Melbourne is consistently rated as one of the world's most liveable cities. If you would like to explore Melbourne further, the Visit Melbourne website provides a good starting point to learn more about what's on offer. There are also a variety of guided tours available, to suit all interests, or you may prefer to explore on your own.
|Melbourne's inner city is well known for its network of arcades and laneways, many of which feature boutique shopping, restaurants and cafes. Many laneways are home to sometimes controversial street art. A walking tour provides a great introduction to these intimate spaces that are intrinsic to the city's Victorian heritage.|
|Melburnians are also famously sports-mad, with the city hosting the Australian Rules Football Grand Final, the Australian Open, and the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix. Many of the venues in the sports precinct, within walking distance of the central business district, offer visitor tours.|
|If you have time to explore beyond the metropolitan area, a trip to see Phillip Island's little penguins is a perennial favorite. The penguins emerge from the sea each sunset, after spending the day feeding, and waddle across the beach to their dune burrows.|
|Further afield, the Great Ocean Road is one of the world's most scenic drives. The 243-kilometre road follows the south western coast of Victoria, passing the Twelve Apostles rock formation, as well as temperate rainforests and iconic surf beaches.|