Melbourne Region

Melbourne Region

Melbourne Region - Victoria

Although Melbourne is Australia's second largest city it manages to allow for a friendly wander around the streets taking in the art, music, theatre, bars and boutiques in this city of culture junkies. Experience foodie heaven as you indulge in the multicultural eats in a city of global influence. Fashion lovers will be inspired by the glitz and glamour as you enjoy some retail therapy in this shopping mecca.

Melbourne is located around the shores of Port Phillip Bay with the pulsing cosmopolitan city situated on the northern banks of the Yarra river. The city of melbourne is very obviously a planned city, laid out in a large rectangle with streets in a grid formation, making it a pleasure to get around. Check out Melbourne's lively inner city suburbs of Carlton and Fitzroy and get bayside to St Kilda with suburbs sprawling down to the Mornington Peninsula.

Get amongst it and discover Melbourne's obsession with football and festivals. Head to the MCG for a good dose of footy fever and get involved by experiencing the city through the arts with dynamic festivals and scores of community events. Brace yourself and prepare to be speechless as you experience 360 degree views from the highest viewing platform in the Southern Hemisphere at the Eureka Skydeck on the banks of the Yarra river.

Federation Square was opened in 2002 and is now the one of the most visited attractions in Melbourne luring more than 9 million visitors in 2011 alone. This modern focal point is home to world-class events, tourism and cultural attractions, specialty shops, bars and restaurants.

Take a guided tour and discover the cities best kept secrets as you stumble upon treasures tucked down lane ways or even underground. Just minutes from the city you can soak up the sensational views and cycle or stroll the waterfront promenade with bars, cafes, shopping and attractions to entertain.

Flinders Street Station has become a famous Melbourne landmark and a symbolic meeting place for locals who know exactly where to go when someone says "Meet me under the clocks", referring to the distinctive row of clocks above the main entrance. Heralded as the busiest railway station in the southern hemisphere, Flinder Street Station is also the oldest station in Australia.

The Arts Centre Spire is a prominent iconic symbol of Melbourne situated on St Kilda Road, just south of the Yarra and a feature of the Southbank arts and culture precinct. Home to Melbourne's performing arts scene, the easily recognisable spire soars high up out of the Arts Centre in all of its 162 metre glory. The kids will be in their element discovering interactive museums and galleries, the zoo, underwater world, beautiful gardens and parks and many more outdoor adventures.

The city of Melbourne will cater to your every whim and is accessible to every budget. As far as friendly cities go, this one is easy to get along with.

Melbourne Region Towns