5 Unique Things To Do in Melbourne Australia

Melbourne is an eclectic city that regularly lands itself on coveted lists like “Australia's Most European City,” “Most Livable City in the World,” or “Where to Get The World's Best Coffee.”

It's a wonderland of vibrant street art, bustling nightlife, European laneways (narrow streets filled with art, shops, and cafes), and a melting pot of cuisines from various cultures.

There's the obligatory visit to the museum, the library, the laneways, and iconic landmarks like Flinder's Street Station – but there are so many more unique things to do in Melbourne than that.

Just an hour outside the city, you'll find the oldest surviving steam train in the world. Step on board a train rich with history, travel through the beautiful Dandenong Ranges, and most importantly, feel like you're on your way to Hogwarts! 

Ride The Oldest Steam Train at Puffing Billy Railway

Old antiques, taxidermied animals, minerals, meteorites, dinosaur teeth, woolly mammoth hair, and other antiques with unique backstories make homes here until someone comes along and gives them a new home.

Browse Curious & One-of-A-kind Antiques at Wunderkammer

Werribee doesn't cage their animals in small enclosures for human entertainment. Instead, they have a vast range of Australian and African wild animals homed in expansive plots of land left entirely open. That's right; I said open.

See Free Roaming Animals at Werribee Open Range Zoo

Just 20 minutes outside the city center in St. Kilda, you'll find a colony of 1400 Little Penguins that settled there in the ‘1970s. No, they're not in an enclosure, they're wild penguins, and this is their natural habitat.

Meet The Wild Penguins of St. Kilda – One of The Best Things To Do in Melbourne

After visiting the penguins, this is a great nighttime activity to add to your itinerary while you're in the area. Luna Park is over 100 years old and home to the world's oldest continually operating roller coaster.

Ride The World's Oldest Continually Operating Roller Coaster at Luna Park

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