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Best things to do in Victoria

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Café
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“great brunch menu and famous for their coffee. Gets busy on weekends and has a public holiday surcharge”
82 locals recommend
Department Store
“It's got a wide range of products from fashion to electronics. Sometimes you'll find a pop-up store near the top floor too.”
31 locals recommend
Tennis Stadium
“Home of the Australian Open Tennis tournament, it is located just over 2kms away. It is a pleasant 30 minute walk along the Yarra River heading towards the Arts Centre. Go under Princess Bridge/St Kilda Road and continue walking along the river bank and you will see the arena on the other side of the river as you get closer. You can cross over at the Olympic Boulevard bridge.”
88 locals recommend
Office
“Flagstaff Gardens is the oldest park in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, first established in 1862. Today it is one of the most visited and widely used parks in the city by residents, nearby office workers and tourists. ”
88 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. ”
101 locals recommend
Zoo
“A great family outing where you can see a large range of animals in open spaces ”
40 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Mamasita, meaning 'hot babe' in Spanish, is at once a taco and tequila bar, as well as a late night diner. The food at Mamasita is fresh and delicious. It's not fancy (Mexican food rarely is) but matches seasonal produce with complementary flavours.There is an extensive and well-considered tequila list. There are also Mexican beers, micheladas, margaritas and a wine list with both local and foreign contingents. All help to wash down corn chips and guacamole at the bar. Mamasita is open for lunch and dinner, right through to late-night snacks Monday to Friday, as well as Saturday lunch and evenings. So their promise of all day, all night is certainly true.”
72 locals recommend
Indie Cinema
“Cinema Nova is a 10 minute stroll. It is the most popular independent cinema in the southern hemisphere, with 16 theatres showcasing the best in quality indie, Australian and arthouse film. An essential part of the Lygon Street scene, Cinema Nova is a part of Carlton’s cultural fabric and offers Melbourne more films and in-cinema events than any other exhibitor. ”
198 locals recommend
Park
“Quite a pretty bike ride destination. Nice views of Canberra at the top but quite a hill to get up. ”
46 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Melbourne Central is a large shopping centre, office, and public transport hub in the city of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.”
79 locals recommend
Night Market
“This place has everything! Stock up on food or grab some takeaway snacks for an impromptu picnic in Flagstaff Gardens. Or head to Pickett's deli for lunch and a glass of wine.”
106 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Magnificent collection full of interest and variety. Go for the Aboriginal artwork, Asian collection and sculpture garden by the lake.”
55 locals recommend
Museum
“10 mins drive away is IMAX Melbourne... if you love movies on HUUUUGE screens, you need to check this out! Apparently Melbourne's screen was the largest in the world until 2019 when Sydney opened a slightly bigger screen!”
52 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Test your skills with Go Karts at the track. Tandem karts also allow the whole family to enjoy the fun together. Or perhaps an adrenaline-pumping triple Hot Lap lightning ride around the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit with an experienced racing driver is more your speed! Maybe you would prefer a tour of the track, allowing you exclusive access to off-limits areas track-side. Whatever you choose, there's lot's of exciting things to see and do at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit! ”
56 locals recommend
Football Stadium
“Weird architecture Stadium host NRL team Melbourne Storm from March to September. Also the home to Melbourne City football(soccer) team. A good small stadium in the same complex as the MCG and the tennis along the Yarra River. ”
45 locals recommend
Bookshop
“"The Fashion Capital" known as "Chaddy" - biggest shopping centre in Australia - Over 530 retail stores”
107 locals recommend