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  •   Melbourne - Untourist Attractions

•   Harley Tour
Here's a great way to see the city. Feel the raw power of your chaffeur-driven Harley Davidson as you cruise the boulevards of Melbourne and ride around the famous Albert Park Formula One Grand Prix circuit.

•   Murder and Mystery Walk
Run by White Hat Tours, this excursion plunges you into the seedier side of Melbourne history, with lots of chilling and thrilling true stories. The three-hour walk revisits the areas of Melbourne's most notorious murders and mysteries, and runs two nights a week.

•   Chinese Museum
For a fascinating glimpse into the history of Chinese Australians since the mid 1800s, go to the Chinese Museum. Established in 1985, the museum houses an audiovisual theatre, a gallery, and the largest dragon in the world.

•   Polly Woodside Maritime Museum
The 1885 restored barque 'Polly Woodside' is the centrepiece of this Yarra riverfront museum. Complementing the ship, which you can inspect, is the onshore museum, housing displays, models and photographs of the sea, ships and sailors.

•   Australian Racing Museum
Explore the world of horseracing at this museum located on the famous Caulfield Racecourse. With its collection of fine art, trophies, photographs and memorabilia, the museum celebrates the past, present and future of Australian horseracing.

•   Herring Island Sculpture Park
Located on the Yarra, 4 kilometres upstream from Melbourne City, is Herring Island Sculpture Park. The island contains indigenous vegetation and provides an important habitat for native fauna, particularly birds. Several sculptures from various artists are situated throughout the park, and there are special exhibitions, tours, and events. Access is only by ferry unless you have your own boat or canoe.

•   Queen Victoria Market Foodies Tour
Queen Victoria Market was officially opened in 1878. With many of its buildings classified as historic buildings, its heritage and future presentation is assured. The Foodies tour is a gourmet tour of the three sections of the market. It takes two hours and you can discover the newest foods and food trends in the company of a trained Market Guide. Meet with specialist traders and pick up helpful hints as well as sampling their products.

•   Melbourne Cemetery Guided Tour
Tours include Creative Colonists, Medicos and Misadventures, Who was Who, Law and Order and so on. If you have a particular interest, the guides can create a special tour for you. The tours are run regularly, take 2 hours and cost $15 per person.

•   Shopping Spree Tours
Melbourne is known as the shopping capital of Australia, so why not take a shopping tour of the city? In a shocking pink bus, you will be taken to factory outlets and all those out of the way places that the locals never tell you about.

•   RAAF Museum
A 25-minute drive out of Melbourne at Point Cook, this museum features an extensive collection of military planes, uniforms and photographs. Temporary exhibitions are also staged, and the annual air pageant is the highlight of the museum`s calendar.

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