The Best of The World’s Best City

‘World’s Best’ might seem like a big claim, but Melbourne has been voted the World’s Most Liveable City more times in the last decade than anywhere else. Ask locals, day visitors or holiday regulars, and you’ll discover that Melbourne has something truly special.

Want to experience some of Melbourne’s famous ‘liveability’ even if you’re only here for a mini-break? Here’s some of our top reasons why Melbourne is the world’s best..

Melbourne foodie

Eat...

A large part of Melbourne's appeal is the incredible array of cuisines and what makes Melbourne a must-visit for foodies is the secret spots you can find the best meals.

Each of Melbourne’s surrounding neighbourhoods have plenty of restaurants, take-aways and food-trucks some of which are hard-to-find and others are worst-kept-secrets.

From a taste of Italian ristorante flavours in Carlton to Arabic influenced Brunswick, as well as fine-dining French bistros, Vietnamese grab-and-go and plenty of global cuisine done-right. 

National Gallery Australia

Art...

From homegrown and international exhibitions, to permanent local, indigenous and contemporary collections, Melbourne has plenty in store for art-lovers. 

The brutal modernist NGV International (a work of art in itself, especially the stained-glass ceiling of the Great Hall) is a definite must visit (voted as the most popular art museum in the country), if only to see the Rembrandt self-portrait, and have a wander in the sculpture lawn. 

Melbourne Trams

Transport...

OK, so getting around a city is rarely glamorous or something to get excited about and while Melburnians might take it for granted, the city’s public transport has real visitor appeal. Melbourne’s transport system makes it one of the best-connected cities in the country. You can navigate throughout the city without a car by hopping on a bus or a train, but the option with the most appeal and a little bit of charm is riding the tram. With nearly 250km of tram network, it is not only the world’s biggest tram network, but getting from A to the ‘G’ has never been easier. Best of all, there’s a free CBD tram network, so you can do short city-central trips without opening your wallet. For the rest of the network you’ll need a myki card that you can top up and tap on. 

Melbourne Coffee

Coffee...

Sydney and Melbourne's friendliest rivalry lies in coffee. While both cities reckon they’re baristas are best, Melbourne has some of the best coffee spots and cafes, not just in Australia, but on the planet. The love of coffee is so strong that it’s actually hard to get a bad cup almost anywhere in a city café; but where Melbourne really comes into its own is with coffee-creativity. From scientific levels of technical roasting, brewing and pouring to coffee-culture influence from around the world, you can experience world-best coffee in Melbourne.

Vintage shopping

Shop...

What makes the Melbourne shopping scene extra special is the appreciation of all things vintage. Second-hand stores rub shoulders with vintage emporiums with racks of pre-loved clothes that are looking for a new home. While sorting through someone’s ex-wardrobe might not be your cup of tea, don’t dismiss it too quickly. Some of Melbourne’s best vintage boutiques are a treasure trove of hard-to-find previous season designer wear that might just be the perfect piece to add to your collection. Alternatively, if clothes shopping is not your thing, then flipping through vintage vinyl and the smell of leather bound books is also a Melbourne specialty.

Crown Towers Melbourne

Sleep...

Crown Hotels in Melbourne located on the beautiful Southbank include the benchmark setting luxury-living of Crown Towers, the contemporary excellence and jaw-dropping views of Crown Metropol and the ultimate weekender city-break base of the Crown Promenade. The location right on the Yarra River means views are exceptional and getting around is easy. The best-in-class accommodation, pools, award-winning spa, bars and renowned dining mean you get some of the best of Melbourne moments right inyour hotel. 

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