Melbourne is an amazing place to start your Aussie holiday, offering visitors a none stop celebration of fashion, food, sport and good living. This vibrant city boasts some of the world’s best restaurants, some great attractions and a fantastic beach culture down at St Kilda. Friendly locals will welcome you, helping to uncover secret spots and hidden gems across town.

Visit Federation Square, Melbourne’s landmark cultural space, and wander nearby Southbank. Explore the city’s laneways for alfresco dining, quirky bars, cafes and boutiques. Go shopping on bohemian Brunswick Street or chic Chapel Street. Walk through the Royal Botanic Gardens or tour the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground.

One of the best things about Melbourne is how easy it is to reach some of Australia’s best national parks, beaches and foodie hot spots. You don’t have to travel far from the city to enjoy golf courses home to kangaroos, breaks being tackled by top surfers, vineyards producing award winning wines and wildlife reserves teeming with interesting flora and fauna.

Whether you’re hanging out with penguins on Phillip Island, driving the iconic Great Ocean Road, sipping wine in the Yarra Valley or hiking in the Grampians you’ll be glad you made Melbourne and Victoria part of your Aussie adventure.