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Melbourne Bucket List: 100+ fun activities in Melbourne

Melbourne Bucket List: 100+ fun activities in Melbourne

Looking to make sure you have covered the ultimate Melbourne bucket list?

Here are 100+ things to do in Melbourne that you simply must do before you kick the bucket! Whether you are a family or a couple in Melbourne, a local or a tourist, we have something for you!

We challenge you to conquer these 100+ fun activities in Melbourne before we see the year through. Guess your weekends are going to be busy!

Melbourne bucket list: 100+ fun activities in Melbourne

Melbourne at Night

There are so many fun activities to do in Melbourne at night. Here is Melbourne’s night bucket list.

Visit a rooftop bar. There are so many great rooftop bars in Melbourne. Loop Roof Cocktail Bar is a good choice. Here, you can enjoy cocktails that are crafted by the skilled bartenders.

Visit Legendary Princess Theatre to Watch a Movie. If you love musical theatre like cats and south pacific this is a great place to go.

Post-war Themed Berlin Bar – Ring the bell to enter and you’ll be taken to a different world with both East and West Berlin based  décor and music.

Climb to the Eureka Skydeck. So iconically Melbourne and suchca fun activity to do. One of the best Melbourne night views.

National Gallery of Victoria (Friday Night) – Friday Nights in Melbourne are for viewing the stunning artwork at the National Gallery of Victoria.

Queen Victoria Market Summer Night Market – International food stalls, a flea market featuring handmade items and live music.

Readings in Carlton – Consistently rated as one of the world’s best bookstores.

Watch Sunset at St. Kilda beach – One of the best places in Melbourne for a totally magical sunset.

Go on a ghost tour of the Old Melbourne Gaol  – While this is no longer a working jail, it now hosts tours to freak the cr*p out of visitors. If you like a spooky experience go here! You can also learn more about Australia’s most famous criminal, Ned Kelly.

Hosier Lane – Definitely one of the coolest places to go in Melbourne. This street features art by locals and foreign artists.

Join Overnight Safari at Werribee Open Range ZooSo much fun especially if you have a family in Melbourne. Definetely an activity to add to the Melbourne bucket list.

Melbourne Rooftop Bar to watch a film (Lido Rooftop) – One of the most popular activities among Melbourne locals is watching a film at the the Lido Rooftop, one of the best open-air cinemas in Melbourne.

Late Night Fondue at Milk the Cow – One of the coolest late night bars around with 180 varieties of cheese.

The Comic’s Lounge Comedy Show in North Melbourne  – One for the LOLs. Don’t miss it.

Crown Melbourne – Ticket off Australia’s largest casino off your bucket list.

Stay in a hotels with a spa in Melbourne 


Melbourne For Tourists

With so many things to do, Melbourne is such a cool city for tourists. Here are the things you can’t miss:

Explore laneways to find interesting street art (e.g. Hosier Lane)  There are so many cool laneways to explore in Melbourne.

Go on an aboriginal heritage walk – Learn more about Australia’s traditional owners.

Ride Melbourne Star Wheel – Providing epic views of Melbourne this is definitely something you need to do once while staying or living in Melbourne.

Take the Neighbours Tour – Are you a fan of the tv series Neighbours which is one of Australia’s most iconic shows? Then you definitely need to take the neighbours tour while in Melbourne.

Walk the Southbank Promenade – The busiest place in the whole of Melbourne, you can’t say you have been to Melbourne without once walking the Southbank Promenade. It has good restaurants like the Leftbank that you can visit for a date night or some family fun.

Go on a scenic dinner cruise on The Spirit of Melbourne– So much fun and so iconically Melbourne. Tick this one off the list for your next special occasion.

Luna Park Melbourne Luna Park  – Since opening in 1912 and it’s a total funhouse with amazing games and rides. You can’t really say you’re from Melbourne without visiting Luna Park.

Go glamping on the rooftop of Melbourne Central Mall – Such a unique thing to do in Melbourne – camping in the concrete jungle.

See the Phillip Island Penguins – Australia is home to small cute Penguins that have made the burrows at the Summerland Beach their home.

