Top Attractions in Melbourne


Melbourne skyline

Melbourne has a lot to offer!
Photo credit: Binayak Dasgupta

Melbourne’s attractions are way more than what meets the eye. It’s a city that lets you experience all kinds of fun – from dining, to the arts, entertainment, history and festivals. There are numerous attractions in Melbourne, and the best way to find these attractions is to drive around the city. If you need a relatively cheap car rental in Melbourne, Alpha Car Hire lets you conveniently book online.

Eureka Skydeck 88

Watch the city under you, as you take a trip almost 300 metres above the ground. Eureka Skydeck 88 is the perfect spot to glimpse breathtaking views of Australia’s second largest city. From level 88, you’ll see the expanse of Melbourne as though you were seeing the panoramic views of a miniature city.

Old Melbourne Gaol

Previously the house of high-profile prisoners, the Old Melbourne Gaol is one of the most interesting attractions of the city. Visit the old cells of some of the most notorious criminals, discover their escape routes and learn about their life behind the guarded walls. If you’re a thrill-seeker, the spooky candlelight tours at night will be an exciting adventure.

Melbourne Zoo

Meet endemic wildlife, as well as the animals of the world, at the Melbourne Zoo. From kangaroos, platypus and koalas, to tigers, monkeys and penguins, you will adore each animal you see. You can learn about their ways and behaviours through guided tours and you can also get the chance to feed them by hand. And if that’s not enough, you can also experience the educational theatrical entertainment after dark that aims to raise awareness about animals and nature.

National Gallery of Victoria

Drive to St Kilda Road to see art treasures at the National Gallery of Victoria. With numerous exhibits and thousands of artworks from different continents, the gallery has been a major drawcard for tourists. But not only that, you can also look back in time and learn about the Australian heritage through the Aboriginal artworks on display.

Moomba Festival

Visiting Melbourne during the Labour Day weekend in March? Well, you’re just in time for the Moomba festival. Through music, dancing, parades, street shows, food and wine, you’ll get to see the best of Melbourne and understand why it has been named as the best city in Australia several times.

To avoid the hassle during the peak tourist season, just make sure to book your accommodation ahead of time and arrange your rental car early with Alpha Car Hire.