Up to $195 off things to do in Melbourne
Available on select dates and experiences like driving experiences, cooking classes, overnight getaway, wine tours, spa treatments and much more.
You're set to visit Melbourne (perhaps for the Australian Open?), so now it's time to decide what you want to do and how you’re going experience all of Melbourne's culture.
From scenic coastal drives to wino and foodie faves to the hidden laneways that Melbourne’s city centre is renowned for, these are the top activities in and around Melbourne that you shouldn't miss.
When in Melbourne, you can't miss doing the popular day or weekend trip along the Great Ocean Road. Discover hotspots such as the famous Twelve Apostles, Otway National Park and the beautiful Apollo Bay.
Phillip Island is where you'll get the chance to see the famous colony of little penguins that return to their beachside burrows at sunset after a long day out at sea. You can literally walk directly beside them.
Outside of this star attraction, other spots worth adding to your itinerary include the Koala Conservation Centre, Seal Rocks and the coast that looks out to Western Port and French Island.
Melbourne is a city best explored with the help of a local, and with so many narrow streets and laneways, it's much easier to leave the car behind and explore on foot.
There are many hidden restaurants, bars and venues tucked away down laneways that many visitors miss out on altogether.
Explore the CBD with a local and get a taste for Melbourne’s culture by trying dumplings, checking out its eclectic shops, sipping coffee and tasting chocolate before topping off the day with a glass of bubbly on a rooftop.
Image: Visit Melbourne
The city of Melbourne loves its trams and you can try out the experience with the number 35 City Circle Tram that runs around the CBD and Docklands.
Designed for tourists or those new to the city, you can take a ride in one of the heritage trams with an audio tour pointing out the landmarks as you pass them. Best of all, the ride is absolutely free. In fact, all trams within Melbourne's Free Tram Zone are completely free. It gets you between most of the CBD's major sites like Federation Square, the Docklands and Bourke Street Mall.
There is no better way to see spectacular views of Melbourne than from the top of the Eureka Tower. Head to the Skydeck for unbeatable views of the city from the Southern Hemisphere’s highest viewing platform.
If you dare, try the Edge Experience where you can walk out into a floor-to-ceiling glass cube 300 metres above the ground.
The Yarra Valley is Australia’s coolest wine region and is only an hour from Melbourne's CBD.
Now, you could drive it yourself but if you or your party don't want to watch your drinks, take heart. There are more than a handful of tours that take you to the best vineyards.
Image: Visit Melbourne
Known for its colourful beach boxes, Brighton Beach is just a tram ride away from Melbourne's CBD. Spend the day soaking up the sun and posing in front of the painted beach boxes.
Photoshoots from tourists and locals alike are not uncommon, so you won't look out of place.
Often referred to as Australia’s cultural capital, there’s no shortage of street art to be found around the city.
The CBD is home to many laneways where street artists can show off their creativity. Even if you've been to Melbourne before, the works rotate so often you'll likely never see the same mural twice.
Image: Melbourne Zoo
Situated in Parkville, just north of the city centre, Melbourne Zoo is home to all kinds of Australian wildlife, as well as critters from all around the world.
If you’re hoping to spot local creatures, you’ll be able to see Australian fur seals, little penguins and platypuses. You’ll also find lions, gorillas, tigers, zebras and Asian elephants here.
Image: Luna Park Melbourne
No visit to Melbourne is complete without a visit to St Kilda's iconic Luna Park.
The beachfront theme park has been open since 1912, and over the years has treated visitors to rides on the Ferris wheel, dodgems, the carousel, and the world’s oldest continually operating roller coaster, The Great Scenic Railway.
Image: Melbourne SEA LIFE Aquarium
See up to 10,000 different aquatic creatures right in the centre of Victoria’s capital at Melbourne SEA LIFE Aquarium.
There are 12 different habitat zones to explore at the aquarium, ranging from mangroves and coral caves to the penguin playground and shipwreck explorer. There are also interactive experiences available like shark dives.
Image: Melbourne Museum
Get a bit of background on the culture, history and lifestyle of Victoria at the Melbourne Museum.
