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Melbourne is the capital and most populous city of the Australian state of Victoria, and the second most populous city in Australia and Oceania.

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1 - Melbourne City Centre

Westfield Knox is a shopping centre, outdoor entertainment and professional services complex in the outer eastern Melbourne suburb of Wantirna South, in the Australian state of Victoria.

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2 - Flinders Street railway station

Melbourne Central railway station is an underground station on the metro network in Melbourne, Australia. It is one of five stations on the City Loop, which encircles the Melbourne CBD.

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3 - Tours & Sightseeing | Day Trips from Melbourne

This Phillip Island day tour combines colourful coastal attractions with Victoria’s very finest wildlife experiences. Departing Melbourne at around midday, journey to the city’s most colourful attraction – the iconic Brighton Beach bathing boxes – for an opportunity to visit the beach and admire these historic landmarks. At Moonlit Sanctuary Conservation Park, enjoy a guided wildlife walk as well as the spectacular “Conservation in Action” wildlife show. Learn about Victoria's extraordinary native animals, and the exceptional conservation efforts that will help to preserve them for future generations. At Point Grant and The Nobbies, you'll enjoy breathtaking views over Westernport Bay and Bass Strait. Then it’s onwards to the main event, where just after dark, the world’s smallest penguins waddle ashore after spending the day fishing out at sea. You’ll be enchanted as these plucky birds emerge from the surf and pass right before your eyes!

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4 - Melbourne Museum

Melbourne Museum is a natural and cultural history museum located in the Carlton Gardens in Melbourne, Australia. Located adjacent to the Royal Exhibition Building, it is the largest museum in the Southern Hemisphere.

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5 - Old Melbourne Gaol

The Old Melbourne Gaol is a former jail and current museum on Russell Street, in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. It consists of a bluestone building and courtyard, and is located next to the old City Police Watch House and City Courts buildings.

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6 - Royal Exhibition Building

The Royal Exhibition Building is a World Heritage-listed building in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, built in 1879-80 as part of the international exhibition movement, which presented over 50 exhibitions between 1851 and 1915 around the globe.

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7 - Birrarung Marr

Birrarung Marr is an inner-city park between the central business district in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia and the Yarra River. It was opened in 2002.

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8 - University of Melbourne

The University of Melbourne is a public research university located in Melbourne, Australia. Founded in 1853, it is Australia's second oldest university and the oldest in Victoria.

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9 - Centre Place

Centre Place is a laneway and pedestrian precinct in Melbourne, Australia. It runs north from Flinders Lane to Collins Street, between Elizabeth Street and Swanston Street. The laneway is famous for its vibrant bars, cafes, restaurants and boutiques.

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10 - Melbourne Zoo

Melbourne Zoo is a zoo in Melbourne, Australia. It is located within Royal Park in Parkville, approximately 4 kilometres north of the centre of Melbourne. It is the primary zoo serving Melbourne.

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11 - George Street

George Street is a street in the central business district of Sydney. It was Sydney's original high street, and remains one of the busiest streets in the city centre. It connects a number of the city's most important buildings and precincts. There are more high rise buildings here than on any other street in Australia.

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12 - Brighton Bathing Boxes

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13 - Werribee Open Range Zoo

   29 km away

Werribee Open Range Zoo is an African themed zoo in Werribee, about 32 kilometres south-west of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

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Why should you visit Melbourne ?

Travel to Melbourne if you like:

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How to visit Melbourne ?

Why travel to Melbourne, Australia?

Melbourne is known for its vibrant arts scene, world-class dining, and incredible shopping experiences. It is also home to numerous sporting events and offers easy access to the beautiful Great Ocean Road and Phillip Island. The city's unique blend of history, culture, and natural beauty make it a must-visit destination.

How to get there?

Melbourne is well-connected by air, with direct flights from major cities worldwide. Melbourne Airport (MEL) is the main international airport serving the city, located approximately 23 km northwest of the city center. From the airport, you can take the SkyBus to the city center for around $19 AUD, or opt for taxis or rideshare services. Alternatively, if you're already in Australia, you can reach Melbourne by train, bus, or car.

What to book in advance?

It's recommended to book accommodations and any special events or experiences in advance to secure your spot and avoid disappointment. If you're planning to visit popular attractions like the Eureka Skydeck, Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, or the National Gallery of Victoria, consider purchasing tickets online ahead of time. Also, consider booking guided tours, such as the Great Ocean Road or Phillip Island day trips, in advance to ensure availability.

What are the costs?

Melbourne can be an expensive city, but there are ways to keep costs down. A budget traveler can expect to spend around $100-150 AUD per day, which includes accommodations, meals, and attractions. Mid-range travelers can expect to spend around $150-250 AUD per day, while luxury travelers may spend upwards of $300 AUD per day.

What are the best things to do?

