Melbourne Area Highlights & Essential Things To Do
Discover Your Local Melbourne Area
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 Ian Potter Centre and the Australian Centre for the Moving Image are fantastic places to go located within this hub. 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 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 at Monarch Cakes 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
- Basil Sellers Art Prize 4: Curator Talk The Ian Potter Centre NGV Australia
- MASH uP School Holiday Program Emerald Hill Library
- School Holiday Activity - Can You Make It? Mitcham Community House
- Still Awake Still Presented by Darebin Arts' Loud Mouth Darebin Arts & Entertainment Centre
- Magic Craft @ Sam Merrifield Library Sam Merrifield Library
- The Lego Movie @ Flemington Library Flemington Library
Melbourne Top Picks & Articles
Melbourne October Top 10 Things To Do 2014
1. Listen Out 4 October 2014
Listen Out is back for its second year, sure to excite all music and dance lovers. Once again it will be held at the Royal Botanic Gardens, where people will come to...