Australia’s Knowledge & Cultural Capital
With over 4 million residents, Melbourne is the second largest city in Australia and is renowned as Australia’s knowledge and cultural capital. Situated on the picturesque tree-lined banks of the Yarra River, in 2016 it was voted ‘The World’s Most Liveable City’ by the Economist for a sixth consecutive year.
Melbourne is a thriving and cosmopolitan city with a unique balance of graceful old buildings and stunning new architecture surrounded by parks and gardens. It’s also home to some of the world’s most outstanding communities of research and innovation and is the birthplace of Australian film, television, art, dance
Melbourne also comes alive at night with the most live music venues in Australia, and a burgeoning number of chic and groovy inner-city bars and restaurants for every level and style of
To find out more about what Melbourne has to offer, visit www.visitmelbourne.com. You can, once you have arrived, also receive tailored advice by visiting the Melbourne Visitor Centre at Federation Square, open 0900 to 1800 7 days a week.
Below are some key attractions in Melbourne and it’s surroundings:
Great Ocean Road:
The Great Ocean Road is a 243 kilometre cliff-hugging stretch of road that starts a 90-minute drive from Melbourne. Through this drive, there are rainforest and beach views and also a few attractions and landmarks such as whale watching, the Australian National Surfing Museum in Torquay, the Great Ocean Road Memorial Arch, the Otway Fly and the 12 Apostles. Koalas and kangaroos may pop out and make an appearance.
The Melbourne Zoo is home to over 2,000 beautiful animals who are only a 15-minute drive from Melbourne CBD. The team at Melbourne Zoo all work together to help conserve the animals and fight extinction. At Melbourne Zoo, there is the opportunity to get up close and personal with the animals with Wild Encounters.
Queen Victoria Market:
Only a short walk from the city centre, the Queen Victoria Market is a shopping precinct held in heritage sheds with many different kinds on wares to be sold from food and fresh produce to clothing and toys. The most popular attraction the market has to offer is the 90-minute Ultimate Foodie Tour which is a small group walking tour for food lovers to taste test the best food the market has to offer.
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Melbourne, Australia is a cosmopolitan city and home to a trendy and eclectic mix of cafes and restaurants. Discover the cities hidden laneways and arcades and sample a coffee from a Melbourne barista. Visit the stunning coastline of the Great Ocean Road, see the natural phenomenon of Little Penguins arriving at Phillip Island or explore the Yarra Valley or Mornington wine regions. Search for Gold at Sovereign Hill or join a native wildlife experience. Gray Line
Here are some additional useful links to help you best plan your time when visiting Melbourne: