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    Melbourne

    Australia's second largest city and capital of the state of Victoria

Overview

Melbourne is Victoria’s capital city and the business, administrative, cultural and recreational hub of the state. The cultural atmosphere marks the city, where a variety of artistic expression and sometimes controversial art is exposed on its streets. Melbourne also holds important events throughout the year such as the Australian Open of Tennis, Formula 1, Melbourne Cup, Film Festivals, Jazz Festivals and lots more. Melburnians are known for being friendly and inclusive; and their population is characterized by its multiculturalism. With a vibrant night life, Melbourne is a place for those who love culture as much as parties.

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Must See

 

Chinatown

Chinatown today now predominantly extends along Little Bourke Street between Swanston St and Spring St. Its cabinet makers and lodging houses may now be gone but eating houses and top class restaurants now take their place with the streetscape and its low-rise brick buildings, retaining its historic character.
Source:
chinatownmelbourne.com.au/about-chinatown

Queen Victoria Market

Also known affectionately as ‘Vic Market’ or ‘Queen Vic’, the Queen Victoria Market has been the heart and soul of Melbourne for more than a century. A historic landmark spread over two city blocks, it’s a vibrant and bustling inner-city Market where you can shop for everything from Australian fruit and vegetables, and local and imported gourmet foods, to cosmetics, clothing and souvenirs.
Source:
www.qvm.com.au/about

Parliament of Victoria

Parliament House is open to the public throughout the year. When Parliament is sitting, visitors are welcome to come in and see Parliament in action. The Legislative Council and the Legislative Assembly (the Houses) both have public galleries, which are open whenever the House is sitting. For more information, please check their website. Source: www.parliament.vic.gov.au/visit

St Patrick's Cathedral

St Patrick’s is an integral part of Melbourne, and its history tells us much about the State’s birth and growth. Situated on the fringe of the city grid, close enough to the heart of Melbourne to be a powerful presence and breathe with a life of its own.
Source:
www.cam.org.au/cathedral

Federation Square

Home to major cultural attractions, world-class events, tourism experiences and an exceptional array of restaurants, bars and specialty stores, this modern piazza has become the heart and soul of Melbourne.
Source:
www.fedsquare.com/about

Hosier Lane

Hosier lane is a much celebrated landmark mainly due to its sophisticated Urban art. Hosier Lane lies opposite the entrance to the Atrium at Federation Square on Flinders St, a prominent position in the city. The graffiti-covered walls and art-installations have become a popular backdrop for fashion and wedding photography.

Eureka Tower

The Eureka Tower, a 297-metre (975 ft.) gold plated skyscraper by the Yarra River in the heart of the Southbank precinct. As the highest public observation deck in the Southern Hemisphere, Eureka offers a visual panorama of Melbourne’s humming neighbourhoods, world-class hospitality venues and dazzling urban sprawl.
Source:
www.eurekaskydeck.com.au/about-us

Brighton Beach

Dendy Street Beach, just south of Middle Brighton, features 82 colourful bathing boxes, which are one of the tourist icons of Melbourne. The boxes share a uniformity of size and build, and a regular arrangement along the beach, and are the only surviving such structures close to the Melbourne CBD.
Source:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brighton,_Victoria


St Kilda

St Kilda is home to many of Melbourne’s famous visitor attractions including Luna Park, the Esplanade Hotel, Acland Street and Fitzroy Street. It is home to St Kilda beach, Melbourne’s most famous beach, several renowned theatres and several of Melbourne’s big events and festivals. The main street in St Kilda is Fitzroy Street. It’s lined with outdoor pubs, cafes and restaurants serving a wide variety of cuisines showcasing Melbourne’s multicultural heritage.
Source:
stkildamelbourne.com.au/about-st-kilda

Docklands

From art to sports and culture, Docklands offers a colourful variety of events and attractions – there's something to suit every passion and budget.
Source: 
www.thatsmelbourne.com.au/Placestogo/Precincts_Neighbourhoods/Docklands/Pages/Attractions.aspx


Star Observation Wheel

Melbourne Star invites you to experience Melbourne in a whole new way on its opening. Take a flight of discovery through the Melbourne skies and see the city from a different perspective. Melbourne Star gives you a unique introduction to the city, with all its colour, culture and eccentricities. It’s more than just a view – it’s a complete experience, giving visitors and locals alike a new way to engage with Melbourne’s vibrant cityscape.
Source:
www.melbournestar.com/about-us.html


Webb Bridge

It's an interesting, unique-looking bridge which is part of a Melbourne public art project. Webb Bridge is the walkway/cycleway across the Yarra River from the southside housing developments to the northside entertainment, shopping and dining venues at the Melbourne Docklands.
Source:
goaustralia.about.com/od/melbournevictoria/ss/webb-bridge.htm


Shrine of Remembrance

The Shrine of Remembrance is the National War Memorial of Victoria, a monument dedicated to all those who have served in the armed conflicts and peacekeeping operations in which Australia has participated.
Source:
www.shrine.org.au/about-us