Craig in Melbourne

Join Craig as he explores Melbourne's bustling laneways, uncovers an alternative music scene and discovers why there's nothing like Australia.

Victoria's capital, Melbourne, is an exciting blend of old and new. The vibrant and fashionable city is set on the banks of the Yarra River as the distinctive mid-1800s gold-boom era architecture blends with modern glass skyscrapers to create an exceptional cityscape.

The river is at the heart of Melbourne's charm with rowers skimming the water; scenic cycle tracks alongside, and outdoor cafes lining the banks. In Melbourne, outdoors is a must.


Melbourne showcases the best of Australia's laid-back lifestyle, but it also revels in a more old-world sense of sophistication and style. With its diverse inner-city villages, chic fashion stores, over 3,000 restaurants, bars and cafes, a variety of music venues and an excellent transit system, you have all the ingredients of a great destination.

Known as a style-setter, Melbourne's history and culture collide with creativity and innovation. A focal point for the arts, events and entertainment is Federation Square — a creative mix of galleries, cafes and public space — connecting the city with the Yarra River.

Take time out beyond the city and visit nearby Phillip Island for a Little Penguin parade; take a road trip along the Great Ocean Road , or relax in Victoria's spa country of Daylesford.

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