activities in the cityThe City is
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TREAT THE TASTEBUDS
For casual, al fresco dining visit Hardware Street,
Degraves Street or Block Place, or sample the finest
full service cuisine in the Southern Hemisphere at
one of Melbourne’s thousands of great restaurants.
SHOP IN STYLE
Melbourne City has shopping to suit every taste and
style… from rare boutique stores in the elegant lanes
and arcades to three major department stores.
For something a little different, try the Queen Victoria
Market for a world of good buys.
ROCK THE BOAT
Cruise in comfort on the scenic Yarra River.
Board a cruise boat, water taxi or even a gondola.
Spend an afternoon cycling along the banks of the
Yarra River or the St Kilda beachfront.
A CITY IN GREEN
Enjoy the city’s great outdoors… Discover the
Aboriginal Heritage Walk in the Royal Botanic
Gardens, or stroll through the many surrounding
parks and gardens.
ON THE RIGHT PATH
Explore Melbourne's Golden Mile Heritage Trail,
and discover the city’s many other guided or self-
guided walks, involving everything from ghosts of
the past to a chocolate lover’s heaven.
ALL THE ACTION
Keep an eye out for major international events,
including the Qantas Formula One Grand Prix,
Australian Open, and Melbourne International
Flower and Garden Show. Melbourne hosts a
hallmark event almost every month.
LIFE AFTER HOURS
Explore the bars, pubs and clubs, and revel in
Melbourne’s exotic nightlife where you can rage
until the early hours.
IMPRESSIONS OF THE CITY
Browse the numerous art galleries and museums
dotted throughout the City, and visit the modern
National Gallery of Victoria or the Melbourne Museum
for a look at the finest artworks in Australia.
FREE CITY CIRCLE TRAM
Trundle around town on the free City Circle Tram for a
unique Melbourne perspective.
activities in melbourne’s villagesCARLTON
The flavour of Italy pervades this village just north
of the City, boasting a charm and vibrant European