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Melbourne's so diverse in its culture, its heritage and its development that there is always something fascinating to do, something stimulating to see and something exciting to explore.
Explore the excellent selection of unique things that you can do in right here in the CBD of Melbourne or travel out further afield to the easily accessible suburbs and Victorian countryside .
The suggestions are family friendly and both you and the kids will love them all.
Each suggestion will create a truly memorable experience. Don't forget to take the camera along to capture your fun!
Experiences like hand feeding sharks, yes, that's right. Right in the heart of the city you can feed these terrifying beasts as they glide past you eyeing off the hand that's feeding them.
Live to tell the story and have the photos to prove it!
What about travelling at breakneck speed down, down, down through a dark tunnel and up, up, up into the clouds?
Luna Park is just for fun. You have total permission to scream your lungs out! You don't have to be a lunatic to enjoy the place!
Then there's Melbourne's own 'walking dead', the annual Zombie Shuffle held in November. Zombies staggering and shuffling through the streets of this fine city. One of the most scariest things to do in Melbourne. If you're into being scared out of your skin, then this is a must attend event! Better still, don your own zombie outfit and join the procession. It's free!
Perhaps you would enjoy taking the family on a Melbourne river cruise down the Yarra, either in the Tramboat or on one of Melbourne's other Yarra Cruise Tours. You get a totally different perspective of this beautiful city from this vantage point. Cruise past places like the Aquarium, the famous MCG, the Casino and the newest gem in the Melbourne crown, the exciting Docklands precinct.
One of the best things to do in Melbourne is going to the theatre?
Melbourne Cinemas and Live Performance Theaters are a must to check out with the latest movie releases and world class live shows being performed in some of the best theaters and cinema complexes. Melbourne's old, historic, majestic live theatres create an atmosphere you'll never forget.
Then there is the art precinct with the Melbourne Concert Hall if you prefer a more modern venue to sit and watch a live performance, be it opera or your favorite pop band.
There is even an open air venue, the Sidney Myer Music bowl in the beautiful Alexander Gardens. A wonderful place to sit on a balmy summer's evening, yes Melbourne does have those quite often, although Sydney would say otherwise.
Down on the outskirts of the city at the St Kilda breakwater enjoy the exciting experience of viewing the bay's very own little penguin community! Yes, penguins in the wild right here in Port Phillip Bay.
There's no need to go all that way down to Phillip Island now particularly if you are short on time.
Of all the things to do in Melbourne this has to be one of the most unique!
How exciting for you and your family to be able to engage with these little world famous creatures.
Wear comfy shoes for this activity!
There's nothing that escapes the paint in Melbourne's laneways so watch out, you just might get tagged as well! Even the rubbish bins become works of art.
Walking through the laneways and exploring the unique Melbourne Street Art culture is mind boggling. The colors, the talent and the visual overload is amazing. Some of these works of art or in some cases graffiti are supplied by world renowned Street Artists such as Banksy, GhostpatrolRegan Tamanui
Check out how you can get your very own piece of Melbourne's unique street art to carry around with you as you explore more things to do in Melbourne. Some of this art is no longer displayed as it has been covered over - something that happens on a regular basis.
You have to be quick with your camera if you want to record your memories. This, in itself, makes wandering the streets and laneways of melbourne in search of street art an ongoing activity to be enjoyed not just once but over and over again.
If you enjoy being looked after then the best way to really start doing things in Melbourne would be to have someone else do all the preparations and organize entry fees. Even put together where and how you are going to eat. Well, you can get all that here. Supplied by professionals who know exactly what it is that you want where and when you want it.
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