A gleaming metropolis with pockets of old world charm, Melbourne and its surrounding regions have a little bit of everything for everyone. Here’s our guide to getting the most out of an extended visit to Victoria.
Melbourne is home to a rich sporting tradition that includes horse racing, rugby, and cricket. Spend a day checking out the well-trod track around the Flemington Racecourse, home to the annual Melbourne Cup, visit the pitch at Etihad Stadium, headquarters of the Australian Football League, or peek in at the Melbourne Cricket Ground’s patchwork of lush green grass. Time your visit with a live match – the atmosphere at almost every sporting event in Melbourne is out of this world.
Melbourne comes alive at night. From exploring the hidden laneways to getting a bird’s-eye view, there’s plenty of opportunities to explore the metropolis after dark. Start off with a whirl on the Star Observation Wheel before testing your vertigo in the Eurkea Tower’s glass-enclosed viewing platform set 300 metres above ground.