Visiting Melbourne? Here's a few must-see attractions to check while you're around. They're all easy to get to from Melbourne Tower
Culture & Arts
A beautiful new museum with exhibitions changing throughout the year.
Victorian Arts Centre, Melbourne Concert Hall
There's always something fascinating happening at the city's cultural centre.
A great place to catch popular theatre and musicals.
Captain Cook's Cottage
One of Melbourne's most visited historical attractions - even though it's a Yorkshire cottage that was shipped to Australia piece by piece, and Captain Cook never even lived in it! Find out why.
A new cultural and social hub for Melbourne. Home to the Ian Potter gallery and Australian Centre for the Moving Image.
St. Paul's Cathedral
A Melbourne landmark, standing tall opposite Federation Square and Flinders Street Station.
The Rialto Tower
Melbourne's tallest building - take the elevator up to the observation deck for breathtaking views of the city and suburbs. Is that Melbourne Tower across the river?
City Circle Tram
What better way to tour the city's main grid and attractions than on Melbourne's free historic tram. Catch it anywhere along Flinders, Spring, Latrobe and Spencer streets in the CBD.
A great spot by the river with an amazing view of the city and loads of gourmet restaurants to choose from.
Victoria Street, Richmond
Some of the world's best Vietnamese food - so cheap!
Little Bourke Street, City
Melbourne's own Chinatown. Not to be missed around Chinese new year.
Lonsdale Street, City
Renowned for fine Greek food.
Lygon Street, Carlton
The heart of Melbourne's Italian community. Cheerful spruikers will drag you into fine Italian restaurants as hotted-up Commodores cruise by with thumping stereos.
Sports and Leisure
The Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)
The home of Aussie rules football in winter months, and national and international cricket in the summer. The beating heart of Melbourne's sporting life and a 10-15 minute walk from Melbourne Tower.
Melbourne's other main football and events arena. Easy walk from Melbourne Tower or a short tram ride.
Melbourne Park - the National Tennis Centre
Home of the Ford Australian Open in summer - but also to larger rock shows and other entertainment throughout the year. You guessed it, only 10-15 minutes' walk from Melbourne Tower!
Home of many events in the 2006 Commonwealth Games, as well as Melbourne's soccer and athletics competitions.
Crown Gold Class Cinemas
Gold Class Cinemas are superbly designed to provide a luxuriously intimate setting and are committed to providing customers with a first class quality of experience of film, food, beverages and service. Gold Class cinemas boast a full-service bar, lounge and gourmet food with personal waiter service during each screening.
Collins Street, City
Strictly high-class. Here's where you'll find the BIG designer labels.
Bridge Road, Richmond
Chock full of funky, cheap factory outlets. A great place to shop.
Smith Street, Collingwood
Best known for its sportsgoods factory outlets, but also a lot of bookshops, furniture and oddities. A bohemian sort of shopping strip.
Myer & David Jones, City
Two of Melbourne's most famous department stores, still jostling for customers on Bourke Street in the city. Watch out for seasonal sales, and the Myer Christmas Windows!
Chapel Street, Prahran
Don't visit Chapel Street if you're not dressed to impress. You'll find loads of designer clothing stores, cafes, pubs and restaurants.
Not just for gamblers, the glitzy casino also has loads of cafes, restaurants, nightclubs and bars.
Melbourne's whole city area is crammed full of nightspots - and the darkest, dingiest lanes often house the newest, hottest bars and clubs - "hard to find" is a compliment here! But if you wander through the city and can't find a bar stool that matches your style, you're not looking hard enough!
Brunswick Street, Fitzroy
The place to be if you want to party with Melbourne's bohemian alternatives. There's loads of great pubs all up and down Brunny street.
Parks and Gardens
Royal Botanic Gardens
Vast, beautiful and home to the Moonlight Cinema when it's on. Joggers proudly "do the 'tan" at sunrise, and enormous flocks of bats take off downriver at sunset.
Another beautiful area right beside the CBD. You can walk through the Fitzroy Gardens.
3 great zoos to visit while in Melbourne. Melbourne Zoo, Werribee Open Range and Healesville Sanctuary
Eureka Skydeck 88
Only Eureka Skydeck 88 Can take you to the Edge. Nothing you have ever experienced will prepare you for the awe inspiring view of Melbourne from the observation deck of the highest public vantage point in the Southern Hemisphere. Located at Level 88 Eureka Tower, Skydeck is Melbourne's new 'must-see' attraction. Skydeck 88 is the only observation deck in the world with the Edge - a glass cube which projects 3 metres out from the building, 300 metres above the ground with you in it!
Giant Sky Wheel
The panoramic views of the city is breathtaking and with the lights illuminating the skyline at night there is no better way to spend your day or evening on top of the Giant Sky Wheel.
If there are attractions we should have on this list, contact us and let us know!
Free City Circle Tram
Crown CasinoVictorian Art Centre
St. Paul's Cathedral Fedration Square Princess Theatre
Crown Gold Class Cinemas
Eureka Skydeck 88
Giant Sky Wheel - Melbourne