If you're after things to do in Melbourne, well, you'll find elsewhere on this site details of the coach tours that are very popular and offer a great way so see the city and its surroundings. All well and good, but they don't come cheap.
On this page, I'll offer some suggestions for activities you can take part in that don't burn a hole in your pocket.
This is a suburb of Melbourne about five miles from the CBD. A charming area, it can be reached via a ferry ride departing from Southbank that takes around one hour.
A short tram ride gets you to the seaside! Port Melbourne, as well as having a beach, features a port where large container ships often dock.
A slightly longer tram ride gets you to this area of Melbourne on the coast, where you'll find a superb stretch of sand, as well as the Luna Park fairground.
This is an observation area on the 88th floor of the Eureka Tower, at 975 feet high, the tallest building in Melbourne. You'll be treated to superb views of the city. Try out The Edge, if you dare!
Found on Russell Street, this building operated as a prison between 1845 and 1924. Within its walls, many notorious criminals met their end - including the famous bushranger, Ned Kelly. It now exists as a museum.
"MCG" is what Melburnians call the Melbourne Cricket Ground and, if you're a sports fan, you're bound to enjoy a tour of the place.
Another sport stadium tour, this time the arena that holds the Australia Open tennis tournament.
As things to do in Melbourne go, if you're anything like me, this is definitely one for the ladies. A huge, sprawling market, selling all sorts of things, it can be accessed using the free shuttle bus.
Found right next to the river, this state of the art installation is a fascinating way to spend a few hours.
You can take a horse and carriage ride around the city. They can be seen along Swanston Street waiting for fares, the drivers being dressed in a sort of period outfit. It's a bit expensive though, this, as it costs around $100 for a half-hour ride.