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Activities To Do In Melbourne CBD

1. Take The City Tram Tour
2. Take The Escape Room Challenge
3. Explore Flinders Street Station
4. Take The Yarra River Cruise
5. Shopping At Queen Victoria Market
6. Explore The Waterfront
7. Take The Chinatown Tour
8. Seek Blessings At St Paul's Cathedral
9. Explore Melbourne’s Culture At the National Gallery of Victoria
10. Witness The City Views From The Skydeck

There is a wide range of things to do in Melbourne CBD that allow you to fully experience Australian culture. The city is renowned for its numerous laneways decorated with Victorian monuments, renowned markets, and a profusion of restaurants serving genuine cuisines from all over the world. Another prominent tour to embark on is the Chinatown tour to get a taste of Shanghai in Australia. There are a number of tours and day trips that can help you explore the activities to do in Melbourne CBD, the best one being the City Tram tour that’ll take you through some of the famous city landmarks. 
 
Head to famous sites like St. Peter's Cathedral to seek blessings, and explore the Flinders Street Station which is one of the most prominent vintage buildings. If you are looking for an adventure that you can experience with your family or friends then try to find your way out of a themed escape room. You should definitely check out the various things to do in Melbourne CBD on the waterfront including street art, famous eateries, and sculptures of modern art. The best experience here would be on a journey on the Yarra River Cruise. For a panoramic view of the city head to the Skydeck and make sure to buy some souvenirs at Queen Victoria Market.

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Take The City Tram Tour

  • Take the City Tram Tour to enjoy the top city things to do in Melbourne CBD
  • Taking the famous City Circle Tram is the best way to cover the important places, sites, and landmarks of the city as it is not only easy but a convenient and quick way to travel too. 
  • While ticking off the important places on the hop-on, hop-off heritage tram tour, make sure to visit historical buildings in Melbourne CBD like the Parliament House, Princess Theater, Windsor Hotel and Federation Square. 
  • You can Hop on a City Tram Tour every 12 minutes and complete the entire loop in around 50 minutes.
 
Timings: Seven days a week, every 12 minutes

Entry Fees/Charges:
Travel on the City Tram Tour is free

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Take The Escape Room Challenge

  • There are so many hard and exciting things to do in Melbourne CBD, mainly the escape rooms that will never let you get bored. 
  • Enter enticing new worlds or succumb to terrifying events as there is a tonne of inventive games available that range in difficulty. 
  • Visit an escape room with a Saw-inspired game or go to one with a Ukiyo-inspired narrative. 
  • Visit the first escape room in Australia, located in Flemington, and then go to mystery rooms to explore escape rooms based on Star Wars and the Harry Potter series. 
  • Do not miss seeing LOST in Melbourne if horror is your thing.
 
Location: 9 Lee St 12-18 Yarra Street, South Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria 3031 Australia

Timings:
Monday - Friday: 1:45 PM to 10:00 PM
Saturday - Sunday: 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Entry Fees/Charges: The prices vary based on the day of the week and the number of participants and are priced, starting at $39

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Explore Flinders Street Station

  • Flinders Street Station is one of the most stunning structures to see, out of the various things to do in Melbourne CBD that opened in 1910 and is classified on the Victorian history register.
  • The main entrance to this station is a magnificent cultural icon of Melbourne that may be seen on many postcards or travel guides. 
  • The busiest train station in all of Australia is located here, along with a modest food court and convenient walking access to Southbank. 
  • As generations of tourists and Melburnians have done, you should stand beneath the clocks of Melbourne's famous railway station and get your pictures clicked.
  • Take the train to explore the areas outside of Melbourne or sign up for a tour to discover more about the illustrious Flinders Street Station's past.
 
Location: Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

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Take The Yarra River Cruise

  • One of the must-do activities in Melbourne's central business district is a river cruise excursion, which offers a chance to relax while learning about the history of the Yarra River. 
  • There are many boat lines along Southbank, and it's a good way to get familiar with the area before you start exploring on foot. 
  • As you float along the Yarra River, keep a watch out for Birrarung Marr, which translates to "river of mists and shadows" and is a waterfront parkland recognising Aboriginal origins to the river. 
  • Take the one-hour River Gardens Melbourne Sightseeing Cruise if you're short on time for a leisurely tour of the city's best sites, such as the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne Cricket Ground, and National Tennis Center.
 
Location: Southbank VIC, Melbourne Australia

Timings:
Opens 10:00 AM

Entry Fees/Charges:
The Yarra River Cruise starts from $89

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05

Shopping At Queen Victoria Market

  • Queen Victoria Market is a place with historic significance which makes it popular not just with locals but tourists as well.
  • The market stalls here are open five days a week and sell everything including -  clothes, toys, artwork, and farm-fresh foods. 
  • One of the best activities to do in Melbourne CBD for foodies is to sign up for a two-hour guided walking tour of Queen Victoria Market that includes tastings of some of the market's top dishes. 
  • If you wish to experience in the many things to do in Melbourne CBD then, the summer season is a favorite period for festivals, concerts, and other special events in Queen Victoria Market
 
Location: Queen and Victoria Streets, Melbourne, Victoria

Timings:
Monday - Friday: 6:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Saturday: 6:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Sunday: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM          
Wednesday: Closed

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Explore The Waterfront

  • Numerous corporate headquarters and popular things to do in Melbourne CBD are located along the Melbourne waterfront. 
  • There are sculptures of modern art nearly everywhere along the coastline, waiting to be found. 
  • The Webb Bridge and Jim Stynes Bridge are two significant bridges that are just waiting to be explored, continuing the waterfront's creative side. 
  • Catching the breathtaking sunset at the Central Pier on Melbourne's waterfront is a must. 
  • You have a lot of food options than you can discover, thanks to the abundance of waterfront eateries, and dining at Docklands is a memorable experience thanks to the variety of options and a view of the Yarra River.
 
