WHILE YOU’RE THERE…
MAJOR EVENTS Time your visit to coincide with one of the city’s many action-packed sporting and cultural events. Upcoming highlights include: the Melbourne Cup Carnival (November 4-11, 2017); the Australian Open (January 15-28, 2018, pictured above); and Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival (March 1-18, 2018).
FOOD & DRINKS Melbourne is known for its cafes, bars and vibrant food scene. Fitzroy and the city centre both offer a great range of options, while Acland Street in St Kilda is cake-shop heaven (check out Le Bon Cakes, pictured above) and Lygon Street in Carlton is famous for its Italian restaurants.
THE ARTS The city’s Southbank is a hub for art, music and theatre. Catch major local and international exhibitions at the National Gallery of Victoria (pictured above), and take in a live performance at the Arts Centre Melbourne, Malthouse Theatre or Southbank Theatre.