Melbourne is Australia's cultural hub, with much of the best arts, music, dining and pub venues in the country. The Victorian capital is Australia's second largest city but couldn't be more different to Sydney. Modern art and design contrasts with beautiful heritage buildings and historic attractions creating a truly unique atmosphere.
Explore Melbourne's unique and diverse subcultures with incredible street art and eclectic shopping. As the fashion capital of Australia, you may just spot the next big trend.
Melbourne has a strong sports culture, home to major stadiums including the Melbourne Cricket Ground and host to the Australian Open tennis tournament, Melbourne Cup horse racing, and Australian Grand Prix Formula One motor racing.
With these fascinating attractions and more within an hour's drive of the city centre plus high quality public infrastructure, it's no surprise that Melbourne has been ranked the world's most livable city two years in a row.
Just a short drive out of Melbourne, take a day trip to visit the famous Fairy Penguins on Phillip Island or travel further out along the idyllic coastal towns of the Great Ocean Road or into the majestic mountains and lush valleys of the Grampians.
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