Melbourne Attractions

With so many interesting things to do and places to see in Melbourne, here are some of our favourite attractions.

Melbourne Attractions

With so much to do and see in Melbourne, here are some of our favourites.

Melbourne Art Center& Southbank near Brady Hotel Hardware Lane

Art Centre Melbourne and Southbank

Southbank promenade is filled with indoor/outdoor cafés, restaurants, and live entertainment venues. An excellent arts and crafts market is held every Sunday, and the area is also home to many festivals throughout the year.

MYER's entrance sign near Brady Hotel Hardware Lane

Bourke Street Mall

Bourke Street Mall, located between Swanston and Elizabeth street. Melbourne's most popular outdoor pedestrian mall with tons of shops, boutiques and restaurants. 

The Brighton Bathing Boxes near Brady Hotel Hardware Lane

Brighton Bathing Boxes

Iconic & much-photographed group of 82 brightly coloured wooden beach huts from the early 1900s.

Exterior of Captain Cooks cottage near Brady Hardware Lane

Captain Cook's Cottage

Captain Cook's Cottage was brought to Melbourne from Captain James Cook's native home in Yorkshire, England and erected in Fitzroy Gardens.

The City Circle Tram tour near Brady Hotel Hardware Lane

City Circle Tram Tour

Trams are a big part of Melbourne's public transport system, and the City Circle Tram offers tourists a free and easy way of seeing the CBD.  The trams run every 12 minutes and take about 50 minutes to complete the entire loop.

Close-up on the Docklands near Brady Hotel Hardware Lane

Docklands

Docklands is Melbourne's newest waterfront entertainment precinct,  the docklands village is filled with shops, cafés, restaurants, tourist attractions, and parklands.

Low angle shot of Eureka Tower near Brady Hotel Hardware Lane

Eureka Tower

Eureka Tower stands 91 stories above ground in the heart of Southbank. Skydeck, on the 88th floor, affords the highest public view in any building in the Southern Hemisphere.

Aerial view of Federation Square near Brady Hotel Hardware Lane

Federation Square

Federation Square comprises of world-class art galleries and exhibitions, a diverse range of food and drink options, and events that capture the heart of Melbourne year after year.

Aerial view of Cricket Ground near Brady Hotel Hardware Lane

Melbourne Cricket Ground and National Sports Museum

Melbourne is the sporting capital of Australia, so it's no surprise that a sports stadium numbers among the city's top tourist attractions. With a capacity of 100,000 the MCG is considered one of the world's greatest stadiums.  

Close-up on Melbourne street art near Brady Hotel Hardware Lane

Melbourne Street Art

Some of our favourite location are Hosier Lane, Centre Place, AC/DC Lane and Duckboard Place.

Baby Giraffe in zoo near Brady Hotel Hardware Lane

Melbourne Zoo

Melbourne Zoo is a zoo in Melbourne, Australia. It is located within Royal Park in Parkville, approximately 4 kilometres north of the centre of Melbourne.

Water feature of National Gallery near Brady Hardware Lane

National Gallery of Victoria

The National Gallery of Victoria, popularly known as the NGV, is an art museum in Melbourne, founded in 1861, it is Australia's oldest, largest and most visited art museum.

Interior of Old Melbourne Gaol near Brady Hotel Hardware Lane

Old Melbourne Gaol

The Old Melbourne Gaol consists of a bluestone building and courtyard, and is located next to the old City Police Watch House and City Courts buildings

Queen Victoria Market facade near Brady Hotel Hardware Lane

Queen Victoria Market

A popular place with locals and tourists in addition to the magnificent food halls, market stalls sell everything from clothing, art, and toys to that hard-to-find unique souvenir, five days a week. 

Lake in Royal Botanical Garden near Brady Hotel Hardware Lane

Royal Botanic Gardens

The Melbourne Gardens cover an area of 38 hectares with more than 8,500 species of plants, including many rare specimens. Visiting the gardens is one of the best free things to do in Melbourne.

