Kids ride bikes along footpath next to the Yarra River in Southbank in Melbourne © Visit Victoria

Southbank, Melbourne, Victoria © Visit Victoria

Eat, stay, shop, play: the family guide to experiencing Melbourne

Family eats burgers at Easey's in Collingwood in Melbourne © Easey’s

Easey’s, Collingwood, Victoria © Easey’s

Fun fact

Melbourne is said to have the highest number of restaurants and cafés per capita of any city in the world, with more than 3,500 restaurants and cuisines from 70-plus countries.

Easey's, Collingwood, VIC © Easey's

For burgers with a visual wow factor for the kids, head to Collingwood's Easey’s, where dishes are served to diners in retired rail carriages on a rooftop overlooking the city.

Air-stream accommodation at Notel in Melbourne © NOTEL

NOTEL, Melbourne, Victoria © NOTEL

Children interact with an exhibit at Melbourne Museum in Victoria © Visit Victoria

Melbourne Museum, Melbourne, Victoria © Visit Victoria

Did you know?

The Melbourne Cricket Ground is the birthplace of Test cricket and one-day international cricket.

Shoppers inside the Royal Arcade in Melbourne © Visit Victoria

Royal Arcade, Melbourne, Victoria © Visit Victoria

Emporium Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC © Visit Victoria

Still not done? 

Emporium is a heritage building reclaimed as a shopping centre, where coveted Australian labels like ZimmermanDion Lee and unisex Jac + Jack are found in a pared-back industrial space. After all that shopping, it’s the perfect spot for a lunch break: find all kinds of fun and fashionable treats, from vegan bowls to mini wagyu burgers, at its sleek and chic food court.