Melbourne, in the state of Victoria in Australia, is a city built on the banks of the Yarra River. For a panoramic view of the city, a trip up the Eureka Tower is worthwhile. The city has a comprehensive tram network, including a free city circle tram. Tours of the Melbourne Cricket Ground are available daily. Boat trips are available on Port Phillip Bay, and beaches are to be found in suburbs including St Kilda. Flights are available with Qantas and United Airlines. www.visitmelbourne.com.
Australia's second-largest city, Melbourne,
capital of Victoria, is the most European in style with trams
rattling through streets past Victorian buildings, parks and
outdoor cafes. The city centre is laid out in a simple grid
pattern, the long, wide north-south streets gently sloping down to
the Yarra River, crossed by a mix of narrow lanes, and the main
shopping streets such as Bourke and Collins Streets. The CBD is
easily navigable by foot, and if a rest is needed after a session
of sightseeing or shopping there are numerous parks nearby, such as
the Royal Botanical Gardens, Fitzroy Gardens and Carlton Gardens.
Alternatively, you can take one of Melbourne's signature
attractions, a tram.
Cooks' Cottage Melbourne
This cottage was originally built in the
village of Great Ayton in Yorkshire, England, in 1755 by James and
Grace Cook, the parents of Captain James Cook.
Yarra River Melbourne
A visit to Melbourne would not be complete
without a good look at its main river system - the Yarra River.
Handspun Visual Theatre Melbourne
For a performing arts experience with a
difference visit Australia's premier adult puppetry and visual
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