5 Cool Things to See in Melbourne

With a bit over 4 million inhabitants Melbourne is, after Sydney, the second most populous city in Australia. We thought you would need some help in choosing some tourist sites in Melbourne, so we made a list of 5 great things to see here. Read on and find out what they are.

1. St. Paul’s Cathedral

St. Paul’s Cathedral Melbourne

One of the most beloved tourist attractions in Melbourne, St. Paul’s Cathedral is an impressive building that will overwhelm you with its beauty. It is located in the heart of the city, on the corner of Flinders and Swanson Streets.

2. National Gallery of Victoria

National Gallery of Victoria

You don’t have to be an art buff to enjoy the National Gallery of Victoria – they don’t call Melbourne the cultural capital of Australia for nothing! This wonderful gallery is Australia’s oldest art gallery, opened is 1861. It is free and it provides free guided tours – you will learn so much about the works of Rembrandt, Cezanne, Bonnard and many others and the Napoleon Exhibition will blow your mind (but there is an entry fee for it).

3. Melbourne Zoo

Melbourne Zoo

The kids will definitely enjoy a trip to the Melbourne Zoo where they can see more than 350 species of animals. It is Australia’s oldest Zoo and its most famous. The animals are treated wonderfully and the children have a free entrance fee on the weekends. Don’t think twice about visiting this zoo, it’s one of the few places in the world where you can see Coati, a carnivore mammal that likes to climb trees and dig holes in the ground.
4. The Royal Botanic Gardens

The Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne

Melbourne is also called the Garden City and when you tour the Royal Botanic Gardens, you will understand the reason behind it. It is a relaxing place where you can have a picnic, take in the sights, clear your head and think about life. You can even do some jogging on the Tan, a 4 kilometer route that surrounds the gardens.

5. Visit the City by Tram

Tram Melbourne

The city has the largest tram network in the world – 250 kilometers of track with more than 1700 tram stops. Needless to say it is a great way of seeing the city, its building and people. How else will you discover what things to visit in Melbourne if you don’t see the city with your own eyes? You can dedicate an entire day to this activity and you won’t regret it. The best thing about this is that it is free!

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