On my last family vacay to Victoria’s uber-cool capital, I successfully whisked the brood around lively Federation Square and dropped in at the Koorie Heritage Trust to see local indigenous art. We then grabbed scoops of creamy goodness at Niska, Melbourne’s first-ever robotic ice-cream bar – pretty astounding, and not just for the little ones.
There are plenty of green spaces for kids to burn off some energy here, such as the Bamboo Forest and Plant Tunnel at Ian Potter’s Children’s Garden. Dining is as diverse as you like, too – think artisan cakes in quirky laneway cafés and beachfront St Kilda eateries where popcorn chicken reigns supreme.
Between the inner city museums and funky attractions that dot the outer suburbs, there are endless ways to spend your family holiday in Melbourne. I’ve rounded up some of my personal recommendations to help inspire your next trip.