Top Attractions In Melbourne For Free

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

Free

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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Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) Tour

clock Duration: 1 hour 15 mi
  • 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...
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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...

Eureka Skydeck 88 Admission 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...
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Free

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...

Healesville Sanctuary General Entry Ticket

clock Duration: 3 hours
  • Explore the city of Melbourne and visit the Healesville Sanctuary, which is one of the best places a person can be at to spend their precious time.
  • Travellers, upon taking part in this tour, get an opportunity to see all kinds of...
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Free

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...

Melbourne Zoo General Entry Ticket

clock Duration: 2 to 8 hours
  • 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,...
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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...

Werribee Open Range Zoo General Admission

clock Duration: 3 hours
  • Visit the Werribee Open Range Zoo, which is one of the best zoos all over Australia, housing many animals and birds of varied origins.
  • Explore the 556-acre or 225-hectare Werribee Open Range Zoo that provides an African-style safari...
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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 Star Observation Wheel Admission

clock Duration: 30 minutes
  • Explore the Southern Hemisphere's only observation wheel, offering spectacular 360-degree views of the city
  • The people on this journey are allowed to climb on the giant observation wheel which is one of the four in the world, and...
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Kings Domain

Another one of the best green open spaces situated within Melbourne’s city centre is the Kings Domain.

With lush, green gardens, plenty of plants and shrubbery to admire, as well as numerous water fountains, the Kings Domain is such a lovely and beautiful part of the city.

It’s also home to the Shrine of Remembrance so you can tie your visit there in with wandering around the rest of the Kings Domain.

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Old Melbourne Gaol: Admission Tickets

clock Duration: 2 to 3 hours
  • Explore the city of Melbourne and get the opportunity to visit the Old Gaol that controlled the Melbourne skyline as a symbol of authority
  • This massive structure was first built in the mid-1800s
  • Travellers upon taking part in...
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Rooftop Bar & Cinema

Located on Swanston Street in Melbourne city centre, the Rooftop Bar & Cinema is a hit attraction with both locals and tourists.

The rooftop offers one of the best free views of Melbourne city and while you should buy a drink while you’re up there, it’s not technically a requirement so count it as a free attraction if you’re looking for the best views!

The Rooftop Bar also shows several seasonal screenings...

Australia Multi-City Attractions Pass

clock Duration: 90 days
  • One of the best ways to visit the various cities of Australia where the travellers get the excellent opportunity to utilise their time as well as money in the country, over a time period of 90 days.
  • A trip where the travellers may...
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St Kilda

St Kilda is a lively and bustling beachside area just outside the city centre of Melbourne next to Port Phillip Bay.

It’s a very popular area of Melbourne with backpackers who are visiting the city on a budget, so it’s a great place to find cheaper food, drinks and accommodation.

There are also plenty of fun and free things to do for families in St Kilda including a visit to the beach, a walk along the Esplanade or...

Melbourne Attractions Pass Including Melbourne Zoo, Hop-on Hop-off Bus and SEA LIFE Aquarium

clock Duration: 90 days
  • A trip with one of the best options provided to the travellers who wish to travel to the various places in Melbourne and also enjoy the parks and places of amusement.
  • A trip with many allowances included in the pass along with tickets...
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Hosier Lane street art

Hosier Lane is a famous street within the city centre of Melbourne renowned for its urban street art that covers the walls.

The ever-changing graffiti is absolutely wonderful to see and it’s refreshing to admire the work of such young and talented artists.

It’s a place in Melbourne that you’ll definitely want to bring your camera along to so that you can pose in front of the art and take as many pictures as you...

Skip the Line: SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium Admission Ticket

clock Duration: 2 to 3 hours
  • 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...
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FAQs about Free Things to Do in Melbourne

There are many things you can do for free in Melbourne like booking free entry into some Melbourne museums, joining locals to do some free activities and others. This allows you to have fun and relax on a budget or save for further experiences on your trip.

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