Melbourne, the capital of Victoria, is a lively and architecturally interesting city full of 19th century buildings and tree-lined boulevards. With a strikingly modern city centre
And an array of nightlife options, events, food choices and sport options, Melbourne is an invigorating and unique city to visit.
This sprawling city of almost 5 million people is a significant tourist location and welcomes about 2 million international visitors per year, as well as millions of national overnight visitors. You make the most of your visit to this great city; we’ve put together a short list of ‘must sees’ in the Melbourne area.
4Royal Botanic Gardens
The internationally renowned botanic gardens consist of 94 acres of native and exotic plant life and over 10,000 individual species of vegetation.
The gardens are open daily from 7:30AM to sunset, every day of the year. In the visitor centre, you will find access to garden maps, toilets, gift shops and cafes.
While the gardens are free to visit, the many tours and events are not, but they are wonderfully enjoyable.
Consider taking a punting tour on ornamental lake for $25 AUS or going on an aboriginal heritage walk with an indigenous guide for $31 AUS.
There is so much to see in this rich, lush garden that it can be overwhelming. Want to just sit down and take it all in? Bring a picnic and spend an afternoon on the lawns.