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A lively city of food, sport and culture

Discover Melbourne, a city driven by coffee, sport, culture and eclectic laneway bars. Eat at the latest fine diner, catch some theatre or a stadium sports event. Go beyond the city grid to explore inner-city suburbs or daytrip to beaches, mountains and wineries.

Fun things to do: Melbourne

  • See the latest blockbuster exhibition at the NGV 
  • Book a walking tour of street art or hidden bars 
  • Catch a football game at the MCG 
  • Daytrip through the wineries of the Yarra Valley 
  • Get a taste of the local produce at Queen Victoria Market

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Explore street-art laneways

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Melbourne's laneways are ever-changing open-air galleries.

Check out the city's famous street art, which you'll find down laneways that are more like ever-changing outdoor galleries. Start at Hosier Lane, near the Forum Theatre, for your first taste. Follow a self-guided walking tour, or book a guided tour run by working street artists from Blender Studios.

Get sport-crazy with the crowd

Aerial view of Melbourne Cricket Ground on a sunny day, surrounded by trees with the city skyline in the background. Image credit: Michael Evans/stock.adobe.comMichael Evans/stock.adobe.com
Sport lovers flock to Melbourne's iconic MCG.

Head to one of the major sports stadiums fringing Melbourne's CBD and get with the crowds to check out a major sports event. Watch the cricket or the footy at the MCG (and visit the interactive Australian Sports Museum while you're there). Catch a soccer match or a rugby game at AAMI Park or Marvel Stadium. Summer is all about the Australian Open tennis championships at Melbourne Park.

Check out live music

Crowd watching a band play inside at The Tote, Melbourne. Image credit: Visit VictoriaVisit Victoria
Discover the sound of Melbourne at a live-music venue.

Get a feel for Melbourne's world-famous live music scene. There are a bunch of venues where live music happens almost every night of the week. Visit the Tote Hotel in Collingwood, the Northcote Social Club and the Corner Hotel in Richmond to catch international independent acts or the next big local thing. Lots of venues have rooftop bars or dining areas attached to make a whole night of it.

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