Melbourne, the capital city of Victoria, is also the Cultural Capital of Australia. While the city is always filled to the brim with vivacity, Melbourne takes an enigmatic appearance in the evening. From restaurants, bars, shopping centers to night-ride and safari, Melbourne has a lot to offer to tourists. Moreover, Melbourne Central Shopping Centre, with a large assortment of national and international stores, diners, and bars, is the perfect place to immerse yourself in the festive spirit. [Text Wrapping Break]
To make it easier for you, we have curated a list of the top five things to do in Melbourne in the evening. Stick to us till the end to devise a night-out plan with your friends-
Melbourne Star: –[Text Wrapping Break]
Most large cities- London, Vienna, LA, you name it- nowadays have a large Ferris Wheel. Melbourne is the only place in the Southern hemisphere to have a Giant observation wheel. Want to enjoy the sprawling skyline of Melbourne? This is your best bet, along with Eureka Skydeck. Reaching up to 120 meters, Melbourne Star offers visitors a 30-minute ride in a private cabin with food and beverages. [Text Wrapping Break]
Although tourists tend to visit it during the daytime, the evening is the most suitable time to enjoy a quiet and relaxing ride. Furthermore, for informational purposes, they have a running in-cabin commentary on the major buildings, historical places that can be seen from the wheel. [Text Wrapping Break]
It is located near the docklands of the city. With 21 expansive cabins, it offers a 360-degree view of Melbourne. Moreover, you can book a private cabin and take a sip from sangria jugs to spruce up things a bit. Quite the way to spend your Saturday evening, isn’t it!
Eureka Skydeck: –[Text Wrapping Break]
Melbourne’s cityscape looks hauntingly beautiful from Eureka Skydeck- the highest viewing platform in the Southern Hemisphere. Situated at the 88th floor at 285 meters by the Riverside Quay, it has an extended hanging glass cube. If you can muster up the courage, stand and watch the beautiful and dazzling city under your feet.[Text Wrapping Break]
It remains open till 10 pm at night, but arrives early to avoid the long queue. Here is another fun fact, it is also home to the highest post office in Australia, and you can send a postcard to your home from there.
Bars: –[Text Wrapping Break]
After dinner, you don’t have to hunt for bars to quench your thirst in Melbourne. There are numerous roof-top, themed, and hidden bars scattered across the city. This is one reason why Victoria’s capital is often considered the most European city in Australia. These bars cum restaurants are also very popular because of their exotic dishes and wine lists.
Queen Victoria Market: –
Queen Victoria Market is one of the most popular places not just in Melbourne but also in Australia. Satiate your craving by tucking in delectable street food at Victoria Market. It comes to life every Wednesday evening as numerous street food stalls, and vintage artisans open their stalls for the public. [Text Wrapping Break]
Aside from the charm of homemade cuisines, live music and games also draw in a lot of tourists. Moreover, as it is a licensed place, you can hang out with your friends and sip a beer or a cider in the summer.
Night safari: –[Text Wrapping Break]
African-themed Werribee Open Range Zoo Slumber Safari offers you the rare opportunity to watch exotic animals up close. It is astonishing that a place like this exists only 30-minutes-drive away from the city center. [Text Wrapping Break]
With a sprawling area of 225 hectares by the Werribee riverside, this has become the hotspot for adventurers and wildlife lovers. The Slumber Safari tour lets you relish the magnificent view of the sky during sunset.[Text Wrapping Break]
You can spot zebras, giraffes, and a host of rare animals. Furthermore, the zoo authority allows tourists to watch the zookeepers at their daily work. The open-range zoo safari is going to be a one-of-a-kind experience for you and your kids.
These are our top picks for tourist destinations in and around Melbourne. If you are planning to visit Melbourne this Christmas, make sure to check these places out. And do share your travel experience with us. Happy traveling!