• Melbourne Skyline - Melbourne, Victoria

    Melbourne Skyline - Melbourne, Victoria

    Australia's second biggest city is the "capital of cool," according to Conde Nast Traveler. Survey respondents said that Melbourne is "one of the classiest cities in the world" and mentioned its "abundance of parks and fabulous public art."

  • Melbourne Skyline - Melbourne, Victoria

    Melbourne Skyline - Melbourne, Victoria

    In August 2014, the Economist Intelligence Unit recognized Melbourne as the world’s most liveable city for the fourth year in a row.

  • City Circle Tram - Melbourne, Victoria

    City Circle Tram - Melbourne, Victoria

    The City Circle Tram. is a free and convenient way to see the sights of central Melbourne, while experiencing a ride on one of the city's much loved heritage trams. The service is aimed mainly at tourists, as the tram passes by many local attractions and museums

  • Swanston Street - Melbourne, Victoria

    Swanston Street - Melbourne, Victoria

    Horse-drawn carriages can show you a different side of Melbourne. Catch a ride from Swanston Street, or pre-book your trusty steeds and driver from one of the local tour operators.

  • Melbourne Public Library - Melbourne, Victoria

    Melbourne Public Library - Melbourne, Victoria

    Established in 1856 as the Melbourne Public Library, the State Library of Victoria is Australia's oldest public library and one of the first free public libraries in the world. A look below at the La Trobe Reading Room.

  • Old Treasury Building - Melbourne, Victoria

    Old Treasury Building - Melbourne, Victoria

    Sitting at the top end of Collins Street in the Melbourne CBD, the Old Treasury Building is widely regarded as one of the finest 19th century buildings in Australia. It hosts the original gold vaults where gold bullion was stored during the gold rush era, as well as rare and historic documents from Public Record Office Victoria highlighting key moments from Victoria’s history.

  • Old Treasury Building - Melbourne, Victoria

    Old Treasury Building - Melbourne, Victoria

    The Victorian gold rush was a period in the history of Victoria, Australia taking place between 1851 and the late 1860s. The discovery of gold resulted in more than 500,000 Australians, Europeans and Chinese rushing to the southeast state to stake their claim to fortune.

  • St Paul's Cathedral - Melbourne, Victoria

    St Paul's Cathedral - Melbourne, Victoria

    St Paul's Cathedral is the seat of the Anglican Primate of Australia and home church for Anglicans in Melbourne and Victoria. Here is a look at its Neo-Gothic interior.

  • Hosier Lane - Melbourne, Victoria

    Hosier Lane - Melbourne, Victoria

    Melbourne is known as one of the world's great street art capitals. Hosier Lane is its most famous laneway.

  • Hosier Lane - Melbourne, Victoria

    Hosier Lane - Melbourne, Victoria

    Take a stroll down Hosier Lane and admire the numerous styles of street art. It’s one of the most popular things to do in Melbourne and it’s free!

  • Hosier Lane - Melbourne, Victoria

    Hosier Lane - Melbourne, Victoria

    Hosier Lane is filled with regularly changing graffiti and a series of light boxes that exhibit the work of up and coming contemporary artists.

  • Queen Victoria Market - Melbourne, Victoria

    Queen Victoria Market - Melbourne, Victoria

    Established in 1878, the Queen Victoria Market is the largest market in Australia and one of the largest in the world. Covering 7 hectares of land within Melbourne, the Market remains essentially intact to its date of construction, with many of its buildings still in use today.

  • Queen Victoria Market - Melbourne, Victoria

    Queen Victoria Market - Melbourne, Victoria

    Most Melbournites skip the grocery stores to shop for fresh produce and food at the Queen Victoria Market.

  • Brighton Beach - Melbourne, Victoria

    Brighton Beach - Melbourne, Victoria

    Charming and picturesque, Brighton Beach is a cove on Port Phillip Bay that is adored for its rainbow bathing boxes and views of Melbourne’s city skyline.

  • Brighton Beach - Melbourne, Victoria

    Brighton Beach - Melbourne, Victoria

    When viewed together, the bathing boxes turn the beachscape into a collective work of art that can change by the hour according to season, light and colors.

  • Brighton Beach - Melbourne, Victoria

    Brighton Beach - Melbourne, Victoria

    The 82 bathing boxes are unique because of their uniform scale and proportion, building materials, and sentry order alignment.

