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Things to do in Victoria

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Art Gallery
“One of the world's great art galleries. An interesting permanent collection and always one or two world-class travelling shows. The Garden Restaurant is great too. Don't miss this place. An easy tram ride from Bluestone Cottage.”
  • 473 locals recommend
Field
“Step into the award-winning Blak Box pavilion for SEASONS, an Indigenous deep listening experience at Melbourne Gardens. They open at 7.30am to sunset every day of the year.”
  • 537 locals recommend
Cricket Ground
“In sport-mad Melbourne one venue stands head and shoulders above the rest as the epicentre of Victorian sport – The Melbourne Cricket Ground. 'The G' Affectionately known as 'The G' to locals and cricketing fans the world over, the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) is a cultural icon and one of the most important cricket grounds in the world. ”
  • 328 locals recommend
Market
“Queen Victoria market is the most famous and favorite market in Melbourne. It is also the largest and most intact surviving 19th century market in the city. Night market (usually on Wednesday night) is a must visit for first-time travellor.”
  • 396 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Located in the heart of Melbourne CBD, Emporium shopping center offers whatever you need. Lots of brands and lots of choice obviously.”
  • 205 locals recommend
Plaza
“Cultural space. Includes NGV Australia, which collects fine Australian art works. ACMI hosts plenty of film related events. ”
  • 301 locals recommend
Hot Spring
“Beautiful place to visit and relax. Book ahead as it can get busy. There is also a restaurant on site”
  • 330 locals recommend
Bridge
“St Kilda is Melbourne's most famous beach. The beach is a sandy one about 700 metres long between St Kilda Marina and St Kilda Harbour. ”
  • 262 locals recommend
Casino
“The safest way to double your money is to fold it over and put it in your pocket!”
  • 172 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“A great Inner City venue for discounted shopping of popular local and international brands”
  • 139 locals recommend
Museum
“MELBOURNE MUSEUM Melbourne Museum showcases Australian social history, Indigenous cultures, science and the environment. Located adjacent to the World Heritage listed Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens, and home to IMAX Melbourne. ”
  • 197 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“Fancy for city view or a fine dining on the 89 floor? You can buy a ticket and enjoy the sightseeing on the 88th floor or fine dining. Best to visit during sunset hour. ”
  • 191 locals recommend
Library
“This has recently undergone renovation and is a beautiful tranquil place. Well worth a look and a sit and read even!”
  • 157 locals recommend
Asian Restaurant
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“This Thai diner has a cool but unfussy vibe. The menu is mostly sharable and you can order wine by the carafe from the 'Wine Guy'. Crispy school prawns and suckling pig pancakes make great lazy afternoon drinking food. The air zings with spices and buzzes with conversation. Look out for fun touches like vintage propaganda posters and a Vietnamese cyclo by the door.”
  • 187 locals recommend
Aquarium
“Fantastic spot for families. You can also scuba dive with the sharks if you are keen. ”
  • 111 locals recommend
Stadium
“Football or concerts Marvel Stadium is an arena you can visit in any weather because the roof actually closes.”
  • 129 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Shopping Centre
“Located in the heart of Melbourne CBD, Emporium shopping center offers whatever you need. Lots of brands and lots of choice obviously.”
  • 205 locals recommend
Asian Restaurant
“This Thai diner has a cool but unfussy vibe. The menu is mostly sharable and you can order wine by the carafe from the 'Wine Guy'. Crispy school prawns and suckling pig pancakes make great lazy afternoon drinking food. The air zings with spices and buzzes with conversation. Look out for fun touches like vintage propaganda posters and a Vietnamese cyclo by the door.”
  • 187 locals recommend
Academic University Building
“French toast and baked eggs are staples at this compact, rustic-chic breakfast cafe with warm vibe.”
  • 77 locals recommend
Bar
“For a truly Melbourne bar experience, head to Cookie and work your way through the mammoth beer selection (CBD)”
  • 123 locals recommend
Bar
“Very good local pub/bar with suburb view. Chill and comfy. Just relax and chat! ”
  • 232 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“If you love mexican food, like chilli grilled corn cobs, Tacos (hard or soft Shell), quesadillas ”
  • 72 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Village cinema a 10-15 minute walk away. Complete with it's own sophisticated bar for some pre or post movie beverages. ”
  • 99 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“Go to the top floor bar for a drink and the view. The restaurant is crazily expensive and noisy. The bar is good and the drink prices worth it for the amazing views across Melbourne.”
  • 42 locals recommend

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