Fabulous Melbourne tourist attractions

Nearby Attractions

Explore the colourful Melbourne tourist attractions and activities just moments from Mercure North Melbourne.

Melbourne is a city famous for its cultural, shopping and sporting lifestyles. Stay at Mercure North Melbourne and you'll find yourself within easy reach of popular tourist attractions like the Melbourne Zoo, Flemington Racecourse, the MCG, the Museum, the Crown Casino, the Victorian Arts Centre, Queen Victorian Markets, the National Gallery and the Melbourne Showgrounds.

When planning your Melbourne adventure, rely on our friendly 24-hour staff for recommendations on things to do and assistance with tickets and tour arrangements.

Melbourne Showgrounds

Best known for hosting the Royal Melbourne Show each spring, Melbourne Showgrounds is also the venue for shows, concerts and festivals throughout the year. With its mix of indoor/outdoor venues, the Showgrounds offers a versatile combination of exhibition spaces for Australia's top trade shows, expos and events.

Racing in Melbourne

Mercure North Melbourne is a short distance from both Moonee Valley and Flemington Race tracks. The famous Melbourne Spring Carnival begins in late September and goes through until the end of November. See thoroughbreds from Australia, New Zealand and even Europe compete in the biggest races of the Australian racing calendar, including the Caulfield Cup, Cox Plate, Oaks day and the world famous Melbourne Cup.

AFL Football

During the winter months, AFL Football is on in a big way in Melbourne. Telstra Dome and the MCG are both minutes from the hotel. Enjoy a fantastic day or evening at the footy and watch them fly.

Queen Victoria Market

No trip to Melbourne is complete without a visit to Melbourne's own Queen Victoria Market. Spend a day enjoying the dazzling variety of food, fashion, cafés, and crafts in a fantastic family-friendly atmosphere. Pick up a souvenir or simply enjoy a day in the sun. 

Lygon Street Restaurant Precinct

Mercure North Melbourne is a short walk from this vibrant restaurant district where you'll find some of Melbourne's best Italian restaurants. Grab a table at any one to enjoy a sumptuous bowl of pasta, a rich cup of coffee, or a sweet chilled Gelato.


Experience the beauty of Melbourne by the water, only five minutes from the CBD. Savour fabulous Australian and international cuisine, marvel at the city skyline views, get smashed in the dodgem cars or amble down the Walk of Stars – Melbourne's very own walk of fame.


On the southern bank of the Yarra River lies a boulevard filled with fun activities. Enjoy upscale shopping, take your pick of fabulous restaurants and bars or try your luck at Crown Casino, Australia's premier casino. Or you could just stroll by the many waterfalls or enjoy a flutter on the assortment of carnival games. 

Melbourne Aquarium

Plunge deep into the mysteries of life beneath the Southern Ocean. Navigate submerged tunnels surrounded by sharks and rays then stick around to watch at feeding time. Get thrilled to the gills aboard a simulated underwater rollercoaster. Get up close and personal with King and Gentoo Penguins in the Antarctica exhibit, or check out the brilliantly hued coral and amazing tropical creatures that inhabit the Coral Atoll.