Only 90 minutes from Phillip Island, Melbourne is a city for those prepared to play. Pack your agenda full of eating, drinking, sports and events and get to grips with the city's maze of laneways and inner city neighbourhoods. See what's on, grab a bite to eat and get ready to Play Melbourne.
Hunger is not an option in Melbourne, where what you've eaten is a valid topic of conversation and tracking down food vans and the latest snack is a popular pastime. The city's melting pot of cultures is evident in its array of eateries, ranging from the cheap, cheerful and delicious to some of Australia's most celebrated dining rooms.
With the roar of the MotoGP engines still ringing in your ears, make your way to one of Melbourne's live music hotspots. Melbourne is Australia's city of rock and the scene comes alive every night of the week in pubs, clubs, warehouses and basements with everything from big-name bands to local favourites.
Load up on caffeine at one of Melbourne's renowned cafes and power through an action-packed day in Melbourne's laneways and inner city neighbourhoods. The undisputed coffee capital of Australia, you're never far from a quality coffee in an effortlessly stylish cafe that takes its food offerings almost as seriously as the coffee.
Clubs and Bars
You never know where the next great drinking spot is going to pop up in Melbourne, and part of the fun is in the hunt. Head up a flight of stairs, down a laneway, up to a rooftop or into an orchestra pit to find unexpected whisky dens, craft beer caverns, tequila dives, world-class DJs and irresistible dancefloors.