What’s On Melbourne: 9 Underrated Things to Do

What’s On Melbourne: 9 Underrated Things to Do

Melbourne is full of unique experiences. Some get all the attention, but what about the humbler gems? From kid-friendly art to architecture, here are 9 fun things to do in the city that deserve more praise.


Garden Playtime

The Royal Botanic Gardens is famous, but why not gather the family to venture around Fitzroy Gardens? Located in Eastern Melbourne, the lush surrounds have over 150 years of history and is home to unique birdlife. Pack a picnic and bring some games!


Discover Quirky Art

Melbourne is arguably the art capital of Australia – so a fun arvo of rummaging local treasures at Rose Street Artists Market is a must. In this boho side of town, you’ll find creative knick-knacks, handmade home goods, clothing, and so much more.


A Magical Boat Ride

Have you heard of Punting On The Lake? Glide through Ornamental Lake within the Royal Botanic Gardens in a private flat-bottom boat. It looks like an Italian gondola, fit with a pretty parasol and a guide to share stories about the unique surrounds.


Awesome Architecture

Not everyone visits the State Library of Victoria for books! Even if you’re not a bookworm, you’ll be amazed by the design of the 1850s construction. Relax on the lawns out front or explore the dedicated children’s space inside.


Hit The Coast

Aussies love our beaches! While northern cities get all the applause for sunny seaside, Melbourne is also home to picturesque stretches. On a beautiful day, go out on a family adventure to St Kilda, Port Melbourne or Elwood.


Hidden Street Murals

Melbourne has impressive local art between its city laneways. Spend the afternoon exploring Hosier Lane, AC/DC Lane and Union Lane. If you’re lucky, you might catch an artist in action. Prepare for plenty of camera snaps!


Walk The Local’s Loop

‘The Tan’ is a serene 3.8km track that circles King’s Domain and the Royal Botanic Gardens. Jogging or walking, this is a great chance to tire the energiser-bunnies in the family and people-watch Melbournians.


The Coolest Craftsperson

Did you know a Master Model Builder can create ANYTHING? An aeroplane, a skyscraper, a truck – you name it. Well, using LEGO® bricks that is! This person might have the most awesome job in the world.


You can meet them at LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre Melbourne. The indoor playground in the heart of the city runs fun hands-on workshops for the whole family. Time to let your imagination flow!


A Unique City View

A wonderful way to see Melbourne is by checking out MINILAND®, also at LEGOLAND®. It’s an impressive miniature LEGO® replica of the city’s iconic landmarks. This took 15 master builders, 1.5 million bricks, and over 5,000 hours to complete! Here, you can get a great feeling for the surrounds as a ‘giant.’


There’s so much more you can do at LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre Melbourne. Whether it’s letting your tiniest tots roam about DUPLO™ Farm Adventure or a friendly-family race at the LEGO® Racers: Build & Test race track, the experience is fun for all ages – whatever the weather.

Start exploring!