Founded in 1861, the National Gallery of Victoria is Australia’s oldest public art gallery.
See an extensive international collection of artwork from Europe, Asia and America.
Every week there are insightful talks, an engaging film or performance, or an exciting practical workshop.
There are many cafes and dinning areas that serve lunch and traditional high tea.
Visit the must-see NGV shop and be taken away by the many books, stationary gadgets ,souvenirs and Australian designed jewellery and fashion.
Nothing you have ever experienced will prepare you for the awe inspiring views from the highest viewing platform in the Southern Hemisphere at Melbourne’s iconic Eureka Tower. Skydeck 88 entertains all with a host of activities about Melbourne & fascinating facts.
Only Skydeck 88 can give you the world’s only “Edge Experience” – a switchable glass cube which slides out from the building – with you inside!
Halftix Melbourne is a discount ticket service, specializing in live shows, theatre/music performances and day tours. Catch a performance at one of Melbourne's many famous theatre venues – Arts Centre, Hammer Hall or the Princess Theater at the best price in town!
The booking process is simple! Halftix accepts only cash and most tickets are purchased on the day of the event. The office is located at the Melbourne Town Hall, Swanston Street (MAP).
Last Minute Day Tours Pty Ltd is the source for individual travellers to find last minute offers for Day Tours in Victoria. Last Minute Day Tours is a “specialist” who identifies day tour products, where there is surplus capacity on a daily basis, and sells these seats at half price-(conditions apply) to Culture Card Holders. This service is new and unique in Melbourne.
All tours are conducted by Award Winning Operators who offer a range of pick-up points throughout the CBD area.
We offer two different types of tours-
Premium Service tours-these tours are ideal for travellers who wish to see it all at the right pace accompanied by a professional Driver/Guide who is an incredible source of knowledge in regards to the history, fauna and wildlife you will see on these tours. These tours are ideal for all ages. The luxury coaches used on these tours have panoramic windows; climate controlled air-conditioning, video, state-of-the-art sound systems, reclining seats and are toilet equipped.
Small Group Adventure tours-These tours involve travellers from different cultures who enjoy meeting new people and enjoying new experiences. These tours are focused on, Australian Nature, Unique Scenery, Aboriginal Culture and Australian Wildlife. Today the term “small group adventure” is used as commonly as the term “Backpacker”. These tours are usually low cost and conducted in small vehicles with low bench type seating rather than the high back seating provided in luxury tourist coaches. The bench type seating enables a much greater opportunity for personal interaction amongst the travellers.
Proud winner of the 2008 and 2009 Best Tour/Transport Operator Victorian Tourism Award, Bunyip Tours has been operating tours to Victoria's premier destinations for over 12 years. Tours include the spectacular Great Ocean Road and Grampians, as well Philip Island and the penguin parade, Wilsons' Promontory National Park and the Mornington Peninsula Tours are operated in small coaches with a maximum of 24 people, ensuring personalised, educational and interactive experiences for all guests. Bunyip Tours is very proud of its standing as a 100% carbon balanced business, which encompasses its entire operation.
The Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) celebrates, explores and promotes the cultural and creative richness of the moving image in all its forms - film, television and digital culture.
See award-winning Australian and international exhibitions, films, festivals, live events, creative workshops, education programs and Collection resources
Museum Victoria incorporates the Melbourne Museum, Immigration Museum and Scienceworks.
Melbourne Museum is the largest museum complex in the Southern Hemisphere and gives a memorable insight into Australia.Explore Melbourne’s rich history, learn about Aboriginal cultures and discover how gold and Federation made this city boom.Take a close look at over 100 species of live insects. Have some prehistoric fun exploring dinosaurs and enter the world of emotions, thoughts, memories and dreams.
Immigration Museum is home to the moving stories of people from all over the world who have migrated to Australia. Explore Australia's rich multicultural history
Malthouse Theatre presents an annual program of contemporary theatre, using high-octane performance and entertainment as its currency. It tackles public subjects and themes that energise our thinking, quicken our emotion and allow us to participate more wholeheartedly in the issues that affect our lives. Presenting twelve adventurous productions each year, the works are as provocative as they are fun, as visceral as they are affirming, and always a little irreverent.
Culture Card holders can enjoy discounts on Malthouse theater productions through out the year. Check What's On for the latest updates on events!
The Royal Botanic Gardens- Melbourne- is home to diverse plant collections, year-round events and guided tours. The picturesque setting of the gardens extend over 36 hectares and displays more than 50,000 plants.
