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Why was Melbourne the most liveable city in the world?

Melbourne was once listed as the most liveable city in the entire world for a total of seven years. Sadly, the city lost its crown in 2018 to Vienna, but even despite this loss, Melbournians still find their city to be the greatest. The reason it was officially picked There were many factors that the officials looked at when determining a city’s liveability. On Melbourne’s 2017 win, it scored a 97.5 out of a 100. Receiving perfect scores for their healthcare, education and infrastructure. As well as having a relatively low crime rate compared to other main cities. The extra […]


Things to do in Yarra Valley

Wine is the name of the game in the Yarra Valley! This picturesque region is filled with lush vineyards, boutique restaurants, and beautiful countryside. Located a stone’s throw from the bustling metropolis of Melbourne, the Yarra Valley promises you a day full of mouth-watering wines with exceptional views. Here, you can explore the spectacular scenery that runs alongside the Yarra River before sampling some of the region’s best-loved tipple varieties. Wineries Quench your thirst with the delicious wine varieties at the many diverse wineries scattered within the region. The region is rich with nutrient soil making it one of the […]


Where is Brighton?

Sitting along the coast of is one of Melbourne’s most fashionable suburbs. Only a half an hour drive from the city centre, Brighton is a small haven from the big smoke. The suburb is littered with splendid tree-lined streets and scenic views of the sea. Appreciating the beautiful gardens and historic architecture. Stroll down the main streets to discover the thriving cafes, restaurants, shops, and historic sights of this area as you escape from the bustling city. What to do in Brighton? Brighton Beach One of the best beaches so close to the city, Melbourne’s Brighton beach is famous for […]


What to do in Port Melbourne?

The sunny bay of Port Melbourne is the quiet oasis a step away from the centre of Melbourne. Palm-lined pathways full of gleaming upscale apartments, beach views, and stylish restaurants. Simply hop on a tram and head down to the sea breeze, your adventure awaits! What to do in Port Melbourne? The Piers Stroll along the waterfront at one of the piers in Port Melbourne. Princes or Station Pier are both great places to venture to! Spot the boats sprinkling the harbour and learn about each pier’s historic importance of the area. Grab some local fish and chip takeaway watch […]


What to Do in Melbourne This Weekend?

Melbourne is a thriving city bursting with potential weekend activities for your holiday plans. Don’t spend a night at the hotel, but instead adventure into the unknown and discover the unique events only occurring for a limited time. With art, history, scenery and foodie experiences on offer, you will be sure to like at least one of these options. MoMa at NGV Currently, the National Gallery of Victoria is presenting New York’s iconic Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) onto its walls. 130 years of Modern and Contemporary art, with famous artists such as Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Frida Kahlo, […]


What to See and Do in Melbourne?

Melbourne is regularly seen at the top of any “world’s coolest city” list, and rightly so. The sheer amount of culture and attractions make it a place that’s perfect for everyone, whether you’re looking for art galleries rich in local creativity, historic museums that detail the city’s fascinating past, or outdoor activities that get the adrenalin pumping. Here are some of the best things to see and do in Melbourne 1. Melbourne Royal Botanical Gardens Melbourne’s pretty Royal Botanical Gardens are packed full of exotic plant life that make visitors feel a million miles away from the busyness of the daily […]


The Different Types of Sports Events at the Etihad Stadium

Sport is a large part of Melbourne life, exemplified by one of the city’s most popular landmarks being a sports ground that hosts an array of different sporting and cultural events throughout the year. The Etihad Stadium (which is also known locally as the Docklands Stadium) can be found in the vibrant and lively Docklands district of the city. The building itself dates back to 1997 when it was tentatively dubbed Victoria Stadium, and construction was finished three years later in 2000. In the first instance, the stadium was built to replace Waverley Park and was created specially to host […]


Getting to Know Melbourne’s Shrine of Remembrance

Melbourne is a hub of culture, history, and charm, with plenty of landmark attractions to keep visitors busy for weeks. The Shrine of Remembrance is one of the most popular landmarks in the city, and can be found on the bustling stretch of St Kilda Road. The shrine itself was built to commemorate all the men and women from Victoria who fought and served in some way in World War I. Today, the meaning of it has expanded to include all Australians that have served in a war. It remains an important site for the annual ANZAC Day celebrations and […]


The National Tennis Centre at Melbourne Park

Melbourne Park is a premier sporting and events venue in the heart of Melbourne that dates back to 1988. Over the years, it has been home to the Australian Open Grand Slam tennis tournament in January as well as hosting events like basketball and netball games, big music concerts, swimming galas, motorsport events, and ice skating championships amongst many other things. The park itself used to be called Flinders Park until the main arena (Centre Court) was renamed to honour Rod Laver’s successful career – he won the Grand Slam twice and made a name for himself as Australia’s greatest […]


The Block Arcade in Melbourne

The Block Arcade can be found in the heart of Melbourne’s central business district, and is a prominent heritage landmark in the area. As well as boasting a well-trod shopping centre, the city’s Golden Mile heritage walk runs right through the middle of it, allowing visitors to soak up the rich history. Formerly known as Carpenter’s Lane, the arcade soon became known simply as “The Block” because of the pre-Victorian Football League matches tradition where women walked one way around the block and men walked the other. The Local shopkeepers petitioned to have the name changed. Today, it is a […]

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