  • Old Melbourne Gaol - Melbourne, Victoria

    Old Melbourne Gaol - Melbourne, Victoria

    Step back in time and walk the road to the gallows in a 19th century prison, be arrested in a modern day police station or put yourself on trial in court. Between 1842 and its closure in 1929, the Old Melbourne Gaol was the scene of 133 hangings including Australia's most infamous citizen, the bushranger Ned Kelly.

  • Luna Park - Melbourne, Victoria

    Luna Park - Melbourne, Victoria

    Luna Park is a historic amusement park located on the foreshore of Port Phillip Bay in St Kilda, Melbourne, Victoria. It opened on December 13, 1912 and has been operating almost continuously ever since.

  • Luna Park - Melbourne, Victoria

    Luna Park - Melbourne, Victoria

    Luna Park is the giant face of fun in St Kilda!

  • A day at Luna Park cannot be missed when visiting Melbourne, no matter your age.

  • Melbourne Museum - Melbourne, Victoria

    Melbourne Museum - Melbourne, Victoria

    Housed in an ultra-modern facility, the Melbourne Museum explores life in Victoria, from its natural environment to its culture and history. It is the largest museum in the Southern Hemisphere.

  • Holgate Brewhouse - Woodend, Victoria

    Holgate Brewhouse - Woodend, Victoria

    Holgate Brewhouse is a small, independent, family-owned brewery in Woodend, Victoria, Australia. The brewery operations began in 1999 and today is best known for its India Pale Ales (IPA's).

  • Great Ocean Road - Torquay, Victoria

    Great Ocean Road - Torquay, Victoria

    The Great Ocean Road is one of the most incredible coastal drives in the world, with awe-inspiring limestone cliffs and incredible rock formations. Stretching a total of 151 miles, it is home to the most amazing collection of sandy beaches, lush rain forests, spectacular waterfalls, and arguably, one of the most breathtaking views in Australia – the iconic 12 Apostles. There are a ton of sites to see along the Great Ocean Road, but most of all, enjoy the ride!

  • Port Campbell National Park - Port Campbell, Victoria

    Port Campbell National Park - Port Campbell, Victoria

    The Twelve Apostles are imposing limestone stacks that rise from the ocean in Port Campbell National Park.

  • Great Otway National Park - Cape Otway, Victoria

    Great Otway National Park - Cape Otway, Victoria

    I spotted this mother koala and her baby up in the high trees of Great Otway National Park in Victoria, Australia.

  • Rippon Lea Estate - Elsternwick, Victoria

    Rippon Lea Estate - Elsternwick, Victoria

    Rippon Lea was a cherished family home to two families who collectively spent nearly 100 years living on the estate. Today, it is a historic property under the care of the National Trust of Australia.

  •  Rippon Lea Estate - Elsternwick, Victoria

    Rippon Lea Estate - Elsternwick, Victoria

    The ‘Hollywood style’ Drawing Room inside Rippon Lea Estate.

  • Eureka Skydeck 88 - Melbourne, Victoria

    Eureka Skydeck 88 - Melbourne, Victoria

    The Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) (left) and the Melbourne Rectangular Stadium (right), commercially known as AAMI Park.

  • Melbourne Cricket Ground - Melbourne, Victoria

    Melbourne Cricket Ground - Melbourne, Victoria

    The Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) is Australia’s premier sports stadium and a cultural icon. It is the country’s largest, oldest, and most popular sporting venue. The stadium can seat a total of 100,024 people and hosted the 1956 Summer Olympic Games.

  • Eureka Skydeck 88 - Melbourne, Victoria

    Eureka Skydeck 88 - Melbourne, Victoria

    Nothing you have ever experienced will prepare you for the awe-inspiring view of Melbourne from the observation deck of the highest public vantage point in the Southern Hemisphere - the Eureka Tower.

  • Eureka Skydeck 88 - Melbourne, Victoria

    Eureka Skydeck 88 - Melbourne, Victoria

    As dusk falls on Melbourne, the city becomes a place of bright lights and welcoming venues where people gather to talk, eat, and enjoy themselves.

  • Eureka Skydeck 88 - Melbourne, Victoria

    Eureka Skydeck 88 - Melbourne, Victoria

    Nightime view of the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) (left) and AAMI Park (right).

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