Things to do in Melbourne
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Through years of operation as a fully accredited tourism operator, the Global Ballooning company has developed an array of services second to none, including hot air balloon flights over beautiful Melbourne, Yarra Valley and Mansfield, complimentary city transfers and open dated gift vouchers – the perfect Gift with a Lift for Christmas.
They hold over 20 years of flying experience, an impeccable safety record, and the prestigious Yarra Valley Tourism Award For Excellence.
The state-of-the-art Melbourne Aquarium is located at the city center by the banks of the Yarra River. This is a very popular attraction especially amongst the kids. Visitors can see large numbers of different species from the southern ocean.
With more than 320 species on view, Melbourne Zoo offers a window into the diversity of the worlds wildlife. Visiting the Zoo is an opportunity to get back in touch with the wonders of nature only 4km from the city centre.
Queen Victoria Market
Queen Victoria Market is Victoria’s premier open-air market.
- The vibrant, cosmopolitan atmosphere of this historic site has endeared the Market to Melburnians for 130 years. The Market is probably best known for its huge variety of fresh produce. Almost 50% of the Market area is dedicated to the sale of fresh produce, including fresh fruits and vegetables, meat, chicken, seafood and delicatessen products.
Eureka Skydeck 88
The Eureka Skydeck 88 at Level 88, Eureka Tower, Riverside Quay, Southbank, Melbourne, is a whole new way of looking at Melbourne and the surrounding areas.
- The EDGE at “Eureka Skydeck’ is not advisable for those with a fear of heights.
Melbourne Cricket Ground
A visit to the Melbourne Cricket Ground MCG may be on the list of places to see for many cricket fans.
The ground was built in 1853, and has established a marvellous history that compares favourably with any other in the world, hosting plenty of international cricket including the first-ever Test and the 1992 World Cup final, countless VFL/AFL Grand Finals, and the 1956 Olympic Games.
Apart from its sporting events, the MCG has also witnessed many blockbuster music concerts, and even Pope John Paul II held a mass there when he visited Melbourne in 1986.
A record crowd of 121,000 people attended the 1970 VFL/AFL Grand Final between Carlton and Collingwood. The stadium now holds only 100,000 following recent redevelopments.
Melbourne Visitor Centre
- The Melbourne Visitor Centre is located at Federation Square, on the corner of Swanston and Flinders streets.