See & Do

Melbourne Official Visitor Guide - - Inside -

Be in­spired by the huge ar­ray of at­trac­tions

you can find ev­ery day in Mel­bourne. There’s some­thing for vis­i­tors of all ages

and with any in­ter­est.

Take in the View

See Mel­bourne from a higher plain at Eureka Sky­deck — from the 88th floor you’ll spy the city, Port Phillip

Bay and the Dan­de­nong Ranges. If you’re not afraid of heights, add a ticket for The Edge, a glass box sus­pended 300 me­tres above the ground. It’s like a gi­ant fer­ris wheel, but there’s a lot more scenery to view when you take a spin on Mel­bourne Star. eu­rekasky­deck.com.au mel­bournes­tar.com

Fun for the Fam­ily

At Mel­bourne Mu­seum, there’s some­thing for ev­ery­one in your posse. Older kids will love the

Bugs Alive! ex­hi­bi­tion, tiny tots can dance up a storm or dig for fos­sils at the Pauline Gan­del Chil­dren’s Gallery, and you can all won­der about times past on the Di­nosaur Walk. At the LEGOLAND Dis­cov­ery Cen­tre, hit the rides, watch movies in the 4D cin­ema and get cre­ative in the build and play zones. mu­se­umsvic­to­ria.com.au/mel­bourne­mu­seum mel­bourne.legoland­dis­cov­erycen­tre.com.au

Find Your Thrill

Take on the side of a build­ing with just some ropes at Rap Jump­ing. Of course, whether you de­cide to run down the seven storeys or ab­seil over the edge, it’s all safe and fully su­per­vised. You’ll need to take an even big­ger leap of faith when you team up with an in­struc­tor at Sky­dive Mel­bourne. Freefall from 14,000 feet be­fore the para­chute en­gages and you float down to the land­ing zone near St Kilda Beach. rapjump­ing.com sky­div­ing.com.au

Take a Tour

Get to know the city bet­ter on a Hid­den Se­crets Tours Lanes and Ar­cades Tour. You’ll stroll through Mel­bourne’s tini­est thor­ough­fares, with your guide point­ing out se­cret shop­ping venues and hid­den cafes and bars. If food is high on your agenda, join Walk Mel­bourne’s Dumpling Dis­cov­ery Walk.

On it, you’ll taste treats from four dif­fer­ent venues. If you want more thrills, check out the of­fer­ings from Mel­bourne Ad­ven­ture Hub. Choose from rock climb­ing, white-wa­ter raft­ing, ab­seil­ing, cav­ing and kayak­ing on day trips out of the city. hid­dense­cret­s­tours.com walk­mel­bourne.com.au mel­bournead­ven­ture­hub.com.au

Back to Na­ture

In the mid­dle of the Yarra River is Her­ring Is­land

(un­til 15 April), a haven for na­ture but also home to an en­vi­ron­men­tal sculp­ture walk. It’s ac­ces­si­ble only by punt on week­ends from the Como Land­ing in South Yarra. You’d think you were a mil­lion miles from the city as you stroll along the Merri Creek Trail. It’s 21 kilo­me­tres long, but many peo­ple join it where it crosses Queens Pa­rade in Clifton Hill and wander to CERES Com­mu­nity En­vi­ron­ment Park, where you can stop for juice, cof­fee and a snack at the cafe. park­web.vic.gov.au ceres.org.au

Hid­den Se­crets Tours

Mel­bourne Zoo, Parkville

Her­ring Is­land, South Yarra

Walk Mel­bourne Beth Jen­nings

Mel­bourne Star Ob­ser­va­tion Wheel, Dock­lands

Mel­bourne Mu­seum, Carl­ton

Eureka Sky­deck

Word on the Street Jill (29) from St Kilda “Rather than spend an­other Fri­day night at the pub, my group of friends re­cently de­cided to check out Ho­ley Mo­ley. It’s got a cool cock­tail bar but there’s also 27 holes of mini golf. Next time, we’re also...

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