Things to do in Melbourne

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Melbourne, capital of Victoria and the second biggest city in Australia, is a truly world-class city. Don't just take our word for it, time and time again this coastal city is recognised for everything from its iconic city centre laneways and nightlife to its thriving arts scene and sheer range of things to do and attractions. Whether you're a Melbourne local, or planning a Melbourne holiday itinerary, you'll find a selection of unmissable attractions in the CBD and beyond here at Adrenaline. 

About our unique Melbourne experiences 

The best way to explore Melbourne and find the best things to do is through our amazing range of experiences. Browse the Adrenaline site for must-see Melbourne activities and attractions, with options for all ages.

One of the most popular ways to see the Melbourne CBD is through Hot Air Ballooning. From a hot air balloon, viewers can embrace the scenes of Federation Square, the Yarra River across Southbank, Queen Victoria Market and the Docklands, and witness the incredible views of iconic landmarks such as the Melbourne Star. Sightseeing helicopter flights from Essendon or Melbourne CBD are also popular. Not only are helicopter rides a real bucket list thrill, but they also give you chance to see the best views of Melbourne in record time. Look out some breathtaking scenes and Melbourne's most famous landmarks, like the MCG, Luna Park and Eureka Skydeck. 

Other unforgettable thrill experiences include abseiling down a building in Melbourne CBD and a 1 Hour Harley Rides. Those with a need for speed will love the rush as they head across Fitzroy Street in St Kilda towards the CBD to view street art and the many laneways. Whether you're on a solo adventure, or looking for fun for the whole family, Adrenaline has you covered with unique experiences from sky to land in Melbourne.

Adventurous things to do in Melbourne

Some of the most popular attractions in Melbourne include a weekend visit to Queen Victoria Market, a fun-filled family day out at the iconic Luna Park and a day trip to the Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium. Adrenaline also offers amazing animal experiences such as the most popular Shark Dive, to the Penguin Passport which includes behind the scenes to everybody's favourite aquatic animals. Another famous animal attraction is the Melbourne Zoo and Werribee Zoo, including an exciting off-road safari.

Melbourne is the sports capital, especially for the AFL, with Adrenaline offering sports tours where you can visit the world-class Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) or national sports museum. 

If sport isn't your thing, Melbourne offers world-class art galleries including the national gallery of Victoria (NGV), where some of the world's best artists and designers hold beautiful exhibitions that are well worth stopping in for. A stepping stone away from the NGV is one of Melbourne's most beautiful parks - the Royal Botanic Gardens. This is a great place to take a leisurely stroll or even picnic by the lake. Those with energy to burn can pull on their running shoes for a jog around "the tan".

Within the Melbourne CBD, walking tours are popular including the Chocolate Lanes and Arcade Tour. On this foodie tour you will see popular attractions including Flinders Street Station, the famous AC/DC Lane (Hosier Lane), Melbourne's famous boutiques, to the best Australian chocolate treats. Immerse yourself further into Melbourne's culture with the amazing live music scene, or go bar-hopping with the plethora of waterfront or rooftop bars available. Not to mention, Melbourne is known for its amazing food scene with multi-cultural cuisine from dumplings in the city's China Town, to wood fire Italian pizza in Carlton, you will never be out of options! No matter what you love to do, Melbourne has the experiences to fill your day.

Did you know Melbourne is home to Australia's first surf park? URBNSURF Melbourne is just a short journey away from the CBD and offers surf lessons for beginners and thrilling sessions for more experienced surfers too. It's a lot of fun and comes with waves guaranteed, making it a fast way to take your surfing to the next level.  

Experiences in Melbourne for gifts

No matter the occasion, or what special person you're buying for, Adrenaline has the Melbourne gift experience for you.

An ever-popular Melbourne gift idea that men and women love is a V8 Drive and Hot Laps experience at Sandown Raceway. With professional instruction, real race cars and a famous race track, it's the ultimate rush for the wannabe racing driver in your life. 

For a more relaxing experience, lunch and hot springs bathing for 2 at the Morning Peninsula Hot Springs would fit the bill.

If you're looking for family fun to get the kids involved, why not purchase a day pass to the LEGOLAND Discovery Centre in Melbourne's iconic Chadstone Fashion Capital. For the ultimate foodie friend, why not get them a gift voucher for our endless dining experiences. This includes our BBQ cooking school or chocolate making class, and make all their food dreams come true.

Melbourne has unique experiences that everyone will enjoy, so give the gift that they will truly remember with Adrenaline!

Some of our most popular Victoria experiences

As well as the best things to do in Melbourne, Adrenaline has a number of things to do in Victoria. The top five key locations are:

  1. The Great Ocean Road - Famous for our tandem Skydiving packages
  2. The Dandenong Ranges - The ideal location for our Harley Rides
  3. Phillip Island - Famous for Penguin Parade and Kayaking Island hopping
  4. Ballarat - Home of Sovereign Hill and V8 Race Buggies
  5. Mornington Peninsula - The ideal location to swim with Dolphins and Seals

Other popular experiences are Hot Air Balloon packages in the Yarra Valley and Skydive packages in Bendigo. If you're looking for food, wine, and dining experiences in Victoria, Adrenaline also has a range of tapas lunch tours, winery tastings, and cooking classes.

Looking for experiences in other locations

Adrenaline doesn't just offer great experiences for Melbourne and Victoria. We provide experiences nation-wide from Sydney and Brisbane, to Perth. If you're not sure which Aussie experience to go for, then a gift voucher may be the way to go! Gift vouchers from Adrenaline can be redeemed online for over 3,000 Australian experiences from driving to kids activities.

Be sure to sign up for the hottest deals and exclusive offers so you never miss out on the next great experience. Book an amazing experience with Adrenaline today!