As a true melting pot, Melbourne is a welcoming city. Boasting fantastic food markets, thrilling theatres, and spectacular stadiums, Melbourne has something for everyone. When you're here in Australia's capital city of coffee, grab one cup from one of the artisanal cafés when you stride in Melbourne's many gardens. With its friendly people and lively atmosphere, no wonder Melbourne is the world's most livable city for 7 consecutive years.

Want to avoid the busy city altogether? You might find solace and fun outside Melbourne. The state of Victoria has scintillating natural and historical landmarks, with some of them not very far away from Melbourne's city centre. You can choose to hike in Mount Grampians, or go back in time to the year of 1850, when the city of Ballarat was swept by the gold rush.