A city and experience you’ll never forget
Dynamic, energetic, cosmopolitan and cultured – Melbourne is one of the world’s most welcoming, liveable cities. Home to the Australian Open, the F1 Grand Prix, and the Boxing Day Test Match, it’s the undisputed sports capital of Australia. With its chilled coffee culture, lush outdoor spaces, trend-setting restaurants and vibrant club scene you’ll be spoilt for choice and entertainment, day or night.
Year-round sporting action
From Grand Slam tennis to Formula 1, Melbourne’s sporting calendar is packed all year round, so choose your sport and get in on the action! A match at “The G” – the famous Melbourne Cricket Club – is a must, cheer on Melbourne Renegades in the Big Bash League, and make sure you catch the Wallabies in action. Watch the world’s top tennis players in action at the Australian Open or enjoy the glamour and spectacle of the world-famous Melbourne Cup horse race.
When the sun goes down
Melbourne after dark is a magical place to explore with friends and relax after the day’s sport is over. Catch the sun going down over the city at the Melbourne Skydeck— the highest viewing platform in the Southern Hemisphere – or check out the vibrant bars on Chapel Street. Fill your evenings with festivals, concerts and gigs or sample the city’s legendary food scene. You’re sure to make memories to last a lifetime.
Beyond the city limits
Melbourne is surrounded by spectacular scenery, from the vineyards of the Yarra Valley to the Great Ocean Road – home to long sandy beaches and the breath-taking Twelve Apostles rock formations. How about a day trip to look for koalas in Great Otway National Park. Or try a weekend on Philip Island to see the Penguin Parade and experience some of the world’s biggest and best surf.