There are eight exhibition galleries (including one for children), and highlights include a full blue whale skeleton, an aboriginal culture centre and a living rainforest. If you’d like to catch a film or documentary, IMAX Melbourne is also located at the museum.
Image: Federation Square
A modern urban square in Central Melbourne, Federation Square has become a hub for cultural activities.
It's home to restaurants, galleries and museums, and sits in an ideal spot across the street from Flinders Street Station and next to the Yarra River.
Image: Australian Open
The first of four Grand Slam tennis events each year, the Australian Open is one of the world's largest tennis events.
Founded in 1905, the open has seen tennis greats like Serena Williams, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal vie for the championship.
Victorians live and breathe Australian rules football, or AFL, so much so that of the 18 current teams in the league, the city is home to nine of them with a tenth in Geelong.
Image: Melbourne Storm
The Storm is Melbourne’s rugby league (NRL) team, founded in 2007 and the first to be based in Victoria.
They’ve won 3 premierships (1999, 2012 and 2017) and were runners-up 4 times (2006, 2008, 2016, 2018).
Image: Melbourne Victory
Melbourne Victory is the city’s soccer club, playing as part of the A-League, and has been in competition since the league began in 2004. The team was an A-League premier in 2007, 2008 and 2014.
Image: Victoria Racing Club
The race that stops a nation, Melbourne Cup is the most prestigious horse race in Australia.
The race sees a fleet of the country’s fastest thoroughbreds compete for 3,200 metres and a few million dollars.
|Last checked||Code description||Code|
|18 Mar 2020||Extra $10 off sitewide with code||FDR****|
|6 Mar 2020||Extra 10% off Las Vegas attractions||GO1****|
|1 Apr 2020||6% off London passes||SPR****|
|31 Mar 2020||Up to $40 off tandem skydive with code||FRE****|
|23 Mar 2020||Up to 30% off Takayama and Shirakawa-go day tour||TAK****|
finder.com.au is one of Australia's leading comparison websites. We compare from a wide set of banks, insurers and product issuers. We value our editorial independence and follow editorial guidelines.
finder.com.au has access to track details from the product issuers listed on our sites. Although we provide information on the products offered by a wide range of issuers, we don't cover every available product or service.
Please note that the information published on our site should not be construed as personal advice and does not consider your personal needs and circumstances. While our site will provide you with factual information and general advice to help you make better decisions, it isn't a substitute for professional advice. You should consider whether the products or services featured on our site are appropriate for your needs. If you're unsure about anything, seek professional advice before you apply for any product or commit to any plan.
Products marked as 'Promoted' or 'Advertisement' are prominently displayed either as a result of a commercial advertising arrangement or to highlight a particular product, provider or feature. Finder may receive remuneration from the Provider if you click on the related link, purchase or enquire about the product. Finder's decision to show a 'promoted' product is neither a recommendation that the product is appropriate for you nor an indication that the product is the best in its category. We encourage you to use the tools and information we provide to compare your options.
Where our site links to particular products or displays 'Go to site' buttons, we may receive a commission, referral fee or payment when you click on those buttons or apply for a product. You can learn more about how we make money here.
When products are grouped in a table or list, the order in which they are initially sorted may be influenced by a range of factors including price, fees and discounts; commercial partnerships; product features; and brand popularity. We provide tools so you can sort and filter these lists to highlight features that matter to you.
We try to take an open and transparent approach and provide a broad-based comparison service. However, you should be aware that while we are an independently owned service, our comparison service does not include all providers or all products available in the market.
Some product issuers may provide products or offer services through multiple brands, associated companies or different labelling arrangements. This can make it difficult for consumers to compare alternatives or identify the companies behind the products. However, we aim to provide information to enable consumers to understand these issues.
Providing or obtaining an estimated insurance quote through us does not guarantee you can get the insurance. Acceptance by insurance companies is based on things like occupation, health and lifestyle. By providing you with the ability to apply for a credit card or loan, we are not guaranteeing that your application will be approved. Your application for credit products is subject to the Provider's terms and conditions as well as their application and lending criteria.