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Indoor Activities in Melbourne, Australia- Have Fun While Staying In!

By Farheen - July 29, 2020
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Going out in Melbourne’s outdoors can be absolutely unpredictable due to its four seasons in one sort of weather. But, you can not let that dampen your plans in the most livable city in the world. There are so many things to see and enjoy in Melbourne without stepping outdoors. Find out below the list of the best indoor activities in Melbourne, Australia for those unfortunate bad weather days.

Indoor Activities in Melbourne, Australia

Enjoy Your Free Entry To The National Gallery of Victoria

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Australia’s biggest, oldest and most popularly visited art museum in the country. The National Gallery of Victoria has two branches in the city- NGV International and the Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia. The gallery houses some of the most exquisite art collections on Earth. It has more 4000 art in their Asian Art collection and 16,000 international artwork. There are children’s workshops and exhibitions so children can learn and educate themselves. Another choice is the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, which has you can see for free or pay to see some exhibits. It is one of the best free indoor activities in Melbourne, Australia.

Shop Till You Drop In The Shopping Capital

Melbourne is Australia’s go-to shopping haven. Though there are outdoor shopping places, like Chapel Street and Bourke Street Mall. But since indoor is what we are looking at, go over to the city’s indoor shopping malls when the weather changes its mind. Chadstone Shopping Centre is the biggest shopping mall in all of Australia and is said to be the largest in the area in the Southern Hemisphere too. The mall draws in more than 20 million people to its 530 stores year on year. The stores include popular brands such as Myer, David Jones, H&M, Sephora, and Uniqlo and much more. Head to Melbourne Central otherwise. It has an array of things to do. It will keep you occupied for hours together with numerous shops, vintage shops, a bowling arena, a cinema theatre, and a huge food court. You can not go wrong with a mall hence this is one of the best indoor activities in Melbourne, Australia.

Brunch Away Like The Locals Do

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Going for brunch is a local favourite way to pass time for many Melbourne residents. But, with so many options which one to choose? You could go to Fitzroy which is likely the brunching capital in Melbourne. Industry Beans is a loved one, Bentwood Fitzroy serves delightful panna cotta, and Belle’s Hot Chicken serves up yummy chicken and waffles for brunch on weekends. There are loads of restaurants that created and new brunch dishes and new menus. Collective Espresso makes ‘gravity waffles,’ Kettle Black cooks the best-looking pancakes, and Common Galaxia is distinguished for its Ferrero Rocher waffles.

Grab A Book At The State Library Victoria

State Library Victoria: Indoor Activities in Melbourne, Australia
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Escape the rain staying inside the state library Victoria. It is Australia’s oldest public library, but what is great is that it is one of the first free public libraries in the entire world. Not only does it contain racks of books, but the library has also kept a large compilation of ancient artefacts on display. Do not forget to take a picture of the spectacular reading room which is an architectural delight. State Library Victoria also has a cafe adjacent called the Mr Tulk Cafe, which is titled after the city’s first chief librarian. The library is a good place to do research, study and or even catch up with friends over some food. This is another oneo of the free indoor activities in Melbourne, Australia that you can enjoy.

Learn Everything About The City At Melbourne Museum

Being a natural and cultural history museum, Melbourne Museum is the biggest museum there is on the Southern Hemisphere. It’s not hard to miss as it is situated right across the World Heritage-listed Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton Gardens. However, it is a little outside the CBD. Educate yourself more about Victoria’s natural culture at Bunjilaka which is the Aboriginal Culture Centre. You will be amazed on the things you learn about the city in The Melbourne Story exhibition. Additionally, come face to face to fascinating insects in Bugs Alive, walk through the living Forest Gallery and the Dinosaur Walk, go check out The Mind exhibition, or simply catch a movie at IMAX Melbourne. Learning while having fun can never go wrong.

Gamble The Night Away At Crown Complex

The total area that Crown Complex takes up two city blocks. Hence, it is southern Hemisphere’s biggest casino complex and probably one of the biggest on the globe. The complex comprises of three different hotels, pubs, entertainment, a casino, luxury designer stores, a cinema hall and bowling arena, and a spa for some pampering and relaxation. There are also 29 restaurants to pick out that serve delicious food. It houses some of the best fine dining restaurants in Australia and the world.

Go To The SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium

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Family holidays and especially when kids are with you is when SEA LIFE Melbourne aquarium is the best place to be. It is spread across four levels and the aquarium has many varieties of exotic aquatic life. Such as, tropical reef fish at the Coral Caves, grey nurse and reef sharks in the Mermaid Garden, penguins, a crocodile in the Croc Lair, rays, and seahorse and sea stars. SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium’s conservates animals activities like renewing sea turtles, and a grey nurse shark breeding program. The aquarium also has the world’s first IVF shark — a brown-banded bamboo shark.

In conclusion, rainy days will not put a dent in your plans while in the city of Melbourne. There is so much fun that you can have indoors even during bad weather days. Time to get packing and book an Australia holiday package and pick out the best-suited package made by PickyourTrail. Drop a Whatsapp inquiry for more options or to speak with a destination expert.

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