Melbourne & Victoria

Australia's second-largest city, Melbourne proudly claims to be the country’s culture capital. Trams rattle through the streets joining neighbourhoods that are enclaves of hipster cool, cosmopolitan chic, and everything in between. Melbourne will satisfy the appetite of even the most ardent foodie, and vibrant Chinese, Italian, Vietnamese, Lebanese and Greek communities have all added their touch to the mouth-watering menus of the city. This is a destination for the sports mad too. The city plays host to world-renowned sporting events like the Melbourne Cup, Australian Open Tennis and Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix, and Melburnians go a little crazy for their AFL football or ‘footy’ too. Right on the city’s doorstep is the rugged splendour of the Great Ocean Road, the vineyards of the Yarra Valley and the wildlife wonderland that is Phillip Island. Grab yourself a strong coffee and get started.