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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
Get outside and find abundant nature and wildlife in Victoria, from desert landscapes to rugged coastline, lush alpine outlooks to inland waterways.
Great Ocean Walk, Great Ocean Road
Discover the diversity and beauty of regional Victoria. From world-class wineries to natural springs, the coastal villages of the peninsulas to alpine towns.
Paddle steamer Emmylou, Murray River at Echuca
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
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
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.
Witness the rugged splendour of the famous 12 Apostles, magnificent rock stacks that rise up from the Southern Ocean on Victoria's dramatic coastline.
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.
Get a taste for Melbourne's serious coffee culture with a perfect brew or take-home beans from favourite local coffee roasters and cafes.
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.
Wilsons Promontory National Park sits at the southernmost tip of the Australian mainland, offering visitors stunning scenery and wildlife.
Discover the Great Ocean Road's coastline and the mighty Murray River.
Cafes, bars, culture, street art - just another day in Melbourne.
The World's 50 Best Restaurants are honoured in Melbourne this year.
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Discover clubs and bars, live music venues, comedy, jazz, cinema, cabaret and old style pubs.
Admire the breathtaking 12 Apostles on the Great Ocean Road, one of the world's best coastal drives.
Uncover Melbourne's best bars, eateries, boutiques and galleries in the iconic bustling alleys.
See Melbourne from a new perspective after visiting its incredibly varied museums and galleries.
Play some of Australia's best golf courses at Victoria's sandbelt, links-style and resort courses.
Hit the road and explore the mountains, coast and city in no time thanks to Victoria's compact size.
Discover the closest wine regions to the city, including the Yarra Valley and Mornington Peninsula.
Get a taste for Melbourne by indulging in groundbreaking gourmet fare and homespun favourites.
Throw away your map and dive into Melbourne's city streets, hidden laneways or urban neighbourhoods.
Make friends with the unusual species of wildlife that call Victoria's waters, zoos and parks home.
Journey through Aboriginal Victoria for a contemporary interpretation of 60,000 years of culture.
Melbourne Festival is one of Australia's leading international arts festivals and has an outstanding reputation for presenting unique international...
Based on the Warner Bros. movie which starred Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner, The Bodyguard has been hailed as ‘London's Best Musical’ by UKs...
Surround yourself with style at the NGV and celebrate the 70th anniversary of one of the world's most influential fashion houses, House of Dior.
See Shakespeare like it's 1614. Epic battles and laugh-out-loud comedy, all play out in a full-scale replica of one of history's greatest theatres.
Anticipation and excitement fill the air. Farewell winter and welcome spring with open arms. It’s a time when the city comes alive. People have a...
Don't miss this Tony Award-winning Broadway musical from the creators of South Park and Avenue Q at the Princess Theatre. It's one for the books.
Aladdin is the must-see show of the year and “Broadway’s biggest new hit!” (Entertainment Weekly). From the producer of The Lion King, the beloved...
See hand crafted plasticine models, storyboards and sketches from Aardman's famous claymation features.
Experience a weekend of the world’s best cycling and take in the spectacular coastal scenery on this elite one day cycle race.
Make the pilgrimage to Australia's home of motorcycle racing with friends and family, meet up with old mates and celebrate on an island full of fans.
The Fast5 Netball World Series will ignite your senses. It's netball, but not as you know it, the five-a-side game faster, with dynamic rule changes...
The Emirates Melbourne Cup sits at the pinnacle of the Australian racing calendar where the greatest thoroughbreds from around the world gather at...