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Melbourne: Staying in the Cultural Capital of Australia

 

Flinders Street Railway Station in Melbourne
Flinders Street Station in central Melbourne
is a popular meeting point and a great
location for hotels.

Melbourne has frequently been called the culture capital of Australia. While it may lack a sail-rigged Opera House, it does have a lively and cosmopolitan population, is a major sports hub, and is well known for its diverse eateries. Travel deals to Melbourne tend to be found on websites such as MelbourneFlightsAccommodation or at your local travel agent, however Melbourne is not a city for sightseeing but rather a city for exploring, from its trendy boutiques and art galleries to its vibrant music scene and brilliant festivals.

Wherever your staying during your time in Melbourne, taking advantage of the city’s extensive public transport system can help you get around more easily and affordably. Its tram network, which is the world’s largest, is a tourist attraction in its own right. Melbourne also has buses, taxis, and intercity and interstate rail networks.

Dining is a favourite pastime of Melburnians, and the population’s diversity is reflected in the range of flavours and offerings available in the restaurants here. Authentic Asian cuisine can be found any time of the day or night in Little Bourke Street’s Chinatown, while those in search of Little Italy can find it on Lygan Street. Vietnamese, Greek, Turkish, and Spanish food are all also available throughout the city. If you would prefer to stay in a furnished apartment and prepare your own meals, visit one of Melbourne’s markets for fresh produce, seafood, and meats.

Sporting events, carnivals, and festivals run year-round, and native Melburnians seek respite from the excitement in one of the dozens of quaint coffeehouses tucked into quiet corners throughout the city. The café culture is strong here, and you will have access to the finest brews and milkiest lattes.

Even while you are in the thick of the city’s action, you are no more than a stone’s throw from nature in Melbourne. Visit the dolphins and whales along the coastline of Mornington Peninsula, or go wine-tasting in the Yarra Valley. Go fishing in Queenscliff, or enjoy a day of sightseeing in St. Kilda. Before you leave, head down the Great Ocean Road, one of the most scenic drives in the country.

Melbourne must be experienced to be truly appreciated. Take a walk down its storied streets, linger over a cup of dark and frothy coffee, browse the markets, and enjoy the live music scene.


 

 

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