Heading to the Fast5 Netball World Series and want to explore everything Melbourne has to offer? Here are some of the attractions you can visit while you’re in the sporting capital of Australia.
MCG Tour and National Sports Museum
The National Sports Museum at the MCG celebrates the contribution sport has made within the development of the unique Australian culture. You can also join a tour of the ‘G’ to get a behind the scenes look at the iconic sporting stadium.
MCG, Brunton Ave, East Melbourne
Eureka Skydeck 88
Get a unique birds eye view of Melbourne at the highest public vantage point in the Southern Hemisphere. Enjoy the magnificent 360 degree views and test your courage at the ‘The Edge’ – a glass cube which projects 3 metres out from the building, suspending you 300 metres above the ground.
Riverside Quay, Southbank
In the tradition of the world’s busiest public spaces, “Fed Square” buzzes with a daily program of events, restaurants and cafes and bold galleries.
Corner Flinders and Swanston Streets, Melbourne
A Melbourne icon, Luna Park’s huge laughing mouth has been welcoming visitors since 1912. Head to St Kilda to experience a world of fairy floss, scary rides, and the Scenic Railway – which is one of the world’s oldest wooden rollercoasters.
Lower Esplanade, St Kilda
Royal Botanic Gardens
Enter a place of continual discovery and delight, with city vistas, tranquil lakes and diverse plant collections, plus outdoor films and performances.
Birdwood Avenue, Melbourne
Touch and feel your way through local history; give Phar Lap a nod, explore a rainforest, rest in a rollercoaster car, and discover Koori heritage. The kids will love the new children’s gallery.
Carlton Gardens, Nicholson Street, Carlton
Home to over 320 species from around the world, Melbourne Zoo is located just five minutes from the city centre. Stroll through lunch Asian and African rainforests, walk where tigers roam and see eye-to-eye with Orang-utans. Join an up-close Wild Encounters tour for a truly unique experience.
Elliott Avenue, Parkville
Melbourne Star Observation Wheel
Take a flight of discovery through the Melbourne skies and see the city from a different perspective. Melbourne Star gives you a unique introduction to the city, with all its colour, culture and eccentricities.
Waterfront Way, Docklands
SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium
Enjoy a close encounter with sharks, stingrays, sea turtles and penguins at the SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium which consists of four levels features coral atolls, mangrove swamps, billabongs and a spectacular 2.2 million litre Oceanarium.
Cnr. Kings Way & Queens Wharf Road, Melbourne
Queen Victoria Market
Explore one of Melbourne’s favourite shopping destinations, where you can wander the heritage sheds for an authentic local experience. Uncover a variety of clothing, jewellery and souvenirs, and discover fresh local produce in the vibrant meat, fish and deli halls.
Corner Elizabeth & Victoria Streets, Melbourne