Best Landmarks in Melbourne

Best Landmarks in Melbourne
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Below is a list of the top and most visited Landmarks in Melbourne. To help you find the best Landmarks located near you in Melbourne, we put together our own list based on this rating points list.

This article is updated every 3-4 months.

Melbourne’s Best Landmarks:

Here are the leading Landmarks in Melbourne:

  • Melbourne Museum
  • Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria – Melbourne Gardens
  • Shrine of Remembrance

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Melbourne Museum

Melbourne Museum
Melbourne Museum

Melbourne Museum is a natural and cultural history museum located in the Carlton Gardens in Melbourne, Australia. Located adjacent to the Royal Exhibition Building, it is the largest museum in the Southern Hemisphere.

Melbourne museum is a rich response to Melbourne’s urban condition, and provides a place for education, history, culture and society to engage with each other in a contemporary setting. It is now an important part of Melbourne’s soft infrastructure and is consistently ranked as one of the most popular museums and tourist attractions in Australia, winning ‘Best Tourist Attraction’ at the Australian Tourism Awards in 2011

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Midawarr Harvest, Records and Rebels, Gut Feelings, Children’s Gallery, Road to Zero Experience, First Peoples, Wild, Dinosaur Walk, The Melbourne Story, Forest Secrets, Bugs Alive, 600 Million Years, Darwin to DNA, THe Mind, Phar Lap, Te Vainui O Pasifika, Dyanmic Earth and Marine Life.

LOCATION:

Address: 11 Nicholson St, Carlton VIC 3053
Phone: (02) 8341 7777
Website:  www.museumsvictoria.com.au

REVIEWS:

“The Melbourne museum was a perfect one day experience. We arrived at 1 PM and managed to see everything with the exception of the gut bacteria exhibit. So many fascinating things on display. Thanks for putting together such as great museum!” – Scott S.

Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria – Melbourne Gardens

Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne
Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne

Melbourne’s Botanic Gardens was established in 1846 by Lieutenant Governor Charles La Trobe. Over the next 60 years this swampy site was transformed into the world-famous landscape we know today. In 1958, Queen Elizabeth II bestowed the ‘Royal’ prefix on the Gardens.

Ferdinand von Mueller was appointed Director of the Gardens in 1857. He built on the work of Curators John Arthur (1846-49) and John Dallachy (1849-57). Mueller’s achievements included a plantation of conifers to demonstrate their usefulness to Victoria, a fountain in the middle of the lagoon, and a formal garden to show the relationships between families of plants. In 1867 the Giant Waterlily, one of the great horticultural wonders of the time, flowered for the first time in Melbourne.

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Forest Therapy, Science Seminar Saeries, Solar Tour, Branch Out: Harp Meditations, and Mountainetop Mission to Save Plants in Peril

LOCATION:

Address: Birdwood Ave, South Yarra VIC 3141
Phone: (02) 9252 2300
Website:  www.rbg.vic.gov.au

REVIEWS:

“Well worth a visit. There are some spectacular plants here and some lovely birds too. We visited on a bit of a rainy day but in the sunshine it must be stunning. There is lots to see, you could easily lose an afternoon exploring. A lovely place to get away from the hustle of the city for a while and ready to access by tram or walking from the centre.” – Eloise O.

Shrine of Remembrance

Shrine of Remembrance
Shrine of Remembrance

The Shrine of Remembrance is a war memorial in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, located in Kings Domain on St Kilda Road. It was built to honour the men and women of Victoria who served in World War I, but is now a memorial to all Australians who have served in war.

Designed by architects Phillip Hudson and James Wardrop who were both World War I veterans, the Shrine is in a classical style, being based on the Tomb of Mausolus at Halicarnassus and the Parthenon in Athens,Greece. The crowning element at the top of the memorial’s ziggurat roof references the Choragic Monument of Lysicrates. Built from Tynong granite, the Shrine originally consisted only of the central sanctuary surrounded by the ambulatory. The sanctuary contains the  Stone of Remembrance, upon which is engraved the words “Greater love hath no man”. Once a year, on 11 November at 11 a.m. (Remembrance Day), a ray of sunlight shines through an aperture in the roof to light up the word “Love” in the inscription. Beneath the sanctuary lies the crypt, which contains a bronze statue of a soldier father and son, and panels listing every unit of the Australian Imperial Force.

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Anzac Day, Remembrance Day, Books of Remembrance, Rolls of Honour, Shrine of Remembrance Medal, Centenary of Anzac, Stories of Remembrance and Holding a service

LOCATION:

Address: Birdwood Ave, Melbourne VIC 3001
Phone: (02) 9661 8100
Website:  www.shrine.org.au

REVIEWS:

“Words cannot completely describe how amazing this place is. So much effort has been put in to maintain this place, to show respect and gratitude for the lives lost protecting our freedoms. Be sure to go inside and walk to the top to take in the view of the city.” – Emily E.