From botanical gardens to historical towns, unhealthy the top tourist attractions in Melbourne offer loads of family fun. Victoria’s populous capital located at the southeastern part of the continent is one of the Australia’s tourist havens with a great variety of sights, scenes and events.
Here are some of the top tourist attractions in Melbourne:
Sovereign Hill. Australia, too, has joined the gold rush during the 19th century. Visit the Sovereign Hill to get a feel of 19th century Australia, with old shops and houses along dirt roads, and townspeople in period costumes to boot! Learn how the people lived back in the 1800’s and experience how it was to go to school back then. Sovereign Hill offers a great deal of fun activities, from learning how to write on parchment with a quill or a dipped pen, to panning for gold in the river.
Don’t forget to sample some of the town’s local specialties such as caramel fudge lollipops from the candy store by the Main Street.
Philip Island Penguin Parade. Animal lovers will certainly get a kick out of one of the top tourist attractions in Melbourne, the Philip Island Penguin Parade. Watch the penguins waddle their way to the one of the largest penguin colonies in Australia. This spectacle can be viewed every sunset all year round.
Just don’t forget to bring a jacket with you when you as it could get chilly at night.
Royal Botanical Gardens. Located near the Shrine of Remembrance, the Royal Botanical Gardens is a 36 hectare haven with more than 50 thousand plants of a great variety of species. The gardens have something for every member of the family. There’s a Children’s Garden, where kids can freely play and learn at the same time.
Queen Victoria Market. Cap your vacation in Melbourne with a trip to the Queen Victoria Market, where you can shop for souvenirs, clothes and local produce. This Market has been in business for the past 130 years and has been known for their fresh produce such as fruits, vegetables and meat products.
Whether you decide to opt for convenience and stay at the awesome PARKROYAL Melbourne Airport Hotel or you chose accommodation in the heart of the city, you will surely have a blast in this amazing Australian city. Bon Voyage!