Laneways, coffee, galleries, boutiques… Australia’s shopping and sporting capital offers an eclectic array of experiences. An exciting and ever-changing metropolis, every visit is a chance to discover something new with plenty of sophisticated charm and surprises to enjoy.
MELBOURNE FOOD & WINE DISCOVERY
Australia’s coffee capital, multicultural Melbourne does food and wine with chic international style. Tour the city’s iconic cultural and sporting sights, then enjoy a gourmet dinner as you circumnavigate downtown Melbourne on the ruby-red Colonial Tramcar Restaurant. Beyond the city, ride the famous Puffing Billy steam train through the chardonnay vines of the Yarra Valley, Australia’s premiere cool-climate wine region.
CITY & HISTORY
Melbourne architecture is cutting-edge, but wonderfully preserved reminders of the past are everywhere. Explore character-filled laneways and arcades and tour the city’s key historic sights: the Melbourne Cricket Ground has as many stories to tell as Parliament House and the Shrine of Remembrance. See the city from the Yarra River on a boat tour, and catch ‘gold fever’ at nearby Ballarat, the hub of Australia’s 1850s gold rush.