A visit to Melbourne would not be complete without doing our city tour and then seeing it from above at Eureka Skydeck! Melbourne is renowned for great coffee, arts, sports, shopping and wonderfully preserved architecture of days gone by.
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Pass By: Old Melbourne Gaol, 377 Russell St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
Visit Melbourne’s oldest prison, where most of Australia’s infamous characters, including bushranger Ned Kelly and gangster Squizzy Taylor, spent time.
Enter the original gaol to see the execution area and Ned Kelly's death mask. Join the charge sergeant on a tour of the cells at the former city watch house or take part in the recreation of a famous trail in the Old Magistrate's Court.
And if you're feeling really brave, come along after dark to take a night tour with the hangman or an evening ghost tour.
Pass By: Lygon Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3004 Australia
Stroll along leafy Lygon Street and discover Little Italy – the place where Melbourne's famous cafe culture was born.
Stop At: St. Patrick's Cathedral, 50th Street & 5th Avenue Ramp Is Located off the Corner of 51st Street and 5th Avenue, New York City, NY 10022-6863
Built from bluestone and sandstone, St Patrick’s Cathedral is a leading example of Gothic-revival architecture, built-in stages between 1858 and 1940.
A place of worship, prayer and reflection in today’s busy world, St Patrick’s is the tallest and largest church building in Australia.
The Cathedral Shop, located adjacent to the Presbytery Office, offers a wide range of souvenirs, gifts, CDs, handcrafted items, rosary beads, fine cards and more.
Duration: 30 minutes
Pass By: University of Melbourne Law School and Old Quadrangle Buildings, 156-292 Grattan St Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria 3052 Australia
Founded in 1853, the University of Melbourne is the second oldest university in Australia and the oldest in Victoria. The main campus is in Parkville.
With several other campuses located across Victoria, the University of Melbourne consistently ranks among the best universities in Australia and the world.
With its landscaped gardens and a mix of interesting architecture, it's well worth taking a stroll through the grounds. Look out for the Old Quadrangle and ornate residential colleges on College Crescent, including Newman College, Trinity College and Queen's College.
Pass By: Princess Theatre, 163 Spring St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
The flamboyantly designed Princess Theatre first opened in 1857 and was remodelled in 1886. The theatre is haunted by a friendly ghost, Federici.
Many of the world’s most successful productions have been staged here, including Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, Cats, Mama Mia! and The Producers.
The theatre’s ghostly presence dates back to 1888, when opera singer Federici died after a performance of the opera ‘Faust’. On every opening night, a seat in the Dress Circle is left empty for Federici and it is a sign of good luck if there is a sighting on that night. Many staff over the years have reported sightings of the friendly ghost.
Pass By: The Captain Cook Monument, Kealakekua Bay, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HI
Built-in 1755, Cooks' Cottage is the oldest building in Australia, with a fascinating past.
Originally located in Yorkshire, England, the cottage was brought to the Fitzroy Gardens by Sir Russell Grimwade in 1934.
Navigator and explorer Captain James Cook never lived in the cottage – he’d been away from home for almost ten years when his father built it – but this connection to the Cook family was enough to prompt Grimwade to transport the cottage to the other side of the world. Astonishingly, each brick was individually numbered, packed into barrels and then shipped to Australia, along with cuttings of the original ivy coverings.
Pass By: Fitzroy Gardens, 230 Wellington Parade Wellington Parade and Clarendon Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3002 Australia
Fitzroy Gardens is one of Melbourne’s most historic and beautiful Gardens. Originally set aside as a reserve in 1848, the layout follows a classic Victorian-era design, featuring pathways lined with magnificent Elm trees, and a variety of flowers, ornamental shrubs and trees which together with extensive lawns create a diverse and layered landscape.
Points of interest include the magnificent floral displays in the Spanish mission style Conservatory. Cooks Cottage, a scarred tree, the Fairies’ Tree and model Tudor village, sculptures, fountains and a stormwater cleaning and re-use system.
