Melbourne, the capital of Victoria, is reputed to be Australia's cultural capital. It is also a paramount financial centre. It is a city of vast contrasts and contradictions. Metropolitan magnificence co-exists beside provincialism, conservatism exists beside the new and avant-garde.


The Melbourne of today is undisputedly the centre of culinary excellence of Australia. Thousands of restaurants offer dishes from all around the world. The refined cuisine available is guaranteed to satisfy even the most particular customer. Melbourne is also famous for the wide variety of fashionable clothes stores.

Whenever you choose to visit Melbourne, there will be a whole line up of events waiting for you. Throughout the year, the city is busy with a range of happenings, from sporting blockbusters to internationally important exhibitions and festivals.


Discover alleys leading to opulent bars, exclusive restaurants hiding behind non-descript doors and boutiques in Melbourne's hidden laneways. Come equipped with a giddy sense of adventure - you'll need it if you're to get anywhere near the heart of the labyrinth. After all, it's easy to lose yourself in Melbourne.