Top Attractions to Visit in Melbourne

A list of things to do during your time in Melbourne

Making the most of your time in Melbourne is a must, which is why Punthill has put together our list of top attractions to visit in the Victorian capital. The list below is some of favourite attractions and things to do in and around Melbourne, providing you with an array of options to add to your itinerary.

  1. 1. Melbourne Aquarium

The Melbourne Aquarium is a great, family-friendly option for those looking for an interactive day out. Located near Crown Casino on Southbank, the Melbourne Aquarium is chock full of interesting underwater creatures for you to see in the flesh. Exhibit themes change frequently.

  1. 2. Old Melbourne Gaol

The Old Melbourne Gaol is the city’s oldest prison, housing Melbourne’s criminals between 1842 and 1929. It was home to one of Australia’s most famous outlaws Ned Kelly, who was hung here 1880. The Goal is open to the public, with guided tours also available for visitors.

  1. 3. Immigration Museum

The Immigration Museum is located on Flinders Street and showcases Melbourne’s rich immigrant history. Open from 10am – 5pm all year round, the Museum offers a fantastic range of exhibits which detail how the city has been shaped by its immigrant culture.

  1. 4. Free Beginners Salsa Classes

Something a little out of the ordinary! These free beginners salsa classes take place every Wednesday and Thursday in the Melbourne CBD, giving anyone the chance to learn the exotic manoeuvres of salsa dancing.

  1. 5. Melbourne International Coffee Expo

Running from the 4th to the 6th May in 2012, the Melbourne International Coffee Expo showcases the very best of the Australian coffee industry. From innovations to top brews, the Expo is a coffee lovers dream. Located at the Melbourne Showgrounds.

  1. 6. MindBodySpirit Festival & Exhibition Melbourne

Running from the 8th to the 11th June in 2012, the MindBodySpirit Festival & Exhibition features a wide range of products and services relating to cosmetics, skincare, complementary medicines, astrology, numerology and green products. Hosted by the Melbourne Convention Centre. If you visit Melbourne for any of these events then make sure you check out Punthill. Punthill has stylish and comfortable long term accommodation and conference venues in multiple locations all over Melbourne.