Titled the ‘Most livable city in the world’ Melbourne is flourishing, from global sporting events, superstar music concerts, highly acclaimed theatre shows and celebrated art exhibitions it's all happening here. The wonderful shopping districts of Chapel Street, the vibrant nightlife of Richmond, the eclectic vibe of St Kilda beach and the idyllic natural beauty of the Yarra River are all within walking distance.
Royal Botanic Gardens
The Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria is one of the world's leading botanic gardens and a centre of excellence for horticulture, science and education.
The Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria is dedicated to the conservation, display and enjoyment of plants and extends over two locations, Melbourne and Cranbourne, and incorporates the National Herbarium of Victoria and the Australian Research Centre for Urban Ecology, which is based at The University of Melbourne.
Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)
The ground was built way back in 1853 when the then 15-year-old Melbourne Cricket Club was forced by the government to move from its former site because the route of Australia’s first steam train was to pass through the oval.
Since then the MCG has established a marvellous history that compares favourably with any other in the world, hosting plenty of international cricket including the first-ever Test and the 1992 World Cup final, countless VFL/AFL Grand Finals, and the 1956 Olympic Games.
An international destination, The Chapel Street Precinct is one of the most vibrant and successful commercial, residential, cultural and tourist areas in Australia.
This experience is the result of ten values: historic setting, distinctive small businesses, diverse dining, innovative architecture, exciting arts and cultural venues, world-class hotels and premier office space, prestigious educational and medical facilities and stylish residences.
St Kilda Beach
St Kilda is home to many of Melbourne's famous visitor attractions including Luna Park, the Esplanade Hotel, Acland Street and Fitzroy Street. It is home to St Kilda Beach, Melbourne's most famous beach, several renowned theatres and several of Melbourne's big events and festivals.
The suburb of Albert Park extends from the St Vincent Gardens to Beaconsfield Parade and Mills Street. It was settled residentially as an extension of Emerald Hill (South Melbourne). It is characterised by wide streets, heritage buildings, terraced houses, open air cafes, parks and significant stands of mature exotic trees, including Canary Island Date Palm and London Planes.