Melbourne prides itself on its reputation as the world’s most liveable city - and it is easy to see why. It is a place that offers a rich combination of arts‚ culture‚ festivals‚ shopping‚ architecture‚ sport‚ ethnic diversity‚ public gardens‚ restaurants‚ cafes and lifestyle. Australia’s second-largest city‚ Melbourne boasts a rich array of elegant heritage architecture‚ glorious parks and tree-lined boulevards. Trams are an integral part of the city's character‚ as well as an excellent way to get around.
Shopping is a prime drawcard in Melbourne‚ from boutiques‚ department stores and shopping complexes‚ to factory outlets and markets. The oldest and most famous is the Queen Victoria Market‚ located on the corner of Elizabeth and Victoria Streets.