Venture into laneways and high on rooftops to unlock Melbourne’s secrets, whether you’ve got one, two or three days in Australia’s culture capital.
Melbourne Cultural Capital
Melbourne is renowned as Australia’s cultural capital. The city has a decidedly European feel, with neo-Gothic banks and cathedrals, much-loved department stores, art galleries and theatres around every corner. And hidden among these building is an string of vibrant laneways given over to café culture and boutique shopping. Yet Melbourne wouldn’t be Melbourne without sport – seeing a footy match at the MCG is must.
Melbourne was born in 1835, and quickly became a city. With the boom of Victoria’s goldfields, unbelievable wealth was poured into public buildings and tramways, grand boulevards and High Victorian masterpieces.
Today Melbourne’s population of around 4,077,000 still enjoys the good life, at the very centre of which is a love of good food and fine dining. You can find comfort food in a cosy corner pub or meals with a view and a waterfront setting – a trend in so many of the country’s coastal cities. Southbank, the shopping and eating precinct on the Yarra River, ha become an extension of the city centre, while Docklands is the city’s latest waterside area.
Eureka Tower is a 297.3-metre skyscraper located in the Southbank precinct of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Construction began in August 2002 and the exterior completed on 1 June 2006. Eureka is perfectly positioned for 360 degree, floor-to-ceiling views encompassing Melbourne’s CBD, sports precinct, Port Phillip Bay, Docklands and everything in between.
The tower is named after the Eureka Stockade rebellion during the 1854 Victoria gold rush (the building crown is gold coloured with a red stripe representing the gold and the bloodshed). The horizontal lines on the building represent the markings on a ruler and the blue façade with white lines is supposed to represent the blue and white flag of the stockade.
The Yarra Valley is the name given to the region surrounding the Yarra River in Victoria, Australia. The river originates approximately 90 kilometres east of the Melbourne central business district and flows towards it and out into Port Phillip Bay. You might come to Melbourne for the dining and the shopping; the gardens and the architecture; the arts and music; the football, cricket and tennis. The city has a much diversity as it has suburbs, and at last check these were marching right down the Mornington Peninsula.
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