The Five Best Tourist Sites in Melbourne!

If you’ve never been to Melbourne before, the idea of visiting the city can be daunting. There are so many wonderful things to see and do that it can be difficult to make the right choices. Well never fear, because we’ve come to rescue with a list of the Five Best Tourist Sites in Melbourne!

The Queen Victoria Market. Melbourne’s most eclectic market offers a veritable smorgasbord of food, trinkets and anything else you could think of. It’s a good place to meet for breakfast or lunch, and the fare on offer is best consumed on the hoof. Visitors can dine on any number of exotic foods available at the many stalls. There’s also a fresh fruit and grocery section which draws in local crowds over the weekends, so be prepared for it!

The Eureka Skydeck. The Southern Hemisphere’s Highest Viewing Platform does not disappoint, with a grand and unencumbered view of the majestic city. It’s also the ideal first place to visit, because it’ll allow visitors to get a sense of topographic perspective. There’s also a special thrill- The Edge- which allows visitors to go ‘over the edge’ in a glass box! Sunset is the best time of day for the clearest view, so it’s sometimes quite busy. It’s best to book ahead and maybe even consider the “sun and stars” ticket providing 2 entries (one in the day and one at night).

The Dandenong Ranges. This awe inspiring mountain range has some fine little spots nestled in its scrub. Visiting in the winter allows a whole new perspective, with wildlife and flora in their natural element.  You can also take the Puffing Billy Railway, a highlight of mountain life. The Dandenong Ranges are also the ideal place to get away from the busy CBD and relax a little.

Hot Air Ballooning. Hot air balloon rides over Melbourne offer tourists an unforgettable way to see the city. It’s also a romantic way to spend a bit of time off the road. Rides normally depart in the morning, the best time for sightseeing. There are tailored rides going to the Yarra Valley, famed for its picturesque vineyards and rural setting. So be sure to take a hot air balloon ride, if you can, and see the view from the top!

The Great Ocean Road. One of Australia’s most scenic drives, the Great Ocean Road is a gorgeous diversion and a must-see. Stretching on for 243 kilometres, drivers are treated to an evolving landscape filled with dazzling sights. Pick any spot and you’re sure to see something quite unique; but the Twelve Apostles is one Australian landmark you won’t want to miss! It really is the perfect way to cap off your unforgettable trip to Melbourne.

So, the next time you find yourself on the way to Melbourne, consider our sage advice and check out a few of these top-notch tourist hot-spots.

This article was proudly sponsored by The Grand Hotel Melbourne, a heritage-listed apartment hotel in the heart of the city. For a truly memorable holiday, stay at the Grand Hotel Melbourne!

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