Federation Square – visited by 62%
Federation Square is Melbourne’s favourite meeting place as well as a unique cultural precinct, which brings together a creative mix of attractions, museums and galleries, and the finest of dining with its many restaurants, cafes and bars.
Federation Square is also a hub of Melbourne activities with function centers, guided tours and over 2000 events held annually, including multicultural festivals, markets, film screenings, sporting events and much more.
Queen Victoria Market – visited by 51%
Queen Victoria Market is a great place to get a feel for Melbourne’s diverse cultures.
Spread over 7 hectares, it is the largest open air Market in the southern hemisphere. Almost one thousand traders sell everything from exotic Australian fruit and vegetables and local and imported gourmet foods, meat, fish and poultry to hardware, Manchester, clothing and authentic Australian artefacts and souvenirs.
Wine tasting is conducted Sunday afternoons, providing a great opportunity to try some of the world class wines produced in many regions throughout the state. The market is the most popular visitor attraction in Victoria, and guided tours are available Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday mornings.
Crown Casino – visited by 47%
There is always something happening at Crown from live entertainment to themed displays and riverside festivals, Crown truly is A World of Entertainment. Located on the north bank of the Yarra River combines gaming, hotel, convention, restaurant, retail and comprehensive entertainment facilities in one of the most innovative and technologically advanced sites in the world.
Eureka Skydeck 88 – visited by 35%
Skydeck 88 is the only observation deck in the world that can thrill you with ‘The Edge’ – a glass cube which projects 3 metres out from the building – with you in it – suspended almost 300 metres above the ground!
Quick Facts about the Eureka Tower
Height of Building 984.3 ft / 300m.
Eureka’s 13 lifts are the fastest in the Southern Hemisphere.
Lifts travel at more than 9 metres per second.
The glass on the top 8 floors is 24 carat gold infused
3,680 stairs – 92 storeys – 52,000 sq. metres of windows
Great Ocean Road (including the 12 Apostles) – visited by 27%
Described as one of the world’s greatest coastal drives, a trip down the Great Ocean Road with it’s severity and striking contrasts will remain etched in your memory forever.
The Great Ocean Road region demonstrates the power of the sea as it ruthlessly battles the land. View pristine beaches, sleepy seaside hamlets and the majestic monoliths dramatically protruding from the sea.
Enjoy many photo stops, views and short walks as we tour this world renowned coastal drive. Hear stories of the many ships that have come to grief along this perilous coast.
Melbourne Star | Observation Wheel – visited by 18%
Visitors to Melbourne Star will enjoy a wealth of information about Melbourne, including its history, culture, eccentricities and the ‘Star’ qualities of modern Melbourne, through a pre-boarding display and story panels, ‘Tales of Melbourne’, and via specially researched cabin audio.
It is far more than a ride on a giant observation wheel, although for most people that will be an entirely new experience in itself; it is a wholly new Melbourne experience and I believe it will become a must-do activity for locals and visitors alike.