Pullman Melbourne on The Park

192 Wellington Parade
Melbourne VIC 3002

Melbourne Attractions And Things To Do

Explore a wonderful range of Melbourne attractions and fun things to do when staying at Pullman Melbourne on the Park. Located in the East Melbourne sporting and entertainment district, near AAMI Park, Rod Laver Arena, Bridge Road Shopping and more, we are the premier accommodation for discovering the best the city has to offer.

Below, you will find a list of the top nearby Melbourne attractions and sights. For more recommendations or assistance with arranging tours, tickets or transportation, please visit the Pullman Melbourne on the Park Concierge team.

All Attractions
  • HOT AIR BALLOON RIDE

    It starts with an alarm; that…
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    HOT AIR BALLOON RIDE

  • BIRRARUNG MARR

    As Melbourne's newest major park,…
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    BIRRARUNG MARR

  • ROYAL BOTANIC GARDENS

    Known as the Royal Botanic Gardens,…
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    ROYAL BOTANIC GARDENS

  • FEDERATION SQUARE

    This venue is home to major events,…
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    FEDERATION SQUARE

  • BRIDGE ROAD SHOPPING

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    BRIDGE ROAD SHOPPING

  • MELBOURNE AQUARIUM

    With shark dives, a seahorse …
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    MELBOURNE AQUARIUM

  • FITZROY GARDENS

    With a long history of over 150…
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    FITZROY GARDENS

  • AAMI PARK STADIUM

    Once called Football Park, this…
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    AAMI PARK STADIUM

  • HISENSE ARENA

    Formerly Vodafone Arena, this…
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    HISENSE ARENA

  • ROD LAVER ARENA

    This stadium is part of the N…
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    ROD LAVER ARENA

  • MELBOURNE CRICKET GROUNDS

    Built in 1853, the Melbourne …
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    MELBOURNE CRICKET GROUNDS

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HOT AIR BALLOON RIDE

It starts with an alarm; that familiar shrill that drags you from bed and dares you to meet the dawn. Today is different. Your adventure starts before the city stirs. Birdsong begins as balloons inflate and you find yourself drawn to the heat of the flame. As the earth falls away, you rise with the sun. There’s no need to travel far, and no better way to see the world’s most liveable city. Sail the breeze beside sparkling skyscrapers and follow the Yarra River as it unwinds through parks and gardens. For an hour, it’s just you and the sky. This is what freedom feels like; you have nowhere to be but here. Melbourne is just waking up – and you’ve already crossed something off your bucket list.

A Memorable Melbourne Attraction

  • An enchanting way to experience Melbourne
  • One-way transfers available on request from any CBD hotel
  • A flight certificate and postcard pack to prove it happened
  • Flights departing 364 days of the year, weather permitting

For more information visit www.globalballooning.com.au

BIRRARUNG MARR

As Melbourne's newest major park, this venue offers fun and excitement to all ages. It is located on the Yarra River's north bank and hosts a long list of events and festivals every year. Families with children are welcome and there are interactive experiences for kids, as well as a children's art centre. There are winding paths, meaningful public artworks, sandpits, slides and the ArtPlay Playground where kids can burn off some "extra" energy.

ROYAL BOTANIC GARDENS

Known as the Royal Botanic Gardens, this venue is located on the south bank of the Yarra River. With over 38 hectares of beautiful lush gardens, this attraction is home to a variety of exotic and native plants. There are always functions and events being held here and a wide range of plant collections to observe. Anyone who is a nature lover or who has a thing for flowers in bloom love visiting this colourful Melbourne attraction. There is also a shop where visitors can purchase gardening tools, accessories and home decor.

FEDERATION SQUARE

This venue is home to major events, exceptional restaurants, cultural attractions and fun tourist experiences. Featuring bars, specialty stores, pubs and charming cafes, Federation Square is a great place to keep everyone entertained throughout the day. There is always something happening here, whether it is to do with fitness and music or film and internationally inspired works of art. Don't miss out on the International Food Garden, Wednesday's Nike Run Club or the many exhibitions that are showcased each year.

BRIDGE ROAD SHOPPING

Get your fashion fix when you visit Bridge Road and discover fashions and accessories by Australian brand names such as Kathmandu, Boo Radley, David Lawrence and Ed Harry. Perfect for those who love to spend and shop, this famous street is also a great place to dine, find decor for your home and attend a film festival. Known as a heritage area and dating back to 1837, this is a great way to spend the day in Melbourne.

MELBOURNE AQUARIUM

With shark dives, a seahorse nursery, fish feeding experiences and penguins galore, this is a fantastic way to spend quality time together and learn a few new things about marine life. As Victoria's leading attraction, the Melbourne Aquarium is home to the world's largest saltwater crocodile, interactive adventures and more than 10,000 animals. Explore coral caves, rock pools, mangroves, a crocodile lair, shipwrecks, a rainforest and more when you take the whole family for a day full of fishy fun.

FITZROY GARDENS

With a long history of over 150 years, Fitzroy Gardens is one of the most popular attractions in Melbourne. See spectacular floral displays in the conservatory, visit the Captain James Cook's memorial called Cook's Cottage, and take pictures by flowing fountains and stunning statues that are sprinkled across the grounds. Children love a visit to the Ola Cohn's Fairies Tree, an original Red Gum tree that is more than 300 years old and comprised of a series of carvings including Gnome and Dwarflike shapes. Visitors can also stroll through the tiny Tudor Village, see various species of trees and satisfy a coffee craving at the Pavilion Cafe.

AAMI PARK STADIUM

Once called Football Park, this is an Australian rules football stadium located in West Lakes that was built back in 1973. It has a seating capacity of over 51,000 and it is the fifth largest Australian Rules Football stadium in the country. It has been host to leading musical performances by U2, Robbie Williams, Bon Jovi, Elton John and the Rolling Stones. Open to all ages, this venue is a great way to spend an evening or day.

HISENSE ARENA

Formerly Vodafone Arena, this arena is an Australian sports venue that is part of the National Tennis Centre at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Victoria. It can hold up to 11,000 people and has been home to events such as the Australian Open, the Commonwealth Games and the UCI Track Cycling World Championships, as well as ice hockey games between Canada and the United States. Now it hosts popular shows like Walking with Dinosaurs, various sporting events and Disney on Ice's Dare to Dream. 

ROD LAVER ARENA

This stadium is part of the National Tennis Centre at Melbourne Park and is home to a variety of events, including motorbike super cross races, conferences, concerts, ballet performances, wrestling and more. With a seating capacity of 15,000, this Melbourne venue attracts over 1.5 million people a year. It's the perfect place to catch a major sporting event or concert, including top singers like Justin Timberlake, Rod Stewart, Pink and Lady Gaga. If you feel hungry while attending a show, the Arena Cafe is a great place for a glass of wine, gourmet pizza or scrumptious bistro-style meal.

MELBOURNE CRICKET GROUNDS

Built in 1853, the Melbourne Cricket Grounds is Australia's number one stadium and is the birthplace of Australian Football and Test Cricket. Complete with a strong sporting history, this venue holds more than 80 events annually. Four million people flock to this location to watch Test matches and AFL (Australian Football League) Grand Finals. It's also been a top place to see major musical greats like Madonna, the Rolling Stones and Michael Jackson. Even Pope John Paul II held a mass on the grounds!