Lose yourself in Melbourne, a city loaded with hidden treasures. Behind non-descript doors in Melbourne’s hidden alleyways and laneways are creative hot spots and highly talented individuals whose crafts span all genres of art, food, fashion and design. The city promises endless shopping and cultural opportunities, excellent art galleries and blockbuster musicals. Culinary treats can be found in countless restaurants, cafes and bars. This lively and cosmopolitan city combines a fanatical love for the creative arts and good living with a state-wide sports addiction to make a city like no other. Food, art, music, wine and football – is there anything else?Come prepared with a sense of adventure – you’ll need it to explore the city’s fascinating labyrinth.Don’t miss out on the entertainment along the Yarra River where Crown Casino and Southbank showcase some of Melbourne’s best dining venues. About five kilometres from the city lies Port Phillip Bay, home to eclectic St Kilda, which seduces you with sunset views, fun on the beach and a colourful strip of shops and bars.Extending around the bay are a number of inner suburbs, each with its own distinct character and personality. A short tram ride from the city centre, Melbourne’s suburban neighbourhoods are a must see for anyone wanting to experience what life here is really all about. Bourke Street Mall Visit Melbourne's retail heart – a busy mall bustling with shoppers, buskers and city workers.
City laneways and arcades Explore Melbourne's intimate and enchanting web of lanes, alleys, little streets and arcades.
Chinatown Experience the flavours of Asia and find intimate drinking spots in the centre of Melbourne.
Collins Street and Little Collins StreetSpend a day shopping amidst the glitz and glamour of tree-lined Collins Street.
Docklands From art to sports and culture, Docklands offers a colourful variety of events and attractions – there's something to suit every passion and budget right on the water front.
Flinders quarter Explore the tiny bars, edgy designer shops and commercial galleries of Flinders Lane.
Fitzroy PrecinctFitzroy has retained its creative edge thanks to a great mix of art galleries, studios and specialist bookshops. Browse quaint and quirky shops selling vintage wares and locally designed goodies
St Kilda Beach SuburbJoin locals who walk, cycle and skate under the palms on the foreshore or sail, windsurf or kitesurf on the bay.
Sports precinct Get to know Melbourne's fascination with sport by catching a football game at the MCG.You'll find that all roads lead south in Melbourne - to Southbank and South Wharf, that is, Melbourne's waterside dining, drinking and shopping hubs.
Southbank and South WarfYou'll find that all roads lead south in Melbourne - to Southbank and South Wharf, that is, Melbourne's waterside dining, drinking and shopping hubs.This is Melbourne’s waterside dining, drinking and shopping hub on the Yarra. Crown Entertainment Complex offers 24 hours excitement!You'll find that all roads lead south in Melbourne - to Southbank and South Wharf, that is, Melbourne's waterside dining, drinking and shopping hubs.You'll find that all roads lead south in Melbourne - to Southbank and South Wharf, that is, Melbourne's waterside dining, drinking and shopping hubs.You'll find that all roads lead south in Melbourne - to Southbank and South Wharf, that is, Melbourne's waterside dining, drinking and shopping hubs.For more, go to www.visitmelbourne.com
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You can stroll down old cobbled streets lined with beautifully preserved buildings, and moments of the gold rush years and the elegant Victorian era that followed. Then enjoy uncovering the stories of our colonial men and women in the towns’ museums, book shops and galleries and their historical sites.
The broad, gum tree-shaded banks of the beautiful Murray River provide a relaxing location for a water based holiday. You can experience the charm of traveling on Australia’s iconic river on a paddle steamer, fish for the famous Murray Cod, play golf on championship courses, or just watch the river flow from one of its pretty beaches.
This road through Australia’s history starts in Sydney, where European settlement began, and where much of its original colonial architecture can still be seen in the Rocks, sitting under the famous Harbour Bridge and across the quay from the iconic Sydney Opera House. The route also takes in the national capital of Canberra, home to world class museums and galleries, award winning food and wine, and a plethora of outdoors and nature experiences fit for the whole family.
Drive from Sydney to Melbourne and Melbourne to Sydney for a memorable roadtrip. Find activities and accommodation along the coast and inland. Meet the wildlife, enjoy the food and wine and stay at some wonderful, welcoming cottages, guesthouses, camp grounds and motels. Plan your holiday now.