Things to do in Melbourne during your stay

Wednesday 21 March

Melbourne is home to some spectacular attractions. Whether you’re into thrilling live sports or world-class arts, Melbourne offers an incredible range of entertainment and activities. Whenever you’re in the city, there’s sure to be some kind of intriguing festival or market right under your nose.

Here, we look at a couple of the fun activities right around the corner if you’ve found Flemington accommodation like the exquisite ALT Tower luxury apartments.

Melbourne Zoo

From adorable baby elephants to regal tigers, the Melbourne Zoo is home to some of the world’s most extraordinary wildlife. The animals are well kept and comfortable in nature-like conditions, and day getting to know them is intriguing and delightful for adults and children alike. On weekends and holidays, kids get in free!


Melbourne’s exciting Docklands Precinct contains some of the best wining and dining the city has to offer. Follow the footy trail or explore Melbourne’s nightlife by the sparkling water. Docklands is just a short trip away from ALT Tower.

Queen Vic Markets

If you’re planning to cook during your stay in Melbourne, this is your destination to get fresh, cheap, local produce. Located in North Melbourne, the historic Queen Victoria Market has a bustling community atmosphere and delicious multicultural cuisines. The exciting night market, which runs over the warmer months, offers fresh, authentic street food from all around the world.

Tram adventures

ALT Tower’s public transport and road accessibility make it a perfect launching pad to see other parts of Melbourne, from beautiful beachside St Kilda to the music hubs of Brunswick and Smith streets. Melbourne’s tram network is one of the best in the world, and though locals love to complain about our public transport system, it’s one of the best in Australia.

North side attractions

Marvel at the wonders of the universe at the Rubik’s cube shaped Melbourne Museum, located in the gorgeous Carlton Gardens beside the splendid Royal Exhibition Buildings. If you’re in the mood to deck yourself out in some fabulous new outfits, DFO Essendon is always brimming with great deals. Or you can visit some of Melbourne’s trendiest retail stores on Brunswick Street in Fitzroy. Either way, you’ll be famished after a long day and in need of a well-deserved meal ­– head to the iconic Lygon Street for fantastic Italian food and some of the best gelati in Australia.

The north is also an area to get your movie fix – feast your eyes at the epic IMAX, or if you’re after something a little more refined, check out the art house Cinema Nova (if you go on a Monday, it’s only $10 per ticket!


If you’re on the hunt for sophisticated great short term rentals or serviced apartments with Melbourne’s best attractions at their door step, ALT Tower could be the right choice for you. Find out what’s available.