The Ultimate Melbourne Bucket List: 55 things to do

Chin Chin Melbourne - Australia

It’s time for me to unveil my ultimate Melbourne bucket list… Jam packed full of fun things to do, see and experience in this beautiful city.

This is the only Melbourne Bucket List you’ll ever need, with 55 awesome experiences and must see destinations, including heaps of activities that are free! Read on and don’t forget to pull out your note pad to start your own list!


55 things to do in Melbourne


55 things to do in Melbourne

The Ultimate Melbourne Bucket List


1. Head along to the Wednesday Night Market at Queen Vic Markets

2. Book tickets to a musical at one of our historic theatres

3. Get your shop on in one of Melbourne’s epic shopping centres (my top picks are QV Melbourne and Eastland)

4. Have some fun at Melbourne’s iconic Luna Park

5. Visit the incredible State Library Victoria

6. Round up your squad, because you are going to want to brunch everyday for the rest of your life, with our ultimate list of places to brunch in Melbourne

7. Discover our 12 most Instagrammable spots in Melbourne

8. Have a cocktail at everyone of Melbourne’s best Rooftop Bars

9. Take a road trip to the Yarra Valley

10. Watch a live gig at one of our amazing Live Music Venues

11. Explore Melbourne’s street art and hidden secrets


Luna Park Melbourne

State Library Victoria - Melbourne Australia

Shopping at QV Melbourne - Australia


12. Check out one of the coolest bars in Melbourne, Ponyfish Island

13. Dine at Melbourne institution… Chin Chin (the line up is worth it)

14. What’s better than an urban jungle? One that serves wine… Garden State has everything you need for your Friday night out!

15. Be entertained at Melbourne Fringe Festival, a celebration of cultural democracy and an embracement of diversity

16. Head to the MCG for a pie on game day at the AFL footy

17. Take a free tour of Melbourne’s historic Town Hall and learn about its architectural, social and political significance

18. Visit Melbourne’s iconic Bathing Boxes of Port Phillip Bay

19. Have a double shot at one of our favourite coffee spots

20. Indulge with a High Tea at The Langham, Melbourne

21. Keep an eye out for the seriously cool Pop Ups emerging in and around the city

22. Walk around Albert Park and Lake, which is home to some great playgrounds, boat watching, walking tracks, barbeques and picnic areas


The Ultimate Melbourne Bucket List_ 55 things to do



23. Exploring our markets is the perfect way to embrace Melbourne’s culture and creativity

24. Have the ultimate Sunday sesh with your squad at Chuckle Park

25. Discover #Hash Specialty Coffee, home to arguably Melbourne’s best hot chocolate

26. Indulge in the dynamic flavours of French Indo China at Jardin Tan

27. Treat yo’self to a staycation in the City

28. Take an adventure to The Grampians

29. Munch on tasty egg soldiers for breakfast at Stepping Stone

30. Visit a Market Lane – they specialise in one thing… delicious, high-quality coffee

31. Head along to a BBL or WBBL match

32. Get cosy with your bae, watching a flick on the Rooftop Cinema

33. Enjoy a wine and raw seafood in the heart of our laneways at HANA Melbourne


Rooftop Bar Cocktails

Ponyfish Island - Melbourne


34. Enjoy fish and chips on the beach

35. Follow the map on a self-guided tour of the CBD

36. When it comes to dining in style, picnics are the new black in Melbourne and we love to get our picnic on!

37. Head to the Mornington Peninsula to try all of our top 6 Breakfast Spots

38. Visit the Eastland Beauty Garden, which features over 150,000 preserved flowers

39. Tick off our line up of the best Kid Friendly Cafes in Melbourne

40. Hit up the new Esplande Hotel, with three stages over five levels, twelve bars, four immersive spaces (including one of the chic’est cocktail bars in Melbourne)

41. Spend a day at Werribee Open Range Zoo

42. Catch a concert at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl (I highly recommend one of the free Melbourne Symphony Orchestra’s concerts)

43. Secure tickets to an Australian Open session

44. Join the queue to enjoy the innovative fare on offer at Higher Ground


Higher Ground - Best Cafe in Melbourne

Werribee Open Range Zoo

Yarra Valley Road Trip


45. Visit the new Domaine Chandon

46. Pay your respects at the Shrine of Remembrance

47. Book yourself free tickets to Millionaire Hot Seat at Melbourne Docklands Studios

48. Get your pick on at Red Hill Cherry Farm

49. Looking for a super-stylish, super-fun, summer event to head along too with the girls? Look no further than So Frenchy So Chic

50. Experience a day out at Portsea Polo

51. Enjoy Melbourne’s best smoothie at Combi, in the heart of Elwood

52. Check out the latest exhibition on display at NGV Melbourne

53. Have an insta worth brunch at Matcha Mylkbar

54. Put on your stretchy pants and get set to indulge in the ultimate fairy floss dessert burger at Long Story Short cafe

55. When the weather drops, get yourself in the car and head to your nearest snow fields to build a snowman.


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Emily Collie is Founder and Editor of well-known Australian travel blog, Melbourne Girl. Emily has written travel articles for Expedia, eHarmony, Amex Shop Small Blogger Series and, and has been featured on many Australian websites including Mimco Mimzine and Bonds Australia Blog, and was invited on behalf of the VRC and Myer, to judge the Myer Fashions on the Field competition on Emirates Melbourne Cup Day.


  • March 31, 2023

    2 Cups Of Travel

    Amazing top tips here, a few we didn’t even realize!

  • August 8, 2023


    really helped with school project

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