Melbourne, Victoria

Melbourne is the State Capital of Victoria, with a population of 4.5 million. The city spreads out from the base of Port Phillip Bay to the Dandenong Ranges, Mornington Peninsula and Yarra Valley. It has a distinctly urban charm to its architecture and lifestyle. The city is known for its many great restaurants and ‘lane culture', with tiny bars, restaurants and cafes hidden in the many narrow laneways of the city and inner suburbs. These cool hangouts thrive in the shadow of one of the largest and most famous sports stadiums in the world, the Melbourne Cricket Ground, which is often filled to its 100,000 seat capacity for domestic football and international cricket matches.

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Melbourne is an architecturally beautiful, sophisticated city with a thriving cultural scene and café society. It also boasts of being Australia’s sporting capital, a claim fervently contested by its rival, Sydney.
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The many broad boulevards and grand parks of the city are nicely contrasted with the narrow laneways, where every nook and cranny is crammed with great cafes, superb little restaurants and serendipitous shops.
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Melburnians love their theatres and their live music, their museums and galleries, but what they treasure above all else, is their coffee. You’ll find the best coffees you’ve ever tasted, just about anywhere in this city.
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There are many different ways of getting around the city, and all of them are easy. There are trams and trains that cover the inner city and outer suburbs , and cycleways that lead just about everywhere. 
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Melbourne is also a great walking city, with many beautiful buildings and the magnificent botanical gardens almost reaching the CBD.
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The arts scene is perpetually buzzing with every offering from spectacular shows and arena concerts, to improv theatre, standup comedy and jazz cafes…