Discover Melbourne's secret laneways and rooftops, the cultural hub of Federation Square, buzzing bars, boutiques and eateries, and the iconic MCG. Experience St Kilda, the Royal Botanic Gardens, bohemian Brunswick Street and the nation-stopping excitement of the Spring Racing Carnival. Join world class events such as the Australian Grand Prix. Day trip to the Mornington Peninsula or to Phillip Island for fairy penguins.
Find all you need to know about Melbourne in Australia, the capital of Victoria and a vibrant hub of style, sport, culture and dining.
What you can see in Melbourne
Discover Melbourne's wide streets and hidden laneways, galleries and parklands, eclectic precincts and a dynamic food and wine scene.
Top 10 Things to Do in Melbourne
Exploring Melbourne's laneways is just one aspect of this diverse city. Get a cricket or football fix. Soak up art and culture. Go high-end dining or grab the best pub burger. Shop for local designer fashion or cycle the bayside. Whatever you fancy, Melbourne is a city of choices.Add to your dream trip
Melbourne's Hidden Laneways
You never quite know what's in store when you wander off Melbourne's grid of city streets into the maze of gothic laneways behind them. Even the locals find surprises here, where the venues for food, fashion and art are small, quirky and sometimes hidden. Discover a late-night jazz bar or watch the world go by from a tiny trattoria, browse the boutiques and check out urban art. You can unlock the city's real secrets in these distinctively Melbourne streets.Add to your dream trip
Three Great Days in Melbourne
There's no time for sleep in Melbourne, a city where culture buffs, sport nuts, fashion lovers and foodies all have their niche. Discover cafes, bars and boutiques in city laneways sprawling secretly off ordered streets. Soak up the vibrant riverside atmosphere from Southbank and visit Federation Square, where creative and café culture meet. Cruise down the Yarra and wander the lawns and lakes of the Royal Botanic Gardens. Soak up the unique energy of the city's diverse precincts, from upmarket South Yarra to beachside St Kilda and edgy Fitzroy. Then day trip to the beaches, wineries, galleries and golf courses of the Mornington Peninsula.Add to your dream trip
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Local’s guide to Fitzroy
A short distance from Melbourne you'll find the rolling hills, orchards, olive groves, historic mansions, and more than 200 vineyards of Victoria's Mornington Peninsula. In this food lover's region, you can buy organic vegetables from roadside stalls or pick your own strawberries, berries and cherries from orchards. Wander amongst olive groves with ocean views or picnic in one of the many public and private gardens. There are century-old rose gardens, sculpted hedge mazes and heritage homes to enjoy. After your food and wine journey relax in a day spa or play a round on one of Australia's top golf courses.Add to your dream trip
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What you can see near Melbourne
Find the Great Ocean Road, Wineries, National Parks and coastal wilderness.
Drive south-west from Melbourne to the Great Ocean Road in under 2 hours or catch a train to Geelong and then take a bus.
It's less than an hour by car from Melbourne to the Yarra Valley region's vineyards.
Drive from Melbourne through the Australian Alps to the lakes, beaches and national parks of Gippsland.
Explore Melbourne on foot, by car or tram. You can drive to the Mornington Peninsula in 90 minutes .
From Melbourne, drive the spectacular Great Ocean Road to Adelaide in five days, or skip the scenic stops and make it in two days.
Combine Melbourne, Hobart and Adelaide - fly to either city or drive to Adelaide.