Melbourne. A city of world-class entertainment, inspiring exhibitions and epic sporting events, there are more than a few key ingredients that make this Australia's cultural capital. Pick up a cheap car rental in Melbourne and let us guide you through the must-see sights as we roam the World's Most Liveable City.
Lying only four kilometres from the city centre, Melbourne Zoo is home to over 250 animal species from around the world. Let the kids unleash their excitement at 'Growing Wild', where the animals are close enough to see, hear, smell and even touch. Discover the stimulating environment of 'Trail of the Elephants' before venturing into the 'Wild Sea', an immersive display showcasing Victoria's underwater dwellers. This educating and exciting venue is a great way to kick-start your time in Melbourne.
While you’re in the animal mood, why not check out Melbourne Aquarium? Grab your Penguin Passport and walk onto the ice for the penguin feeding show. Journey through the seahorse nursery or take things up a notch with a plunge into 'Shark Dive Xtreme', where you'll come face to face with the kingpins of the deep.
If you're really into food (and let's be honest, who isn’t) then don't miss a stop at Queen Victoria Market. Affectionately known as “Queen Vic”, this historical undercover market has become part of the heart and soul of Melbourne since its conception in 1878. Fall in love with its organic foods, wines, cheeses and nibbles and score a great coffee at the same time. Aside from the foodie frenzy, there is something here for everyone – stroll the stalls to find bounties of clothes, shoes, jewellery and handmade arts and crafts. A must-see destination during your Melbourne trip.
An experience above all else – literally. Breathtaking by day, stunningly lit by night, travel to the top floor of the Eureka tower to soak in 360-degree views of Melbourne. If your knees aren’t wobbly yet, climb into The Edge, a glass cube suspended 300 metres over Melbourne. There's nowhere quite like it to get your bearings of the city below.
Soak up the natural and cultural history of Victoria at the Melbourne Museum. With seven main galleries, a Children's Gallery and a temporary exhibit gallery across three levels, this is the largest museum in the Southern Hemisphere. See Phar Lap, Australia’s most iconic race horse, take a journey through DNA, then walk amongst the dinosaurs – just some of the many attractions to entertain all ages. Take in the wonders of the natural world and be inspired by one of the best museums Australia has to offer
Melbourne is famous for its web of laneways and arcades, all offering a unique character and charm. Make pit stop number one Hosier Lane – a groovy graffiti street worth a stop for some great pictures and great coffee. Next up, visit the Block Arcade. This interesting and diverse 19th century shopping arcade offers a slice of Melbourne history, served with a side of shopping, afternoon tea and people watching. Be sure not to miss Bourke Street Mall for some serious retail therapy and a look at some of the city's best street performers. Last but not least, pay a visit to Centre Place; the hole-in-the-wall cafes here exude an infectious air of creativity that is a testament to the vibe of Melbourne; you might just want to spend a whole afternoon here.
Dive into the best attractions Melbourne has to offer. Pick up a cheap car rental in Melbourne to make sure you don't miss a thing.