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Melbourne Area Highlights & Essential Things To Do
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Weaving a maze through the bustling city with its hidden laneways, opulent bars, street art and hole in the wall restaurants, there is no time for sleep in the capital of Victoria. Known as one of the world's greatest street art capitals, the energetic hub bursting with style and culture, attractions, exceptional dining, events and sport never fails to satisfy different fortes and interests.
Majestic Art Deco buildings with neoclassical facades, contrast against the enigmatic, contemporary architecture of Federation Square. Wander around the square and marvel at Australia's artistic and cultural history. The Australian Centre for the Moving Image is a fantastic place to go. Uncover cheap places for filling and scrumptious lunches and ridiculously smooth coffee blends.
Melbournians sure know how to live, that's for sure. You can also get your fair share of its diverse way of life and shop 'till you drop on the hip and quirky Brunswick Street or make your way to the glamorous Chapel Street. No regrets there. See Melbourne in all its glory with awe inspiring panoramic views from southern hemisphere's highest viewing platform, Eureka Skydeck 88. Drink in the skyline with live entertainment. Relax as you peer over the city humming with life from all angles and watch movies beneath the stars during sweltering summer nights at buzzing rooftop venues across Melbourne. Hop on a tram and explore what's on in the city and fringe inner suburbs of Richmond, St Kilda and South Yarra.
Unwind and recover from the dynamic hub of the city and find yourself at Melbourne's seaside playground, St Kilda. Enjoy a range of beachside activities at the long palm lined boardwalk, followed by a sweet treasure on the bohemian Acland Street. Revel in Polish baked cheesecakes, custard vanilla and lemon tarts that will quench your sugary cravings on tables perched under canopies and verandas. Melbournians are passionate about their footy and you can catch one of the many games held between late March and September. Get a true taste of the AFL fervour as the entire city transforms into a carnival for the Grand Final held at Australia's favourite stadium, Melbourne Cricket Showground.
You never know what's in store at this surprising melting point of global culture. Get curious and forget what you already know about this vibrant yet laid back part of Victoria and you may just love it as much as the locals.
Melbourne Events & What's On
- 2017 Melbourne Cabaret Festival Chapel Off Chapel Arts Centre
- Winter Arts Festival: NAIDOC Celebration - Koolin-ik ba kirrip-buluk 2017 Royal Botanic Gardens
- 2017 Royal Melbourne Alpaca Show Melbourne Showgrounds
- 2017 Melbourne Magic Festival Northcote Town Hall
- 63rd Annual Ringwood Eisteddfod Maroondah Federation Estate
- 2017 Leaps and Bounds Music Festival Melbourne
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