Top 5 things to do in Melbourne

Punthill provides you with its top 5 things to do in Melbourne, offering up the best of the best so you don’t miss out during your stay. Stuck for things to do? Not sure which attraction to head to first? Utilise this handy top 5 list and see the sights of Melbourne that everyone raves about.

1. Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)
If Melbourne is the home of sport, then the MCG is its heartbeat. No matter what time of year, you’ll be able to venture down to the ‘G or surrounding Olympic Park Precinct to watch a host of sporting action – from AFL & NRL through to Tennis and Soccer.

2. Royal Botanic Gardens
Set just south of the Melbourne CBD, the Royal Botanic Gardens is a natural sanctuary for visitors to relax and unwind in – whether it’s a picnic with friends or a stroll at sunset. It’s Melbourne’s answer to Central Park.

3. Block Arcade
Block Arcade in the Melbourne CBD is full of fantastic shopping and culinary options that are sure to impress any visitor. It’s one of Melbourne’s top shopping destinations. Situated on Collins St.

4. National Gallery of Victoria
Opened in 1861, this is Australia’s oldest art gallery. Showcasing a wide range of exhibits and pieces, the National Gallery allows you to delve into Melbourne’s rich art and culture scene.

5. Melbourne Zoo
Australia’s oldest Zoo showcases more than 350 animal species and is the perfect place to visit with children. The Melbourne Zoo is situated near Carlton, making it ideal as a short day trip destination from the CBD.
Melbourne is full of fantastic things to see and do with the above being just a brief taste. If you’d like to learn more about the sights and sounds of the city, contact the team at Punthill – we’re experts when it comes to the very best Melbourne has to offer. Also enquire with us about which of our Melbourne accommodation options suit your itinerary.



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