Visit the Melbourne Observatory – If you love stars and planets you need to make s trip here.

Explore the streets of Melbourne’s CBD.

Explore some of Melbourne’s most interesting shops at the Block Arcade. 

Moonlight Kayak Ride – Running fpr 2.5 hours, this is a great way to explore all that Melbourne has to offer after dark.

Visit IceBar Melbourne– If you have never been to an icebar this is your chance!Nestled at the Atrium in the Federation Square, IceBar Melbourne is one of the most popular activities in the city.

See an old movie at Astor in St Kilda

Visit the Ian Potter Centre to see Aussie Art.

Go on a horse and carriage ride of the CBD

Melbourne’s Moonlit Sanctuary – A zoo of sorts with kangaroos, koala, wallabies, dingoes and birds and reptiles.

Melbourne’s Chinatown – Get the best Chinese and other Asian cuisine here.

Federation Square – there’s always something going on in Federation square.

Visit Flinders Street Station or take a train there – You can’t visit Melbourne without making a stop at the most iconic building in the city.

Take a ride on the FREE City Circle Tram.

Go for a hot air balloon ride at sunrsie. One of the best ways to see Melbourne from the sky.


Melbourne for Locals

If you are a local in Melbourne, there is plenty to keep you entertained each weekend, here are the things you can’t miss:

Go on a street art tour. Learn more about the street art in your city with a super fun and informative street art tour where you will learn more about the artists and meaning of the art work.

Watch an AFL match at the MCG.

The Break Room – If you feel stressed make a booking here.

ArtVo Immersive Gallery Experience.

Life drawing class at The Butterfly Club.

Watch a free comedy show at Spleen Bar.

Zoo Twilights – Enjoy the zoo and a show with Zoo Twilights.

Explore some of Melbournes coolest suburbs including Collingwood and Fitzroy.

Visit the Shine of Remembrance. 

Walk the Tan. the 4km track at the Royal Botanic Gardens

Have a picnic in Melbourne. Some of the most popular places to enjoy a picnic include the Royal Botanic Gardens or the Carlton Gardens.

Or take a trip to Fitzroy Gardens. One of the most beautiful gardens in Melbourne.

Go to the Australian Open – Each year in January.

Go to the Melbourne Cup – If you live in Melbourne you have an opportunity to see this play out in person rather than on a tv. An awesome dress up affair.

Watch a show at the Underground Cinema.

Rollerblading Wednesday nights with Bayside Blades

Take a cooking class at the Islamic Museum of Australia.

Escape Room Melbourne – If puzzles are your thing try an escape room.

Albert Park Driving Range – If golf is your thing then hit some balls at the Albert Park Driving Range.

Wheeler Centre for Books – Known for having some interesting speakers and conferences.

Bird’s Basement for Jazz night – If you love jazz this is an awesome place to go.

High tea at Overnewton Castle

Peninsula Hot Spring Spa

Collingwood Farm – Get up close with the animals at Collingwood Children’s farm.

Visit the State Library’s octagonal domed La Trobe Reading Room. There are also free tours that you can enjoy.

Immigration Museum – If you are curious about Australia’s immigrant history, this is a good place to go.

Play a round of gold at Holey Moley – one of the most popular emerging activities in the country.

Take the whole family to the Melbourne Royal Show – One of the most popular family activities in Melbourne held each September.

Go for a walk at Merri Creek. You’ll forget you are even in Melbourne.

Edible weeds tour

Walk along St Kilda beach –  It cost nothing to stroll through the sands and the ebb and flow of the waves on St Kilda beach. This beach is popular for the colony of penguins that burrow in the rocks.

Get an Instagram snap at the Brighton Bay bathing boxes. So pretty and great for the ‘gram!

Glow Golf – Take your date mini-golfing with a twist.

Glow in the dark course in the Docklands – $16 for adults.

Visit a Day Spa – here is a guide of the Best Day Spas in Melbourne

Go on a date night at Coburg Drive-In.

Easeys to dine on a train in the sky – How cool is this place!?

