From pit lane to the iconic Hosier Lane, discover Melbourne with a twist.
Only 90 minutes from Phillip Island, Melbourne is a city with creativity woven into the fabric of everyday life. A place where progressive attitudes reign and diverse expressions of culture wait around every corner. From gastronomic adventures down hidden laneways, sky top cocktails on one of Melbourne’s favourite neighbourhood haunts or art exploration across the many galleries and streetscapes, exploration is key on any visit to Melbourne.
Internationally recognised as one of the culinary capitals of the world, Melbourne’s restaurant, bar and café scene is defined by the pursuit of creativity, quality and innovation. Melbourne is renowned for hidden gastronomical treasures and discovering their whereabouts can be as much fun as devouring their wares.
City precincts and neighbourhood favourites
No visit to Melbourne is complete without experiencing the different CBD precincts and inner neighbourhoods, each with their own personality and feel. From the effortlessly cool northern suburbs, to the chic fashion hubs in the south, and the multicultural and creative precincts of the west – Melbourne’s eclectic neighbourhoods on the city fringe offer endless possibilities, just a tram or train ride away from the CBD.
Arts and culture
Be inspired by world class art collections at cutting-edge galleries. Feel goose bumps as you join applauding crowds in one of the world’s best theatre districts or immerse yourself in the city’s ever-changing street art scene, which throws pops of colour, culture and inspiration down city laneways and throughout inner neighbourhoods.
Live music and nightlife
As the incubator for Australia’s music scene, Melbourne celebrates and fosters live music in all its forms. From gritty basement bars to intimate jazz clubs, grungy pubs to iconic band rooms, the city’s eclectic live music scene fills all corners of the city, every night of the week.
Melbourne has long been recognised as the events capital of Australia. Take one look at the ever growing, year-round line up of major sporting events, food and fashion festivals, blockbuster stage shows and live music performances and you’ll quickly see why. Regardless of the time of year you visit, expect to be swept up in the non-stop festivities and fun.