Looking for fun things to do in Melbourne? You’ve come to the right place! Check out our video gallery below to get inspired.
There are so many things to do in Melbourne’s south. Suburbs like Brighton, Beaumaris and Sandringham in Melbourne’s inner south feature a range of great cafes, shops, beaches and even the Bayside Farmers Market. Melbourne’s south-eastern suburbs of Dandenong, Springvale and Bangholme also host a hive of activity with delicious multicultural restaurants, shops and even the Dandenong Market and Melbourne Cable Park — Victoria’s only cable wakeboarding lakes with aqua fun parks and a high-rope adventure too!
What to do in Melbourne’s northern suburbs, you say? What isn’t there to do! The inner north plays host to streets full of activities to fill a day. One of our favourites is High Street in Northcote — catch a movie at Palace Cinema Westgarth, grab dinner at Welcome to Thornbury food truck park and then kick on to a gig at the Northcote Social Club. Just 40 minutes from Melbourne you’ll discover The Artisan Hills (made up of Diamond Creek, Eltham, Hurstbridge,St Andrews and a range of other local suburbs) where you can discover art and meet the makers at places like the St Andrews Market, taste great food and wine at places like Nillumbik Estate Winery and enjoy fun for the whole family at places like Diamond Valley Railway. Foodies should make a day of exploring the outer north. South Morang plays home to the authentic Italian Farm Vigano, Carome Homestead in Mernda houses Two Beans and a Farm, and for cheese lovers, a stop at That’s Amore Cheese in Thomastown is a must! All the excitement of Funfields is also nearby — the perfect way to burn off some calories.
On the hunt for things to do in Melbourne’s west? The Werribee Park Tourism Precinct in Werribee South is your one stop shop for a full day of family fun. Start out exploring the history of the Werribee Mansion before a picnic on the expansive and colourful grounds and an afternoon of fun meeting all the animals at the Werribee Open Range Zoo. It’s sure to be a day everyone will love. The inner-west is also abuzz with hot spots for Melbourne foodies. Let MasterChef and local restaurateur Gary Mehigan give you the lowdown on his favourite restaurants and cafes [think suburbs like Moonee Ponds for the famous donuts at Ascot Food Store or Ascot Vale for the amazing chicken sandwiches at Grandpa Joe].
Uncover the hidden gems of the east, where some of the top suburban dining experiences await. From Hawthorn to Doncaster and everywhere in between, you’ll find some of the best cafes in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne, offering expertly brewed coffee alongside top-notch brunch dishes. Aura in Templestowe is a favourite among locals, while Cru attracts patrons from all over Melbourne with its cafe by day, bar by night offering. When it’s time for a date night, you won’t have any problems finding a location to impress; there’s also an abundance of romantic restaurants in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne. If you're looking for family fun, the leafy parks and gardens of the east are the perfect place for picnics and letting the kids run wild. Wattle Park is a great place to get in touch with nature and the adventure playground at Markham Reserve in Ashburton is sure to impress the little ones.