The magic of Melbourne

The capital of the state of Victoria is far, far more than a city stop-off in which to re-charge your batteries after an international flight. It is one of the best gateways into Australia – a stylish, interesting city that adds up to the perfect start-point for the beginning of a great Australian journey.

There is so much to enjoy here: great little shops and cafès in the famous labyrinth of narrow laneways and arcades at the heart of the metropolis; superb restaurants in districts as varied as Little Italy, Fitzroy, Chinatown and the Docklands; the bayside at St Kilda; calm, open green parks and gardens; first-rate tours that open a window onto the city’s hidden secrets and heritage.

The Melbourne calendar is awash with big events: The Australian Open Tennis in January; the Formula 1 Grand Prix and the L’Oreal Fashion Festival in March; the International Comedy Festival in April; the annual Boxing Day Test at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground; the Emirates Melbourne Cup – a horse-racing epic – in November.

How do you find out more? Come and experience a truly global city for yourself…