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More time to spend in Melbourne

Carlton Gardens in Melbourne 
If you're spending longer than a day or two in Melbourne, take inspiration from our suggested sights and activities.

Whether you're visiting Melbourne for one day or seven, deciding what to see and do can be daunting. Take inspiration from our one-day and two-day itineraries – do the lot or choose the morning, afternoon or evening options that most appeal. And if you're spending longer in town, select from the following ideas and design your own Melbourne adventure.

  • Walk through avenues of oak trees in the Treasury Gardens and Fitzroy Gardens, and pay a visit to the historic Cooks' Cottage.
  • Shop at Queen Victoria Market, the source of fresh produce and inspiration for Melbourne's award-winning chefs and home cooks alike.
  • Catch the free City Circle tram or ride the Melbourne Visitor Shuttle bus to Docklands, Melbourne's newest shopping and entertainment precinct.
  • Drop into the Koorie Heritage Trust to learn about Aboriginal culture and history.
  • Follow the Yarra River on a walk to South Wharf, and visit Polly Woodside and the Melbourne Aquarium.
  • See where Melbourne's aristocracy lived in colonial times on a walk along leafy streets lined with elaborate mansions in East Melbourne.
  • Watch an Australian Football League (AFL) match, a game of cricket or set of tennis – it's your choice depending on the time of year.
  • Take a stroll past the Royal Exhibition Building en route to an Italian restaurant in Carlton.
  • Wander through the historic University of Melbourne campus and visit the quirky Grainger Museum.
  • Spend some time at the State Library of Victoria, admiring the stunning dome and visiting the Mr Tulk cafe.
  • Enjoy a meal on board the Colonial Tramcar Restaurant, and tour Melbourne at night while you dine.

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