Urbane and effortlessly cool, Melbourne is the culture capital of Australia. Set on the snaking Yarra River, you can wander through secretive laneways filled with cafes, boutiques and street art, get your heart pumping at world-class sporting events and enjoy some of the best restaurants in the country from cheap and cheerful to Michelin-star fine dining.
Each suburb has a distinct personality. And with a good tram and train network, they are easy to navigate. Melbourne was at the heart of the post-WWII immigration wave from Europe, which contributed to its diversity of food and melting pot of cultures. Check in to boutique hotels oozing cool, through to art hotels designed by some of Melbourne’s best architects. Whichever way you go, this is a city that lives and breathes quality in everything it does.