Australian people cycling  for exercise near Yarra River with view of the Melbourne City Financial District with skyscrapers in morning at Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

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Equal parts dynamic, cosmopolitan, sports-mad and arty, Melbourne simultaneously exudes style and keeps its best spots hidden, inviting discovery by food and culture lovers.


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Things to Know

With top tips on everything from gratuity to health and safety, here's a local's guide to Melbourne.

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Best Neighborhoods

Melbourne has a wonderful collection of neighborhoods, each with their own distinct character. Here's how to choose the perfect one for your vacation.

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Day Trips

From forest trails to steam railways, these inspiring spots around Melbourne make for great day trips, and none of them require a car to reach.

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Money and Costs

Ah, Melbourne...this city will enrich your soul but empty your bank account. Here's how to visit on a budget and still have the time of your life.

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Melbourne is a sprawling city, but its center is surprisingly easy to navigate and the transport is very affordable. Here's everything you need to know.

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Free Things to Do

Melbourne is home to a wealth of fantastic attractions for visitors. The best news? Many of them are free to enjoy.

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Traveling with Kids

Melbourne has a wealth of attractions for kids of every age. Here's everything you need to know before visiting with your family in tow.

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5 Shops

These fabulous independent retailers embody the creative verve of Australia’s cultural capital.

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