Attractions & Things to do in Melbourne
Mint Melbourne St Kilda Rd has many landmarks close by.
Albert Park Lake
Albert Park Lake is a 45 hectare (111 acre) expanse of water, set in parkland. The lake boasts a variety of bird life including Australia's famous black swans, as well as an impressive fountain in the center. It is ringed by a five kilometer running track and surrounded by 11 separate picnic areas featuring shelter sheds, seating and barbecues, as well as playgrounds and a lookout tower. The surrounding parkland is also home to a par 72 golf course and driving range, while in March Albert Park is the venue of the Qantas Australian Formula One Grand Prix. There is also a brand new aquatic center, ovals and other sporting facilities.
Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre
The Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre meets all your sport, recreation, rehabilitation, relaxation, health, wellbeing, fitness and educational needs under the one roof? Whether you're an elite athlete, play regular competition or are an occasional player, or you just want to try a new activity, MSAC's world class dry court facilities are available for all.
Luna Park has been the giant, smiling face of fun on the St Kilda foreshore for 100 years and operates a number of rides and attractions suitable for the whole family. From knee-knocking thrill rides like the G Force, Shock Drop and Pharaoh's Curse to adventure rides for the little ones like Arabian Merry, Silly Serpent and the Carousel - there is something for everyone.
Royal Botanic Gardens
The picturesque setting of the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne extends over 36 hectares and displays more than 50,000 plants. Diverse plant collections, year-round events, unique tours, and a reputation as one of the world's finest gardens has made the Royal Botanic Gardens one of Melbourne's most popular tourist attractions.
Sidney Myer Music Bowl
Set in the Kings Domain Gardens the Sidney Myer Music Bowl is a hugely popular summertime venue which hosts everything from Summadayze to the surf grooves of Jack Johnson, from the rock of Pearl Jam to the sounds of Dame Kiri Te Kanawa to the vibe of The Asian Dub Foundation.It is also home to Carols by Candlelight and MSO’s free summertime concert series.
Shopping in Melbourne
Chapel St, Toorak Rd and St Kilda Rd shopping precincts are some of Melbourne’s premier shopping and entertainment strips with shops, street cafés, restaurants, bars, pubs and nightclubs. They also have the reputation as Melbourne’s fashion and style centre with designer boutiques from local and international design houses.
Crown Casino and Entertainment Complex is a large casino and entertainment precinct located on the south bank of the Yarra River. It is one of the central features of the Southbank area in the central business district and the Crown Promenade fronts onto the waterfront as part of Southbank Promenade. The entire complex has a space of 510,000 m² which is equivalent to 2 city blocks, making it the largest casino complex in the Southern Hemisphere and one of the largest in the world.