5 Exciting Activities to Do in Melbourne

Whether you enjoy exploring the city, luxury shopping or attending major sporting events, there are so many things to do with family and friends during your stay in Melbourne.

Here’s a list of 5 fun things to do in Melbourne that will get everyone excited... 

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1. Exploring the laneways

One of the classic Melbourne tourist activities is to explore the lanes and arcades of the city. The best way to do this is simply to step off the main streets and explore the laneway subculture. Whatever you and your friends are into, Melbourne laneways have something for everyone to enjoy. Indulge in local delicacies at Hardware Lane, dance in one of Melbourne’s best jazz club's at Paris Cat in Goldie Place and visit Hosier Lane to experience the best street art. 

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2. Picnics in the park

Carlton Gardens is one of the most scenic places to visit in Melbourne. Enjoy a romantic picnic for two or a great day out with the kids in this beautiful park. After lunch, visit the Royal Exhibition Building, tour the Melbourne Museum or even go to an IMAX Movie. All these activities are within the park! You can also plan a group bike ride at the Capital City trail which runs right around the city, making your way through North Fitzroy, the Zoo, the Royal Botanic Gardens and Richmond. 

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3. Sports and games 

Everyone has an inner-child waiting to come out and play, so luckily there are lots of places to visit in Melbourne to experience some sporting action with your family and friends. How are your trampoline skills? You can show off some sweet flips at Bounce indoor arena. You can also go rock climbing at Hardrock, take some fun science lessons at the Planetarium or go ice skating in Docklands. Some of the best venues for watching world class sporting events in Melbourne are just a hop, skip and jump away from Crown Hotels. The iconic MCG is the best place to watch a test cricket match or game of AFL. Only a short tram ride over the Yarra River from Crown Metropol Melbourne is Marvel Stadium which hosts an array of sport and entertainment events including major concerts and soccer games. 

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4. Spectacular shopping

There so many places to visit in Melbourne but no trip is ever complete without some shopping! Minutes from Crown Hotels is the city’s premier shopping district in the city. Discover the flagship stores of major international luxury brands on Collins Street and renowned Australian designers at Emporium Melbourne. Along Bourke Street are two of Australia’s leading retail stores, Myer and David Jones, plus the countless laneways and arcades feature quirky and vintage boutiques. Slightly further afield is Chadstone Shopping Centre boasting the title of biggest shopping complex in Australia! Find all the ingredients for a fun family day out including a food court, cinema, and a LEGO museum which every kid will love! 

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5. Day trips  

The Collingwood Children’s Farm is just five kilometres from the CBD and offers the perfect opportunity to cuddle lambs and experience authentic farm life. Your family can play farmers for a few hours enjoying activities like feeding chooks, milking cows, bottle-feeding lambs, riding horses and if you visit on a Sunday, you can check out the farmer’s market. If you’re looking for more of a romantic getaway or day out with friends, the ideal location is the Yarra Valley, Victoria’s premier wine region. Explore the beautiful wineries where you can sample some of Australia’s finest wine and dine at the exceptional restaurants in the region while taking in the magnificent views.  

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Accommodation for your Melbourne Adventure 

Located in the heart of Melbourne along the south bank of the Yarra River, Crown Hotels offers luxurious accommodation and exceptional experiences for guests.

Discover more about our Melbourne hotels:

Crown Towers Melbourne 

Crown Metropol Melbourne 

Crown Promenade Melbourne 

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