Melbourne, Victoria's capital, sits on the banks of the Yarra River which flows into Port Phillip Bay
Renowned for its lifestyle, a passionate love of sports, boasting an action-packed calendar of events and a melting pot of cultures which is reflected in its restaurants, cafes and bistros serving a dizzying spread of great cuisines
Easy to get around due to Melbourne grid street layout and serviced by a warren of laneways that now reveal buzzing bars, galleries, live music venues, acclaimed restaurants and designer boutiques that give the city its style and sophistication and creative energy.
The CBD comprises many precincts, some are just a lane, while others cover a suburb or a busy CBD street, like the creative Flinders quarter, the city arcades, the arts and adjoining sports precincts, Chinatown, Paris End of Collins Street and the city iconic streets in Fitzroy, St Kilda, Brunswick, Carlton, Richmond, Toorak and South Yarra.
There are many attractions, events and things to do in Melbourne.