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1. Brighton Beach

Situated in one of Melbourne’s wealthiest suburbs, Brighton Beach refers to three different sections of beach along Port Phillip Bay: Upper Brighton Beach, Middle Brighton Beach and Dendy Street Beach. Middle Brighton features historic sea baths and the Middle Brighton Pier. The most famous spot is undoubtedly Dendy Street Beach, which is home to a line of more than 80 colorful beach huts, Brighton’s famous “bathing boxes.”
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Calm water, colorful huts and historic sea baths make this suburban beach a relaxing and stylish escape from Melbourne's inner-city bustle.

2. Melbourne Cricket Ground

Find out where sports history is made when you visit the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), known affectionately as “the G” to its regular revelers. The MCG has provided the setting for some of the most momentous events in Melbourne’s long and rich sporting heritage. Check out a match or a sports event at the immense stadium and explore the National Sports Museum. Take a tour and enjoy the views from one of the G’s bars and cafés.
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Australia’s premier stadium is a symbol of Melbourne’s sporting heritage, drawing thousands of fans to cricket, football, rugby and soccer matches and events.

3. Rod Laver Arena

Whether you come to the Rod Laver Arena to see a tennis match during the Australian Open, cheer on another sports game or sing along with your favorite band under its retractable roof, you will be impressed by this top-of-the-bill events venue.
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Take a tour of Melbourne Park’s primary tennis court, come here to witness an exciting Australian Open tennis match or see a major pop concert.

4. Collins Street

Located in the heart of downtown Melbourne, Collins Street encapsulates the city’s reputation for quaint trams, sophisticated locals, fine dining and elegant architecture.
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Take a walk down Melbourne’s premier street, where historic buildings sit next to skyscrapers, and old-world private clubs rub shoulders with hip designer stores.

5. Princess Theatre

Visitors and locals alike flock to Melbourne’s Princess Theatre to see legendary productions such as The Phantom of the Opera and Les Miserables.
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Considered by some to be Melbourne's most spectacular landmark, this majestic theater has been entertaining audiences since it opened more than 150 years ago.

6. Royal Botanic Gardens

Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens is a spacious Victorian-era landscaped garden and educational and horticultural treasure in the heart of the city. Established in 1846, the 38-hectare (93.9-acre) garden showcases over 50,000 plants, including rare exotic species and threatened native plants. Explore the complex of gardens, groves and conservatories and learn about the breathtaking diversity of the plant kingdom, as well as local Aboriginal cultural heritage, intriguing ecosystems and historic artifacts.
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Find a leafy haven or attend an educational workshop amid the magnificent array of exotic and native flora at one of the world’s finest botanic gardens.

7. St Kilda Beach

St. Kilda Beach is in the suburb of St. Kilda, located along the shoreline of Port Phillip Bay, south of Melbourne’s city center. The suburb has a village feel and blends bohemian culture with old European traditions. Discover its relaxing beach, graceful architecture, great shopping and dining, and one of Australia’s most iconic amusement parks.
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This seaside suburban village is home to Melbourne’s favorite beach, an iconic amusement park and a street lined with pastry shops.

8. Queen Victoria Market

Queen Victoria Market is one of the largest open-air markets in the Southern Hemisphere, and undoubtedly the best market in Melbourne. Here, you’ll find more than 600 stalls selling a mix of fresh produce, seafood, clothing, souvenirs and knick-knacks. For fashion lovers this is a great place to find bargains, one-off and vintage items.
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Explore this huge open-air market to enjoy Melbourne’s freshest produce and best bargain shopping.

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