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Melbourne is an elegant, vibrant and the most livable cosmopolitan city in the world. It is assessed that Melbourne provides best living conditions in five broad categories - stability, healthcare, culture and environment, education and infrastructure. Based on this, the Economist Intelligence Unit currently considers Melbourne the most livable city in the world.

Melbourne is an attractive city and I love Melbourne for its sublime living conditions, vibrant nightlife, changeable weather, fashion boutiques, restaurants, cool bars, unbeatable galleries, spectacular architectures, graffiti and embraced street art, beautiful gardens, magnificent heritage buildings, grand libraries and museums, multicultural population, thrilling world class events, extensive tram network, world class sporting facilities,  spacious lush parks, chocolate haven, high end shopping precincts, enviable lifestyle, cafĂ©-filled laneways, culinary flair and many more.

Melbourne is the popular destination for tourists from around the world. It is the business, administrative, cultural and recreational hub of Victoria, an Australian State.

Melbourne is a bustling city where relaxing, dining, shopping, hip-hop and retro rock all wrapped up in a vibrant atmosphere.

Melbourne is Australia's sporting capital and their major sports include football, cricket, soccer, rugby, horse racing and tennis.

Melbourne is listed among the 100 Resilient cities. Melbourne is a place of  sophistication and innovation.

Melbourne celebrates a wide variety of events and depends upon the individuals taste everyone have something to do and enjoy here. Some of the major events in Melbourne include:

  • AFL Grand Final
  • Anzac Day
  • Australian Open Tennis
  • Australian Grand Prix
  • Melbourne Cup Carnival
  • Melbourne Food and Wine Festival
  • Melbourne Fringe Festival
  • Melbourne International Arts Festival
  • Melbourne International Comedy Festival
  • Melbourne International Film Festival
  • Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show
  • Melbourne Music Week
  • Melbourne Spring Fashion Week
  • Melbourne Writers Festival
  • Moomba Festival 
  • New Year's Eve

Melbourne is a friendly city with a welcoming heart where you can find red shirt city volunteers to help visitors.
Melbourne's precincts

Federation Square: It is the most visited attractions in Melbourne. Fed Square is an excellent place to hang out where some events and activities will take place throughout the year. It has stunning food destinations and mainly it is a cozy place to sip a lattle (a coffee drink) and plenty of options are available here to wine, dine and dance all the night. Here you can enjoy free WiFi and "Melbourne Visitor Centre" located at Fed Square provides quality travel booking service and is the one stop shop for visitors where one can get free brochures to know about travel destinations in Melbourne . You can use Rentabike to hire a bike and can take a real Melbourne bike tour.

Some other notable places at Fed Square,

Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) is a place to discover the world of the moving image in the galleries, cinemas and studios.

The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) displays its Australian collection of artworks at the Ian Potter Centre.

Kirra Galleries at Fed Square holds a number of exhibitions each year and it is specialized in highlighting Australian contemporary art glass, ceramics, sculpture and jewelry which are handmade by Australian artists from high-quality materials.

City Library at Flinder's Lane is a great library which conducts workshops, exhibitions, ESL conversation programs and more.

Flinder's Street Station : It is the Australia's oldest and busiest suburban railway station and it is a city icon where free WiFi is accessible, horse-drawn carriage is available throughout the city. Notable Places: Clock's at Flinder's Station with modern gastropubs, mock Irish taverns, competitions and events are also held, Campbell Arcade is an underground shopping precinct, The City Convenience Store offers internet services and money exchange 24 hrs a day, City Hatters is a retailer of men’s hats for generations.

 Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) is the tenth-largest stadium in the world, can seat 100,000 people and it is the Australia's premier sporting stadium where the AFL Grand Final is held and is the home of the Melbourne Cricket Club.  MCG includes a visit to the famous Long Room, MCC Library, CV Bill Lawry Indoor Cricket Centre.

Great Ocean Road: It is one of the world's most scenic coastal drives where you can enjoy various outdoor activities like surfing, scuba diving, sea kayaking and more.

Brighton Bathing Boxes is a popular Bayside icon and cultural asset. It is accessible by road, rail, bus and sea. Here you can discover the Bayside Coastal Art Trail, notable Australian artists' paintings, the Brighton bathing boxes, Brighton dunes and the Melbourne skyline.

