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City break in Melbourne. Active leisure ideas for Melbourne - attractions, recreation and nightlife

Melbourne is a renowned center of active leisure attracting tourists all over the world with its original exciting entertainment centers. The city hosts one of the most famous zoological gardens in the world named the Melbourne Zoo. A visit to the park will be of the greatest pleasure and delight. Animals inhabit picturesque, sinking in greenery enclosures and they are so fascinatingly friendly and amiable that one will not be able to resist a pleasure of taking several fantastic pics to capture the animals of zoological garden, feeding them some delicacies and watching the fantastic show. The same impressive and original is the Werribee Open Range zoological garden which is located in the nearest suburbs of the city. Among its residents one will find numerous rare predators, exotic animals and bird species. The park will be of great pleasure just for walking as it performs great serene sceneries to enjoy. The park offers cozy benches to rest and embrace the beauty of surrounding greenery.
Tourists come to Melbourne to make a walk on its beautiful streets, explore the remarkable places of this city and visit most beautiful parks and gardens in the country. There are really … Open
Local Melbourne Aquarium offers the visitors to estimate the diversity of the sea floor inhabitants. The entertaining program of the aquarium is not limited just with informative tours. The guests of the center are offered exciting shows and performances meanwhile the youngest visitors will get acquainted with penguins being the main residents of the city aquarium.
Melbourne will be a real discovery for open air recreation fans. The city features countless numbers of parks and gardens and its suburbs host famous wildlife reservations. The most scenic and popular among tourists is still the Royal Botanic Gardens. It features unique atmosphere of serenity and harmony being favorable for viewing and relishing the beauty of exotic plants. In a half an hour trip from the city tourists will discover the Sherbrooke Forest. Nature enthusiasts will eagerly walk among century aged trees and enjoy the majesty of huge ferns. Copyright
Melbourne will enchant tourists with children with an assortment of entertainment and remarkable attractions. The city is celebrated for its cutting edge amusement parks. One of the most … Open
The Albert park will be a perfect place for hiking and cycling as its vast territory features plenty of alleys and lanes, comfortable area for rest equipped with benches and arbors. The territory offers excellent facilities for runners and joggers. A famous entertaining park is located not far from the city center. The Flight Experience park has gained its popularity due to the variety of extreme attractions. The St Kilda Adventure Playground park will engage kids of all ages and interests. Gambling fans will love the TunzaFun Harbour Town Docklands entertaining center meanwhile the Waterworld center will be of immense pleasure for water attractions fans
Melbourne Below Coastal Australian cities are among the best surfing destinations, and Melbourne is no exception. It has all the conditions for a wonderful beach holiday. You can try surfing of any kind, including kitesurfing and SUP-boarding. Besides, the capital of Victoria can offer great fishing trips, cruises or traditional beach sports. Air activities are also popular - ballooning, rap jumping, parachuting, as well as helicopter air tours, during which one can admire the fantastic views from the sky.
Restaurants of Melbourne will be of great pleasure for genuine connoisseurs of Australian cuisine as well as for those long wishing to try this exotic culinary trend. Ethnic cuisine is a … Open
Since Melbourne is situated in a picturesque area generously endowed with nature, hiking is another relevant activity here. Protected areas surrounding the city are ideal for picnicking and camping. Golf is in great demand among locals and travelers, and the best center for the game is Albert Park Golf Course. Those who wish to play the mini version of the game will certainly appreciate Holey Moley Club. Have a great time mastering mountain climbing in the most suitable place for this - Hardrock Climbing. Spending time here will be a pleasant surprise for people of any age group.
melbourne morning For virtual reality fans, the city has prepared two beautiful clubs offering the best entertainment of this kind. These are Zero Latency and Viri VR. Melbourne has a unique cafe where "purring creatures" run things. It is called simply - Cat Cafe Melbourne. It is nice to sit in the company of cats, pet them, feed and play with - all this is allowed here. Locals will certainly appreciate the opportunity to get a pet they like. A great entertainment center for people of all ages is Playtime Crown with a variety of video games for every taste.
Local people are of cheerful disposition, perfect sense of humor and positive attitudes towards life. They are used to high tourist traffic in their city that is why they meet foreign guests … Open
Rooftop Cinema is a favorite place for many locals and visitors to Melbourne. Here you can watch an interesting movie right on the roof of the building and dine in a beautiful cafe. Another cinema - Moonlight Cinema - invites visitors to enjoy movies on an open-air venue while having a picnic. The city boasts many original art cafes offering great theatrical performances. Impossible Occurrences and Illusionaire Magic Show are among them. Paris Cat Club is a must for fans of Jazz music, and if you want to laugh at the jokes of stand-up comedians, Melbourne is considered to be a real paradise for that, as the best Australian entertainers perform here. The most suitable clubs and theaters for this are The Comics Lounge, Comedy Theater, and The Last Laugh.
Melbourne Town Hall IMAX Museum, a 3D cinema having the largest screen in the world (32 meters in width and height), is certainly worth a visit. This is perhaps the most exciting cinematic experience you can get. This is also ensured by individual theater geometry and an IMAX 4K laser projector. Horse racing fans, as well as those who just want to bet on a horse they like, will be pleased to know that the city has all the possibilities for this - just check out Flemington Racecourse. Gamblers will highly appreciate Crown Casino with its beautiful interior and a variety of activities, which include slot machines, blackjack, American and European roulette, craps, baccarat, and poker. There is a cafe on-site, and great theatrical performances are held regularly.
Tourists limited in time should give preference to the famous Melbourne tram as its route runs through the most scenic and remarkable areas of the city that turns a common tram trip into an … Open
The abundance of entertainment available at Booran Reserve makes it one of the most popular places for family entertainment. Among its activities are trampolines, water rides, a climbing wall, an obstacle course, playgrounds, picnic areas, and barbecue equipment. Another place perfect for family pastime is Luna Park Melbourne with a variety of rides for every taste. Pinball Paradise Club with hundreds of pinball machines themed in different ways promises to be no less interesting. Those who want to try a simulator will be happy to visit Simulator World, and if you are rather interested in bowls, Port Melbourne Bowling Club center is for you. Paintball is also available for tourists - the best club for the team game is Ground Zero Paintball.
Melbourne skyline Rush Escape Game is the most popular escape room club in town. Participants are invited to plunge into any atmosphere they dream of. All the rooms are well themed and designed to offer the best espionage, mystic or sci-fi experience. Escape Room Melbourne club (or simply ERM) is of interest too. The entertainment available includes both open-air and indoor activities. The themes of its rooms vary from magical to scientific. Ukiyo Melbourne is a unique club based on Australian mythology, so it is interesting to visit to get acquainted with the rich local culture.
1. Tourists visiting Melbourne should be ready for weird weather behavior due to which the city is often called to be a “four seasons in one day” destination. During a day winter and … Open
Animal lovers and those wishing to spend time in a pastoral atmosphere are encouraged to check out Myuna Farm where animals can be stroked and fed. Among them are donkeys, deer, rabbits, camels, horses, and, of course, native kangaroos. Melbourne spa centers are ideal to relieve stress. Sakura, Body Freedom, and V Hotel's spa are considered the best facilities of this kind. Junk Food Cooking School is worth a visit if you want to learn Australian-style cooking. Melbourne Wine Courses are also held here. Find out how to choose the right wine, as well as all the processes of its production.
Collins Street, Melbourne CBD Melbourne is ready to offer no less interesting bars and clubs for those wishing to have a great time after dark. Thus, the fine Transit Rooftop Bar located on the roof of the Transport Hotel building gives an exciting experience - all thanks to the amazing views and pleasant atmosphere that prevails here. The Lui Bar is also located at some altitude, so the views it offers will certainly captivate every guest. Bartronica Bar is a great place for beer lovers, while Whisky & Alement Bar attracts fans of stronger drinks. Those who prefer small bars with a relaxing atmosphere will love Cabinet Bar and Balcony, and those who, on the contrary, looking for some fun, should head to Misty Dance Club.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Melbourne and surroundings

