Melbourne is frequently voted as the world’s most liveable city and for good reason. Known as Australia’s style capital, the city is beloved for its independent boutiques, hidden laneways, beautiful beaches and cosmopolitan cafes, all of which are easily accessed via Melbourne’s tram system.
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Smaller than its northern counterpart of Sydney (only by 200,000 people), Melbourne is typically referred to as Australia’s cultural capital, or even, the country’s coolest city. The capital of the south eastern state of Victoria, Melbourne is home to a large number of museums and art galleries, but is also a city that is sports mad; if you’re interested in attending a Australian Football game, this is the place to do so. Melbourne also has a cosmopolitan population that lends itself to a vibrant dining scene, one that has secured Melbourne as Australia’s foodie capital with cuisines ranging from Vietnamese to Italian and Greek. To get the most out of your visit, we recommend grabbing a guide book before you know. Like New York or London, Melbourne is constantly changing with a new restaurant or art gallery popping up every week.
Did you know?
Phillip Island near Melbourne hosts a ‘penguin parade’ each night where you can see fairy penguins arrive from a day at sea.
The Queen Victoria produce market in Melbourne has been around for over 130 years.
Melbourne is home to the longest continuous Chinese settlement in the western world and the largest Greek population outside of Greece.
Foster’s Lager and Vegemite both began in Melbourne.
Melbourne is the only city in the world with five international standard sporting facilities.
How to get around
Take the tram
Thanks to such a well-connected public transport system, you could easily visit or even live in Melbourne without needing a car. The best way to get around the city and its surrounding suburbs is by tram. Melbourne actually boasts the largest tram network in the world. The city also has buses and trains, all of which can be access by purchasing a myki travel card.