St.Kilda Road is the city's famous boulevard fringed by beautiful,  majestic palm trees.St Kilda breakwater where you can see adorable St Kilda penguins daily after sunset throughout the year. It will be really fun watching penguins waddling and surely you can have a great time here.

Melbourne's iconic 'Tan Track' is a wonderful place for a morning jog. It encircles world's famous Royal Botanic Garden and on the way located Shrine of Remembrance, Kings Domain Gardens, Yarra River.

Yarra river is the Melbourne's main water feature and a place for entertainment, leisure, romance and excitement. The Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium is located on the banks of the Yarra River, a home to 10000 animals including world's largest saltwater crocodiles.

Swanston Street is lined with historic architecture and is famous for hidden boutiques, bars and eateries. HardRock climbing is a place where you can hire shoes and enjoy a day's unlimited climbing.Capitol Theatre is an extraordinary theatre to visit with ceilings indirectly lit in four colors.

Collins Street is Melbourne’s most famous shopping stop where you can find high-end fashion and jewels stores, luxury goods, top-class hotels, historic churches, gracious banks, major clubs, breathtaking theaters and modern architectural masterpieces.

Hot air balloon ride at sunrise over Melbourne is a great adventurous ride and it stays in your heart for a lifetime. It is an excellent thrilling ride where you can see the Melbourne and admire its scenic beauty.

 Melbourne Zoo : Here we can experience the thrill of watching some of our favorite animals closely face-to-face and taking photographs with them. Such close up encounters with wildlife will be unforgettable moments in life.

Pick Your own Fruit from orchards gives unique experience and happiness of plucking your favorite fruit and tasting. For kids it will be fun to see the fruits they eat in the trees and it will also be an educational experience for them.

Shopping in Melbourne

Bourke Street Mall, a popular shopping haven where you can find all international brands and variety of shops at a single stop.

Block Arcade is one of Melbourne's most impressive heritage arcades
with boutique shops, cutting edge fashion, specialty stores and numerous cafes and restaurants.

Bridge Road, Richmond for designers clothes and accessories and Brunswick Street, Fitzroy for specialty stores, fashion outlets and trendy cafes and restaurants.

Chapel Street is famous for boutique shopping,ritzy cafes and restaurants.

Melbourne Central: Here you can find over 300 shops with a huge range of designer labels and cutting edge fashions.

 In Melbourne you can find a variety of local and internationally famous designer brands and high-end fashion outlets. Some other locations for a good shopping experience -
i love melbourne

Collins Street, Flinders Lane,  Melbourne GPO, Toorak Road, Chadstone Shopping Centre, Fountain gate Westfield and Little Collins Street where you can find Australian fashion boutiques with primarily focus for men.

Queen Victoria Market is the biggest market in Melbourne where you can find a variety of foods, drinks, clothes, accessories and more.

The Melbourne Museum is a world class museum where you can find lots of things to explore.

St Kilda's big clown mouth, Luna Park's terrific temptations, such as Silly Serpent, Scenic Railway and Spider are some places where we can have more fun.

Melbourne  has world class top restaurants and it is a gourmet city where you can taste all types of food in quality restaurants at reasonable  prices.

Shree Swaminarayan Temple at Melbourne is the Hindu Temple in Victoria. Melbourne has a vibrant multicultural community. 

Docklands: Melbourne Star Observation Wheel to discover Melbourne skies and to see the city from a different perspective. Medibank Icehouse is a good place where free ice-skating lessons are given and it is the Australia's largest ice sports and entertainment venue.

Melbourne brims with sports, fashion, festivals, leisure opportunities, food and wine, Australia's best shopping, beautiful destinations and it caters all groups of people by providing  great facilities and infrastructure.

Visit Melbourne for its spectacular Arts and culture, exhibitions, festivals, displays, museums, galleries and live performances.  

I love Melbourne as there is always something new and exciting to discover.

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"Which of these places would you want to visit in Melbourne and why?".

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  1. I would like to visit these places in Melbourne -
    It will be fun to go high on the Eureka Skydeck and watch the view from there, also I will travel through City Circle Tram to observe and knew the city, also I will be at Panny's Amazing World of Chocolate because I like chocolates, and I will take a Hot Air Balloon ride to enjoy the thrill and for the view of city.

