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15 Best Tourist Attractions In Melbourne

10. Docklands

Docklands is one of the best tourist attractions in Melbourne (Image : australiaday.vic.gov.au)

Docklands is one of the best tourist attractions in Melbourne (Image : australiaday.vic.gov.au)

Number 10, the best tourist attractions in Melbourne is Docklands. Docklands is Melbourne’s newest precinct. With the highest concentration of green-star rated buildings in the southern hemisphere, the waterfront satellite village is filled with cafés, restaurants, and parklands. The view from the giant observation wheel, The Melbourne Star is spectacular, and the area also houses Etihad Stadium and the Icehouse, a world-class ice sports venue. There is also an art and vintage market held along the waterfront every Sunday. Address: Harbour Esplanade, Docklands.

11. Captain Cook’s Cottage

Captain Cook's Cottage is one of the best tourist attractions in Melbourne (Image : tourmelbourne.net.au)

Captain Cook’s Cottage is one of the best tourist attractions in Melbourne (Image : tourmelbourne.net.au)

The next Melbourne tourist attractions that you must visit is Captain Cook’s Cottage. Captain Cook’s Cottage was brought to Melbourne from Captain James Cook’s native home in Yorkshire, England and erected in Fitzroy Gardens. The quaint cottage is an insight into the life and times of Cook’s seafaring adventures and exploration of Australia and other parts of the world. Also in the beautiful Fitzroy Gardens is the magnificent Spanish-mission style conservatory that is always filled with a vibrant floral display.

12. Arcades and Laneways

Arcades and Laneways is one of the best tourist attractions in Melbourne (Image : grayline.com)

Arcades and Laneways is one of the best tourist attractions in Melbourne (Image : grayline.com)

Wandering the labyrinth of lane and alleyways around Flinders, Collins, and Bourke Streets is elegant, interesting, and quirky Melbourne at its best. The jewel in the crown is the magnificent Block Arcade in Collins Street. With its mosaic floor, period details, and unique shops, this is the place where late 19th-century gentry promenaded, coining the phrase, “doing the block”.

It’s worth queuing for a morning or afternoon tea at the Hopetoun Tearooms. This Melbourne icon dates back to 1892 and is the only original shop still in the arcade today. The opulent Royal Arcade is Melbourne’s oldest arcade and Flinders and Degraves Lanes are also well worth exploring. Several companies run guided walking tours of the lanes and alleyways. Arcades and Laneways is one of the tourist attractions in Melbourne that you must visit.

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