Melbourne: Capital of style, sport, and culture
Fine food and arts alongside world-class sporting events make Melbourne the nation’s culture hub.
Melbourne is the capital of Victoria and is located on Australia’s south coast. Explore the hidden laneways dotted with cafes and boutique fashion shops, or head to the bustling Queen Victoria Markets where you will find arts and crafts alongside local produce. Dress in your finest and get ready to cheer on your favourite horses at Spring Racing Carnival at the famous Flemington Racecourse.
GET SET FOR SPRING RACING
Spring Racing Season starts September 1.
Immerse yourself in Melbourne
MELBOURNE MUST DO'S
Immerse yourself in the culture capital as you sip cocktails on a rooftop bar of Melbourne, or pay a visit to the National Gallery of Victoria. Here are our top experiences:
1. THE MCG
Head to the famous Melbourne Cricket Ground and join the fun for Australian Football League in winter and the international cricket games in summer.
2. TREAT YO'SELF TO MELBOURNE'S FINEST FOOD
Dine at world famous restaurant Attica, or try TV chef George Colombaris’s The Press Club, just be sure to book in advance.
3. SEE THE BEST OF AUSSIE FILM AND TELEVISION
Visit the uniquely shaped Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) and dive into the world of TV, film, digital culture and much more.
4. PLACE YOUR BETS AT THE MELBOURNE CUP
If you plan on visiting Melbourne in early November, don't forget to pack your best dress and bling and get yourself down to the race that stops the nation.
5. SIGHTSEE IN ST KILDA
Catch the iconic green tram down to St. Kilda, where you can take a stroll on the scenic beach, visit the fun filled Luna Park or see the penguins if you’re lucky.