Attractions

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 Landmark in Port Campbell National Park

Twelve Apostles

The most iconic sight and enduring image for most visitors to the Great Ocean Road, the Twelve Apostles provide a fitting climax to the journey. Jutting out from the ocean in spectacular fashion, these rocky stacks …
Top Choice Cultural Centre in Halls Gap

Brambuk Cultural Centre

Don't leave Halls Gap without missing the superb cultural centre at Brambuk, 2.5km south of town. Run by five Koori communities in conjunction with Parks Victoria, the centre offers insights into local culture and h…
Top Choice Wildlife Reserve in Phillip Island

Penguin Parade

The Penguin Parade attracts more than half-a-million visitors annually to see the little penguins (Eudyptula minor), the world’s smallest, and probably cutest of their kind. The main penguin complex includes concret…
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 Historic Site in Ballarat

Sovereign Hill

You’ll need to set aside at least half a day to visit this fascinating re-creation of Ballarat's 1860s gold-mining township. The site was mined in the gold-rush era and much of the equipment is original, as is the m…
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 Viewpoint in Phillip Island

Nobbies Centre & Boardwalk

At the island's southwestern tip is this dramatic viewpoint for the Nobbies offshore rock formations. Here the gigantic cafe and souvenir shop known as the Nobbies Centre has incredible ocean vistas and the multimed…
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…