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Melbourne is home to world-class arts and cultural heritage institutions, cutting-edge design and dynamic festivals and community events.
Melbourne street art. Photo: Ben King
Paddle, swim or surf in the crashing waves or take a relaxing stroll along the clean, golden sands as you discover Victoria's stunning coastline.
Surfer at 13th Beach, Barwon Heads, Geelong and the Bellarine
Travel from mountains to coast to city in no time at all thanks to Victoria's compact size. Follow tourist routes or make it up as you go along.
Driving the Great Ocean Road
Acquaint yourself with old friends and discover the unusual species of wildlife and birds that call Victoria's waterways, zoos and reserves home.
Penguins at the Phillip Island Nature Park
Melbourne's events calendar is packed: music, film and design festivals, major exhibitions, sports events, theatre, and food and wine celebrations.
Cricket at the MCG, Melbourne
Find your flavour in Victoria, where cups runneth over with fine restaurants, eclectic cuisines, country pubs, regional produce and wineries galore.
Ballooning over vineyards in the Yarra Valley
Relax in the summer sun on calm bay beaches across Melbourne from the popular swimming spots at St Kilda to the landmark bathing huts at Brighton.
Get a taste for Melbourne's serious coffee culture with a perfect brew or take-home beans from favourite local coffee roasters and cafes.
Strike it rich with a day out in 1850s Ballarat and pan for gold, ride in a horse-drawn carriage and relive the Eureka Rebellion with sound and light.
Witness the rugged splendour of the famous 12 Apostles, magnificent rock stacks that rise up from the Southern Ocean on Victoria's dramatic coastline.
Watch for waking koalas and peek at a joey in a kangaroo's pouch, meet keepers or observe vets in the animal hospital, all in an Aussie bush setting.
Meet the island's famous penguin and experience that electrifying moment as you spot the first one emerge from the sea and waddle along the beach.
Discover the Great Ocean Road's coastline and the mighty Murray River.
See and hear the Victorian poem, Far and wide, by E. J. Brady.
Cafes, bars, culture, street art - just another day in Melbourne.
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See Melbourne from a new perspective after visiting its incredibly varied museums and galleries.
Tee off on some of Australia's finest golf courses around Victoria.
Get a taste for Melbourne from a melting pot of cuisines.
Journey through Aboriginal Victoria for 60,000 years of culture.
Travel between Victoria's mountains, coast and city in no time.
Uncover Melbourne's best bars, eateries, boutiques and galleries in the iconic bustling alleys.
Discover the closest wine regions to the city, including the Yarra Valley and Mornington Peninsula.
Make friends with the unusual wildlife that calls Victoria home.
Admire the breathtaking 12 Apostles along the scenic Great Ocean Road.
Discover en vogue clubs and bars, live music, comedy venues and more.
Throw away your map and dive into Melbourne's streets and laneways.
Play some of Australia's best golf courses at Victoria's sand-belt, links-style and resort courses.
Get a taste for Melbourne by indulging in groundbreaking gourmet fare and homespun favourites.
Journey through Aboriginal Victoria for a contemporary interpretation of 60,000 years of culture.
Hit the road and explore the mountains, coast and city in no time thanks to Victoria's compact size.
Make friends with the unusual species of wildlife that call Victoria's waters, zoos and parks home.
Admire the breathtaking 12 Apostles on the Great Ocean Road, one of the world's best coastal drives.
Discover clubs and bars, live music venues, comedy, jazz, cinema, cabaret and old style pubs.
Throw away your map and dive into Melbourne's city streets, hidden laneways or urban neighbourhoods.
Sprout green thumbs in response to the sensory explosions of colour and design to be dug up at the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show.
Laugh, chortle, giggle and snort at everything from wry young hipsters and slapstick heroes to musical comedy and good ol’ timey cabaret stars.
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Raise a toast to regional producers and savour a meal and a glass of wine at delicious food festival events, including the World's Longest Lunch.
Witness Ford, Holden, Nissan, Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG and Volvo battle it out for last minute Championship points on one of Australia's fastest racing tracks.
Surf's up at Bells Beach every Easter, when the world's top ranked surfers carve up the waves and compete for the most sought after trophy in surfing.
Indulge in a weekend of book browsing when Clunes becomes a European-styled Booktown, complete with collectable titles, writers talks, and workshops.
See celebrity chef Miguel Maestre in action and soak up the live music and family fun – all in the heart of the beautiful Grampians National Park.
High Country Harvest 2017 celebrates the finest innovative food, wine, craft beer and spirits in Victoria's spectacular North East. 53 innovative...
The Great Ocean Road Running Festival, 20-21 May attracts thousands of participants seeking to conquer one of the most stunning and unique marathons...
See Neymar Jr and Messi in an all-star soccer line-up as the Brazil and Argentinian national teams go head-to-head in the ultimate football match.
The 2017 Melbourne International Jazz Festival will electrify the city this winter with an extraordinary program of international jazz greats. The...