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Sightseeing on a Budget in Melbourne

Sightseeing on a Budget in Melbourne

Along with Australia’s other big cities, Melbourne is not known for its affordability. With some advance planning, though, it’s possible to check off the top attractions of Australia’s second city without breaking the bank. Here’s how.

Book a Hop-On-Hop-Off-Bus Tour

Melbourne’s attractions are scattered throughout the city and its suburbs, so transport between them can be costly and time-consuming. Save time and money with a hop-on-hop-off-bus tour, which covers popular attractions such as Melbourne Gaol, Luna Park, and Cathedral Place and lets you explore at your own pace. 

Take a Combo Tour

Combo tours combine two or more activities and experiences at a discounted rate, making them an ideal choice for budget-conscious travelers looking to cover more sights in less time. Top choices include tours that blend a Great Ocean Road trip with a Melbourne city tour, a Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary admission ticket, or a ride on the Puffing Billy steam train.  

Choose a Tour That Includes Tastings

Dining out in Melbourne can be expensive, so opt for a sightseeing tour that includes lunch or tastings to save money on meals. Nearly all tours of the Yarra Valley wine region include ample wine tastings, but for the best value, look for those that also include nibbles, lunch, and even chocolate. 

Buy an Attraction Pass

As well as letting you create a flexible schedule, attraction passes grant you discounted admission to some of Melbourne’s top attractions—which include the SEA LIFE® Aquarium, Eureka Skydeck 88, and the Old Melbourne Gaol. Plus, you can choose between several packages to suit your budget and the length of your stay. 

Explore Melbourne’s Green Spaces

With their diverse range of flora and fauna, Melbourne’s parks and gardens beg to be explored on foot; the best part is, they’re all completely free to enter. Pack a picnic and spend the afternoon exploring either the Royal Botanic Gardens or Albert Park.

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City Sightseeing Melbourne Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

City Sightseeing Melbourne Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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Explore Melbourne as you wish with a 24-hour or 48-hour City Sightseeing bus pass. Board the double-decker and enjoy panoramic views of highlights like the Eureka Tower, Federation Square, and seaside St. Kilda as you learn their history via the onboard commentary. Hop off and on to explore on foot, or stay aboard to get your bearings and decide your sightseeing plans. Ideal for first-time visitors and those short on time.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$34.49
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Melbourne Attractions Pass Including Melbourne Zoo, Hop-on Hop-off Bus and SEA LIFE Aquarium

Melbourne Attractions Pass Including Melbourne Zoo, Hop-on Hop-off Bus and SEA LIFE Aquarium

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Enjoy the Melbourne attractions and activities that interest you most with this flexible attractions pass. There are multiple options to choose from to suit your schedule—select a pass that offers unlimited attractions for a set number of days, or select a flexi pass that offers a set number of attractions within a longer time period. Then explore Melbourne however you wish, choosing from more than 25 experiences such as the zoo, Eureka Skydeck, a city sightseeing tour, a ride on the Puffing Billy steam train or entry to Healesville Sanctuary.
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  • 90 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$79.10
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Highlights of Melbourne Cruise

Highlights of Melbourne Cruise

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Discover Melbourne’s history and highlights on this guided Yarra River cruise. Float past the city’s towering skyscrapers and lovely urban gardens while learning about the transformation of this vibrant city from 19th-century port town to a modern cultural capital. Your sightseeing cruise takes you upriver and downriver for a scenic overview of attractions on both banks.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$28.30
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