Melbourne is Australia’s second largest city, with a population of over four million residents. Diverse, dynamic and truly worthy of its title as the world’s most livable city, Melbourne is an international destination like no other. With its impressive cultural credentials, a fabulous calendar of events that will delight and please, gracious gardens and fine cuisine, Melbourne is a city of unbelievable beauty, original spirit and more than a little magic.
Visitors are amazed at the abundance of attractions, festivals and entertainment that Melbourne has to offer. Many of Melbourne’s top attractions are within walking distance or a short tram, train or taxi ride from each other. Melbourne also happens to have more than 23,000 hotel rooms to accommodate visitors.
Recognized as the Cultural Capital of Australia, Melbourne is renowned for its fabulous food and remarkable shopping. Melbourne’s shopping experience includes designer stores in the city; the exclusive boutiques of Chapel Street; and bargain-hunting in the buzzing atmosphere of the Queen Victoria Market. Melbourne is renowned Australia-wide for its cuisine and coffee culture. The city of Melbourne offers a diverse mixture of dining and drinking options.
There is so much to see and do in Melbourne. You can wander through art galleries, tour historic sites along the ‘Golden Mile Heritage Trail’, experience the living Australian Forest and indigenous display at the Melbourne Museum or maybe take a leisurely cruise along the Yarra River past Southgate, the Docklands and the MCEC.
Melbourne’s surrounding areas offers a vast array of additional activities for visitors. There are many beautiful parks and gardens sprinkled throughout the city Melbourne and the city is just minutes away from sandy beaches. Melbourne is just hours away from wine country, old gold mining towns, snowfields and the world-famous surf coast.