Melbourne is one of the most popular destinations for visitors to Australian soil, including those who are travelling around the coast on a dream cruise adventure.
The sprawling city is home a range of different attractions and – thanks to a melting pot of different cultures – offers a unique travel experience that is sure to live long in the memory.
There are plenty of opportunities to enjoy fine dining from across the globe at a wide range of restaurants whilst there are bars and coffee shops aplenty where you can sit back with a drink and watch the world go by.
That might be after you’ve visited some of the large department stores or quaint little boutiques to grab a souvenir, or fresh from a visit to one of the many tourist attractions that are found within the city limits – particularly around the Golden Mile.
Should you have an interest in history and culture then the National Gallery of Victoria is a must-see attraction, with the likes of the Royal Exhibition Building, the Shine of Remembrance, the Queen Victoria Market and the Royal Botanic Gardens all worth checking out.
If you’re a fan of the hit TV show Neighbours, you could even visit Pin Oak Court in the suburb of Vermont South, which doubles as the fictional Ramsay Street.
Melbourne is one of the top destinations in Australia for lovers of sport and is home to the National Sports Museum, which is to be found at the famous Melbourne Cricket Ground.
Depending on when you visit, you may be able to check out one of the many top quality events that are held every year, which include the Melbourne Cup horse race, the Australian Grand Prix and the Australian Open tennis.
Head outside the city limits and the wineries and vineyards of the Yarra Valley are worth a visit, as are the stunning forest landscapes of the Dandenong Ranges – which you can explore with a ride on the heritage Puffing Billy Railway.
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