- Explore the city's laneways and shopping arcades, such as the Block Arcade and Royal Arcade
- Visit the National Gallery of Victoria and the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI)
- Catch a game of Australian Rules Football at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)
- Discover Melbourne's street art in Hosier Lane and AC/DC Lane
- Take a day trip to the Great Ocean Road, Phillip Island, or the Yarra Valley wine region

Where to eat?

1. Chin Chin: A popular Asian fusion restaurant in Flinders Lane, known for its modern Thai cuisine.
2. Tipo 00: An Italian eatery in Little Bourke Street, famous for its handmade pasta dishes.
3. Queen Victoria Market: This historic market offers a variety of food stalls, fresh produce, and delicious street food.

Where to stay?

1. Space Hotel (Budget): A modern budget hotel located in the city center, offering private and dorm-style rooms.
2. Ovolo Laneways (Mid-range): A stylish boutique hotel situated in the heart of Melbourne's laneways, featuring unique artwork and modern amenities.
3. Crown Towers Melbourne (Luxury): A luxurious hotel located in the Southbank entertainment district, offering elegant rooms and suites, fine dining, and an infinity pool.

Off the beaten path:

For an unusual travel experience, head to the lesser-known suburb of Footscray, where you can immerse yourself in Melbourne's diverse food scene. The Footscray Market offers a wide range of fresh produce, and the streets are lined with authentic Vietnamese, Ethiopian, and Indian restaurants. Moreover, you can visit the Footscray Community Arts Centre, which hosts various events and exhibitions, showcasing local talent and fostering cultural exchange.

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Travel and stay in Melbourne, cultural capital

Melbourne is the second-largest city in Australia

 Its love of art, sport, and food makes it an engaging city. Melbourne is full of life and excitement with its characterful neighborhoods of Fitzroy, St Kilda, and Carlton. 

As a creative city, Melbourne offers many cultural experiences Festivals of all kinds, galleries, and museums. 
Visit the National Gallery of Victoria and see the largest collection of international art in the Southern Hemisphere. 
Stroll through its elegant streets where Victorian architecture blends with modern skyscrapers, adding to Melbourne's charm.

Melburnians love sports the city hosts many sporting events such as the Formula 1 Grand Prix and the Australian Open Tennis Championship. 

The city is also home to thousands of restaurants from around the world, some of which are among the best in Australia.
Add to this an excellent transport system, sumptuous parks, and gardens, and you have every reason to come to Melbourne for your vacation.


Located on the Victorian coast, Melbourne is a large and vibrant Australian city.
Discover numerous parks and botanical gardens, elegant lanes, and alleys, old and new buildings, cafes, trendy bars, and restaurants.

Spend a day or two exploring Melbourne and its suburbs by streetcar or tour and soak up the atmosphere, while characterful areas like Fitzroy, St Kilda, and Carlton are full of life and excitement.
Relax on the banks of the Yarra River as it flows through Melbourne.


For market lovers, don't miss Queen Victoria Market, north of the city center and for those who enjoy museums, the National Gallery of Victoria houses magnificent collections of art.
Melbourne is also a city that vibrates with every sporting event: Tennis Open in January, F1 Grand Prix in March. 

Other events that are less well known worldwide, but no less interesting, are held here, such as the Melbourne Film Festival in June. 
In October, it's the Melbourne International Festival of Arts, which includes the Fringe Arts Festival with its crazy street party and parade in Brunswick street.

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What to do and see in Melbourne?

Melbourne offers many sights and activities not to be missed.
"Melbourne the Wonderful" takes you into an eclectic world where 140 nationalities infuse the cityscape and cuisine with their culture.

The city has preserved its authenticity and many of its 19th-century monuments. The city is full of events and venues that celebrate all the arts and diverse cultures.

Melbourne is one of the capitals of "street art". Crossed by the Yarra River, the city is a green setting, like the Royal Botanic Garden, where people like to meet to play sports, have a picnic, rest, or simply stroll.
Melbourne can be discovered on foot and by streetcar, neighborhood after neighborhood, starting from Federation Square, the trendy district.

Travel to Yarra Valley, Phillip Island, Mornington Peninsula, and Wilson Promontory

Just 90 minutes from Melbourne, discover the diversity and beauty of three different tourist regions.
Fine wine tours and majestic forests in the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Mountains; Phillip Island's penguin parade is a nightly spectacle as the animals return to their nests; Mornington

Peninsula's magnificent Mediterranean coastline is a mix of golden beaches, cliffs, and vineyards. Within easy reach of Melbourne, these three tourist regions form the "Victorian Triangle", and offer a wide range of holiday and tour options.

Just 2.5 hours from Melbourne, hike the unspoiled coastline of Wilson's Promontory National Park offering some of Victoria's most beautiful scenery. Wilson's Promontory National Park is undoubtedly the must-see park in Victoria.

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