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Things To Do With Friends In Melbourne

1. Experience Thrill Rides At Luna Park
2. 
Go Ice Skating
3. 
Wander Queen Victoria Market
4. 
Go On A Street Art Tour
5. 
Take The City Circle Tram
6. 
Wander The Royal Botanic Gardens
7. 
Hit The Brighton Beach
8. 
Take A Day Trip To Phillip Island
9. 
Visit The National Gallery Of Victoria
10. 
Go On A Melbourne Cricket Tour

Melbourne is one of the most amusing cities with a collection of the ultimate fun things to do. The city is a home of things to do with friends like enjoying the modern architecture, art exhibitions, live music concerts, graffiti-covered alleyways, and incredible food. This city in Australia is a favorite spot for everyone and one can spend a fun week here without getting bored.

Some of the awesome things to do in Melbourne with friends include hopping in the aesthetic cafes, enjoying the coffee culture and the beer gardens, walking around the Yarra river, and hanging around Federation square. Join your friends and go for drinks, theatre, fun parks, ice skates at O'Brien Group Arena, boating, kiteboarding, and beach cricket. All these things to do with friends in Melbourne offer great experiences and memories that will last forever.

Here are some of the best things to do in Melbourne with friends:

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Experience Thrill Rides At Luna Park

  • Visit Luna Park in Melbourne, which is one of the most famous theme parks in Australia.
  • This historic park holds thrill rides and roller coasters which include some of the rides from the 70s like the Scenic Railway, Carousel, and The Ghost Train, which dates back decades earlier.
  • Other rides like Twin Dragon, Carousel, spider, and the pharaoh’s curse, are some of the adventure things to do in Melbourne with friends.

    Location: 18 Lower Esplanade, St Kilda VIC 3182, Australia

    Timings: The park is open every day from 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM, on weekends and Public holidays (except for Christmas Day).

    Entry Fees/Charges: 4-12 years – $41.50
    Above 13 years -$51.50
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02

Go Ice Skating

  • Gear up for and enjoy an adventurous ice-skating experience in Melbourne. You can visit places like O'Brien Icehouse for an amazing experience.
  • Get your helmet and choose the skate size to roll them on the Olympic-size dual-pad ice skating rinks in the city.
  • If you are looking for things to do with friends in Melbourne, then visit O'Brien Icehouse for an amazing way to spend the day.
  • Don’t forget to carry some warm clothes as this activity is conducted at a frosty 16 degrees Celsius.
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03

Wander Queen Victoria Market

  • Explore Queen Victoria Market, which is one of the oldest markets in Australia and was originally opened in the year 1878.
  • Wander around and taste the freshness of daily produced items, liquor, and authentic food from the local merchants to get insights into mixes and ingredients.
  • Taste the gourmet cheese, handmade pasta, Victorian wine, and delicious antipast during your trip.
  • Don’t forget to taste the city’s most popular food- a hot jam doughnut.

    Location: 513 Queen St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

    Timings: The market is open for visitors from 6:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

    Entry Fees/Charges: The Market prices are not charged from 6 am to 9 am and then for the next two hours, an additional charge of $6 is charged. Post that for each hour, $7 is charged to the tourist.
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Go On a Street Art Tour

  • Start your street art tour by 1:00 PM, have a look around the dynamic streets of Melbourne, and complete your tour in only 3 hours.
  • Get valuable insight into the vibrant city from the local guide.
  • Have a look at the spectacular artworks from one lane to another listening to the in-depth lanes behind the hidden gems.
  • Have a quick sip of freshly produced beer, wine, or drinks and enjoy the market.

    Location: ACMI, Federation Square, Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia.

    Timings: The visitor can hop in from 10:00 am to 5:00 PM.
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05

Take The City Circle Tram

  • To checklist the activities to do in Melbourne with friends, City Circle Tram provides a free and convenient way to get around central Melbourne and the Docklands.
  • The audio commentary provides details of city landmarks and major attractions such as Parliament House, the City Museum, Federation Square, Docklands, Melbourne Aquarium, and the Princess Theatre.
  • One of the exciting parts of the journey is to Circle Tram travels through the exciting and modern developing Docklands Waterfront Precinct

    Location: Melbourne, Australia.

    Timings: The tram operates between 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM from Sunday to Wednesday and from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
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Wander The Royal Botanic Gardens

  • The Royal Botanic Garden is in the mundane stretch of swampland and was established by Lieutenant General Charles La Trobe in 1846.
  • Queen Elizabeth II added the prefix “Royal” to the name of the garden in 1958.
  • The garden is home to more than 12,000 plant species, as the weather there allows both tropical and temperate plants to flourish.
  • The Royal Garden also plays a crucial role in creating a stable, natural ecosystem for local birds and animals to build their homes.

    Location: Birdwood Ave, South Yarra VIC 3141, Australia.

