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Enjoy Melbourne's sophistication, visit the Royal Botanic Gardens, Tapestry Workshop, National Art Gallery of Victoria. Melbourne is set around the shores of Port Phillip Bay. The city itself, laid out in a large rectangle and boasting a lively and cosmopolitan pulse, sits on the northern banks of the Yarra River, about five kilometres from the bay.
You can view the elegant Victorian-era streetscapes to Manhattan-style skyscrapers, film and food festivals to galleries and opulent theatres. Melboune has an activity and attraction that will interest you.
Melbourne’s historic network of laneways and arcades boasts the unique, the exotic and the quirky. Discover an eclectic and delightful mix of small boutiques selling everything from Melbourne designed fashion to Russian dolls and lollipops. Find and explore the Block, Cathedral and Royal arcades, Degraves and Crossley streets, Presgrave and Centre places and more.
Melbourne has a multitude of cultural attractions and creative spaces. From West Space to City Lights, discover galleries hidden upstairs. And, from ACCA to the State Library find art spaces that are hard to miss. See the work of emerging artists at Bus Gallery and the world's finest collection of Australian Art at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia. Discover Indigenous modern-day art and dreamtime folklore. Notice public art that lines the streets, bring the kids to ArtPlay and view short films at ACMI. Revel in art and culture unique to Melbourne.