Melbourne

A Melting Pot of Culture and Sophistication

Melbourne has a distinctive style and character that sets the city apart from any other. It's a unique fusion of world cultures, cutting edge developments, a vibrant arts and sports scene and classic architecture that makes it one of the most exciting cities in the world.

Enjoy a city lifestyle second to none, with eclectic dining choices, a vibrant nightlife, exciting art galleries and museums, internationally acclaimed theatre, comedy and music productions, major sporting events and world-class shopping. Take the kids to the zoo or the aquarium or, for a quieter pace of life, stroll beside the beautiful Yarra River or unwind in one of the many beautiful city parks and gardens, many dating back to when the city was first established in the 19th century.

Scale the heights of Eureka Tower, the second tallest all-residential building in the world, for awe-inspiring views of the city from the building's Skydeck, or head to Federation Square, a large civic landmark built in 2002, which now houses the National Gallery of Victoria, Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne Visitor Centre and an assortment of shops and restaurants. Melbourne also has an exciting selection of inner suburbs, each with its own distinct character and personality, such as bohemian Fitzroy in the north, stylish South Yarra and Prahran in the south and the eclectic bayside suburb of St Kilda.

Insiders' Tips

  1. Scale the Eureka Tower: The highest public vantage point in the Southern Hemisphere - ascend 88 stories for Melbourne's most magnificent view.
  2. Ride the Tram to St Kilda.
  3. Catch a Game at the MCG.
  4. Shop 'til you Drop at the Historic Queen Victoria Market.
  5. Stroll the Southgate Precinct.

For More Information

For maps, days tours and accommodation options, visit the Melbourne chapter in our Victoria brochure. Click here

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