10 Free Things to do in Melbourne, Australia

10 Free Things to do in Melbourne, Australia

For a guide to the best "free" things to see and do in Melbourne Australia check out this video guide to the city.

For the best free things to do in Melbourne I have listed my top 10. While some of these may cost money, depending on what you do. In an upcoming video I will show the top tourist attractions in Melbourne, so please subscribe to my channel.

If it is your first time to Melbourne, one of the best ways to introduce yourself to the city is to take one of the “free” walking tours in Melbourne. I list the website of the tour I used in the video. I really found them informative on the history of Melbourne as well as things to do and see. They take you around the lane ways such as Hosier Lane with its famous street art.  

The Queen Victoria Market is a huge market in Melbourne, with plenty of shops, fresh fruits, seafood, meats and other local produce.  Try some Asian Street food or the famous jam donuts! 

The Shrine of Remembrance is a popular tourist spot in Melbourne that has free entry. It has a fascinating war museum in its crypt.

The Royal Botanic Gardens in Melbourne is a wonderful place to visit. With lots of plants and fauna. A great place for locals to escape the city any time of the year. Check out some of the tours around these gardens. Nearby is the Yarra River, a great place to enjoy a BBQ or other leisure activities.

Federation Square is a popular place for people to hang out. It has some cafes and bars as well as free WiFi.

ACMI has a fantastic free film and television exhibition. 

The State Library Victoria has some interesting exhibits on displace including the infamous bush-ranger Ned Kelly armour.

The National Gallery of Victoria hosts many local and international exhibits. Some are free and some paid for. 

The Old Treasury Building has permanent and temporary exhibits on display including the biggest gold nugget found in the Victorian Gold Rush.

Melbourne’s Lane ways are a wonderful way to explore the city – that’s free. Or you may be tempted to try some Melbourne’s great coffees at some of the cafes here.


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