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Top 5: Attractions in Melbourne, Australia

by Katie Skrzek

Jan 6, 2020

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Melbourne is the capital of Australia’s Victoria state. The coastal city boasts a dynamic cultural scene, beautiful natural landscapes and historical attractions. Check out these spots on your visit to Melbourne.


Melbourne Cricket Ground 

Located within Yarra Park, the colossal sports stadium hosts a variety of sporting and entertainment events. The stadium is also home to the National Sports Museum, which will reopen in February 2020 following renovations.


National Gallery of Victoria 

This contemporary art museum is Australia’s oldest, largest and most-visited art museum. Founded in 1861, the museum boasts a large collection of Australian and international art. Open daily, general admission is free.


Old Melbourne Gaol 

Now a museum, the Old Melbourne Gaol was a prison, 1842–1924. It housed some of Australia’s most notorious criminals. The prison was briefly used as a detention barracks during World War II. The museum is open daily. Admission costs $28.


Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria

The picturesque gardens were founded in 1846. Spanning almost 90 acres, the gardens are home to 8,500 different species of plants. There is another location in Cranbourne that comprises the entire royal garden. Open daily, admission is free.


Queen Victoria Market 

The popular open-air market has been in operation since 1878. It is set on about 17 acres. Today, the market boasts a variety of food stalls, specialty shops and restaurants. There are foodie and educational tours available, too.


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