World Class Attractions in Melbourne

July 9, 2013 | Author: | Posted in City Break

Melbourne is a world-class city, and with world-class cities come world class attractions. It may be second to Sydney when it comes to size and the number of tourist visits, but that doesn’t mean it is any less better – in fact, Melbourne has a lot more to offer visitors in many respects. A trip down under wouldn’t be complete without visiting Australia’s home of sport, and even if you’re not into Aussie Rules Football or Cricket, Melbourne has something to offer everyone, whether you’re travelling with your family or simply with your friends. Let’s take a look at some Melbourne’s top world-class attractions this summer.

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Melbourne Zoo

It is an unwritten rule that every major city should have a zoo, and thankfully Melbourne’s zoo is one of the finest in the entire country! If you’re visiting Melbourne with your family, then a trip to the zoo is an absolute must, and you could easily spend an entire day exploring the grounds and taking pictures of the beautiful animals. From koala bears to kangaroos, there are over 350 different types of animal in Melbourne Zoo, and you can even visit one of the world’s biggest butterfly enclosures.

Dandenong Ranges

This national park is one of Melbourne’s iconic attractions, with the landscape as stunning as the wildlife here. If you’re renting a car in Melbourne, then the Dandenong Ranges National Park is the perfect place to take a drive for the day, and you can even camp overnight if you want to. From exotic birds to endangered species, tour guides will take you through the forests and show you some simply wonderful sights. There are also some traditional markets in this national park, as well as a variety of restaurants where you can get a great bite to eat.

Block Arcade

The Block Arcade is a very popular meeting point in Melbourne, for tourists as well as Australians. Home to some amazing coffee houses, tea shops, traditional cafes and luxury restaurants, all the establishments here are housed under beautiful Victorian architecture, and the floors are original mosaic tiles. As the light pours in through the stain glass windows, why not grab a table and try out some of the home made waffles or pastries.

If you’re looking for something a little more filling, there are a number of tasty burger houses too! Block Arcade is something every city needs, and if you ever find yourself lost in Melbourne, Block Arcade is certainly a place where you can find your way again. Flying your family out to Melbourne to experience the Block Arcade and other fantastic places can be expensive, however if you book early enough at, you could save yourself a small fortune!

The Royal Botanic Gardens

At times, Melbourne can be a very fast-paced city, and although it is not as commercial as Sydney, it can still grind you down, from traffic jams to packed public transport. The Royal Botanic Gardens is a great place to get away from all the hustle and bustle, and with thousands of stunning and rare flowers on show, you can relax the day away in this peaceful outdoor museum.


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