This cultural capital serves up world-famous coffees with an extra shot of style.
With its effervescent arts scene and divine drinking and dining options, Melbourne lives up to its reputation as Australia’s cultural capital. Melbourne’s laneways are a canvas for creativity, whether that’s in the form of vibrant layers of street art, or hole-in-the-wall cafés and bars where locals perch on milk crates close to the bluestone. Despite being Australia’s largest city by population, Melbourne balances out its cosmopolitan flare with a hint of laid-back charm – thanks to Melburnians’ recognition that play is just as important as work. Speaking of play, it’s not all cabaret and cocktails in marvellous Melbourne. This city is also mad about sports, as demonstrated by a recently added public holiday celebrating the annual Grand Final of the Australian Rules Football (AFL) season. Melbourne roars to life for a variety of sports throughout the year. The Australian Open brings tennis stars Down Under in summer, the Formula One Grand Prix takes over Albert Park in March and it’s all things AFL during winter. Melbourne’s Central Business District is extremely easy to navigate thanks to its orderly grid system, with free trams on hand to whisk you from brunch to bar, and beyond.
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Explore Melbourne

  • Fitzroy
  • St Kilda
  • Richmond
  • Central city
  • Docklands



In Fitzroy (and neighbouring Collingwood), the streets are as colourful as the personalities meandering them. This once working class locale is now a quirky hub for all things art, music and revelry.

Known For

Live music, Boutique shopping, Galleries, Restaurants, Nightlife

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St Kilda


St Kilda is home to Luna Park, Australia’s oldest theme park, as well as a never-ending stream of backpackers. Add in a popular beach, a whole lot of palm trees and a bunch of bars, and you have yourself a party suburb that (almost) never sleeps.

Known For

Beaches, Boisterous backpackers, Big roller coasters

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By far the most famous landmark in Richmond is the Melbourne Cricket Ground, which despite its name is the home of AFL. When Richmond isn’t packed to the brim with footy fans, it’s also the perfect place to nab a bargain or enjoy a boozy brunch.

Known For

Football, Pubs, Shopping

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Central city


Although Melbourne’s central city area is undeniably a business hub, it boasts a lot more than just suits and skyscrapers. Do some luxury shopping in one of the many arcades or duck down a narrow laneway for a world-famous Melbourne coffee.

Known For

Laneways, Coffee shops, Arcades

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Docklands is Melbourne’s modern waterfront wonderland, with a plethora of harbourside dining options and an impressive range of activities to keep the kids occupied. This neighbourhood also houses Marvel Stadium, which hosts rugby, AFL and more.

Known For

Family-friendly fun.

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Experience three days of coffee, culture and creativity in Melbourne

Couple sitting and relaxing by the fountain outsid

Explore the central city

Start your itinerary with a quintessentially Melburnian breakfast at Queen Victoria Market before wandering the stalls. Spend the day exploring city laneways, take in an exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria and have dinner in Chinatown.

Coffee at Intermission Café & Bar

Live like a local in the Inner North

Get caffeinated in preparation for some boutique shopping on Fitzroy’s Gertrude Street, enjoy the view at a nearby rooftop bar, then catch some live music at the Tote.

External view of Flinders Street Station

Wander to the waterfront

Luxuriate in a long waterfront lunch in Docklands, learn to ice skate, then head to St Kilda for a thrilling night out.

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