Holding a reputation as one of the world's finest gardens has made the Royal Botanic Gardens one of Melbourne's most popular tourist attractions.
Enjoy a ride on Puffing Billy, Australia's oldest steam railway and one of the finest preserved steam railways in the world. Travel 24 kilometres through the beautiful forests of the Dandenong Ranges from Belgrave.
Puffing Billy Railway is located in Belgrave, only one hour east of Melbourne. Open every day except Christmas Day.
Melbourne Open House unlocks your city. You’ll be able to explore 75 incredible buildings for free.
Residents, visitors, families, design buffs, architecture fans – absolutely anyone who loves Melbourne is invited to explore great contemporary, historic and sustainable buildings and spaces.
The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra has a reputation for excellence, versatility and innovation and has been performing since 1906. With world- renowned conductors and soloists appearing in a variety of programs, from the classics to pop, the MSO plays for an audience of more than 250,000 people in 150 performances annually.
At Melbourne Zoo, you can meet over 300 different species from around the world, only minutes from the city centre!
See majestic Asian Elephants, sleek Sumatran Tigers and Orang-utans swinging through the trees. Visit the Gorilla Rainforest, or see koalas and kangaroos in our Australian bush setting. And discover our exciting new interactive exhibits designed especially for kids.You will get the chance to learn all about our animals, our fight to save wildlife from extinction and what you can do to help!
The site where 135 people, including infamous bushranger Ned Kelly were hanged. The prison was also a focus during some of Australia's most significant historical moments, including the Gold Rush and World War II. Expereince what life behind bars was like for some of our most notorious villians and step into the shoes of a hangman
Ashcombe Maze & Lavender Gardens is home to Australias oldest & most famous traditional hedge maze set among 25 acres of world acclaimed gardens.A beautiful setting for any time of the year located in the heart of the picturesque Mornington Peninsula just over an hours drive from central Melbourne.
Healesville Sanctuary is home to many of Australia’s native and some endangered species.
Visitors can see up close a variety of beautiful and special Australian mammals, reptiles, birds and marsupials and discover the beautiful original bushland, Coranderrk, surrounding Healesville Sanctuary in the beautiful Yarra Valley
Melbourne is Australia's Shopping Capital. Enjoy a relaxed and fun day of discount retail therapy without the worry of carrying bags or finding directions. Your Melbourne Shopaholic Tour Host will help you to discover lots of bargains while providing interesting city cultural & historical commentary. Visit back street discount outlets & discover warehouse sales. We stop for a cafe lunch and various cafés available through the day for a famous Melbourne coffee. Do you need presents, shoes, bags/leather goods, chocolates, books, clothing...?
The Royal Botanic Gardens -Cranbourne- is located 45 minutes by car from the CBD of Melbourne.
The Royal Botanic Gardens -Cranbourne- is one of Melbourne’s hidden treasures offering two uniquely Australian experiences: the 366 hectares of native bushland and the spectacular Australian Garden.
The Shrine of Remembrance Victoria is a permanent memorial to the Australian and New Zealand armed forces who served and died in the Great War (World War One) of 1914 - 1918 as well as further armed conflicts and peacekeeping duties since.
The Shrine of Remembrance is Victoria’s largest war memorial and one of Melbourne’s most recognised landmarks.
Since 1895 Cricket Victoria is the governing body of cricket in the state of Victoria. Cricket Victoria aspires to be the nation’s leading cricket state through success at both the elite and community level.
The DEC Bushrangers and VicSpirit are the senior male and female Victorian representative teams, and each compete in Australia’s domestic competitions.
Cricket Victoria’s game development strategy is to make cricket accessible to all. The iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) serves as the DEC Bushrangers’ home ground and annually hosts the Boxing Day Test and numerous other international fixtures.
Cricket Victoria and the Essendon Football Club work together through a program called GLoBALL.
GLoBALL, proudly presented by iPriumus, is a program for international students and their family and friends to interact with the broader Victorian community through free football and cricket activities year round.
Coordinated by the Essendon Football Club (Community) and Cricket Victoria, GLoBALL enables international students and new migrants to interact with the broader Victorian community through Australian Rules Football and cricket related activities the whole year round. GLoBALL aims to promote a sense of belonging, social inclusion and celebrate diversity.
GLoBALL provides opportunities for international students and new migrants to interact with EFC members, staff and players.
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