Exterior of Melbourne Museum near Brady Hotel Hardware Lane

Royal Exhibition Building and Melbourne Museum

Built in 1880, the Royal Exhibition Building is beautiful inside and out—a true landmark of Melbourne. Next door the Melbourne Museum  this modern purpose-built museum houses a diverse collection depicting society and cultures. 

Aerial view of State library near Brady Hotel Hardware Lane

State Library of Victoria

Discover State Library Victoria – explore a world of information and stories, and enjoy free tours, exhibitions, events and family fun.

Penguins in Melbourne Aquarium near Brady Hotel Hardware Lane

SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium

Aquarium in the City of Melbourne, Victoria

The Shrine of Remembrance near Brady Hotel Hardware Lane

Shrine of Remembrance

The Shrine of Remembrance is a war memorial in Melbourne, located in Kings Domain on St Kilda Road.

Penguins on Philip Island near Brady Hotel Hardware Lane

Phillip Island

A 90 minute drive from Melbourne, Phillip Island offers unique wildlife, beautiful scenery and the famous gathering at sunset to watch the Penguin Parade.

Lady relaxing in Hepburn Springs spa at Brady Hardware Lane

Hepburn Springs

Hepburn Springs is in the middle of Australia's largest concentration of mineral springs and is known for its health healing mineral spas and luxury treatments.

Cable cars overlooking peninsular near Brady Hardware Lane

Mornington Peninsula

From wineries to Hot Springs, to National Parks to Sorrento, there is something for everyone at the Mornington Peninsula

Landscape view of Great Ocean Road near Brady Hardware Lane

Great Ocean Road

The Great Ocean Road is an Australian National Heritage listed 240km road offering a stunning scenic coastal drive with the famous 12 Apostles along the way.

GoBoat rides in Melbourne near Brady Hotel Hardware Lane

GoBoat Melbourne

Rent a luxury, Scandinavian inspired, picnic boat and cruise Melbourne's Yarra River with GoBoat. Our self-drive boat hire is perfect for all seasons and all types​ ...

A piece of ArtVo art near Brady Hotel Jones Lane

ArtVo

ArtVo is Australia's first immersive 'trick-art' gallery with the Fantasy theme taking over the building.

Exterior of the LUME Melbourne near Brady Hotel Hardware Lane

The LUME Melbourne

THE LUME Melbourne is an epic adventure into art. Why tiptoe through silent galleries to view masterpieces from afar when you can be immersed in the world of the artist on a grand scale?

Melbourne Exhibition Centre near Brady Hardware Lane

Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre

The Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre is a group of three adjacent buildings next to the Yarra River in South Wharf. Only minutes walk from Brady Apartment Hotel Flinders or an easy tram ride from the other Brady Hotels in Melbourne.

Exterior of Crown Melbourne near Brady Hardware Lane

Crown Melbourne

Crown Melbourne is a casino, entertainment and dining precinct on the south bank of the Yarra River, in Melbourne.

Walkway of Royal Arcade near Brady Hardware Lane

Royal Arcade

The Royal Arcade is a historic shopping arcade in the central business district of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Opened in 1870, it connects Bourke Street Mall to Little Collins Street, with a side offshoot to Elizabeth Street

Exterior of Flinders Street Station near Brady Hardware Lane

Flinders Street Station

Opened in 1854, the historic station serves the entire metropolitan rail network, as well as some country services to eastern Victoria.

Old Melbourne Gaol near Brady Hardware Lane

Old Melbourne Gaol

The Old Melbourne Gaol consists of a bluestone building and courtyard, and is located next to the old City Police Watch House and City Courts buildings

The basement comedy club logo at Brady Hardware Lane

The Basement Comedy Club

Basement Comedy Club is one of the best comedy clubs in the country. It's downstairs at the European Bier Cafe.