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What are the most famous landmarks in Melbourne?

The most famous landmarks in Melbourne are: 
  • Melbourne Skydeck: Eureka Melbourne Skydeck is the tallest observation tower in Australia at Eureka Tower providing you with a panoramic view of Melbourne’s skyline and coastline from its 297.3-meter high observation deck. 
  • Melbourne Zoo: It is the most popular and most visited zoo in the city that is home to more than 300 species of animals such as kangaroos, wombats, koalas, elephants, lions, and more. You can participate in activities such as night camping in the wild, animal feeds, and learning about Asian rainforests. 
  • SEA LIFE Melbourne: It is the oldest and most popular aquarium in the city that is home to 12 amusing zones, thousands of sea animals, interactive activities, and a giant walk-through oceanarium. 
  • Queen Victoria Market: The authentic, bustling, inner-city market is located at the heart of the city and has been the locals’ go-to place for fresh produce, hand-made products, coffee, food, souvenirs, and clothing from over 600 small businesses. 
  • Puffing Billy Railway: It is a heritage steam railway in the Dandenong Ranges of  Melbourne that commenced operation in 1899. The tracks are 25 km long and take 1 hour and 50 minutes while you are seated in Victorian carriages. 

Which is the oldest landmark in Melbourne?

The Mitre Tavern, constructed in 1837 as a private residence, is the oldest standing building in Melbourne. Today the building is a bar and steakhouse loved by the locals. The oldest public landmark in Melbourne however is State Library Victoria, established in 1854, is the first free library in the world, Australia's busiest library, and the fourth most-visited library in the world.

Which is the most visited landmark in Melbourne?

The most visited landmarks in Melbourne are 
  • National Gallery of Victoria - 3,210,000 visitors each year
  • Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria Melbourne - 1,900,000 visitors each year
  • Melbourne Zoo - 2,500,000 million visitors each year
  • Melbourne Museum - 2,000,000 million visitors each year
  • SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium - 10,000,000 million visitors each year

What are 5 must-visit landmarks in Melbourne?

The 5 must-visit landmarks in Melbourne are:
  • SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium
  • Melbourne Zoo 
  • Puffing Billy Railway
  • State Library Victoria
  • Melbourne Skydeck

What are some underrated landmarks in Melbourne?

Some of the underrated landmarks of Melbourne you should visit are: 
  • Shrine of Remembrance: Unveiled on 11 November 1943, the Shrine is a memorial built to honor the men and women of the state of Victoria who served in World War I. 
  • Old Melbourne Gaol: The building is an ancient jail that operated from 1845 to 1924, which is now a dungeon-like museum that displays memorabilia of the prisoners and staff, including death masks of the executed criminals.
  • State Library Victoria: The library has a history of being Australia’s oldest public library, one of the first free libraries in the world, and the fourth most-visited library in the world since its opening in 1854. 
  • Melbourne Museum: Known for being the largest museum in the Southern Hemisphere, Melbourne Museum is home to nature, cultural history, science, and Life Gallery. Dinosaur Walk, which displays dinosaur fossils, is the most famous of their exhibits and the main attraction which attracts people of all ages. 
  • Melbourne Cricket Ground: Locally known as The G, the stadium is the largest in the Southern Hemisphere, and the second largest in the world by capacity. It is also home to the National Sports Museum and is a must-visit for all sports enthusiasts.

Which landmarks in Melbourne have a free entry?

Churches such as St. Paul's Cathedral, Catholic Church of Saint Michaels, Scottish Church, and St. Francis' Church is free to enter for everyone on all days. Museums such as the National Gallery of Victoria, State Library Victoria, the Australian Center for Contemporary Arts (ACCA), and the Australian Music Vault are also free of entry charges. Additionally, you can pay visits to landmarks such as the Royal Botanic Gardens, and the City Circle (route 35) that covers Flinders, Spring Nicholson, and Victoria Street for zero-fare.

Do I need to skip-the-line tickets for most landmarks in Melbourne?

Yes, skip-the-line tickets are available for most paid entry landmarks and are highly recommended since the tourist flock can cause long waiting times at the ticket gate. These tickets not just offer admission to the landmarks but also give you skip-the-line access and save your time.

Are popular landmarks in Melbourne included in the city pass?

Many of the popular attractions such as Melbourne Zoo, Eureka Skydeck, Melbourne River Cruise, Icebar Melbourne, Moonraker Dolphin swim, Werribee Zoo, Healesville Sanctuary offer free entrance with the Melbourne City Card. Additionally, you also can enjoy 72 hours of free hop-on-hop-off bus tours, Arthur’s Eagle return flight, a walking tour, Bowling at Archie Brothers Cirque Electrique, and Carlton Brewery & Beer Tasting Tour for zero cost with the City Card.

Which landmarks in Melbourne are located close to each other?

The most famous attractions that are located at the heart of Melbourne within a distance of a kilometer from each are: 
  • SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium
  • Melbourne Star Observation Wheel
  • Melbourne Museum
  • State Library Victoria
  • Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria

What's the best way to cover all major landmarks in Melbourne?

Purchasing combo tickets or the Melbourne City Card is highly recommended to save money and time to cover all major attractions of the city. They also offer guided tours, skip-the-line entry, hop-on-hop-off bus tours, and cruises in addition to covering landmarks.
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