Being the second largest metropolis in Australia, it has a lot to offer to the visitors. Because of its rich and vibrant environment, healthcare facilities, business conditions, it has been rated as the most livable cities on the earth. It is a southeastern city of the nation, with a populace of over 5 million and counting. Apart from its own population, the city handles millions of people every year.
The city has a free tram service for everyone which remains out of service for just one day in the entire year. This tram circles around the most popular destinations in the city, giving the tourists a chance to enjoy everything. With a number of things to see and experience there, you must visit these top attractions of the city.
Queen Victoria Market
Also known as the Vic Market, or simply Queen Vic, it is the largest open-air market in the city. The market dates back to 1870s when it was opened as a retail market. It has still not lost the charm. The ancient buildings are still intact, which makes it possible for the people to understand as to what it would have felt back in the 19th century.
While you can find clothes, sea-food, meat, and possibly everything there, it is popular for the van selling hot doughnuts which are filled with jam. If you visit the market, don’t miss to grab yourself a yummy doughnut.
National Gallery of Victoria
It is situated in two locations of the city. More than 70,000 artworks are being held at this oldest public art gallery in Australia. Starting its journey in 1968, it underwent a renovation in 2003.
You know what makes it popular among the visitors? The Great Hall; where everyone is encouraged to lie on the floor and experience the glass ceiling, which is nothing but colour stained.
Royal Botanic Gardens
I haven’t met a single person in my entire life who doesn’t love nature. We all love being around something scenic and natural. It refreshes and rejuvenates our minds and gives us the peace. About two kilometres from the CBD, a place where you can have the perfect dine at Tapas bar Melbourne, rest the Royal Botanic Gardens.
Established way back in the 1890s, these gardens are among the finest of their likes. Covering an area of about 38 hectares, these gardens extend to two locations: Cranbourne and Melbourne. Among the 8500 plant species that the garden have, are some of the rarest specimens as well.
Also called Eureka Tower, it is a nearly 300 meters high skyscraper in the Southbank precinct of Melbourne. From the tower, you can gaze the entire city in a go. It is the highest viewing platform in the southern hemisphere. Not just Melbourne, one can also get to see the ranges that surround the city.
The most crucial thing before getting up there is to collect the weather data, so you don’t waste your time. Because, if the weather is overcast, or it is about to rain, the visibility goes down several manifolds; thus making the experience, not so good one.
When in Melbourne, experience the journey into the world of wildlife of the city. Just five minutes from the city centre, it occupies an area of over 22-hectares. While the zoo dates back to the early 1860s, it has modern day facilities for all the animals that live there.
The two most scenic views there are Trail of Elephants where they reside in the traditional village-garden setting and the Orang-utan Sanctuary, a place where the animals live in their tree-top homes. Children under 16-years of age get to enter the zoo for free. So, if you have a child with you, that’s where you can save a couple of dollars.
So, these were just five of the more than a few hundred beautiful places in Melbourne that a tourist must visit. Everything in the city is so calm and peaceful that no matter what you visit, you will enjoy your entire time there. Experience the perfect from the best foodie heaven on this world; in Melbourne.