The World’s Most Livable City

Melbourne has the honor of being “the world’s most livable city” not to mention “Australia’s cultural capital”, a UNESCO City of Literature, the hub of the country’s film and television industry, and the unquestioned sporting capital of Australia. But don’t mistake Melbourne for a relentless overachiever, it’s got a laid-back and easy vibe that will leave you wanting more.

The best way to experience what makes Melbourne so special is to hit the streets and explore. Your first stop should be to fuel up with a cup of jo. Coffee culture is taken very seriously here, and there are all kinds of quaint cafés to be found on the charming city streets. Then, wander to take in the restored 19th-century architecture—including the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Royal Exhibition building—much of which was built following the Victorian gold rush.

Visit the seaside suburb of St. Kilda for such renowned attractions as Luna Park, Fitzroy Street, and St. Kilda Beach, the city’s most famous beach. Stroll through Melbourne’s interconnected arcades and laneways, filled with vibrant street art, boutiques, restaurants and cafés, or enjoy a leisurely walk through the heart of the city center at the Royal Botanic Gardens.

UNESCO CITY OF LITERATURE

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UNESCO CITY OF LITERATURE

UNESCO CITY OF LITERATURE

Wander through the vibrant streets of this seaside city and see why Melbourne is often called the cultural capital of Australia. Be on the lookout for one of the many stunning street-art murals that brighten walls and buildings in the most unexpected places.

ST. KILDA BEACH

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ST. KILDA BEACH

ST. KILDA BEACH

Head to the beach-side suburb of St. Kilda to enjoy a little sea, sun, surf, and sand at Melbourne’s most famous beach. Visit the St. Kilda Pier where the long breakwater is home to a colony of little, or fairy, penguins.

ROYAL EXHIBITION BUILDING

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ROYAL EXHIBITION BUILDING

ROYAL EXHIBITION BUILDING

Built to host the Melbourne International Exhibition in 1880-1881, the Royal Exhibition Building is one of the last remaining grand 19th century exhibition buildings in the world. A designated UNESCO World Heritage Site, the building hosts various exhibitions and other events closely tied with the Melbourne Museum.

Melbourne, Australia At a glance

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Local Details:
GPS: 37°52'12"S 145°5'60"E
Size: 430.00 KM2 (166.02 MI2)
Population: 43,000,000
Density: 100,000 Pop/KM2 (38,610 Pop/MI2)
Country Code: +61

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