Melbourne, the tourist capital in Australia is home to many tourist destinations as well as there are ample activities and events for visitors throughout the year. Rich with flora & fauna and equipped with beautiful beaches and many more attractions. As part of the set of the articles for Country of the month, today we are bringing you 16 Best Places You Cannot Miss In Melbourne, Australia. Remember to comment on the places you have visited or the places that inspired you to visit.
Flinders Street Railway Station
Flinders Street Railway station is always considered as one of the most recognisable landmarks in Melbourne. As the first ever railway station in an Australian City, it has been in operation from 1854 . Flinders Street Railway station is also the busiest railway station in Australia. The main station building, as shown in the above, is a cultural icon of Melbourne. Some common phrases among Melbournians are
“I’ll meet you under the clocks” referring to the row of clocks above the main entrance.
“I’ll meet you on the steps” referring to the wide staircase underneath these clocks.
Flinders Street Station is definitely one the top must see places in Melbourne as well as throughout entire Australia.
Luna Park, St Kilda
Home to the oldest continually operating roller coaster in the world, Luna park is another must visit attraction in Melbourne. Located in St Kilda, Luna Park is an ultimate family destination for fun. Luna Park is listed on the Victorian Heritage Register, and its main heritage features are listed on the National Trust of Australia as well. Day at Luna Park is a must for every traveller to Melbourne, and you can even have a walk on the famous St Kilda beach afterwards.
Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)
Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), which is also referred to as “The G” is home to Melbourne Cricket Club. It is the largest stadium in the Southern Hemisphere, and 10th in the world. Located within walking distance from Melbourne CBD, MCG served as the centrepiece stadium of the 1956 Summer Olympics and the 2006 Commonwealth Games. It is also famous for hosting the first ever Test match and the first ever One Day International, played between Australia and England in 1877 and 1971 respectively. The annual Boxing Day Test is one of the MCG’s most popular events.
Formerly known as Southern Star, The Melbourne Star is a giant Ferris wheel located in the Docklands area of Melbourne. It is described as “the Southern Hemisphere’s only giant observation wheel“. The seven spokes of the star reflect the seven-pointed star of the Australian flag. Melbourne Star, is a must visit for the unique experience the visitors can get while seeing Melbourne from a different perspective on a flight.
Eureka Skydeck 88
Eureka Skydeck is well known as the highest viewing platform in the Southern Hemisphere with 285m height. Located on 88th floor of the Eureka Tower, the Skydeck 88 features The Edge, a glass cube which projects 3m out from the building with visitors inside, suspended almost 300m above the ground. Eureka Skydeck is the ideal place to observe the magnificent beauty of Melbourne with 360 degree from almost 300m height. In a clear day you may even be able to see as far as 75kms.
Bathing Boxes in Brighton Beach
The colourful Brighton Bathing Boxes is a well popular attraction in Melbourne. The 82 bathing boxes in Brighton beach are unique because of their uniform scale and proportion and the building materials. The iconic bathing boxes are ideal location for photo shoots.
Hardware Lane, Melbourne CBD
Melbourne is famous for having laneways filled with restaurants and coffee shops. It would be an ideal place for anyone to experience the unique coffee culture in Melbourne. Although, there a several well known laneways and streets, Hardware Lane would be an ideal street with various restaurants for the food loving travellers.
Chadstone Shopping Centre
Australia boosts to have the largest shopping centre in the Southern Hemisphere. Chadstone Shopping Centre, which is commonly known as Chaddy, consists over 500 shops. It is home to a lot of major retailers, include David Jones, Myer, H&M, Sephora, Uniqlo, Zara, Target, Kmart, Woolworths, Coles, Aldi, Toys “R” Us, Rebel Sport, JB Hi-Fi, Legoland Discovery Centre and Hoyts Cinema.
Melbouren Museum, which the largest museum in Australia, happen to be the largest in the Southern Hemisphere.
Crown Casino Complex
Crown Casino, located in Melbourne, is the largest casino complex into the southern Hemisphere.
National Gallery of Victoria
National Gallery of Victoria, commonly known as NGV, is oldest and largest art museum in Melbourne. It is also one of the mostly visited art museums in Australia.
Queen Victoria Market
Queen Vitoria Market in Melbourne is the largest open air market in the southern Hemisphere.
The Royal Arcade
Royal Arcade is the oldest surviving Arcade in Australia. It is started in 1870, hence boosting history of 150yrs.
St Kilda Beach
St Kilda beach is the ideal place to spend the evening with your friends and family. It considered as Australia’s most famous beach.
Colorful graffiti and gorgeous street art
The graffiti and street art make Melbourne a colourful city. In fact Melbourne is one of the Capital cities in the world well known for the gorgeous street arts, therefore it is a must visit tourist attraction in Melbourne.
Today we have discussed about 16 must visit places in Melbourne Australia. 🙂
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