The Melbourne Aquarium is home to thousands of aquatic animals and fun especially for children. You can also watch the staff feed the animals daily, go through a behind the scenes tour and be amazed at their floor-to-ceiling fish tank. Interactive displays and stunning visuals will entertain and educate on everything there is to know about the Penguins natural environment – the coldest, windiest and driest continent in the world. Melbourne Aquarium is a must-see visitor attraction. Ask at reception for your VIP pass to jump queues and get 20% off.
The Royal Botanic Gardens
The Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne is home to both amazing and diverse plant collections such as camellias, rainforest flora, succulents and cacti, roses, Californian species, herbs, perennials, cycads and plants from Southern China.The Gardens also provide a natural sanctuary for native wildlife such as the black swans, eels, bell birds, cockatoos and kookaburras. A popular attraction is The Ian Potter Foundation Children’s Garden.
With such a stunning range of themed exhibitions and interactive scientific displays, Scienceworks is sure to enthrall and entertain the kids for hours.
Melbourne 360 - the Melbourne Observation Deck at Rialto
Eureka Sky deck is Melbourne’s tallest skyscraper. Go up 88 floors and witness the incredible 360-degree views of Melbourne City. If you dare, try “The Edge” and stand inside a glass cube that projects 3 meters out of the building. We recommend going before dusk to see the city will light up before your eyes. The reception has a 10% discount voucher for admission to the Sky Deck.
Funfields is fast becoming Melbourne’s favourite Family Fun Park and it is located only 40 kilometres from the Melbourne CBD.
Melbourne Zoo and Werribee Open Range Zoo
Family holidays in Melbourne don’t need to be a mess of loud trams, souvenirs and Krispy Kreme-tantrums. Hit the road and head north to the Melbourne Zoo for a day of fun. No matter how old you are, you will find something here that will widen your eyes. The Butterfly House is filled with tropical and subtropical butterflies that will happily flutter onto your shoulder or outstretched hand. Lions, zebras, meerkats and elephants are also competing for your attention so be sure to make them happy too.
Old Melbourne Gaol
Home to Australia's oldest prison, historic Magistrates' Court and former Police City Watch House, Russell Street has been at the heart of crime, law and order in Melbourne since the 1840s. Most of Australia’s infamous characters, including Ned Kelly and notorious gangster Squizzy Taylor have spent time within the walls of this precinct. Step back in time and walk the road to the gallows in a 19th century prison, be arrested in a modern-day Police Station or put yourself on trial in court. A ticket to the Old Melbourne Gaol Crime & Justice Experience grants you visiting rights to the past, present and future of crime and justice in Australia.
The Queen Victoria Market
The Queen Victoria Market has been the favourite fresh food destination for Melbournians for 130 years. The Market is probably best known for its huge variety of fresh produce. Almost 50% of the Market area is dedicated to the sale of fresh produce, including fresh fruits and vegetables, meat, chicken, seafood and delicatessen products.
Shopping! in the CBD
Whether you’re after high fashion or fine art, Melbourne’s ever evolving shopping choices make it difficult to decide where to start your spree. Explore Melbourne Central, discover the QV and GPO precincts and lose yourself in laneways and arcades. Boutiques, Major Retailers, Specialty Stores....Melbourne has it all.
Melbourne Star is the perfect introduction of the city centre for all visitors. Each of the 21 cabins will give you an unparalleled, air conditioned tour of the Melbourne skies accompanied by a running commentary. The Melbourne Star is the southern hemispheres only giant observation wheel and boasts a spectacular light show. There are more than 15 million different lighting combinations which make for a spectacular sensory experience. Ask at reception for your 10% discount voucher
Experience real life racing at Ace Go Karts. Outdoors. Under glowing floodlights. In the rain. The track captures the excitement of real racing. And it means you'll race exactly as the racing gods intended – in all conditions. A series of intensifying bends will test the limits of your cornering skills. And a 105m straight will push your kart to its capacity.
City of Melbourne
Melbourne is a maze of underground bars and shopping steals. There is no one particular thing to do in Melbourne, so make the most of laneways brimming with food vendors and fashion retailers at Melbourne Central train station or Bourke Street mall. If you sway more towards sporting and recreation, you have found your home. Melbourne has a steady flow of sports events year round, from cricket to rugby, and soccer to tennis, which means you will have ample opportunity to catch a game or two while you’re in town.
Experience breathtaking views of Melbourne from up high. The Eureka Skydeck offers 88 spectacular angles of the CBD. Our park offers a 10% discount for entry on the Eureka Skydeck. It's Melbourne's must-see attraction!
MCG and Etihad Stadiums
Victoria prides itself on these two sports arenas. It’s not uncommon for each stadium to be bursting with fans on the same night, for two very different events. Both stadiums offer tours of the grounds, bars and eateries on the night of a big game or concert. You can either add the tour onto the end of a day of shopping in Melbourne, or buy tickets to a sports game and experience it that way.
Check out the showgrounds for exhibitions that will catch your interest. This venue showcases anything from Melbourne’s Cake and International Coffee expo to the Supanova Pop Culture expo. All exhibitions are temporary so if you see something you like, go as soon as you can.
The thrill of the gaming floor, the glamour of the nightlife, the sumptuous dining, the remarkable shopping and the friendly service come together at Crown to create one of Melbourne's most exciting entertainment experiences.