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Dynamic, creative and ever-changing, this is a city that rewards the curious. The city’s celebrated bars, boutiques, cafes and restaurants are just a stroll from Melbourne Park. From the rooftops to the basements, there is something to be discovered in every direction, but the best finds are those off the beaten path. Whether you decide to go it alone or join a tour, rest assured every interest is tailored for.
Bars - hit one of the city’s hip rooftop bars or take an unexpected turn and duck into one of Melbourne's famed laneways, where distinctive bars nestle almost invisible to the untrained eye. In a city renowned for hidden treasures, discovering their whereabouts can be as much fun as sipping their wares.
Food – in a city where diners are spoilt for choice as innovative restaurateurs and chefs continue to push gastronomic boundaries, you’re in for a treat no matter where you venture. Feast on a dizzying spread of the world's great cuisines influenced by its multicultural population with over 3000 restaurants that serve 70 different cuisines.
Music – uncover a live music scene rivalling the world’s best with an ever-changing number of trendy clubs, bars and live music venues. This is a place where vinyl lives in independent record stores and where variety and energy characterise entertainment and nightlife. Whether you are into jazz, rock, hip-hop or techno you will find a live music gigs on every night of the week.
Sports – home to some of the worlds greatest sporting events, discover Melbourne's obsession with football, cricket, soccer and just about anything else that involves working up a sweat. Take in the event atmosphere at Melbourne Park as the world’s best tennis players battle it out and continue on as celebrations permeate throughout the city.
Café culture –discover why Melbourne is the nation’s coffee capital with a specialty brew from one of the many cult cafes. Coffee here is serious business and tasting sessions are as popular as wine appreciation courses.
Shopping – whether you're after high fashion, independent local designers, bustling markets, jewellery, furniture or fine art, every pursuit will be satisfied. Lovers of all things vintage can uncover a plethora of stores to satisfy every whim.
Laneways and arcades –wander Melbourne’s labyrinth of laneways to discover fine dining restaurants, chic cafes, hidden bars and fashion boutiques. Discover grand arcades where the shops are as impressive as the buildings they are nestled in.
Cycle – from the banks of the Yarra River to the seaside suburb, St Kilda, Melbourne offers an ideal cycling environment. Hire a bike from one of the many Melbourne Bike Share stations to discover the city from another angle.
Arts and culture – from street art to renowned galleries, Melbourne is an artistic hub. Check out the latest exhibition at one of Melbourne’s many galleries or join a walking tour to discover the underground arts or to view Melbourne’s beautiful art-deco architecture.