Recommended places for active recreation and leisure in Melbourne

Watermark Bar
Where: Tenancy 9, 800 Bourke Street, Docklands, Melbourne; Telephone: +61 3 9642 1880;
Golden Monkey
Where: 389 Lonsdale Street, City, Melbourne; Telephone: +61 3 9602 2055; More info: (enter via hardware lane);
La La Land
Where: Cnr Hardware & Little Londsdale, Melbourne; Telephone: +61 03 9670 5011;
Madame Brussels
Where: 59 Bourke Street, City, Melbourne; Telephone: +61 3 9662 2775;
Nectar Lounge
Where: 228 Flinders Lane, Melbourne; Telephone: +61 3 9650 2977;
Bar Altitude
Where: 163 Russell Street, City, Melbourne; Telephone: +61 3 9663 8990;
Revolver Upstairs
Where: 229 Chapel Street, Prahran, Melbourne; Telephone: +61 3 9521 5985;
The Apartment
Where: 401 Little Bourke Street, City, Melbourne; Telephone: +61 3 9670 4020;
Where: 60 King Street, City, Melbourne; Telephone: +61 3 9614 6122;
Where: 161 High Street, Prahran, Melbourne; Telephone: +61 3 9533 8433;
Aura the Lounge
Where: 12 Bourke Street, City, Melbourne; Telephone: +61 3 9654 3533;
The Red Hummingbird
Where: Level 1, 246 Russell Street, Melbourne; Telephone: +61 3 9654 2266;
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Map of all parks
National and city parks around Melbourne
♥   Marine National Park 'Yaringa' , 0.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Regional Park 'Bayview' , 3.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Cascade' , 9.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Gourock' , 13.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Regional Park 'Sandringham Bay' , 16.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all pret-parks
Amusement parks near Melbourne
♥   Amusement park 'Wonderland Fun Park' Melbourne, 2.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Luna Park' Melbourne, 5.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Melbourne Showgrounds' Ascot Vale, 6.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Funfields' Whittlesea, 35.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Adventure Park' Geelong, 59 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all aquaparks
Water attractions around Melbourne
♥   Water park 'Funfields' , 35.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Water park 'Adventure Park' Geelong, 59 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Guide to your best city break in Melbourne - popular places for recreation and leisure. Things to do during the day in Melbourne - attractions, parks, beaches, aquaparks, racing tracks, biking trails or waterski. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) where to spend your time in the evening (bars, discos, clubs, etc.). We share some good ideas and the question 'What to do in Melbourne?' disappears immediately. - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
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