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Melbourne off the beaten path

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Melbourne off the beaten path
From skydiving to learning more about opals and dinosaurs, there is no shortage of things to see and do that are off the beaten path.
Good for: Families, Groups, Seniors, Individuals
Seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
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Melbourne Skydive Centre
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Melbourne Skydive Centre

Melbourne Skydive Centre has amazing views and some of Australia's best instructors and customer service. Jumping from heights of up to 14,000ft you can expect to free fall for up to 220km/h. With 2 amazing locations, the Yarra Valley and The Great Ocean Road where you will be treated to beautiful coastal views of The Great Ocean Road, Bells Beach and Melbourne's CBD! All of this can be... More

Melbourne Skydive Centre has amazing views and some of Australia's best instructors and customer service. Jumping from heights of up to 14,000ft you can expect to free fall for up to 220km/h. With 2 amazing locations, the Yarra Valley and The Great Ocean Road where you will be treated to beautiful coastal views of The Great Ocean Road, Bells Beach and Melbourne's CBD! All of this can be captured on DVD for you to look back on in years to come! Blue skies! Less

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Old Melbourne Gaol
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Old Melbourne Gaol

Step back in time and walk the road to the gallows in a 19th century prison, be arrested in a modern-day Police Station or put yourself on trial in court.Home to Melbourne's oldest prison, historic Magistrates' Court and former Police City Watch House, Russell Street has been at the heart of crime, law and order in Melbourne since the 1840s. Most of Australia’s infamous characters... More

Step back in time and walk the road to the gallows in a 19th century prison, be arrested in a modern-day Police Station or put yourself on trial in court.Home to Melbourne's oldest prison, historic Magistrates' Court and former Police City Watch House, Russell Street has been at the heart of crime, law and order in Melbourne since the 1840s. Most of Australia’s infamous characters, including iconic bushranger, Ned Kelly and notorious gangster Squizzy Taylor have spent time within the walls of this amazing precinct. A ticket to the Old Melbourne Gaol Crime & Justice Experience grants you visiting rights to the past, present and future of crime and justice in Australia. Less

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Royal Exhibition Building
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Royal Exhibition Building

The Royal Exhibition Building is one of the world's oldest remaining exhibition pavilions. On 1 July 2004, it became the first building in Australia to achieve a World Heritage listing. Located in Carlton Gardens, the pavilion was originally completed in 1880 for the first of two international fairs hosted by Melbourne. On May 1st, 1901, the initial Commonwealth Parliament was held... More

The Royal Exhibition Building is one of the world's oldest remaining exhibition pavilions. On 1 July 2004, it became the first building in Australia to achieve a World Heritage listing. Located in Carlton Gardens, the pavilion was originally completed in 1880 for the first of two international fairs hosted by Melbourne. On May 1st, 1901, the initial Commonwealth Parliament was held here, an event commemorated in 2001, the centenary of Australian Federation. Today, with its meticulously restored interior, expansive galleries and soaring dome, the Great Hall offers an impressive setting for trade shows, fairs and cultural and community events. Less

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The National Opal Collection
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The National Opal Collection

The award winning National Opal Collection is amongst Australia’s most fascinating attractions, where you will discover the incredible link between opal and the dinosaur. As you enter you are surrounded by dioramas of Australia’s outback and then taken through time from the dinosaur age to modern day opal production. Exhibits show how bones of prehistoric creatures can become opalised... More

The award winning National Opal Collection is amongst Australia’s most fascinating attractions, where you will discover the incredible link between opal and the dinosaur. As you enter you are surrounded by dioramas of Australia’s outback and then taken through time from the dinosaur age to modern day opal production. Exhibits show how bones of prehistoric creatures can become opalised. Adjoining the museum is the spectacular showroom with Australia’s largest range of opals and opal jewellery. Less

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Polly Woodside - Melbourne's Tall Ship Story
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Polly Woodside - Melbourne's Tall Ship Story

Step aboard and join the crew on the Polly Woodside and experience life on board a real tall ship in the 1800s. Discover a new world of maritime adventure through an interactive gallery, immersive theatre and special events.

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Fitzroy Gardens
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Fitzroy Gardens
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Etihad Stadium Tours
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Etihad Stadium Tours

How long does it take to close the roof? How do AFL players prepare for a match? Enter the inner sanctum of this impressive stadium and learn the answers to these questions and more.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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