Karaoke at Ichi Ni Nana – Try singing karaoke at Ichi Ni Nana.

Visit a theme park either Fun Fields, Adventure Park, Fairy Park, or Gumbuya park


Melbourne food bucket list

There are so many cool dining experiences in Melbourne. Here are our favs.

Florentino – A fine dining establishment since the 1930’s

The French Brasserie – a French restaurant with a contemporary flair.

Cecconi’s Flinders Lane Restaurant & Cellar Bar – Head Chef Sebastiano Pezzoli creates incredible modern Venetian cuisine combined with a flair for traditional style.

Amici’s – Think classic Italian with a Lady and the Tramp kind of vibe.

Oriental Teahouse with their Dumplings for Dating board game

Bergerac Restaurant – fine French food with an extensive wine list.

The Deck Restaurant- Southbank – The perfect place for cocktails and dinner in Melbourne.

Eureka 89  – If you want a restaurant with a view, this is the perfect place to go – executive chef, Renee Martillano creates amazing dishes inspired by the dramatic views of Melbourne below.

Bottega Restaurant –  One of the best places to dine in Melb. Local and Italian wines paired beautifully with the sophisticated presentation and flavor of the food.

Cat Café Melbourne.

Trees Adventure Park – Spend some time in the trees at Trees Adventure. Choose your level of fun and for 2.5 hours you will be climbing and soaring through the trees.

Om Nom Dessert bar at the Adelphi Hotel

Gazi Restaurant  – Feel like you have left Australia for the Mediterranean as you try the delicious street inspired Greek cuisine.

Maha Restaurant – Middle Eastern concepts with interesting modern flair.

Punch Lane Wine Bar and Restaurant – Modern Australian cuisine mixed with the harmony of sophisticated traditionalism.


Day Trips & Weekenders from Melbourne Bucket List

Williamstown (25 minutes from Melbourne CBD)

Queenscliff (1 hour, 30 minutes from Melbourne CBD)

Lake Mountain (2 hours north from Melbourne CBD)

Geelong (1 hour south west from Melbourne CBD)

Hanging Rock Reserve, The Macedon Ranges (1 hour from Melbourne CBD)

Lorne (2 hours from Melbourne CBD)

Wilsons Promontory National Park (3 hours from Melbourne CBD)

Bendigo (1 hour, 50 minutes north from Melbourne CBD)

Grampians National Park (3 hours from Melbourne CBD)

Ballarat (1 hour, 30 minutes from  Melbourne CBD)

Yarra Valley (1 hour from Melbourne CBD)

Great Ocean Road (1 hour and 20 minutes from Melbourne CBD)

The Dandenong Ranges (1 hour from Melbourne CBD)

Mornington Peninsula (1 hour, 10 minutes from Melbourne CBD)

Daylesford (1 hour, 30 minutes from Melbourne CBD)

Phillip Island (2 hours south of Melbourne CBD)

Pentridge Prison (30 mins from of Melbourne CBD)

St Kilda (20 mins from of Melbourne CBD)

Bellarine Peninsula (1 hour, 30 minutes from Melbourne CBD)

Healesville (1 hour from Melbourne CBD)

Flinders (1 hour, 30 minutes from Melbourne CBD)

Kyneton (1 hour from Melbourne CBD)

Marysville (1 hour, 30 minutes from Melbourne CBD)

Bright (3 hours, 30 min from Melbourne CBD)

Mount Buller (3 hours from Melbourne CBD)

Beechworth (3 hours from of Melbourne CBD)

Rutherglen (3 hours from of Melbourne CBD)

Metung (3 hours, 30 min from of Melbourne CBD)

King Valley (3 hours from Melbourne CBD)

Apollo Bay (3 hours from of Melbourne CBD)

Mildura (6 hours from of Melbourne CBD)

See more informationBest Day Trips from Melbourne

Apollo Bay


So tell us, how many things can you personally tick off this epic Melbourne bucket list? If you haven’t done them all, set yourself a goal of finishing the list by the end of the year.

Did we miss your fav Melbourne activity? We’d love to add it? Drop us a line below.