Melbourne Travel Guide (VIC, 3000)

The world's most livable city

Melbourne, the capital of the state of Victoria, is set around the shores of Victoria's Port Phillip Bay and boasts a lively and cosmopolitan pulse, with chic boutiques, buzzing cafés and bars, immaculate gardens and festivals and popular sporting events. The city sits on the Yarra River, about five kilometres from the bay.

One glance at a map and it's obvious Melbourne is a planned city: a tidy, balanced grid of neatly angled streets. But beneath this sense of restraint lies a restless creative energy. Discover the work of talented local artists, architects and designers in stylish fashion boutiques, buzzing laneway cafés, hidden galleries and trendy bars.

Melbourne is a city of style and sophistication, with an inviting cosmopolitan atmosphere. It is a melting pot of cultures reflected in its microcosm of restaurants, cafés, bistros and bars. Melbourne's dining offers a dizzying spread of great cuisines, serving meals from the substantial and classic to the truly exotic.

From locally designed originals to the best of international fashion brands you'll be spoilt for choice in Melbourne's shopping precincts. Explore the inner city shopping centres and the city's myriad of arcades and laneways.

The CBD is made up of many precincts – enclaves with their own distinct flavour and charm. Some are just a lane or two, while others cover a suburb or a busy CBD street. Spend time experiencing the richness of Melbourne’s different cultures from the Greek Quarter around Lonsdale Street, Italian in Lygon street, Vietnamese in Victoria Street to the Chinese culture in Chinatown and the upmarket Paris End of Collins Street.

Melbourne to Dandenong Ranges Trip | Melbourne

The route is along Dandenong Road, through Oakleigh and Upper Ferntree Gully to the summit of One Tree Hill (502 metres) where fine views are obtained of Western Port and Port Phillip, Eumemmering Reservoir, and the suburban area. The route then passes along the Sherbrooke Forest Reservation for native fauna and flora, through Clematis Avenue shaded by trees and ferns, to Sassafras and Olinda at t...

Melbourne to Warburton Trip | Melbourne

Warburton, a pleasant township in an extensive timber-getting district, is on the banks of the River Yarra 77 km from Melbourne by rail or road. Mount Donna Buang (1,243 metres), the highest mountain peak within easy reach of Melbourne, and Ben Cairn (1,036 metres) are the principal tourist attractions. A well-graded road runs via Cement Creek to Mount Donna Buang (18km) and thence a further 4 km ...