Melbourne is an incredible city with many ways to spend a day when you’re here.

Melbourne has so many places and things to do in the city alone. You could spend a day shopping at Melbourne Central and Emporium. Or you can explore the streets and look at the street art on Hosier Lane. Overall, the city is a great place to spend a day.

  • Melbourne city

    Spend the day wandering the streets of the city. Food and coffee wise, check out Melbourne’s very own Little Italy, known as Lygon Street. There are delicious restaurants and cafes down this street. For more great food be sure to visit China Town. There are well-known buildings to visit like St Patricks Cathedral, Royal Exhibition Building and Parliament House. Another building to visit is the Block Arcade. The arcade has so much to do and see inside from fashion shops to, restaurants, cafes and music stores.

    If you are into your history, check out the Old Melbourne Gaol. The gaol opened in 1845 and closed in 1924. This gaol is where Ned Kelly was executed in 1880, being the 101st person to hanged at Old Melbourne Gaol.

  • Great Ocean Road

    Over 200 kilometres along the coast, the Great Ocean Road has incredible sites and towns to visit. The most popular site to see along the road is the Twelve Apostles. There is also the Loch Ard Gorge, London Bridge and Memorial Arch. People also stop off and spend some time in towns like Apollo Bay and Lorne. Many tours can take you to these locations for a day trip.

  • Phillip Island

    Spend a day out on Phillip Island and see the little penguins at the Penguin Parade! The penguins come out in the evening during sunset. While you’re waiting for the penguins, here are some ideas on what to do before they waddle down the beach. Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park has Australian wildlife from kangaroos, Tasmanian devils and wombats. Grab a photo holding a koala too when you’re visiting. You could relax for a bit on Cape Woolamai Beach and take a walk along the sand or watch the surfers. Or you can go to The Nobbies which has boardwalks and views of the ocean. You might even spot a couple of fur seals along the Seal Rocks.

  • Yarra Valley

    Head out to the Yarra Valley and try some of the local wines in the region. The best way to go out to the Yarra Valley is to do a wine tour. This way you can try some of the local wines without having to worry about driving to each winery. You will visit wineries like Greenstone Vineyards, Balgownie Estate, Yering Farm Estate, and Soumah of the Yarra Valley.

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Cameron Ward
Cameron Ward
Managing Director at Sightseeing Tours Australia

Cameron Ward began with a passion for travel and turned it into a thriving tourism business. He co-founded Sightseeing Tours Australia after starting out as a tour guide in Melbourne. Cameron delights in helping visitors get the most from their trip to Australia. Whether he's leading tours or writing about his favourite places, Cameron loves sharing his local insight with fellow travellers.

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