Location: Harbor Esplanade, Docklands, Victoria

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Take The Chinatown Tour

  • It's simple to forget you're still in Australia when you're exploring the things to do in Melbourne CBD while standing on Swanston Street's corner in the well-known Chinatown of Melbourne's central business district. 
  • Melbourne's Chinatown is the oldest of its sort in the entire Western world, with the sole exception of San Francisco.
  • Melbourne's Chinatown, which was founded in 1851 by laborers in Victoria's gold rush, has flourished as the hub of the city's Chinese community. 
  • The aroma of Sichuan food and dumplings appears to waft, lift, and rise above each door to the winding alleyways as you pass beneath the tall red arch that marks the Chinatown entrance. 
  • The food in Chinatown is also well-known for being vibrant and multicultural.
                                              
Location: Little Bourke Street, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Timings: Open 24 hours
    
Entry Fees/Charges: Free Admission

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Seek Blessings At St Paul's Cathedral

  • Anglican St. Paul's Cathedral is situated on Melbourne's busiest junction, directly across from Federation Square. 
  • This structure, which was constructed between 1880 and 1931, is a notable Melbourne landmark and Victoria's most frequented holy site. 
  • The cathedral was designed by William Butterfield and is made of sandstone with architecture that is categorized as Gothic transitional and combines Early English and Decorative Gothic styles. 
  • The exquisite polychromatic brickwork, exquisitely patterned floor tiles and mosaics, banded masonry, exquisite timbered roof, and tiled dado walls are among the highlights of this place. 
  • At St. Paul's, music is an essential component of worship, and throughout services, you can hear a variety of Anglican church music.
 
Location: Queen and Victoria Streets, Melbourne, Victoria

Timings: Monday – Friday: 10:00

Entry Fees/Charges: Free to enter

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09

Explore Melbourne’s Culture At the National Gallery of Victoria

  • The National Gallery of Victoria is the gem of Melbourne's cultural landscape. 
  • This is not only Australia's oldest public art gallery, but it also receives the most visitors. 
  • In this metropolitan location, you can view more than 70,000 pieces of art from Europe, Asia, the Pacific, and America. 
  • The Great Hall, where guests are invited to recline on the floor and admire the vibrant stained-glass ceiling, is one of the building's most famous features.
  • The National Gallery of Victoria often features more than 40 exhibitions annually in addition to special occasions, kid-friendly activities, tours, and concerts.
 
Location: St. Kilda Road, Melbourne, Victoria

Timings: Monday - Sunday: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Entry Fees/Charges: Free to enter and explore permanent exhibitions. Entry fees may apply to special exhibitions.

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Witness The City Views From The Skydeck

  • If you are wondering which spot in Melbourne can give you the greatest views of Melbourne, then head to Southbank's Eureka Tower, which has 91 floors. 
  • The gold crown and gold-plated windows of the building truly shine in the sunlight, adding to the Gold Rush concept. 
  • The highest public view is available from Skydeck on the 88th level of the Eureka Tower. 
  • Visit The Edge, a glass cube that glides out three meters from the skyscraper for more thrills.
  • When you arrive at sunset, when the lights are twinkling as the sun slowly sinks below the horizon, you will get a wonderful view of the city both during the day and at night.
 
Location: St. Kilda Road, Southbank, Melbourne, Victoria

Timings:
Monday to Thursday and Sunday: 12:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Friday and Saturday: 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Entry Fees/Charges:
Starting from $28.00 for adults and $18.00 for children

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People Also Ask About Melbourne

  1. Which are the top things to do in Melbourne CBD?

    1. Taking a vintage city tram tour
    2. Watching street performances
    3. Following a historical trail of Victorian monuments
    4. Exploring Graffiti lanes
    5. Shopping at Queen Victoria Market
    6. Try the various types of cuisines

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  2. What is Melbourne CBD known for?

    The city's center is the Central Business District in Melbourne. There are several renowned things to do in Melbourne CBD, like exploring a hundred attractions, including the Old Melbourne Gaol, where visitors may learn about history, the Regent Theatre, and street art.

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  3. What is the best time to visit Melbourne?

    Melbourne is at its most beautiful between March and May and between September and November. Moderate weather, tourist crowds, and cheaper airfare are all characteristics of these seasons. Melbourne experiences hot temperatures from December to February, when it is winter in North America, and colder temperatures from June to August, when it is winter there.
  4. How many days are enough to explore Melbourne?

    It is entirely possible to enjoy activities to do in Melbourne CBD in 3 days if it is your first time there. However, if you want to explore the various day trips that can be taken in Melbourne it is best to have a schedule for 5 days so you have more time for day trips.

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  5. How to reach Melbourne?

    1. By Air: International flights are serviced by the Melbourne International Airport. The Melbourne Airport's Terminal 2 is reserved for international travel, while Terminals 1, 3, and 4 handle local travel.

    2. By Sea: The Spirit of Tasmania can transport you from Tasmania to Melbourne in roughly 10 hours. At Melbourne Port, which is located a few kilometers outside of the CBD, the ship docks. Typically, this excursion lasts overnight.

    3. By Rail: On the western edge of the Melbourne CBD, Southern Cross Station serves as the city's rail hub. This route is frequently traveled by the VLine, NSW Trainlink, and Great Southern Rail. Sydney and Adelaide both offer two daily trains to Melbourne.

    4. By Road: Major roadways link Melbourne to other significant Australian cities. By car, Adelaide is the nearest at 9 hours and Sydney is reachable in 10 to 11 hours.

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