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Etti Bali Jan 15 2015

Which are the top 10 experiences in Melbourne?

Jigyasha Prasad Jan 15 2015
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Here is a list of top 10 experiences in Melbourne which are definitely not to miss on your trip.

1. Visit National Sports Museum

The place is worth a visit even if you are not a sport buff as the National Sports Museum boasts of one the most comprehensive sporting collections in Australia. The collection at the museum, one of the famous attractions in Melbourne, here has over 3500 items related to cricket and other sports.

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Photo from official Facebook page

2. Take an Interesting Ride at Melbourne Star Observation Wheel

The latest attraction in town, the Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, is the best way to enjoy a bird’s eye view of the beautiful landscape of Melbourne. The 30-minute ride in glass cabins allow you to capture some famous attractions like Port Phillip Bay, the Dandenong Ranges and Mount Macedon. The cabin can accommodate about 20 people at one time.

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Photo from official Facebook page

3. Feed the Sharks at Australian Shark and Ray Centre

Ever wanted to feed a stingray? The Australian Shark and Ray Centre is the perfect place to fulfill this dream. Walk into waist-deep water to feed a 300 kg ray or a 3 metre long shark and you will absolutely love the feeling. You can also feed them from outside. The stingrays and sharks come right up to the edge of the pool to be fed and patted.

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Photo from official Facebook page

4. Visit Fitzroy Gardens for a Victorian experience

Fitzroy Gardens is one major reason why Melbourne is called the “Garden City of Australia”. Spread across sprawling 26 hectares of area, the garden is a huge green patch lined with beautiful trees. Apart from being a favourite spot for nature lovers, it is also home to Cook’s Cottage, a place where the famous British explorer, James Cook, spent a few years of his childhood.

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5. Visit Hosier Lane for some creative art work

A one of its kind attraction, Hosier Lane is a cobbled street known for its fabulous graffiti-covered walls and artwork. Situated close to Federation Square, Hosier is said to be the brainchild of Wes Keenan and Andy Rodgers, two passionate street art aficionados. Because of its amazing backdrop, the lane is a hot favourite venue for fashion and wedding photography. You wouldn't want to miss clicking one or two for yourself! It is definitely one of the top 10 experiences in Melbourne.

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6. Take a cruise on the Yarra River

A river cruise is one of the best ways to explore a city and Melbourne is no exception. The cruises on the Yarra River go past the city’s most wonderful attractions including the Melbourne Cricket Ground and sporting precinct, South Bank, Federation Square, etc. There are a number of local operators who will happily arrange sightseeing cruises. The anecdotes they relate about the city are something you might not get to know on a normal tour.

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7. Food experiences in Melbourne

Want a one-stop solution for all your wine and dine options in Melbourne? We suggest you to opt for the Food and Wine Tours which is like an entry point for a variety of restaurants, private dining, staff events, cooking classes and even food tours. You also get a chance to interact with the best local bakers, wine experts, restaurateurs and chefs and all you need to do is to contact these people and they will make sure that you have the best culinary experiences.

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The Colonial Tramcar Restaurant is a first of its kind experience in the city where you are served with delicious Australian wines and cuisine in a tram car. So you get to enjoy your food while you cruise through the city. Interesting, isn’t it?

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8. A shopper’s paradise

Shopping in Melbourne is a pure delight for shopaholics as the city is full of bustling local markets, street shopping points and upscale malls. Head to Queen Victoria Market to shop for cosmetics, shoes, jewellery, souvenirs.

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9. Happening nightlife

Whether you love jazz or techno, live DJ sessions or rock music, Melbourne has everything for you. The city has a galaxy of happening night clubs and trendy bars which are just perfect for exploring the buzzing nightlife in Melbourne. Don’t miss Crown Entertainment Complex, which is home to some of the best casinos, discos and pubs.

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10. Visit the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI)

The Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) is a state-of-the-art facility which is dedicated to all forms of moving image. It has been established with the sole purpose of showcasing, promoting and preserving Australian, international and Victorian screen content. Spanned across four levels, the centre has two cinemas which are well-equipped to play every video, film or digital format.

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There are two screen galleries which also host a number of exhibitions throughout the year and there is also an ACMI Store that has exhibition catalogues, DVDs, cards, gifts and toys.

Hope this list of top 10 experiences in Melbourne helps you in exploring this city in the best possible way. Enjoy and have fun. Also, check out the attractive packages in Melbourne to avail the best offers.

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