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The top 5 things to do in Melbourne 

Victoria’s capital needs no introduction. Melbourne is highly regarded as one of the coolest cosmopolitan cities in the world. Boasting an amazing coffee scene, eye-catching street art and located on the cusp of the beautiful Great Ocean Road, Melbourne is jam-packed with fun things to do. With so much to choose from, it can be difficult to pick out a few highlights, but we’ve rounded up the top 5 unmissable things to do to make sure you can get them ticked off your list. Here are the top 5 things to do in Melbourne:  


  1. Helicopter flight over the coastline  

What could be better than whizzing over the southern tip of Australia in a private helicopter? Nothing, that’s why this is number 1 on our list of things to do in Melbourne. Take in spectacular views of Barwon Heads, Ocean Grove and the mouth of the Barwon River. Amazing views of the local surf beaches, the Bellarine Peninsula and Torquay all dazzle below as you peer over the start of the famous Great Ocean Road. With plenty of photo opportunities, this is an adventure you’ll remember for a long time.  


  1. High tea at the National Gallery of Victoria  

A must for anyone who is visiting the south banks of the Yarra River, High tea at the National Gallery of Victoria is simply delicious. A British tradition with an Australian twist, enjoy small sandwiches, wagyu beef sausage rolls and an assortment of cakes in the stunning tearoom. After tucking in, exploring the wonders of the gallery is a must, with world-famous artworks from across the globe and some of the most poignant art exhibitions of our time appearing here. Check ahead on their website to see what’s on before you arrive.  


  1. Wine tasting in the Yarra Valley  

No visit to Melbourne is complete without a wine tasting tour. The stunning Yarra Valley is a three-hour-long journey away from the city centre so it’s well worth reserving a day in your agenda to make the most of your trip. As one of the best wine growing regions in the world, you’ll be able to sample some of the finest wines on the planet on your trip. Organised trips offer plenty of chances to visit a few different wineries, so you can choose one which best suits your tastes, and many have a delicious lunch thrown in too.   


  1. Explore the Royal Botanical Gardens  

The beautiful botanical gardens are one of the most stunning areas to relax and unwind in the city. Featuring tranquil lakes, an incredible selection of flora and fauna, plus acres of land for running, walking or cycling around as you please, the gardens are an oasis of calm in the city. In the summer months, they truly come to life with a whole host of events held in the gardens, from outdoor cinemas to running races and theatre performances all held regularly.   


  1. Discover the Great Ocean Road  

One of the main reasons many people visit Melbourne each year is to head out on to the Great Ocean Road for an adventure. With plenty of hire cars and campervans available to rent in the city, the sprawling coastal road is easy to explore. Visit stunning attractions such as the twelve apostles and Loch Ard Gorge as you meander the pretty bays and exquisite vistas of this much-travelled road.   


These are just some of the top things to do while you’re in Melbourne. With so many amazing things to do in this whirlwind city, you’ll be sure to come back time and time again to experience it all.   


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