Melbourne, Australia’s cultural centre, is one of the world’s best spots for having an awesome time on the town.

The city is jam-packed with architectural, artistic, historical and sporting heritage, making it a joyous place to head for the weekend, a week or to stay, really…

Visitors heading to Melbourne will be stoked to know that all major tourist destinations are open for business. Melbourne is shedding its lockdown-restricted recent history and bringing the vibe back in a big way!

Be sure to check out these unforgettable experiences when in town:


The Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), is one of the world’s most impressive stadiums. Housing an incredible 100,000 people, the MCG, colloquially known as the “‘G”, is also easily one of the world’s largest stadiums.

But it’s not just its outstanding magnitude that makes the ‘G such a wondrous structure – upon arrival, you can really get a sense for the amazing sporting history that has taken place on its hallowed turf.

Whether there in the winter months for Australia’s favourite sport, Aussie rules footy, enjoying the legendary Boxing Day cricket test or taking in an insightful tour of its famed halls, the MCG is a must-see experience in Melbourne.

Lygon Street

For food lovers, specifically Italian food lovers, nowhere in Australia beats iconic Lygon Street for a taste of local la dolce vita! Melbourne’s Italian district has long been home to some of the best cuisine and culture, with the likes of DOC Espresso, Pidapipo Gelateria and Brunetti serving up everything from world-class pizza and pasta to scrumptious gelati and every manner of Italian sweet you could possibly imagine – molto beeeene.

St Kilda

Traversing the CBD from Lygon Street and to St Kilda, one of Melbourne’s cultural and nightlife centre points. St Kilda has long been Melbourne’s fun hub (whether naughty or not), with the likes of the world-famous Luna Park amusement park, St Kilda Beach, Acland Street and Palais Theatre all providing wondrous experiences year-round.

St Kilda Beach is even home to Melbourne’s only resident penguin little population, and is a great place in the summer months to grab a gelati, head down to the breakwater and spy some of these little creatures hanging out in their element!

This, and grabbing a drink back at vibrant Acland Street, are just a couple of things that make St Kilda, and Melbourne, such a wondrous place to visit…

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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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