As the country’s second-largest city, Melbourne is a tourist hotspot like no other. Here are some of the must-visit attractions every tourist must experience during a holiday in the area.
Royal Botanic Gardens
As one of the oldest botanical hubs in the city, the Royal Botanic Gardens has a rich history that dates back to its opening day in 1846. Spread out across a vast expanse of 38ha, this horticultural highlight contains thematic gardens and a collection of over ten thousand plant species. Ideally located 2km away from the heart of Melbourne, the venue is a prime recreational spot in the city.
National Gallery of Victoria
Whether you’re an art lover or a culture buff, a trip to the National Gallery of Victoria is a must during a getaway in Melbourne. With more than seventy thousand works of art on display, the gallery is the oldest public art gallery in the entire country and houses paintings and sculptures from Europe, America and Asia.
Those who are based at the Oaks Melbourne on Market Hotel or any similar hotels near Marvel Stadium should not miss the chance to tour one of the city’s true sporting icons. The Melbourne Cricket Ground is a historic sporting area that’s ranked among the greatest in the world. Don’t forget to drop by the National Sports Museum on a tour of the MCG as the venue is located inside the premises and documents Australia’s victories over the years.
Considered the city’s finest observation deck, taking in the views of the city from The Skydeck at Eureka Tower is a rite of passage for all tourists.