Melbourne is a planned city: a tidy, balanced grid of neatly angled streets. But beneath this lies a restless creative energy.
From Southbank and the Yarra to the Flinders and Greek Quarters, the CBD is made up of precincts which are distinct places each with its own flavour and charm.
Tending around the bay are a number of inner suburbs, each with its own unique character and personality. A short tram ride from the city centre, Melbournes suburban neighbourhoods are a must see for anyone wanting to experience what life here is really all about.
The two main suburbs on the bay are the diverse St. Kilda, and the maritime area of Williamstown. There are several beaches and bayside suburbs along Port Phillip Bay well worth investigating as well.
There are also plenty of parklands and gardens in close proximity of the fabulous Yarra River which are ideal for relaxing in, which quickly makes it clear why Melbourne is often referred to as the 'Garden City'.
Melbourne suburbs have a moderate oceanic climate and are well known for their changeable weather conditions. This is mainly due to Melbourne's location situated on the boundary of the very hot inland areas and the cold southern ocean.
Featured Melbourne CBD Activities and Tours
This is the ultimate scenic flight by far. Departing from the Yarra Valley you will travel over the south eastern suburbs of Warrandyte, Box Hill and Tooronga before continuing on to the Melbourne CBD...
Climb into the truly adventurous underground world and explore a maze of underground boulder caves where you will find phosphorous glow worms & cave crickets. Participants are given a safety talk and ...
This is a full day tour departing from Melbourne taking in all of the highlights of the glorious Great Ocean Road coastal drive. Visit the famous beaches of the Great Ocean Road’s Surf Coast, wonder...
Become part of a group of farm workers on their first night at Werribee Park Historic Farm. But, beware of the ancient creature Black Anny, terrorising the property. Performed in the historic building...
Live the life of a surfer with our 1 day surfing adventure as you travel along the Great Ocean Road. We take you on a journey in search of the best waves and smallest crowds on the Great Ocean Road. W...
The Phillip Island Penguin Parade tour highlights the best of Victoria's nature and wildlife. Get up close and personal with the friendly residents of Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, han...
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