Melbourne, the state capital, is one of Australia’s best loved cities. It is also the commercial, executive and leisure hub of the state of Victoria. Melbourne’s warm and welcoming culture is why its residents love their home city and it is also at the heart of what creates memorable experiences for visitors. Look up hotels in Melbourne’s central business district and put yourself at the center of the action. The city’s main attractions are within walking distance but pack an umbrella or raincoat because the weather has a reputation for being unpredictable. To enjoy sweeping views of the city skyline and indulge in a little luxury look up a spacious studio apartment at Oaks on Market.
The city is an agreeable mix of charming old buildings and striking modern architectural wonders. The city is alive with an infectious energy that is built on its bustling restaurants, high fashion boutiques, café lined streets, trendy bars, imposing galleries and rambling parks. Flowing through the heart of the city and taking center stage is the Yarra River. Hop aboard a river cruise to take in the city’s iconic landmarks. The Yarra Valley Region, which surrounds one area of the river is the birthplace of Victorian wine. Be sure to sample some local wine during your visit as it is the pride and joy of Victoria. There are also several activities for kids in Melbourne, family accommodation is plentiful and events like concerts, workshops and interactive exhibitions take place periodically during school holidays.
The Melbournian community also has a keen interest in sport. They have a year round sports calendar that features everything from tennis, cricket, athletics and swimming to horse racing and formula one. The city is also home to world class sports venues like Olympic Park, Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne Park among others andit also regularly hosts international tournaments.