Top things to do

Top Choice Gardens in South Yarra, Prahran & Windsor

Royal Botanic Gardens

Melbourne's Royal Botanical Gardens is simply glorious. From the air, its 94-acre spread evokes a giant green lung in the middle of the city. Drawing over 1.5 million visitors annually, the gardens is considered one…
Top Choice Modern Australian in St Kilda

Attica

The only Australian restaurant on the San Pellegrino World's Top 50 Restaurants list, Attica is home to prodigious Kiwi import Ben Shewry and his extraordinary culinary creations. Native ingredients shine in dishes …
Top Choice Gallery in Southbank & Docklands

NGV International

Housed in a vast, brutally beautiful, bunker-like building, the international branch of the National Gallery of Victoria has an expansive collection that runs the gamut from the ancient to the bleeding edge. Regular…
Top Choice Stadium in Richmond & East Melbourne

Melbourne Cricket Ground

With a capacity of 100,000 people, the 'G' is one of the world’s great sporting venues, hosting cricket in summer and AFL (Australian Football League; Aussie rules) footy in winter. For many Australians it's conside…
Top Choice Zoo in North Melbourne & Parkville

Melbourne Zoo

Established in 1861, this compact zoo is the oldest in Australia and the third oldest in the world. It remains one of the city’s most popular attractions and it continues to innovate, recently becoming the world's f…
Top Choice Gallery in City Centre

Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia

The National Gallery of Victoria's impressive Fed Sq offshoot was set up to showcase its extraordinary collection of Australian works. Set over three levels, it's a mix of permanent (free) and temporary (ticketed) e…
Top Choice Wine Bar in Fitzroy, Collingwood & Abbotsford

Marion

Melbourne's poster-boy chef, Andrew McConnell, knew what he was doing when he opened Marion. The wine list is one of the area's most impressive and the space – catering to both stop-ins and long, romantic chats – is…
Top Choice Bakery in Fitzroy, Collingwood & Abbotsford

Lune Croissanterie

The queues may have you turning on your heel, but good things come to those who wait, and here they come in the form of some of the best pastries you'll ever taste – from the lemon-curd cruffin to a classic almond c…
Top Choice Museum in Carlton & Brunswick

Melbourne Museum

This museum provides a grand sweep of Victoria’s natural and cultural histories, incorporating dinosaur fossils, giant-squid specimens, a taxidermy hall, a 3D volcano and an open-air forest atrium of Victorian flora…
Top Choice Historic Building in Carlton & Brunswick

Royal Exhibition Building

Built for the 1880 International Exhibition, and winning Unesco World Heritage status in 2004, this beautiful Victorian edifice symbolises the glory days of the Industrial Revolution, the British Empire and 19th-cen…