Find out firsthand why Melbourne has been voted the world's most liveable city as you explore its maze of hidden laneways, opulent bars, exclusive restaurants and off-the-beaten-track boutiques. In this vibrant, cospomopolitan city named the fashion capital and sporting capital of Australia you can soak up culture, hit the sporting grounds, taste the dynamic food and wine scene, dance til dawn, wander the parks and leafy boulevards or shop in Australia's best shopping malls and laneways.
Soak up European culture in this city as you hop on and off trams, relax at the vibrant riverside atmosphere in Southbank and visit the iconic landmark of Federation Square. Then take a day trip to the beaches, wineries, galleries and golf courses of the Mornington Peninsula. From Melbourne, you can fly or take the ferry to Tasmania, drive the Pacific Coastal route to Sydney or along the Great Ocean Road to see the famous Twelve Apostles. Finally, match your Melbourne travel plans with one a world-famous sporting event, such as the Australian Grand Prix, the Australian Open Tennis or the Melbourne Cup.
Explore the city’s CBD with its selection of galleries, laneways and hidden rooftop life. Enjoy a sunset beer on the St Kilda promenade or scrumptious cakes in nearby Acland Street.
Shop till you drop on funky Brunswick Street or upmarket Chapel Street. Get a world tour of cuisines in Carlton's Lygon Street, Richmond and Fitzroy. Take an Aboriginal Heritage Walk through the Royal Botanic Gardens, cruise down the Yarra and cheer with a capacity crowd at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Don't miss out on a day trip to see the penguins at Philip Island.