Welcome to Melbourne
With regular medal-winning appearances in the Economist’s Most Liveable Cities list (taking the top award three times since 2002), Melbourne has a right to be boastful. But despite its temperate climate, safe streets, cosmopolitan lifestyle and beautiful setting, locals remain low-key about their city. They know that Melbourne is Australia’s undisputed hub of style, sport, culture and dining.
Australia is famed for being free of social and political turmoil and filled with sun, surf and beaches, unique flora and fauna, and warm, friendly people. And nowhere will you find these qualities more evident than in Melbourne. A modern multicultural, metropolis of four million people, it is a city that has made blending business with pleasure a sophisticated art form and a way of life.
There’s a surprise awaiting every corner you turn. Off the grid of city streets, hidden laneways hold the city’s real secrets. Beyond the buildings, Melbourne’s laneways have increasingly become spaces for artistic expression. See colourful, constantly-changing graffiti murals in Hosier Lane and along Union Lane. Let the aroma of world renowned coffee and gourmet outlets tempt you to Degraves Street and Centre Place.
Melbourne’s airport has more than 300 international and 1000 domestic arrivals per week, providing superb access from across Australia and the world. Integrated public transport and centrally located facilities combine to make Melbourne the perfect destination.