Known for its historical and cultural sights, Melbourne is undoubtedly the ideal location for art and history lovers to explore. It also offers scenic bayside beaches, an electrifying nightlife and a tantalising range of food and wine for visitors to indulge in.
Australia is known for providing tourists with a wide range of cuisines and this city is of no exception. From authentic Lebanese food trucks, iconic cheap Mexican eats at sports bars, to mysterious secret bars, culinary precincts within the city are just waiting to be explored.
Also, Melbourne is Australia's coffee capital and you can bet that the famous cobblestoned laneways of the city are filled with a myriad of cafes and coffee shops.
If you want to take on the wild side, why not join in on some of the extreme activities the city has to offer? Swim with sharks, the fearsome predators of the sea in the Melbourne Aquarium, skydive over the iconic Great Ocean Road or go white water rafting along the Yarra River. If an adrenaline hit is what you are after, then you wont be disappointed.
An attraction not to be missed - The National Gallery of Victoria is Australia's oldest art museum and is pivotal as to why the city is regarded as one of the world's major art centres. This musuem also hosts several cultural events like the Melbourne Art Book Fair and locally inspired art exhibitions. Theatre lovers can head over to the Arts Centre Melbourne, which is also Australia's largest peforming arts centre. There, be inspired by an array of musical concerts, international theatre acts and even dance performances.
Soak up some flora and fauna while visiting this bustling city - the Royal Botanic Garden offers a scenic escape with its labyrinth of ornamental lawns, venerable trees and weaving paths. The garden also offers both seasonal tours such as the Chocolate & Spice walk that is exclusively available during Winter and permanent trail favourites like the Aboriginal Heritage Walk. Besides the greenery, Melbourne is also home to clean and beautiful beaches as well, with the more famed ones such as St Kilda Beach and Brighton Beach. Here, you can soak up some Vitamin D along the shores of this otherwise metropolitan city.