Things to do
Queen Victoria Market
These historic markets are a Melbourne icon. With shops and stalls offering produce, fashion, art, food and drink, flowers, hardware, health products, homewares, technology, souvenirs, and more, the Queen Vic Markets has something for everybody. Not far from the Melbourne Zoo, the markets are located at the top of Melbourne’s city. Visit the Queen Victoria Market’s website to see their opening hours and vendors.
Visitors can choose from night views or day views, with the tower open from 10am to 10pm daily. The Eureka Skydeck also offers The Edge, an experience that takes you into a glass cube 88 floors, that’s almost 300 metres, above Melbourne.
Open 10am to 5pm daily, the Melbourne Museum is home to exhibits on everything from Australia’s First People, space, dinosaurs and the human brain. The museum also offers IMAX Melbourne, a custom-built 3D theatre and the largest cinema screen in the world. You can see what exhibits are currently featured on the Melbourne Museum website.
Scienceworks is Melbourne’s Science and Technology Museum. Located west of the city, in Spotswood, Scienceworks is the perfect place to take kids to teach them about science in a fun way. Discover our solar system in the planetarium, build Lego robots in the workshop, learn about electricity in the Lightning Room.
SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium
Melbourne’s Aquarium is home to thousands of marine creatures, including sharks, penguins, stingrays, and crocodiles. Those who want a more interactive experience can check out the aquarium’s 4-D cinema, enjoy seeing the penguins up close with a penguin pass, or can get their adrenaline pumping by diving with sharks. The aquarium is located in the city and is open 10am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday, or 9.30am to 6pm on weekends, school holidays, or public holidays.
Luna Park Melbourne
Luna Park is Melbourne’s historic amusement park. Close to the beach in St Kilda, Luna Park has a range of rides and attractions, from family friendly rides to thrill rides for adventure seekers, as well as carnival games and an arcade.