Multi-cultural Melbourne is an artistic, sophisticated and eclectic city. Compact in size, the city is split into distinct pockets, each with its own individual vibe and character.
Behind the historic Victorian-era architecture of the main city streets lies a hidden web of tiny laneways and alleys. Here you will find one-of-a-kind fashion boutiques, hole-in-the wall cafes, and hip bars and restaurants.
An artistic, sophisticated and multi-cultural city
Funky Federation Square covers an entire city block and is the city's creative hub. One of the world's great public spaces, it buzzes with cultural festivals and outdoor performances almost every day of the year.
Across the road is a city icon, the majestic Flinders Street Station. Cross the bridge to Southbank, Melbourne’s latest up-market arts and leisure precinct, lined with trendy shops and outdoor restaurants. Catch a performance at the Melbourne Arts Centre or Melbourne Concert Hall. The Crown Entertainment Complex boasts world class accommodation, a casino, restaurants and shops featuring international fashion labels.
Southbank blossoms into the tree-lined boulevard of St Kilda Road where you can catch a tram to the South Melbourne galleries or tranquil Botanic Gardens and beyond to the bayside villages.
The Yarra River feeds the city’s heart. Row, ride a bicycle, cruise or just unwind in one of the many gardens, eateries, bars and arts spaces that line its banks.
Take the time to explore Melbourne slowly, and around every corner you will discover something new and different.