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Top 7 Things to See and Do in Melbourne

Melbourne is one of the most exciting cities in the world, featuring an exciting city center, vibrant neighborhoods, lush green parks, and super-friendly residents. 

You will feel vibes of this city from the moment you hit their airport, get in your first Melbourne airport taxi, talk to the first people you meet in the city, and till the moment you leave. Considering that Melbourne is voted as one of the world’s most livable city, there must be something special about it. 

Here’s a list of the best things to see and do while visiting Melbourne:

#1 Federation Square

The centerwas opened in 2002 as a tribute to the 100 years of federation. The center is located right across the Flinders Street Station, meaning getting there will be a breeze. The center is the city’s major hub for all sorts of cultural events, art exhibitions, performances, and entertainment. Federation Square hosts more than 2,000 events per year. 

#2 National Gallery of Victoria

This is the oldest art gallery in the country. The National Gallery of Victoria exhibits artworks from international artists in two locations. The domestic collection is hosted in Federation Square, while the international one is housed at The Great Hall, which is located in the St. Kilda Road Building. The two collections feature over 70,000 works of art.

#3 Royal Botanic Gardens

Just two kilometers from the CBD, and south of the Yarra River, the Royal Botanic Gardens are a must-visit attraction when visiting Melbourne. The garden is spread on over 38 hectares and features over 8,500 species of plants, many of whom are extremely rare.

#4 City Circle Tram Tour

One of the best ways to explore Melbourne is with the help of the City Circle Tram. The tram is free, and it passes through many of the most important city's landmarks such as Princess Theatre, Windsor Hotel, the Old Treasury Building, and the Parliament House. The tram passes every 12 minutes, and it takes around fifty minutes to complete the ride.

#5 Queen Victoria Market

That’s where local food growers sell fruits, vegetables, dairy, meat, and other smallgoods. They are very passionate about their products and always in a good mood to speak about it. However, keep in mind that the market is closed on Monday and Wednesday.

#6 Melbourne’s International Comedy Festival

The festival is held each year in March and April. It is the third-largest comedy festival in the world featuring over 400 comedy shows. If you are up for some laughs and top-notch entertainment, then this is where you want to be. 

#7 Go To An AFL Game At The MCG

If you want to mingle with the locals and get a better glimpse into what it means to be an Australian in Melbourne, you need to head to the stadium. Grab a beer, a hot jam donut, and enjoy.The AFLW season begins in February and ends in March.

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