Things To Do
See the city on your bike: Melbourne is a great city for cycling. The Bay Trail starts at St Kilda Pier and heads past historic Luna Park before dropping in at a bustling Acland Street café for cakes and coffee, past the colorful St Kilda Marina, parks, restaurants and sports grounds to finish in Brighton, 6 km or 40 minutes later. If you want to walk it will take around two hours.
Queen Victoria Market: Everything from fruit and vegetables, fresh produce and delicatessen goods to clothing, plants and pets are sold at this market which covers seven hectares (around 1000 traders).
Royal Botanic Gardens: 35 hectares of extensively landscaped gardens near the center of the city on the South Bank of the Yarra. They are widely regarded as the finest botanical gardens in Australia, and among the best in the world. Free guided walks or self-guided audio walks are available.
Australian Centre for the Moving Image: The first center of its kind in the world, dedicated to the moving image in all its forms from early cinema to the latest digital media. Two multi-format cinemas, the world's largest dedicated screen gallery with changing exhibitions and movie/art installations, and hands-on public activity, education and production zones.