Think Melbourne is just about food and shopping? Well you’d be wrong! It has lots of fun things for kids and adults to do!

Melbourne has so much to offer families that it would be a shame to miss her out if coming across to see the Great Ocean Road.


Highlights include

  • The Galactic Circus
  • Melbourne Zoo
  • Fairy Park (perfect for little princes and princesses)
  • Science Works
  • Melbourne Aquarium
  • The Queen Victoria Markets
  • Cooks Cottage
  • Federation Square
  • Melbourne Trams

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If it’s fun and excitement you’re after then a day spent at the Galactic Circus should fit the bill. It’s classed as Australia’s largest indoor interactive park and is situated within the Crown Entertainment Complex.

Highlights include

  • Indoor Laser
  • Bowling
  • Fully costumed and interactive staff
  • Arcade games and prizes
  • It’s open every day of the year, including public holidays
  • Central location

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If it’s something more laid back you’re after, then why not take a picnic to the gorgeous Royal Botanical Gardens. A good place to start is the Visitor Centre which is on Birdwood Avenue, where you can get maps and information on how to spend your time.

Once there I recommend a visit to the Children’s Garden, a fantastic spot for children who love to get their hands dirty!

It has been designed specifically to help teach and excite children about the importance of conservation and caring for the environment.

Other highlights include

  • Guilfoyle’s Volcano
  • Lakes and Islands
  • Canna Bed Rain Garden
  • The Melbourne Observatory

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Like all cities, Melbourne has plenty of accommodation, and apartments tend to be the most popular for families.

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Colleen has roamed the world for many years on her own and with her husband and daughter, Rebekah. During this time, Colleen has been a teacher and an award-winning recipient of Flight Centre both in Australia and overseas. Colleen will guide you through family travel the way she knows best!

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