Discover

Melbourne

Like never before

Naarm

Aboriginal name

for Melbourne

Crowned

World's most liveable

city 7 years in a row

5

international standard

sporting facilities

Known as

Australia's

garden city

Largest

Tram System

in the World

Coffee

connoisseurs

Paradise

Melbourne

the gateway to regional Victoria

Melbourne is the capital city of Victoria, Australia’s second-largest city and the gateway to regional Victoria where unique national parks, coastlines, natural attractions and tourist attraction waiting to be explored.

Phillip Island with the famous Penguin Parade is only 1 ½ hours away, the Great Ocean Road with the 12 Apostles requires a day trip. Wine and great food lovers will find paradise in the Yarra Valley and on the Mornington Peninsula. In Melbourne’s hive of bustling, creative laneways, with their hidden boutiques for shopping, famous restaurants and cafés is always something new to discover. Pockets of busy, chilled, bohemian, architectural and accidentally cool spaces invite to hang out. Queen Victoria Market an icon for fresh, quality produce and specialty shopping. Find art galleries and see street artists at work. Wander along Yarra’s riverbanks and enjoy the vibrant cultural Arts Precinct, home of Federation Square, The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, International Gallery of Victoria and Southbank’s playing field with top bars and restaurants.

 Climb to a rooftop bar for cocktails with a twinkling night sky view or head up Eureka Tower for breathtaking views over Melbourne’s sport famous venues. South of the river, head to the boutique market in South Melbourne, or take your beach towel to bayside St Kilda and Port Melbourne.

Melbourne

Things to do

Walk-through Melbourne's arcades
Take a walk-through Melbourne's arcades and lane ways to find the hole-in-the-wall cafes, secret shops, tiny wine bars and iconic restaurants. Join a guided tour and discover the hidden secrets of the city.
Climb Eureka Tower
Climb Eureka Tower for the ultimate Skydeck experience: At Melbourne Skydeck, the southern hemisphere’s highest observation deck, the city comes to you when you take it all in from nearly 300 metres high. It’s an experience at another level!
Visit the Melbourne Cricket Ground
Visit the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) and watch a AFL football match, go an a behind the scenes tour or learn more about sport at the Melbourne Sports Museum. Founded and managed by the Melbourne Cricket Club, it is the largest stadium in the Southern Hemisphere and the 11th largest globally. Located about 1km (0.6mi) from Melbourne’s city centre, you’ll be going from bustling laneway to roaring grandstand in no time. In winter the ground hosts Australian football (also known as Aussie rules, or AFL) matches, while in summer it's the stage for cricket.
Explore Federation Square
Explore Federation Square and major cultural attractions including NGV, ACMI and Koorie Heritage Trust. Discover retail shopping and dine at the best restaurants and bars in Melbourne. This is an all-day bar and kitchen on the land of the peoples of the Kulin Nation. The restaurant brings Indigenous food and culture back to the banks of Birrarung (Yarra). The river was once an eel breeding ground; where shark, dolphin and stingrays could be found and a main source of food, hunting, cooking, and ceremony. By sharing food in this place, Mabu Mabu hopes to bring these stories back to the forefront of our culinary conversations.
Stroll through Melbourne’s Art Precinct
Stroll through Melbourne’s Art Precinct: The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia and International Gallery of Victoria. From traditional collections and the latest word in modern art, you’ll be spoiled for choice at the most culture rich city which Melbourne is named for. Journey through these iconic galleries and museums along the Yarra River banks to experience the city like a local.
Take the City Circle Tram
Take the City Circle Tram in heritage class trams around the City, a free and convenient way to get around central Melbourne. Tourists, shoppers, office workers and families can use the City Circle Tram to travel to major attractions, shops and city events. An audio commentary provides details of city landmarks and major attractions such as the City Museum, Parliament House, Docklands, Federation Square, Melbourne Aquarium and the Princess Theatre.
Stroll along the beachside in St. Kilda
Stroll along the beachside in St. Kilda, Melbourne’s favourite beachside suburb. Along the pretty foreshore, join locals who walk, cycle and skate under the palms. Sail, windsurf, kitesurf or kiteboard out on the glittering bay. Experience live music in open spaces or heritage venues, or get dizzy at a thrilling ride at iconic Luna Park. At night, keep an eye out for little penguins at the St Kilda Breakwater, visit the Sunday St Kilda Esplanade Arts and Craft Market Re-live genteel resort days as you take a dip in the heated seawater spas and pools at the historic St Kilda Sea Baths.
Join the Aboriginal Heritage Walk
Join the Aboriginal Heritage Walk in the Botanical Garden and gain insight into the rich history and thriving culture of the First Peoples of Australia. Develop an understanding and appreciation for their customs and heritage as you discover their connection to plants and explore the traditional uses of plants for food, medicine and tools.
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