    Timings: Monday to Sunday (7:30 am – 6:30 pm).
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07

Hit The Brighton Beach

  • This beach is one of the most visited beaches in Australia and was named after the famous Brighton Beach in the United Kingdom.
  • The most attractive part of the beach is the identical-sized colorful bath boxes on the shores.
  • The specialty of the beach is it doesn’t get too claustrophobic, during summer, when it is mostly visited.
  • Certain things to do in Melbourne with friends also include yachting, Biking, Sailing, Swimming, Kitesurfing, and Walking at Brighton beach.

    Location: 11km southeast of Melbourne CBD.

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Take A Day Trip to Phillip Island

  • Witness the world-famous penguin parade during sunset at Phillip Island and also get a chance to Upgrade to Penguin Plus for an even better view of the parade. 
  • The island is a home for the colony of the largest to little penguins.
  • Look out the waddle home of seabirds from the ocean to their burrows any night of the year from the viewing platforms and boardwalks.
  • Soar over the golden sands on certain helicopter flights and have a look at the famous Grand Prix Circuit or Port Phillip Bay on the Mornington Peninsula.

    Location: 125 km from the south-southeast of Melbourne, Victoria.

    Timings: The island operates daily from 10 AM to 4:30 PM and the Penguin Parade visitor center opens at 5 PM.

    Entry Fees: The average price is AUD 2,013 for a solo traveler, AUD 3,615 for a couple, and AUD 6,778 for a family of 4 for seven days trip.
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09

Visit The National Gallery of Victoria

  • The Gallery is one of the oldest, largest, most visited, and pre-eminent public art museums in Australia.
  • The National Gallery hosts blockbuster exhibitions and one of the world’s finest art collections. 
  • If you are looking for things to do with friends in Melbourne, the gallery will help you to unveil. 
  • The treasures from ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, the pre-Columbian period, and the cultures of the Pacific area. 
  • Today there is an outstanding collection of 16,000 pieces of European and British paintings dating from 1200.

    Location: 180 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne VIC 3006, Australia.

    Timings: 10 am–5 pm.
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Go On a Melbourne Cricket Tour

  • Melbourne Cricket tour is one of the most famous activities to do in Melbourne with friends
  • The activity allows you to explore the inner sanctum of the legendary MCG on a behind-the-scenes tour. 
  • The Melbourne Cricket stadium is one of the largest and most famous sporting venues in the Southern Hemisphere. 
  • This legendary stadium has hosted the Olympic Games, the Commonwealth Games, the annual Boxing Day Test Match, and Australian Football League (AFL) Grand Final.

    Location: Brunton Ave, Richmond VIC 3002, Australia.

    Timings: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (All seven days).

    Entry Fee: The price for an adult is AUD 35/- and AUD 18/- for children.
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  1. Which are the best activities to do in Melbourne with friends?

    You can enjoy some of the best activities to catch-up in Melbourne are Holey Moley mini golf, play shuffleboard in a multi-level party palace, dine inside an igloo wonderland, Roll the dice over bottomless board games at Fortress Melbourne, Enjoy classic arcade games at B Lucky & Sons or Archie Brothers Cirque Electriq, You can visit the karaoke bars along with some local activities.

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  2. Which are the best things to do in Melbourne?

    • Experience Thrill Rides At Luna Park
    • Go Ice Skating
    • Wander Queen Victoria Market
    • Go On A Street Art Tour
    • Take The City Circle Tram
    • Wander The Royal Botanic Gardens
    • Hit The Brighton Beach
    • Take A Day Trip To Phillip Island
    • Visit The National Gallery Of Victoria
    • Go On A Melbourne Cricket Tour
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  3. What is the best time to visit Melbourne?

    The best time to visit Melbourne is between March to May (Autumn) & from September to November (Spring) as the weather is pleasant to explore the city and enjoy the destinations.
  4. How many days are enough to explore Melbourne?

    The best duration for things to do with friends in Melbourne is ideally from 7 – 10 days. You will need at least 5 days as the minimum amount of time to complete the tour to  Great Ocean Road, Phillip Island, Yarra Valley, Mornington Peninsula, Ballarat, and Dandenongs.

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  5. How to reach Melbourne?

    • By Bus - Major highways are connected to Australia and Adelaide is the nearest by road at a time duration of 9 hours. Also, you can reach Sydney via Hume Highway in 10-11 hours.
    • By Train - The nearest station to Melbourne is Southern Cross Station on the western end of Melbourne CBD. The regular trains on this route are The VLine, NSW Trainlink, and the Great Southern Rail. Also, there are two regular trains from Sydney to Melbourne.
    • By Flight -  You can easily plan your trip to Melbourne across the globe via flights. But there are no direct flights to Melbourne from India. The Melbourne Airport is the main airport supported by other airports such as Avalon Airport, Moorabbin Airport, and Essendon Airport which are for domestic flights.

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