The capital of the Australian state of Victoria, Melbourne is famed for its status as one of the Worldâ€™s most livable city. Situated the southern end of Australia, Melbourne has the Port Phillip Bay on one side and the lush greenery of Yarra Valley on the other side. The city was established by the lower stretches of the river Yarra With a dazzling mix of modern and heritage architecture, Melbourne radiates colonial charm. Nowhere in Australia is street art as prominent as in Melbourne. Explore the streets of Melbourne to find stunning street art, cool bars, cosy cafes and amazing people.
Melbourne is all about experiencing a great lifestyle. If you ask a local what are the top things to do in Melbourne, he or she will tell you the about places where worldâ€™s best coffee is served or really great bars, cafÃ©s and museums. One place that you cannot miss is the Federation Square which is a hub for arts, culture and public events. National Gallery of Victoria is a national and international art museum that has a vast collection of artefacts from Australia and all over the world. Some of the other top sightseeing places in Melbourne include the iconic Royal Exhibition building and Shrine of remembrance which is a World War 1 memorial complex. If you are a Cricket fan then Melbourne cricket ground should definitely be on your itinerary. If you are a nature lover then the Melbourne Zoo and the Sealife Melbourne Aquarium are a must visit. And when you are done sightseeing you could head to St Khida beach and take up some adrenaline pumping water sports. And when you want to go shopping pay a visit to Queen Victoria Market where you can do your quintessential souvenir shopping in a historic venue.
There is a lot more to do in Melbourne and if you are wondering where to start, take a look at our Melbourne Holiday Packages.