Where to See The Best, Unique Views of Melbourne

Where to See The Best, Unique Views of Melbourne

We all know how marvellous Melbourne is, but did you know it’s just as awe-inspiring from a distance? For a different perspective, here are 5 spots where you can get a unique view of this stellar city.



At LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre Melbourne, there’s a one-of-a-kind view of Melbourne ready and waiting. Here you can find a miniature LEGO® replica of Melbourne’s most distinctive buildings and landmarks, like the Eureka Tower or Federation Square. This model took 15 expert-builders more than 5,000 hours to construct, using a whopping 1.5 million LEGO® bricks! And there’s more than meets the eye – MINILAND® Melbourne is dynamic; watch as the city scene changes from day to night. Tell the kids to keep an eye out for our Minifigures who are hiding throughout the city! Walk around the perimeter, or if you’re small enough, you can pop up, right in the centre of MINILAND® Melbourne for a 360-degree view!


Burke’s Lookout

This is the place to be on a sunny day; with views across the valley to Melbourne, Port Phillip Bay and the Macedon Ranges. As the pick of views from the Dandenong Ranges, no wonder it’s a New Year’s Eve hotspot. Make a day of it and stop in a couple of hills villages for a delicious bite to eat or pack a picnic and enjoy it al fresco. Quite the romantic setting, you can dazzle your date as you gaze out to the city while making eyes at each other. The best part is, it’s a little out of the way, so you won’t be contending with crowds (except on NYE).


Brighton Pier

This is the perfect place to look out over Port Phillip Bay and the distinct cityscape. Follow the Bay Trail as the water-activities splash on around you; boats, and people fishing and swimming. To keep the kids keen on walking, an ice cream or some fresh fish n’ chips will do the job. When you reach the rocks, you’ll be rewarded with a picture-postcard view of Melbourne. Not only is the outlook stunning, but the experience of being there is a distinctly Melbourne one.


Albert Park Lake

The Australian Grand Prix is an iconic event, so it’s no surprise the track sits in an incredible position around Albert Park Lake. Make like a world-class racer and do a lap of the famous circuit. From here, you get views of the park and the Melbourne skyline; it’s a unique outlook and a tremendous, family-fun activity. Again, you can BYO picnic, grab a spot on the grass or treat yourself to lunch. This is the view for race fans or speedsters; it’s a distinctive experience.


Shrine of Remembrance

Located within the Melbourne Gardens, visitors to this shrine, get a museum, monument and viewpoint in one. Entry to this imposing and reflective landmark is free; wander around the crypt corridors, and explore the Australian story in WWI and WWII. Then venture up to the terrace for a dazzling view of Melbourne. While you’re there, take a walk through the gardens, and you’ve got yourself a great day out.


See Melbourne from a different perspective