Stop At: Royal Arcade, 335 Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
The Royal Arcade has provided an undercover shopping link between Melbourne's Bourke Street Mall, Little Collins Street and Elizabeth Street since 1869.
The two giant statues of Gog and Magog have struck the hour of Gaunt’s clock, on the hour, since 1892, and the arcade has long been known for its collection of quality boutiques and stores.
Duration: 20 minutes
Pass By: Block Arcade, 282 Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
With mosaic-tile flooring, a glass canopy and carved stone, the Block Arcade is one of the finest examples of a 19th-century shopping arcade on the planet.
Connecting Collins Street to Little Collins and Elizabeth Streets, the heritage shopping arcade was built between 1891 and 1893, its design modelled on Milan's grand Galleria Vittorio Emanuele
Pass By: Flinders Street Station, Cnr Flinders & Swanston Sts, Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
Before Federation Square took the honours, Flinders Street Station was Melbourne’s favourite meeting place, hence the catchphrase ‘meet me under the clocks’.
Flinders Street Station is Australia’s oldest train station, and with its distinctive facade and green copper dome, it’s a city icon. Takeaway stands line the concourse, and the upper floors were purpose-built to house a library, gym and a lecture hall, later used as a ballroom.
Flinders Street is the busiest suburban railway station in the southern hemisphere, with over 1500 trains and 110,000 commuters passing through each day. Listed on the Victorian Heritage Register, its 708-metre main platform is the fourth longest railway platform in the world
Pass By: Federation Square, Corner Swanston and Flinders Streets, Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
Federation Square (known locally as Fed Square) is a unique cultural precinct in the heart of Melbourne. There's always something going on at Fed Square, with an impressive calendar of events and activities taking place throughout the year
Pass By: Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria Australia
Collins Street offers a complete indulgence for everyone. You’ll find local and international fashion stores, cafés and great entertainment.
For mouth-watering cuisine, Collins Place has an excellent choice of food including Laurent, Rush Sushi, Burger Edge and Kenzan Japanese restaurant. For entertainment, there is a Keno theatre showing the best new art-house and alternative films.
Pass By: Queen Victoria Market, Victoria Street Corner of Elizabeth Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
Queen Victoria Market is an authentic, bustling, inner-city market that has been the heart and soul of Melbourne for over 140 years. Home to hundreds of small businesses, it’s a great place to discover fresh and speciality produce, hand-made and unique products, great coffee and food, souvenirs and clothing.
Enjoy the vibrant and multicultural atmosphere, friendly banter with the traders, and all the special events and festivals
Pass By: Chinatown, Little Bourke Street, Melbourne, Victoria Australia
If the bright neon signs and hanging lanterns don't give it away, the golden-roofed gateways will. Melbourne's Chinatown is a hub for the local Chinese community.
Stop At: Eureka Skydeck, 7 Riverside Qy Southbank, Melbourne, Victoria 3006 Australia
Eureka is perfectly positioned for a complete 360 degree, floor-to-ceiling views encompassing Melbourne's CBD, sports precinct, Docklands and everything in between. Come by day for brilliant views extending to the Dandenong Ranges, and by night to see the breathtaking Melbourne skyline nightscape.
Eureka Skydeck 88 is Melbourne's must-see attraction. Two dedicated lifts rocket visitors to level 88 in under 40 seconds. Only Skydeck 88 can take you to The Edge, a unique switchable glass cube which slides out from the building, with you still inside!
Apart from the unforgettable panorama and views, Skydeck 88 entertains the entire family with a host of activities and fascinating facts.
Duration: 2 hours
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Most travelers can participate
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 35 travelers
- Hotel Transfer
- Admission to Eureka skydeck
- Entry/Admission - Eureka Skydeck
- Gratuities (optional)
- Entry/Admission - St. Patrick's Cathedral
Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up from any hotel in Melbourne city area.
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