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.
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.
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.
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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With wow factor to burn, Sydney is one of the world's great cities. With that glorious harbour, stunning Opera House and postcard-perfect beaches, it's a destination sensation.
Head to Hobart for a refreshing reset. This harbour city blends history with contemporary culture, outdoor adventure with indoor foodie wonders. Tasmania's capital packs a delicious punch.
Get prepped for Adelaide's excellent food and wine, fabulous festivals, galleries and museums. Get out into the fresh air at elegant parks, city beaches and wonderful wine country.
Brisbane is Queensland’s vibrant riverside capital. It's crammed with incredible galleries, restaurants and waterfront precincts – and just an hour north of the Gold Coast.