1. Go giddy at the Eureka Skydeck!
A glass box that extends three meters out of the 88th floor, with you in it, at 297m height surely makes you go dizzy with excitement. Made of 110,000 tonnes of concrete, the 91-floor building stands upright as the highest public vantage point in the Southern Hemisphere with the help of 300,000 litres of water stored on top. The bright blue tennis courts, the desert reds of the Malt-house Theatre and sunshine yellow of the Vault sculpture illuminates down below!
2. Take the ghost tour around the Old Melbourne Gaol
Experience the nightmare of walking the most haunted, dark and winding tunnels and cells of the Old Melbourne Gaol, which has the bloody history of hanging 133 inmates in its time. Explore the gaol, experience the modern-day arrest procedure at the City Watch House and look at the Old Magistrate’s Court. Alternatively, embark on a Hangman’s Night Tours to experience the fear in your gut, as the executioner walks you through the ‘last mile’!
Heal yourself in around 50 bathing experiences such as thermal mineral pools, wet and dry saunas, a hydrotherapy pool, Turkish and Moroccan hammams, private bathing pavilions and the hilltop pool as well as the barrel bath, grotto pool and the indoor pool of the Spa Dreaming Centre. The ‘fire and ice experience’ is truly a standout! Your pampering options in this amazing bathing facility include massages, facials and body treatments!
4. Escape the city and explore a plant paradise – the Royal Botanic Gardens
The Royal Botanic Gardens is among the finest of their kind in the world, being home to 8500 species of plants. The Gardens encompass two locations, Melbourne and Cranbourne. The Ian Potter Foundation Children’s Garden, the Aboriginal Heritage Walk, 950 kinds of Camellia collection, a tropical glasshouse, Fern Gully, punt cruise around Ornamental Lake, Summer Live Theatre and Moonlight Cinema are some of the special features!
5. Admire Art at Southbank and Arts Centre Melbourne
Enjoy arts and theatre at the Arts Centre comprising of a range of theatres including the State Theatre, Playhouse, Fairfax Theatre and Hamer Hall, which is the premier performance space for the revered Melbourne. A wonderful arts and crafts market is on every Sunday. The area also hosts many festivals throughout the year.
6. Cruise over the Yarra River!
A cruise on the Yarra River is a perfect way to sightsee as well as gain an insight into the history of the river itself. As you are gliding down the river, you will come across “Birrarung Marr” meaning “river of mist and shadows”, a waterfront parkland that celebrates the Aboriginal ties with the Yarra River. Alternatively, take the more relaxing sightseeing cruise past Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne Cricket Ground and National Tennis Centre space for the revered Melbourne. A wonderful arts and crafts market is on every Sunday. The area also hosts many festivals throughout the year.
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