Melbourne is a multi-faceted city with many attractions and activities for all ages. At The Westin Melbourne, we’d like to ensure you enjoy your stay to the fullest. Experience this vibrant city our way.
Ask our Concierge for guidance on the most exciting activities for kids and adults to see and do in Melbourne.
Melbourne City Centre
The heart of Melbourne is home to numerous tourist hotspots for dining, shopping, and sightseeing. Just outside of the hotel is the iconic City Square, a charming space to take in the atmosphere of the city. At Christmas time, City Square transforms into a wonderland for everyone to enjoy. Take a stroll past the square to Flinders Lane and stop at one of the quaint cafes for a taste of the renowned Melbourne coffee, and visit the stunning St. Paul’s Cathedral. Or head to the buzzing Bourke Street for world-class shopping at Myer, David Jones and the Melbourne GPO. Enjoy having the city of Melbourne in the palm of your hand.
Across the Yarra River at Southbank, is the National Gallery of Victoria. Founded in 1861, it is not only the oldest public art museum in Australia, but also one of the most popular attractions in Melbourne, topping many lists of things to see in Melbourne. Immerse yourself in the expansive collection of Australian indigenous, colonial and contemporary art. Further south you will find the Royal Botanic Gardens which houses an expansive riverside mix of native and exotic plants. Take a stroll through the gardens, then continue down towards the Shrine of Remembrance to pay your respects to those who lost their lives during World War 1.
Kids Activities in Melbourne
Melbourne is a great destination for families. A favourite of local and tourists is the Sea Life Aquarium which is located next to the Yarra River. With stingray experiences, regular feeding, the brand new ‘Claws Zone’ and glass bottom boat experience, your kids will truly enjoy the unique activities. If they love the aquarium, then they are going to adore Melbourne Zoo. The collection of Asian elephants, orangutans, Sumatran tigers, kangaroos, wombats, echidnas and lions are sure to excite the little ones. Alternatively, you can head to the Scienceworks Museum to experience the world-renowned museum dedicated to everything exciting in the world of science.