Melbourne with a population of just over 4 million is Victoria’s coastal capital with stately 19th-century buildings and tree-lined boulevards.

It is the home of  the MCG (Melbourne Cricket Ground), and the Australian Open tennis comp.  Federation Square has plazas, bars, restaurants and cultural events.

>>VISIT Melbourne>>

In Southbank, the Melbourne Arts Precinct is site of Arts Centre Melbourne – a performing arts complex – and National Gallery of Victoria, displaying Australian and Indigenous art.

Known as the home of fashion, the cooler climate plays to getting dressed.  And you are spoilt for choices to get dressed up to go out to…… fabulous Lygon Street is home to the city’s Italian heart but there are heaps of shows and live music all around the city.