Skip to main content

MELBOURNE LOCAL ATTRACTIONS

Perfectly located in Melbourne CBD, near popular local attractions like Rod Laver Arena, Federation Square, the Regent Theatre and the Princess Theatre, Novotel Melbourne on Collins is the perfect choice of accommodation for experiencing everything this vibrant capital city has to offer.

Most attractions, including Etihad Stadium, Her Majesty's Theatre and variety of shopping and dining destinations, are just a short walk or tram ride from the hotel.  See also our GUIDE MAP 

If you would like further recommendations on things to see and do or require assistance with arranging tours, tickets and transportation or simply where to go for sightseeings around Melbourne, our friendly Concierge is at your service.

Popular nearby local attractions include:

Novotel Melbourne On Collins

Australian National Maritime Museum

Powerhouse Museum

Wild Life Sydney Zoo

Sea Life Sydney Aquarium

Paddy's Markets

Arts Centre Melbourne

Chinatown

Darling Harbour

Shrine of Remembrance

Harbour Cruises

The Star Casino

Lyric Theatre

Capitol Theatre

Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium

Sydney Fish Market

Chinese Garden of Friendship

Sightseeing
Culture
Entertainment
Australian National Maritime Museum

Australian National Maritime Museum

Take a journey back in time and explore the Australian National Maritime Museum. Discover the wonders of history on your own or take guided tours and catch their ever changing exhibitions. Located on the western shore of Sydney's Darling Harbour, the museum is a 10-minute walk from the Novotel Sydney Central hotel.

Powerhouse Museum

Powerhouse Museum

Sydney’s Powerhouse Museum is not your traditional museum, but rather a place of discovery. Ideally suited for families, this popular family-friendly museum offers interactive experiences including school holiday workshops.

Wild Life Sydney Zoo

Wild Life Sydney Zoo

Situated on the city side of Darling Harbour, this popular family fun attraction in Sydney attracts thousands of kids and those who love animals every year. See snakes, wallabies, kangaroos, koalas, and one of the largest crocodiles in the world named Rex!

Sea Life Sydney Aquarium

Sea Life Sydney Aquarium

Make your visit to Sydney complete by stopping by the famous Sea Life Sydney Aquarium. As one of Sydney's top family attractions, there are over 12,000 animals to see including dugongs, turtles, penguins, sharks and platypuses.

Paddy's Markets

Paddy's Markets

Paddy's Markets are fantastic for shopping for a wide variety of items such as gifts, crafts, fashions, gadgets and fresh food items. With over 1,000 stalls spread out over two massive market locations, (Flemington and Haymarket), you will be able to find anything you want! These markets have a great history of being a major attraction in Sydney for over 150 years.

Arts Centre Melbourne

Arts Centre Melbourne

Arts Centre Melbourne is both a defining Melbourne landmark and Australian largest performing arts centre. It consists of Theatres Building, the Hamer Hall concert venue and the Sidney Myer Music Bow, where it stages more than 4400 performances.

 

Chinatown

Chinatown

If you are looking for quirky shopping experiences, stop in Chinatown for some interesting food halls, noodle bars, restaurants, and shops. Chinatown, along with Hay Market, has attracted thousands of people annually for quite some time now. At night, Chinatown becomes a vibrant haven for nightclub goers, late-night diners, and theatre lovers.

Darling Harbour

Darling Harbour

Immerse Yourself In Vibrant Festivals And Family Fun at Sydney's iconic Darling Harbour!

Only a short 10 minute walk from the hotel via The Goods Line - a straight walkng path directly connecting you to the ICC, Darling Square and Darling Harbour.

Shrine of Remembrance

Shrine of Remembrance

The Shrine of Remembrance was opened in 1934 in memory of Australians who served in global conflicts throughout nation’s history. It was inspired by a classical architecture and build by veterans of the First World War.

 

Harbour Cruises

Harbour Cruises

Cruise along Darling Harbour and sightsee breathtaking Sydney from the water. There are many cruise operators in Darling Harbour. Please feel free to check out some of these companies below for more information and schedules.

The Star Casino

The Star Casino

If you’re looking for fun, the Star Casino Sydney is a world-class entertainment venue with 20 poker tables, a private VIP gaming room and other classic casino games. From Baccarat to Roulette, there’s excitement to be had at this nearby attraction.

Click here for more information

Lyric Theatre

Lyric Theatre

The Lyric Theatre is the host of large musical productions and events such as Singing in the Rain, Muriels Wedding & Billy Elliot, and it is a 20-minute walk or short light rail ride from the Novotel Sydney Central hotel.

Capitol Theatre

Capitol Theatre

Sydney's historic Capitol Theatre is only 7 minutes walk from Novotel Sydney Central and one of the most popular theatres in Darling Harbour, Sydney, featuring top Broadway Shows such as Chicago, Charlie & the Chocolate Factory and Frozen (2020).

Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium

Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium

Take a short walk to enjoy the Darling Quarter, Sydney's new playground for children large and small! The new playground and restaurant are the main Sydney attractions of Darling Quarter.

Sydney Fish Market

Sydney Fish Market

Sydney Fish Market’s six wet fish retailers offer Australia’s biggest variety of fresh seafood. The site also features numerous restaurants and cafés, a bakery, gourmet deli, greengrocer, bottle shop, fishing supplies store, and gift shop.

Chinese Garden of Friendship

Chinese Garden of Friendship

Take a sightseeing tour or private stroll at leisure through the Chinese Garden of Friendship, an oasis amongst the buzz of Darling Harbour. The Chinese Garden is located near the Sydney Entertainment Centre (Known now as the Qantas Credit Union Arena) and Chinatown, only a 5-minute walk from the Novotel Sydney Central hotel.