Melbourne is Victoria’s capital city and the business, administrative, cultural and recreational hub of the state.
There is a lot to love about Melbourne - on every street and laneway, there are shopping, dining and cultural experiences to discover.
Melbourne is packed with attractions, from laid-back laneways and lush parks to grand libraries and museums, all wrapped up in a vibrant atmosphere.
GETTING AROUND MELBOURNE
Melbourne has been ranked as one of the most liveable cities in the world and the ease of finding your way around is part of what makes this city so appealing. Melbourne's public transport system is extensive yet very easy to use to get around the city.
The City Circle tram is a free service around central Melbourne that stops near some of Melbourne's major attractions. You can also catch regular trams, trains and buses all over the city.
Visit the Public Transport Victoria (PTV) website for timetables, route maps and fare information: http://ptv.vic.gov.au or download the PTV app and the Tram Tracker app (which provides real-time tram arrival information) for iPhone or Android.
Melbourne is renowned for its ever changing weather. Please ensure that you check local weather reports before heading out and take appropriate additional clothing/wet weather gear.
For more accurate Melbourne weather information visit the Australian Bureau of Meteorology
Melbourne is a serious culinary hotspot, with everything from relaxed dining, eateries with well-known chefs and a thriving bar scene. Melbourne's baristas whip up a fine brew; choose from cutting-edge cafés, bakeries and heritage tearooms. Many of Melbourne's best restaurants line the city's streets and laneways - you'll find French fine dining, Italian regional cuisine, tempting Spanish tapas and more.
Melbourne Visitors Information: http://www.visitmelbourne.com/
Maps of Melbourne: http://www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/AboutMelbourne/CityMaps
Melbourne Tours and Activities: http://www.visitmelbourne.com/Things-to-do/Tours
Public Transport Victoria: http://ptv.vic.gov.au/
Yellow Cabs: http://www.taxifare.com.au/rates/australia/melbourne/