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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.
Become part of Australia's sporting history through thousands of sporting artifacts and multimedia displays at the home of Australian sport, the MCG.
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Step out with the seriously stylish at Australia's biggest fashion event featuring fabulous entertainment, runway shows and workshops.
Head to Melbourne, Australia's sporting events capital, playing host to some of the world's best including the Australian Open Tennis championship.
Join like-minded green thumbs and farming folk at events in Melbourne dedicated to all things nature and the outdoors.
Join the festivities in Melbourne and Victoria at major arts, food and wine, cultural and sports events throughout the year.
Take the ultimate Australian road trip on this 10-day package from Trailfinders. Park your maui motorhome inside one of Victoria's top boutique wineries, overlooking the spectacular vineyards.
Experience a journey of contrasts, from the buzzing city of Melbourne to the coastal scenery of the Great Ocean Road and the rugged mountains of the Grampians, on this incredible 11-day road trip.
Take the spectacular road trip linking two of Australia's must-see cities, hugging the dramatic coastline and then meandering through pristine national parks with this Trailfinders 14-day holiday.
This year, the Melbourne Cup will take place on Tuesday 5 November.
Ensure your winter's complete by cramming your minipass with every award-winning, big-budget, no-budget, international, local film and event at MIFF.
The bay comes alive when the world's best Olympic class sailors return to Port Phillip to kick off Victoria's summer of sailing at this year's ISAF...
Light up your January with the first tennis Grand Slam of the year. Be there as the biggest names in the game try to start the season off with a bang.
Move your feet at Melbourne's annual queer celebration with outdoor parties and city-wide cultural events, and show your pride at the closing march.
Prepare for larger-than-life characters and stories that leap off your page as talented writers descend on Melbourne to celebrate the written word.
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