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Melbourne City Attractions for First Time Visitors

Are you planning to spend the vacations in Melbourne city? For the first time visitors, Melbourne offers a myriad of activities which are an experience they won’t ever forget. It’s rich in culture and has attractions for just about everyone. It’s a constant contender for the most livable city in the world title. And why not, there’s so much to do and learn in Melbourne.

The following are a few things which you should explore while touring Melbourne City.

The Werribee Zoo

With just a 30 minutes distance from the heart of the city, The Werribee open range zoo provides you with an experience like no other zoo. Its build on the concept of an actual African Savannah. It compromises of 225 hectares of open land which is home to a variety of flora and fauna. Enjoy the safari tour and enjoy a one on one experience with the exotic creatures.

The Eureka Sky deck

The sky tower provides a breath taking view of the city from its 88th floor. This is one experience which you are never going to forget. You can view the entire southern hemisphere. Make sure you visit the sky deck for an experience of a life time.

The Dandenong Ranges

Perhaps one of the most underestimated attraction are the lush Dandenong Ranges. It features the beautiful rain forest, beautiful walking tracks and a small quaint little town with its quirky shops full of souvenirs you could take back home. It’s a great way of getting away from the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy some quiet me time. In fact if you are with the family, you may even enjoy it more because it’s a pleasure being this close to nature.

Make sure to take a ride in puffing Billy to enjoy the sights and sounds of the Dandenong ranges.

The free city circle tram service

Who says you can’t have fun without spending cash. Riding in the tram is sure to take you back into time because the trams have retained the original vintage looks and lets you experience the city in a fun and interesting manner.

Shrine of Remembrance

This is one of the most popular landmarks in Australia. It is a memorial to those who sacrificed their life for the country during the First and Second World War. It is a solemn place and may not be the right place to take your children.

Arcades and Laneways

If you want to experience the quirky side of Melbourne, the Block Arcade in Collins Street is one of the best places to explore. Its clay mosaic floor and interesting shops makes it unique to explore and enjoy.

The Melbourne Cricket Ground

Considered to be one the best cricket grounds, with a capacity of holding around 10’000 people, the MCG is a sight to behold. There are daily tours which last for about 75 minutes and give you a quick lowdown on the cricketing history in Melbourne.

The list of attractions is too big and if you want to enjoy Melbourne to the fullest, make sure you visit all the above mentioned Melbourne city attractions.

Melbourne City Parking

Finding parking in the Melbourne CBD can be very difficult especially during holidays periods and events. We recommend using the Wilson Parking Melbourne Central location for a convenient place to park in inner city Melbourne.

If you happen to be visiting Canberra or Perth instead and are looking for car parking in the city, you should check out these resources: Canberra Car Parking by Wilson Parking and Perth CBD Parking.