options.

Royal Botanic Gardens

Hidden alongside the centre of the concrete metropolis is a gorgeous patch of wonderful and vibrant wildlife. Located on the city’s fringe, this expansive garden is home to a vast 8,500 plant species, zen lakes and lush lawns.

From punting around the gorgeous lakes, to stargazing on a night-time tour of the gardens, the Royal Botanic Gardens has a great variety of activities to choose from. If none of those float your boat, then you can always just mosey on around at your own pace, taking in the beautiful fresh air and give you a break from the hustle and bustle of the great city.

Flinders Street Station

This is probably the most famous building in the whole city. Opened in 1854, Flinders Street Station was the first of its kind in the whole country and has become an icon of Melbourne City.

It’s known as one of the best places to meet friends or family due to how distinctive it is. It’s so famous for this in fact, that it even has its own catchphrase of “meet me under the clocks”, referencing the many large clocks visible at the entrance.

Eureka Skydeck

A great spot for first time visitors especially, the Eureka Skydeck offers a quick way to get an idea of your bearings while also absorbing amazing views of the city and its surroundings from a great perch on the 88th floor of Eureka Tower.

The highest viewing platform in the entire southern hemisphere, this view provides a full 360-degree panorama of Melbourne and its landmarks such as the world-famous Melbourne Cricket Ground and the picturesque mountain ranges in the distance