Melbourne in the South East of Australia is in the state of Victoria and, like most Australian towns lies on the coast. It is known for its elegant Victorian buildings and vibrant and relaxed culture. Visitors to the city can explore world class shopping as well as countless cultural diversions including museums, theatres and art galleries. The tallest building south of the equator, the Eureka Tower provides stunning views of the cityscape. There is plenty of green space to enjoy and very notably, fans of the famous soap, Neighbours, can make a visit to the set and pace the pavements that well-loved characters have trodden before. Animal lovers can enjoy the wildlife on nearby Phillip Island with its unique penguin antics and the Grampians National Park with all its beauty.
Accommodation is available in Melbourne to suit a variety of budgets. The City Centre is home to the full range of price points when it comes to hotels and most of the high end options including five star chains and unique boutiques are to be found here within easy reach of the main attractions. A wider choice of mid-range hotels can be found in the suburbs and the seaside area of St Kilda is best known its pocket friendly accommodations.
Most international flights will arrive in Melbourne Airport (MEL) and a frequent bus shuttle services takes visitors on the 22km journey to the city centre. Once in Melbourne, yellow taxis are plentiful but the public transport service too is useful. The iconic tram system covers most of the city centre and this is supported by a bus and rail network.