Free Things to Do in Melbourne

THE 10 BEST Free Things to Do in Melbourne

Best Free Things to Do in Melbourne

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  • Molly F
    3 contributions
    The tour was great, the guide was lovely and very knowledgeable - shame it was raining! Only recommendation would be for the tour to be an hour rather than an hour and a half, it felt a little like some bits were repetition.
    Written 4 December 2023
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  • POLLYANNA57
    Queensland, Australia520 contributions
    Knew of Free Circle Trams. Brilliant Tourism effort. Bought passes from a 7 Eleven but suggest if stay short don’t put a lot of money on to start. We only left Free Circle to go to St Kilda. Easy and enjoyable. Rest of the visit we hopped on and off Trams which were all in Free Zone. GPS on our Mobiles didn’t work because of Hi Rise interference so recommend a good paper map.
    Written 30 November 2023
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  • lkamphuis
    Gold Coast, Australia1,284 contributions
    We hadn’t done this visit for many many years and we were staying nearby so did the tour A wow are we glad we did !!
    It’s so well done and truly respectful of our fallen soldiers and those who served
    Amazing views and definitely worth a visit
    Written 27 November 2023
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  • Ben69059
    Singapore, Singapore177 contributions
    There are many section in the market and is easily accessible by the free city trams. Food outlets are available and there is a wet market too.
    Written 26 November 2023
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  • Kai C
    Half Moon Bay, CA1,211 contributions
    Spacious museum with an outstanding collection of Venetian glass, English porcelain, Gandharan Buddha statues, Sisley, Pisarro and an incredible Toltec Chacmool. They could not escape lamentation about the "black bodies" and the inevitable inclusion of substandard art based on gender/race but this is to be expected. Nice garden, stained glass roof.
    Written 21 November 2023
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  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia13,836 contributions
    Block Arcade is a survivor of Marvelous Melbourne. The mosaic are intricately worked and the Classical style is impressive. A number of shops are doing business including Haigh's Chocolates and the Dr Seuss Gallery. Block Arcade can be entered either from Elizabeth Street or Collins Street. Block Arcade is a Melbourne icon.
    Written 23 November 2023
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  • Filipa F
    United States66 contributions
    Wonderful tour at the World Book Tour exhibition! I recommend it to all book enthusiasts. The guided tours are free and truly worth it.
    Written 26 November 2023
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  • Steve W
    Sheffield, UK11 contributions
    It’s always further to walk than it looks, but a worthwhile relaxation close to the city. Don’t miss Captain Cooks Cottage.
    Written 21 August 2023
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  • Johnstanno
    Singapore, Singapore368 contributions
    We love to walk along the Southbank at night enjoying its beauty. There are lots of restaurants and the riverside was bustling with people and activities at night. Feels romantic too!
    Written 26 August 2023
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  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia13,836 contributions
    St Patrick's Cathedral is the cathedral of the Catholic Church in Melbourne. St Parrick's is a neo-gothic Church, built mainly of bluestone, a favorite building material in the 19th century. St Patrick's was named for St Patrick, patron saint of Ireland. In days gone by, many Catholics in Melbourne had Irish ancestry.
    Written 23 November 2023
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  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia13,836 contributions
    ACMI is known as the Australian Center for the Moving Image. In the age of the screen, it promotes a wide range of screen images that appeal to young and old. It also has several screening rooms that show classic films. ACMI is in Flinders Street, adjacent to Fed Square.
    Written 7 October 2023
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  • Kai C
    Half Moon Bay, CA1,211 contributions
    Very easy access from Melbourne via the Belgrave train (1 hr), and an impressive selection of trails through the Ash-Eucalyptus-Fern forest. The place is teeming with birds (butcherbirds, currawongs, rosellas, treecreepers, whistlers, bowerbirds and lyrebirds), with the cuckatoos ruling the tree crowns. The trails are maintained and marked well. Don't miss this beautiful place.
    Written 26 November 2023
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  • Sue A
    Adelaide, Australia6 contributions
    Best market in Melbourne. I enjoyed buying good quality gifts, have lunch followed up with a coffee. It has a great vibe and super clean. The vendors are happy, helpful and friendly. I will visit again very soon.
    Written 4 December 2023
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  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia13,836 contributions
    Melbourne Central is a popular shopping center in the middle of the city of Melbourne. It adjoins Melbourne Central Station; a train stop on the City Loop. Melbourne Central is prospering, it has a wide variety of specialty outlets. A favouite with visitors are the p cockatoos, who perform on the hour with the clock. The historic Coops Shot Tower is sheltered by a conical glass tower.
    Written 22 November 2023
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  • gryphon2014
    Tauranga, New Zealand5 contributions
    Did the restuarant dinner Cruise. Excellent staff. Great food. The lights of Melbourne we dazzling.
    Thought we could have had more information about what we were passing, historical facts etc
    Well worth the experience.
    Written 13 October 2023
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