City of Melbourne

Melbourne is a city of energy, sophistication and innovation.  From the iconic and creative laneways, to the majestic theatres and contemporary galleries, to the unique architecture and lush gardens - the city's many attractions and treasures are all easily accessible via the city's port.

Not just the arts and cultural capital of Australia, Melbourne is the country's leading destination for shopping. Designer labels, flagship stores and quirky independent boutiques provide plenty of diversion for the serious shopper.  And as a culinary hotspot, Melbourne's rich and eclectic dining scene offers a startling array of the world's great cuisines, from popular favourites to the truly ground-breaking.  Major, world class events take centre stage in Melbourne throughout the year from the Australian Open in January to the Melbourne Cup Carnival in November.

From its inspired, exciting city centre, to its lively neighbourhood hubs Melbourne is the gateway to Victoria's outstanding wineries, natural springs, peninsulas, spectacular coastline and alpine villages.  Within an hour of Melbourne visitors can see Australian wildlife in their natural habitat, enjoy fine wines and gourmet food in beautiful settings, and visit galleries and museums with rich Australian collections.

The heritage cruise terminal at Station Pier is one of the best in Australia with three dedicated cruise berths.