Cruise With Class To Melbourne
With its vibrant culture, international atmosphere and array of attractions, Melbourne is the perfect place for your cruise vacation. Discover a plethora of restaurants, cafes and parks when you arrive in Melbourne. It is also a great place to depart to other locations along Australia’s coastline with Tasmania or New Zealand also well within reach!
Attractions in Melbourne
Melbourne, Australia is a truly remarkable city. It’s no surprise that it has become one of the most popular destinations in the world for tourists. With its incredible architecture, fascinating culture, and stunning natural spots, there’s plenty to see and do in Melbourne and its surrounding areas. From breathtaking beaches to world-famous attractions such as the Royal Botanic Gardens and St Kilda Pier, there’s something for everyone here. Here are some of the best attractions you should visit when travelling to Melbourne:
1. The Royal Botanic Gardens
Situated on the banks of the Yarra River, these gardens are a veritable oasis of peace and serenity in an otherwise bustling city. From beautiful blooms to a wide array of native wildlife, including kookaburras, emus and echidnas, this lush garden is not to be missed!
2. St Kilda Pier
This iconic pier stretches out into Port Phillip Bay with spectacular views across the whole bay from Brighton Beach. Enjoy a leisurely stroll along the pier or take part in various activities such as fishing, cycling or rollerblading. You can also take a ride aboard one of St Kilda’s historic trams!
3. The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV)
One of Australia’s oldest art galleries and home to an incredible collection spanning millennia; visitors can browse works by Old Masters including Cezanne and Monet plus modern pieces by Warhol and Hockney amongst many others. A must-visit for any art enthusiast!
4. Queen Victoria Market
This vibrant market has been running since 1878 offering every type of foodstuff imaginable alongside other goods such as clothes, homewares and souvenirs! Browse around this mecca for all things artisanal until your heart’s content!
5. Great Ocean Road
Take yourself on an unforgettable journey along this picturesque road stretching from Torquay to Allansford with some truly awe-inspiring coastal scenery along the way including 12 Apostles rock stacks off Port Campbell National Park. Don’t forget your camera!
6. Federation Square
An iconic gathering place at the heart of downtown Melbourne boasting an eclectic mix of shops and restaurants beneath striking glass canopies overlooking Flinders Street Station; it’s also home to several cultural institutions including ACMI (Australian Centre for Moving Image).
7. Eureka Skydeck 88
Get set for jaw-dropping views over Melbourne from one of Australia’s tallest observation decks located on Level 88 Eureka Tower! Take in 360° views spanning up to 80 km across 3 states before taking a thrilling ride back down The Edge Glass Cube that takes you outside at 300 metres above ground level – if you dare…