Lives in auckland
Since Nov 2007
25-34 year old female
Ex Auckland PR girl, travelling the world and blogging from a young kiwi perspective. See more at http://www.passportpacked.com @passport_liz
Points of Interest & Landmarks
Civic Centres, Art Galleries
Points of Interest & Landmarks
Observation Decks & Towers
The Melbourne Zoo is a must-see for families and friends alike. See Australia's most iconic animals and even get up-close-and-personal to some — you can hold a snake or pat a kangaroo here. Photos that your family will cherish forever guaranteed!
One of Melbourne's most iconic features is its trams, and the City Circle Tram is the perfect way to get a feel for the CDB, and explore different sites as you loop around the inner city. See Parliament House, the Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne Aquarium, Flinders Street Station, St Paul’s Cathedral, Federation Square and Treasury Gardens, and more — all from the fun, comfortable interior of one of Melbourne's oldest trams.
Flinders Street Station is the most iconic central train station in Melbourne. Take some stunning family photos outside this building, and then explore the nearby laneways full of cafes and stunning street art.
Take a day to relax and walk around the always buzzing, beachside streets of St Kilda. Check out the beachside markets on the weekend, and enjoy lunch at one of the many delicious, family-friendly cafes in the area.
No trip to St Kilda is complete without visiting Luna Park! Great for families and friends alike, stroll in through its iconic clown-mouth entrance, and then simply pay for rides as you go.
This interactive museum is great for kids big and small and was even voted the 'Best Major Tourist Attraction in Australia' in recent years. Allow the best part of a day to learn about Australian history, aboriginal cultures, science, and the environment here.
Located right in the heart of the city center, Federation Square has it all. Art galleries, cafes, bars, and even live shows are a frequent staple here. Make it one of your first stops in Melbourne to visit the tourist office, and see what family-friendly events are on in Melbourne during your stay.
Visit one of Melbourne's most historical places, an old prison which once held infamous criminal Ned Kelly. Kids will love stepping inside here, and adults can read up on the jaw-dropping events that happened when this prison was running — all the way back in the 1800s!
Situated in the center of Melbourne, these gardens provide the perfect midday escape between busy attractions — when adults just want to relax, and the kids need to let off steam. Stroll around the perfectly manicured gardens, and grab a coffee or juice and cake at one of the onsite cafes.
Spend a day at Melbourne's Aquarium, viewing all the weird and wonderful creatures that live under the sea. Let the kids ride on the simulated underwater roller coaster, while you enjoy some fine dining at one of the underwater restaurants. There's something for the whole family here.
Experience a real wildlife safari right here in Melbourne! Just outside the city, this wildlife park lets animals roam free in protected reserves. Take the whole family for a day and get up close to some of the world's most incredible animals, including rhinoceros, giraffes, zebras and antelopes.
Your family simply can't leave Melbourne without strolling up and down Collins Street, and taking advantage of some of the world famous Melbourne shopping opportunities. Be sure to explore the laneways and hidden alleys too, as they'll surprise you with delicious cafes, unique street art, and designer stores.
The Eureka Skydeck 88 is a must-do for all visitors to Melbourne, and kids are bound to get a kick out of a trip to the highest observation viewing deck in the Southern Hemisphere. Enjoy stunning views and step out onto the glass platform to stand 88 floors above the busy Melbourne streets!
Take a family day trip to Melbourne's Gardens — these large gardens are the perfect spot for a peaceful walk, a run-around, or a picnic lunch.