Voted many times over as one of the world’s most livable cities, Melbourne is celebrated for its friendly locals, efficient services, laid-back atmosphere, fine wine, and dining. Melbourne is located around the shores of Port Phillip Bay. Its central business district is laid out in a large, rectangular grid, with trams servicing all major streets, making it easy to make your way around the city.
Melbourne is also celebrated as Australia’s home to the arts, sports, and shopping. Yet just one hour’s drive takes you a world away. Take your pick from 100 local vineyards, rest and relax at an award-winning day spa, tee-off at a world-class golf course, swim with dolphins, or snowboard in the mountains during winter.
Visitors will find that Melbourne is an exciting city to explore. Modern architecture and design is juxtaposed with heritage buildings reflecting Australia’s unique history. But beneath the city’s impressive façade, lies the true heart and soul of the city; laneways which snake the city grid to reveal cafés and bars, fashion houses, boutiques, innovative cuisine, galleries, theatres and museums.