Melbourne prides itself on an international culinary reputation fueled by homegrown goodness.
Honest fare, fusion cuisine, Michelin Star dining and hawker halls are all on the menu, any given day, across the eat streets of Melbourne.
A proud, multicultural pedigree has spawned an appetite for the good life and the city's epicurean tastes are second to none.
Defined culinary precincts like Chinatown, Lygon Street's Little Italy, Victoria Street's Vietnamese and Sydney Road's Middle Eastern mecca have influenced and inspired thousands of cafés and modern dining establishments that have found a home in Melbourne.
Melbourne is a modern lifestyle edit. A rich fusion of historic architecture and soaring skyscrapers, riverside promenades, enterprise and entertainment.
Highly educated and culturally diverse, its ambitious community sets new standards, propelling Melbourne to become a world leading lifestyle destination.
The city's achievements are unmatched. Fashion cuisine, the arts and sporting prowess are celebrated across an endless calendar of international sporting events, concerts and shows, watched by the world.
Melbourne's residents are Australia's most highly educated. The city's universities, colleges and research centres attract a worldly contingent of scholars; the brightest and best in their fields.
Just minutes from Queen Street, The University of Melbourne is Australia's leading tertiary institution, ranked amongst the world's top 40.
Even closer to home, RMIT widely acknowledged as the nation's foremost for Art and Design is ranked in the world's top 20 universities, less than 50 years old.
From grand colonial buildings and stately libraries to modern centres for learning, the city hums with the unrestrained optimism of its student scene.
Discreet and free spirited, Melbourne's laneways are an endless source of creative inspiration.
A captivating gallery of street art colours, its cobblestone alleyways and lanes where hidden doors and unassuming entries lead to the city's coolest bars and rooftop clubs, its tiny teahouses, cantinas and restaurants.
The city's creative soul drives its authenticity with festivals, theatre, exhibitions and performances in a year round showcase of art and culture from around the globe.
Melbourne's grand emporiums and boutique fashion houses are a runway of international and local fashion.
From affluent, Collins Street's Parisian quarter, where designer hotels, haute-couture and private clubs are the order of the day, to moody style-soaked laneway studios, the city's status as a classic style icon is undisputed.
A cool green escape from the urban hustle, Melbourne's historically significant parks and gardens deliver an ever-changing seasonal landscape of towering trees, ornamental lakes, winding paths and flower filled designs.
Breathing life into a humming metropolis, pockets of landscaped greenery and expanses of lush, historic parkland naturally enhance its riverside promenades and city centre.
From century old elms offering leafy canopies over endless pathways, to expanses of grassy spaces for sports and recreation, Melbourne's picturesque outdoor spaces encourage an active lifestyle in one of the world's cleanest environments.