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Free Things To Do In Melbourne

Melbourne is very often dubbed as the “most liveable city in the world”.

From plenty of lush parks, towering skyscrapers and even a beach, Melbourne truly has something for everyone.

However, if you’re not quite at the stage where you want to live there just yet, but you do still want to experience this incredible Australian city situated in the state of Victoria, then we’ve got just the list for you!

Below you’ll find our recommendations of the 10 best free attractions in Melbourne, as well as the top 10 paid attractions in Melbourne too!

Free Attractions in Melbourne

Top Rated Melbourne Attractions

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Royal Botanic Gardens

Spanning across an impressive 36 hectares, Melbourne’s Botanic Gardens are the city’s answer to a lush, green space right in the middle of the hectic city buzz.

The Gardens are punctuated by stunning views of Melbourne’s skyline, so you can be immersed in the beautiful nature, but still be surrounded by a thriving metropolis.

The Royal Botanic Gardens in Melbourne are completely free to enter.

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Australian Aussie Rules Football - See It Live with a Local Host

clock Duration: 5 hours
  • This tour activity is an exciting show that sport lovers would enjoy.It is a 4-5 hour AFL match at Etihad Stadium or Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).
  • This is an interesting game that has an entrance ticket that includes Premium reserved seating in one of the best spots in the house. This seating spots make the show more enjoyable.
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Shrine of Remembrance

Located within the Kings Domain in the city centre of Melbourne, the Shrine of Remembrance was a war memorial that was originally intended to remember those who served in World War I.

However, it now serves as a memorial to all Australian men and women who have served the country in any war.

The area around the Shrine of Remembrance is utterly beautiful and peaceful and it’s the perfect place in the city to spend some time...

Full-Day Sports and Beer Tour of Melbourne with Lunch

clock Duration: 7 hours
  • This is a unique tour that takes place in the city of Melbourne allowing travellers to learn more about the kind of sports and beer that are famous in Australia
  • Tourists will get a chance to visit some iconic locations related to the history of Australian sports, like the Flemington Race Course and the Commonwealth Games 2016
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Hamer Hall skyline

Hamer Hall is actually a concert hall seating 2,466 people and is also the largest venue within the Arts Centre complex.

However, Hamer Hall is also a great part of the city to view some of Melbourne’s best stretch of skyline; especially at sunset!

Even if you don’t go inside Hamer Hall and watch a performance, make sure you still head over to that side of the river for exceptional views of the skyline in front of...

Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) Tour

clock Duration: 1 hour
  • A trip to one of the most iconic cricket stadiums in the world as well as in Australia. A visit to this iconic stadium and its galleries as well as the museum is all that a cricket fan can possibly ask for.
  • It is an excellent adventure where the tourists are taken into the stadium and the pitch is shown to them after which they also
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Southbank

Southbank is one of the most popular areas in Melbourne and for good reason.

Home to a plethora of wonderful eateries, lively cocktail bars, not to mention the impressive views of some of Melbourne’s tallest buildings; it’s the perfect place in the city to hang out.

Southbank is completely free to wander around; the only thing you’d need to pay for is food and drinks if you want to visit one of the many bars...

SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium Admission Ticket

clock Duration: 1 hour 30
  • A trip where the tourists get to see the Melbourne Aquarium which is one of the most interesting and energetic places to be in the city of Melbourne.
  • A unique trip where the travellers get to see many rare species of fishes as well as many endangered aquatic plants.
  • A chance to witness various species of penguins and sharks
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Queen Victoria Market

There are numerous fresh produce and food markets in Melbourne but none of them quite compare to the Queen Victoria Market.

It’s the largest open-air market in the Southern Hemisphere so you just know that it’s home to a plethora of goodies!

There are dozens of market stalls selling everything from fresh fruit and veg, smoothies, food trucks, t-shirt vendors and plenty of souvenir stalls to take advantage...

Melbourne Skydeck Entry Ticket

clock Duration: 1 hour
  • Feel the energy in Melbourne and explore the various sites of this wonderful city and also see the Eureka Skydeck 88
  • Enjoy the amazing scenic beauty of Melbourne from the heights of the Eureka Skydeck 88
  • Observe Melbourne's most iconic landmarks and scenes, like spotting ships sailing on Port Phillip Bay and appreciate the
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Arts Centre

Melbourne Arts Centre is a lively complex located in the Melbourne Arts Precinct, within Southbank.

Home to numerous theatres and concert halls such as Hamer Hall, the Melbourne Arts Centre is an art and culture lover’s dream!

You can choose to watch one of the many shows inside the theatres and concert halls or stick around on a sunny afternoon and take advantage of one of the free outside art exhibitions.

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Melbourne Zoo General Entry Ticket

clock Duration: 2 to 8 hou
  • Go on and explore the flora and fauna of the Melbourne Zoo on this trip.
  • Travellers can see a variety of animals from all parts of the world at the Melbourne Zoo
  • Watch animals like zebras, giraffes, kangaroos, lemurs, monkeys
  • Get a view of the orangutans in their special exhibit
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African Cat Encounter at Werribee Open Range Zoo

clock Duration: 40 minutes
  • Get close to the incredible servals, the tallest of the African sail cats, at Werribee Open Range Zoo and witness their incredible athleticism and...read more

Off-Road Safari at Werribee Open Range Zoo

clock Duration: 1 hour 15
  • Experience your own African safari with an open vehicle adventure at Werribee Open Range Zoo! In this behind the scenes encounter you will meet an expert guide and head off road where you will be completely immersed in the sights, smells and sounds of the Savannah as you travel across the Zoo's open plains spotting rhinoceros, giraffe, zebra and...read more

Melbourne Star - Sights, Lights & Delights

clock Duration: 30 minutes
  • The Melbourne Star is one of the largest giant observation wheels in the world, offering spectacular 360-degree views of the city, and a sky-high experience like no other! Standing at a staggering 120 metres tall, this is Melbourne like you’ve never seen it before.
    Melbourne Star is a must-see attraction for locals and tourists alike. Hop...read more

Port of Melbourne and Docklands Sightseeing Cruise

clock Duration: 1 hour
  • Spend an hour of your time cruising down Melbourne's famous Yarra River.
  • It teaches about the history of Victoria Docks and the adventure of the early settlers on this sightseeing cruise.
  • It takes you deep into history and legs you walk the paths of the city's famous Yarra River and surrounds.
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Highlights of Melbourne Cruise

clock Duration: 2 hours
  • A chance to enjoy the beautiful scenic river gardens and Herring Island with the contrasting port and former industrial Docklands area
  • A tour enough to convince the tourists to appreciate the gorgeous Melbourne region in entirety.
  • A 2 hour-tour in a cruise through the Yarra River to admire Melbourne's spectacular
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River Gardens Melbourne Sightseeing Cruise

clock Duration: 1 hour
  • A chance for the travellers to enjoy the spectacular sights of Melbourne's scenic gardens, parklands, and famous sporting arenas
  • A wonderful tour with a chance to view the marvellous river gardens of Melbourne and the Herring Island
  • A 1 hour cruise tour passing through the most iconic river of Melbourne, the Yarra River
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Melbourne City and Williamstown Ferry Cruise

clock Duration: 1 to 2 hou
  • A sail to the old maritime seaport of Williamstone, through Melbourne's shipping channels,
  • A wonderful opportunity to the tourists to see the magnificent vistas of the famed Melbourne skyline before stepping into the hustle and bustle of city life
  • A chance to spend the day sipping on hot or cold coffee at a local sidewalk
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