Melbourne is the capital and most populous city in Australia's state of Victoria. Commonly referred to as the 'most liveable city in the world', Melbourne continues to attract tourists from around the globe to witness this for themselves. Melbourne is also known as Australia's 'cultural capital', as it is home to many of the country's oldest and largest cultural institutions - The National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Cricket Ground and the UNESCO world heritage listed Royal Exhibition Building.
Melbourne is a city geographically fortunate, with both suburban and urban growth areas found throughout the city. Having a temperate oceanic climate and fast changing weather conditions, Melbourne has a reputation of being the city that can 'experience all 4 seasons in a day'. As such, you will have tons of activities to indulge in whilst here - from skiing in Winter to celebrating with the locals during the annual St Kilda summer festival. For those craving a bite, go shopping for fresh local produce at thw Queen Victoria market. If the city vibe isn't how you roll, head on to Port Phillip Bay and get up close with nature's cuddly penguins.
As expected of Australia's cultural landmark city, Melbourne has an array of festivals and events that will definitely spoil you for choice. From trendy music festivals like the International Jazz Festival to ones that pay homage to artists within the local community - Melbourne Writers Festival and Melbourne Fashion Week.
Wake up your inner cultural enthusiast/ artist right here in Melbourne.
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