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Family Friendly Travel & Activities In Melbourne


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Melbourne has a reputation as being Australia’s cultural capital. A grown ups playground: packed full of vibrant nightspots and bars, bustling fine-dining restaurants and world-class galleries. But there’s also a family-friendly side to this amazing city just waiting to be explored. This blog will highlight the Top 5 Must Do’s for families visiting Melbourne.


1. The MCG

No trip to Melbourne would be complete without a visit to what is arguably the greatest sporting venue in the world. You don’t need to be a major fan or even know the rules to appreciate the awe of watching a live game in a venue that can hold almost 100 thousand people. This is a great one for the whole family and, while it may not be the cheapest family activity on offer in Melbourne, will undoubtedly be one the kids will remember for years.

Our Top Tip – Be sure to rug up and take a jacket, especially in winter. Melbourne is renowned for having fours seasons in one day and the MCG can feel like a wind tunnel if you aren’t prepared.

2. A day trip to St Kilda.

St Kilda

Melbourne’s beachside suburb of St Kilda is a great day out for the entire family. Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city and relax on the foreshore, spot penguins at the Breakwater or take in the thrill of Luna Park. St Kilda is packed full of restaurants and cafés and have something to suit all budgets.

Our Top Tip – Grab an ice cream, let the kids run out along the pier and take in the beautiful views of St Kilda and Melbourne City from the water.

3. SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium

From seahorses and penguins to sharks and crocodiles, Melbourne Aquarium has something to suit people of all ages and interests. The kids will love the underwater walk through tunnel and the fish feeding experiences on offer and maybe even learn a thing or two along the way. Set aside a large chunk of the day for this one to make sure you get the most out of this amazing experience.

Out Top Tip – For the fearless among us, the Shark Dive Xtreme package is a must! Come face to face with some of the ocean’s most feared creatures.

4. Melbourne Star Observation Wheel

Melbourne Star Observation Wheel

Provided you don’t have a crippling fear of heights, the Melbourne Star Observation Wheel is a one of the kind experience within the city. Located on Melbourne’s beautiful Docklands precinct the Observation Wheel is a 30-minute ride where you can take in the beautiful city skyline from the comfort of a fully enclosed glass cabin.

Our Top Tip – Keep an eye out for the beautiful Port Phillip Bay and the Dandenong Ranges. DON’T forget your camera!

5. Old Melbourne Gaol

This is a great family activity especially if you are looking for something that will appeal to the older kids. A tour of the Gaol is packed full of historic highlights including Ned Kelly artefacts, historic Magistrate’s Court and City Watch House.

Our Top Tip – Feeling like a thrill? Take one of the Gaol’s notorious night tours to really get the heart racing!

Whatever age the kids, Melbourne has something to suit the entire family. Whether you are searching for exhilaration or relaxation this beautiful city has you covered. If you would like to see Melbourne for yourself book a tour with Greyhound online today!