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Melbourne is a must-visit when exploring Victoria. It isn't just Victoria's capital, but it's the best first and last stop when wanting to do a road trip around this beautiful region. From contemporary city centres, rustic neighborhood hubs, vibrant food scene, to amazing events all-year round, Melbourne will have you entertained during your whole visit.

What's On in Melbourne

Melbourne is full of events all-year round. Which means that no matter when you plan to visit, Melbourne will have top events for you to attend.

📅 Yearly events in Melbourne

🎾 Australian Open (January)
❄️ Melbourne Winter Masterpieces (June-November)
👗 Melbourne Fashion Festival (March)
🎞️ Melbourne International Film Festival (August)
🍷 Melbourne Food and Wine Festival (March)
🖋️ Melbourne Writers Festival (late August-September)
🎭 Melbourne International Comedy Festival (late March-April)
🏉 AFL Finals Series (September)
🏎️ Formula 1® Australian Grand Prix (April)
🏏 T20 Cricket World Cup (October-November)
🎫 RISING (June)
🏇 Melbourne Cup (first Tuesday in November)

Music festivals

Performing arts wise, Melbourne has it all. Whether you like opera, live music, or performance art, in Melbourne you will find a variety of concerts, plays, gigs, and festivals to keep you well entertained during your visit.

Plays & musicals

Each week, Melbourne stages dozens of theatrical productions, from mainstream musicals to experimental works. So you better check out the East End Theatre District, or the the Arts Centre and Malthouse to enjoy an amazing show.

Sport events

If there was an official events capital of the world, it would have been Melbourne. As it has world-class sporting facilities and state-of-the-art arenas. Meaning that when visiting Melbourne, is a must to experience one sporting event.

Top things to see and do

With so much to see and do in Melbourne, here are the must do's in this region's vibrant capital.

Art & culture

Melbourne is a city buzzing with dynamic arts and culture. Head to the arts precinct at Southbank – where you can find most of the city's art centres. Or go to the Federation Square, where art meets architecture. But the best part is walking through the city, where you will find amazing street art anywhere you go. Learn more of Melbourne's art and culture.

Time to shop and relax

If you are planning a road trip through Victoria, Melbourne is the best place to stop to relax and recharge. Treat yourself to one of the city's well-known spas, where you will find the full range of health, wellbeing and beauty treatments, including spa treatments, massages, facials, hydrotherapy, aromatherapy, manicures and pedicures. Or go shopping from local designers and the best of international brands, and experience Melbourne's passion for fashion.

Family activities

Melbourne is full of family activities, from interactive museums and kids' festivals to outdoor adventures and wildlife parks, not one member of the family will be bored when visiting Melbourne. You can visit the LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre, or visit the many family-friendly museums in Melbourne, like the Australian Sports Museum, the NGV International, or the Melbourne Museum. If you prefer outdoor activities, then try the Melbourne Cable Park or the Collingwood Children's Farm. Learn more of the family-friendly activities in Melbourne.

Top places to eat and drink in Melbourne

Melbourne's food scene is perfect for everybody. There's nothing you won't be able to find here.

Top restaurants

Melbourne takes 'dining out' to another level, with its magnificent food scene. It's a must to try one of their famous restautants when visiting Melbourme. Ready to explore Melbourne's culinary precincts?

Must-visit breweries

Melbourne has a growing brewery-culture, which is why visiting their breweries is a must. Melbourne's passionate brewers experiment with flavours and combinations you won't find in commercial beers.

Street food to try

The best of Melbourne is its bustling neighbourhood eat streets. Find deluxe burger joints, bars and old-school pubs, with some of Melbourne's finest boulangeries, cafes and patisseries.

Start planning your trip to Melbourne!

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