Destination Spotlight: Melbourne

Melbourne is a city that doesn't give all its secrets away in one go. To crack its mysteries, you need a keen eye, a bit of time and a healthy sense of curiosity.Melbourne rates highly in education, entertainment, health care, research and development, tourism and sport,[19] making it the world's most liveable city.The centre of Melbourne is threaded with cobbled laneways, which have become a mecca for coffee shops, cafés and unique shopping boutiques.

Enjoy drinks with a view at one of Melbourne’s many rooftop bars. Popping up across the city centre, and the bohemian neighbourhoods of Fitzroy and Carlton, these high-altitude bars enable you to watch the sun set with a drink in hand.

Explore Melbourne's vibrant arts and culture ,The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) is Australia’s oldest gallery (founded in 1861) and hosts an exciting range of international and local exhibitions and events, and a collection of more than 70,000 works. Visit the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) to immerse yourself in the world of film, television and digital culture or take a taxi to the Heide Museum of Modern Art at Bulleen for an insight into Australian artists. In the evening, catch a performance at one of Melbourne's many theatres, which host everything from musicals to comedy and cabaret. Or if you're in the mood for jazz, swing past Bird's Basement jazz club in the centre of Melbourne for gigs from local and international musicians.

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