Discover Melbourne’s best attractions and landmarks including beautiful gardens, impressive buildings, sporting arenas, markets and famous laneways.
Federation Square is Melbourne’s public space for major cultural attractions, world-class events, tourism experiences and an exceptional array of restaurants and art installations. Since opening in 2002 to celebrate 100 years of federation in Australia, Federation Square has become the heart and soul of Melbourne’s diverse culture.
At the 2016 FM Industry Awards for Excellence, Fed Square won the Sustainability and Environmental Impact award for achieving carbon neutrality.
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens are over 150 years old and showcase Victoria’s beautiful natural biodiversity. The gardens are situated just across the Yarra River from Melbourne’s central business district.
Take a stroll through one of the world’s most stunning botanic gardens.
Melbourne Cricket Ground
The Melbourne Cricket Ground, known locally as the MCG, is Australia’s home of sport. The MCG is Australia’s largest and most historic sports stadium, established in 1853 and attracting over 100,000 fans to major sporting events throughout the year.
The MCG has made lasting memories for generations and has hosted major events such as the 1956 Olympic Games, the 2006 Commonwealth Games, Papal and Royal visits and many other historic events. The MCG is just a 10-minute walk from the heart of the city.
Melbourne is home to a collection of Australia’s tallest buildings, including:
- the Eureka Tower
- Rialto towers
- Australia 108 (under construction)
The viewing decks and attractions at these towers, such as the Eureka Skydeck, are open to the public.
Arcades and laneways
Our hidden laneways and arcades are a unique Australian experience. Wander through Melbourne’s streets and you’ll find one around almost every corner with cafes, shops and street art.
Some of our most popular arcades and laneways are:
Visit the City of Melbourne website for more information on Melbourne’s arcades and laneways.
Queen Victoria Market
The Queen Victoria Market has been operating for 130 years and is a historic Melbourne landmark. We have always been a market town with many markets spread across the city, but Queen Victoria Market has been a Melbourne landmark for over a century.
Spread over two city blocks, you can shop for everything from Australian fruit and vegetables, local and imported gourmet foods, to cosmetics, clothing and souvenirs.
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