Top Tourist Attractions in Melbourne Australia
“Marvelous Melbourne” was founded in the Gold Rush of the 1850’s and the affectionate appellation has lingered to this very day. Tourists from across the globe can flock to this attractive city at all time of the year. The many vibrant gardens and tree lined streets are home to the most elegant, outrageous and multi-cultural attractions an international city could offer.
Here are three must-see locations that no trip to Melbourne is complete without:
-River Boat through the Yarra River
There is no better way to get a view of this impressive city than from a river boat on the Yarra River. The history of this city is forever intertwined with this river and a boat ride will give the visitor a true taste of Melbourne’s rich history and culture. Many boating companies can be found that will take visitors on this special trip. Don’t forget to visit Birrarung, a park that celebrates the Aboriginal heritage of the river.
-Royal Botanic Gardens
Not far from the Yarra River is the lush green parklands that surround the Royal Botanical Gardens, one of Melbourne’s most beloved and visited attractions. This pristine attraction was founded nearly two centuries ago and features over 50,000 varieties of plants across 40 hectares of greenery. The summer will bring live theater attractions and even moonlit movies in an outdoor cinema.
-Melbourne Cricket Ground
With a history that dates back almost a century and a half, the MCG is perhaps the greatest cricket stadium in the world. Visitors can visit the stadium and watch a game any time of the year. The location is near many other tourist attractions. If you are visiting at the right time, the venue may be hosting one of the many concerts that rock the stadium each year.