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A whole world of sporting and cultural events awaits you in Melbourne. Whatever season, the city is buzzing with cutting-edge theatre shows, blockbuster exhibitions, concerts, festivals and sporting competitions.
Watch your favourite stars fight it out at the Australian Open Tennis Championships, have a beer in the summer sun at the famous MCG during the Boxing Day test, or get lost in the mayhem of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. There's the Formula 1 and Moto GP for the rev-heads, the Melbourne International Film Festival for the cinephiles, and for those with a penchant for the good life, the Melbourne Food and Wine festival is a feast for the senses. Fashion, food, sport and music, Melbourne has it all.
Heading further afield? There's plenty of events across Victoria to keep you thrilled and entertained. Cheer on the runners at the Stawell Gift, Australia's richest foot race, hum along to local heroes and international stars at the Port Fairy Folk Festival, or learn from the pros at the Rip Curl Masters at Bells Beach.
Get the motor running and enjoy a long weekend of F1 action on and off the track including motor shows, air displays and of course, the big race.
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See a match or tour the home of Aussie cricket and the Australian Football League, the site of the 1956 Olympics and the 2006 Commonwealth Games.
Become part of Australia's sporting history through thousands of sporting artifacts and multimedia displays at the home of Australian sport, the MCG.
Step out with the seriously stylish at Australia's biggest fashion event featuring fabulous entertainment, runway shows and workshops.
Join like-minded green thumbs and farming folk at events in Melbourne dedicated to all things nature and the outdoors.
Head to Melbourne, Australia's sporting events capital, playing host to some of the world's best including the Australian Open Tennis championship.
Join the festivities in Melbourne and Victoria at major arts, food and wine, cultural and sports events throughout the year.
Add the Cricket World Cup Grand Final to Victoria's wonderful wildlife, spectacular coastlines and delicious food and you have the perfect holiday experience from The Sporting Traveller.
From the spectacular Great Ocean Road, breath-taking Wilsons Promontory, wildlife at Phillip Island and wines of the Yarra Valley – see it all with 14 nights in your own campervan with Austravel.
Watch the top two teams battle it out for cricket’s top trophy at the Melbourne Cricket Ground with this Cricket World Cup package from Gullivers.
Experience the best of Melbourne and Victoria, from the penguin parade on Phillip Island, a Yarra Valley wine tour and delve into Melbourne’s love of sport with this incredible Austravel package.
Follow the current world champions through the pool stages, including against South Africa at the MCG with this Gullivers Sports Travel offer.
Discover buzzing, exciting Melbourne before hitting the iconic Great Ocean Road with this eight-day self-drive holiday from Austravel, including international flights.
Watch one of cricket’s most famous rivalries come head-to-head at the MCG in this Pool A match, don't miss next year's Cricket World Cup excitement with this offer from Gullivers.
This year, the Melbourne Cup will take place on Tuesday 5 November.
Follow Simba's epic journey to fulfil his destiny as King of the Pridelands in this acclaimed production with stunning effects and unforgettable music.
Ensure your winter's complete by cramming your minipass with every award-winning, big-budget, no-budget, international, local film and event at MIFF.
Celebrate the unconventional and irreverent designs of the groundbreaking French couturier, Jean Paul Gaultier at an exclusive Australian exhibition.
See Valjean, Fantine and Cosette take to the stage in Victor Hugo's classic story. It's one of the world's most popular musicals. Don't miss out.
Kick off the 2014 Sailing World Cup when the flag is raised at Sandringham and get set for super sailing from Olympic athletes and sailing elite.
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