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Free Things to do in Melbourne

City Circle Tourist Tram takes you round town and into the Docklands with running commentary.

Docklands Park playground is a welcome circuit breaker and energy release for kids. The free City Circle Tram stops here.

Tourist Shuttle Bus crosses town in air conditioned comfort.  The journey takes in Lygon St, Docklands, MCG and the Royal Botanic Gardens which is also free.

Watch rock candy being made at Suga and maybe crunch on a free sample if you’re lucky.

Busking along South Bank (by donation).

Crown Casino lobby just off the Crown Hotel lobby has a permanent display of lights, sound and water. Special displays are stood up for Christmas and Chinese New Year.

The gas fired brigades along the river at Crown after dark will leave an impression, especially on unfortunate low flying gulls.