There is always plenty to do in Melbourne. If you are interested in seeing what Melbourne has to offer please check out the below websites for ideas and tours available.
Visit Melbourne runs a number of group tours with plenty of variety that will cater for most if not all tastes! Visit their website for more information.
Not interested in joining a group tour but still want to see Melbourne on your own terms? Click here to go to Visit Melbourne's website about Experiences Melbourne.
There is a lot to love about Melbourne - just ask the locals. This sophisticated world city in the south-east corner of mainland Australia inspires a deep passion in those who live here.
Melbourne is very much about lifestyle. It is no huge surprise to residents that their city has been ranked as one of the world’s most liveable cities.
Melbournians love the city's vibrant energy, restaurants, fashion boutiques, café-filled lane ways, cool bars, unbeatable galleries, spacious parks and village-like inner suburbs, each with its own special character.
Melbourne has a feeling of openness and natural light. Building height limits and heritage controls have kept the city at a human scale while highlighting its diversity and creativity.
At the street level, Melbourne’s labyrinth of connecting laneways and arcades provide an ‘other world’ experience of intimate spaces and mystery, home to many of Melbourne’s bar, dining and shopping ‘secrets’.
Melbourne provides a logical canvas for artistic expression and its laneways are home to sometimes controversial street art. Melbournians also love a party, with the year-round calendar of events offering something for everyone.
The City of Melbourne municipality covers 37.6 sq km and has a residential population of around 100,611 (as of 2011). On an average day, around 805,000 people use the city, and Melbourne hosts over a million international visitors each year.
All of these residents, workers, shoppers and travellers can take a break in one of the around 145,000 cafe or restaurant seats, or walk through some of its 471 hectares of parkland. They can visit Melbourne's tallest building, the 300m high Eureka Tower, or its oldest building, the Mitre Tavern, built in 1837.
Our multicultural population contributes to the city’s unique atmosphere. Melbourne is home to people of 140 different cultures: Indigenous Australians, post war European migrants, and recent arrivals from India, Somalia, Malaysia and beyond.
Sustainability is a focus for the growing city. Melbourne is leading the way in sustainable urban design, reduced water consumption and a commitment to zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2020.
The lifestyle that makes Melbourne a magnet for so many people lies in the combination of these things. It is the sum of its parts – and more.