1. Events

Time a trip to Melbourne to coincide with one of the many major celebrations that dominate the calendar. In addition to sporting bonanzas, family fun, music tours and theatre blockbusters you'll find comedy galas, food and wine events, fashion, arts and writing festivals, horticultural happenings and international art spectaculars.

2. Laneways

Discover the Melbourne the locals know, and immerse yourself in Melbourne's maze of beguiling laneways. The artistic alleys are brimming with concealed boutiques and galleries, and acclaimed restaurants and stylish bars down in basements or up on rooftops. Surrender your camera to the walls adorned with colourful street art.


3. Federation Square

Make a beeline for the vibrant heart of Melbourne, "Fed Square". The meeting place of Melburnians and visitors alike since 2002, this public space boasts galleries, cafes, restaurants and visitor information. In just a short time at Fed Square you'll witness constant events, sporting action and engaging street theatre.


4. Rooftop Bars

The views are complimentary at Melbourne's rooftop bars, tucked out of reach and a reward for the adventurous. Venture up stairways in city laneways, head to the top of majestic buildings, or congregate above the seaside and enjoy a drink, a bite to eat and a fresh perspective.


5. Queen Victoria Market

There's more than a basket of vegetables and deli delights in store at Melbourne's Queen Victoria Market, conveniently located in the city centre. Whether it's the freshest produce, gourmet snacks or souvenirs, your senses are in for a treat. Savour the vibe over street food and music on summer nights.


6. St Kilda

Prepare to play in St Kilda, Melbourne's beachside playground. A stroll along the palm-lined foreshore and historic pier is a Melbourne ritual, followed by a loop on Luna Park's Scenic Railway, Fitzroy Street refreshments, and a Sunday session with live music, friends and sunset at the iconic Esplanade Hotel.



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