  2. Great post! After reading your post & watching all the videos,I would definitely want to visit all those amazing places when I get to visit Melbourne :) But of all, my top pick would be a visit to Yarra valley for a beautiful sunrise balloon flight. After seeing the video, I can't stop myself from dreaming a romantic magical flight above the scenic vineyards and watching the sunrise from up above! Throw in my favorite wine, I will doubly enjoy the ride sipping my glass and taking sensational selfies all the way :) Now I can't think of a better way of spending a vacation!!

    Next of course, cruising through the great ocean road in a open-top car to enjoy the coastal scenery and the iconic 12 apostles for the nature's amazing work at play. Then a ride around the city in the vintage trams to enjoy its urban splendor and the legendary puffing billy to enjoy its natural splendor. Finally a day at the hot springs to unwind and totally rejuvenate myself :)

  3. Thank you for providing so much information on Melbourne. Being a nature lover all those places were a feast for my eyes. I just cannot select one best place out of the provided, be it a beautiful sunrise or walk across the ocean,the beautiful vineyard garden or the stadium enjoying the match. It is one such place where nature has done so much.I wish i would be able to visit this place soon and I once thank you for providing such an informative post on Melbourne. Thanks..

  4. Wonderful post and interesting videos that make me feel that
    Melbourne invites the eternal romantic in me to hold hands with my beloved and go see the Twelve Apostles .Go on long drives on the great ocean road. In the middle of nowhere in a vineyard spread a table and enjoy a meal and a glass of wine with my dear one. Enjoy the sunsets holding hands and do lots of shopping at the Queen Victoria Market and see all the graffiti being created at the hosier lane.
    Great Post and interesting videos watching them I am sure to visit Sovereign Hill for spending some time in the era gone by. The lure of gold and panning for some nuggets is a temptation that is too much to resist. After I have found the gold I am bound to celebrate it with some wine so I will visit the vineyards and enjoy some great wine from the Yarra region .Visit the Pannys Phillip Island Chocolate Factory and have my fill with this yummy delight.

  5. I would like to visit the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) which is located in Yarra Park. Cricket has fancied me since childhood. I still remember those days when the elders in my neighbourhood used to start shouting and hunting for us the moment the cricket ball hit by me broke one of their window panes. Running away from them was even more exciting than playing cricket itself.

    I used to follow every cricket match played by India religiously and used to analyse and discuss it with friends and siblings for days and months. Being such an enthusiastic fan of cricket, visiting one of the world’s largest cricket stadiums is one of my dreams.

    The thought of being seated amongst 95,000 other fans of cricket and cheering the players itself sounds exciting to me. Such large cricket stadiums are one of the ways to explore how much the passion for cricket has penetrated among the people of the world. MCG is located in Yarra Park, which also has many other sporting fields. This would allow me to explore not just cricket, but also many other games.

    - Ranjith (

  6. major events section is awesome ,however i would to travel great ocean road in melbourne.

  7. Travelling to the 'G is my dream.I am the ardent admirer of the cricket game. I love to play cricket and watching cricket match are the best moments in my life. I like to visit MCG atleast once in my life and watch cricket match with 100,000 cricket lovers like me. Because I use to have great time while watching cricket match with my 5-10 cricket loving friends in home on television itself. When Indian team plays well, I use to feel like running to the stadium. Particularly Melbourne Cricket ground is my favourite as it look amazing to watch our favourite game in real time in such a large and popular stadium where other sporting events held has also attracted me to visit the place like olymbic games, AFL grand final and even blockbuster music concerts are also held made me to choose that place.

  8. Given a chance to visit Melbourne, I would absolutely make a run for Eureka Skydeck 88..Imagine the view of the city from such a great height of over 300 metres and while you are suspended in air in a glass box!
    This is an experience not to be missed and I hope I get a chance to visit Melbourne and go explore Eureka Skydeck 88 soon :)
    -Nikita @Njkinny's World of Books & Stuff

  9. Being a person who loves to travel this place has struck my eye.
    And here, Eureka Skydeck 88 is going to be first on my list.. i can just imagine the view after reading about it and i feel its going to be awesome.
    Then the St. Kilda Beach,the long walk on the beach during the sunset will be just perfect.. And finding gold is also there.. :D
    why not get my pockets filled with some tresure hunt..Laneways and Arcades is going to be the place to explore my "Lara croft" skills.. :D :D
    Melbourne is going to be a great place to visit and enjoy a holiday..


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