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Melbourne Aquarium, Melbourne

Melbourne Aquarium, Melbourne (must see)

Located on the Yarra River, just near the viaduct on Flinders Street in Melbourne’s CBD, the Melbourne Aquarium is one of the city’s premier family attractions. Opened in 2000, the aquarium was designed to look like a ship moored on the river. The aquarium primarily focuses on the marine life that is to be found in the Southern Ocean and in Antarctica. There are four floors of tanks and plenty of interactive aquatic experiences to be had on every visit. The King and Gentoo Penguins are certainly visitor favorites, but you will be impressed by the other locals too. The Grey Nurse Sharks, Sandbar Whaler Sharks, Port Jackson Sharks, Freshwater Sawfish, Green Sea Turtles and Big Bellied Seahorses all provide a fascinating glimpse at life below the waves.

To complement a regular visit, the aquarium also offers a range of experiences where you can dive with the sharks, meet the penguins, take a look at life in the aquarium behind the scenes, meet ocean rangers and feed the fish. During school holiday times they also offer aquarist programs where you get to work at the aquarium for the day.

Why You Should Visit:
Well presented, easy to navigate and seemingly endless!
Attractions flow in a one-directional nature, ushering you to see all the themed zones.
Upstairs there is a balcony you can go out on to take a breath of fresh air.

Tip:
Pre-pay your ticket online for a discount and come at opening time to see the feeding demonstrations.
"Aquarium After Dark" events are hosted on the last Friday of each month, starting at about 7:30pm until 11pm.

Opening Hours:
Mon-Fri: 10am-5:30pm; Sat-Sun: 9:30am-6pm

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Sight Name: Melbourne Aquarium
Sight Location: Melbourne, Australia
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Melbourne, Australia

Create Your Own Walk in Melbourne

Create Your Own Walk in Melbourne

Creating your own self-guided walk in Melbourne is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Landmarks of Melbourne Walking Tour

Landmarks of Melbourne Walking Tour

Melbourne is an amazing city with its beautiful parks and gardens, Victorian and modern architecture. This self-guided tour will lead you to some of the most remarkable landmarks in Melbourne.

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.3 Km or 3.3 Miles
Nightlife Walking Tour of Melbourne

Nightlife Walking Tour of Melbourne

The nightlife in Melbourne always impresses its visitors by its uniqueness and variety. There are all types of clubs and bars to go with your mood. Some of the biggest entertainment centers in the southern hemisphere are in Melbourne. This self-guided tour will lead you through the most popular night clubs in Melbourne:

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 Km or 1.7 Miles
St. Kilda District Walking Tour

St. Kilda District Walking Tour

St. Kilda district of Melbourne is situated along a fantastic beach of the Pacific Ocean. It is a cosmopolitan suburb near Port Phillip Bay. Its most popular attractions are situated not far from the beach. One of them is the huge and historical Luna Park. This self-guided tour will lead you through St. Kilda's main attractions.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.1 Km or 2.5 Miles
Children's Walking Tour in Melbourne

Children's Walking Tour in Melbourne

Melbourne offers some unique attractions for children. Your children can learn and see many new things, like rare southern fish and Antarctica penguins, toys dating back to 1880. This self-guided tour will lead you to the fun places in Melbourne to amuse your children:

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.8 Km or 3 Miles
Melbourne Introduction Walk

Melbourne Introduction Walk

Considered Australia's “cultural and sporting center”, Melbourne is the capitol and the largest city in Victoria region, Australia. It is notable for its distinct blend of Victorian and contemporary architecture, and also for being home to the World's largest Tram Network. Take this walk to explore the best attractions of Melbourne.

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.2 Km or 3.2 Miles
Melbourne Museums Walking Tour

Melbourne Museums Walking Tour

Melbourne is the capital of the state of Victoria, in Australia. It is the biggest city on this continent, after Sydney, and dates back to 1835. Melbourne being a center of culture, commerce, education and sport, has many very interesting museums. This self-guided tour will lead you through the most popular museums of Melbourne.

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.4 Km or 4 Miles

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Chocolate Indulgence Tour of Melbourne

Chocolate Indulgence Tour of Melbourne

Melbourne has a reputation for cafés and fine restaurants, and lately a chocolate fever has taken over the city. This tour takes you through the alleyways and arcades of the city center whilst stopping at selected chocolate indulgence points. Take your senses on a unique experience through six of...