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Kanika Nevatia Feb 20 2015

Which are some of the reasons to love Melbourne?

Etti Bali Feb 20 2015
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Here are 10 amazing reasons to love Melbourne! A melting pot of cultures, nature and urban landscapes, the city of Melbourne is a favourite with families, backpackers and people looking for leisurely holiday!

Entertainment. Entertainment. Entertainment!


Melbourne has a lot to offer in terms of activities and entertainment. Crown Casino is the largest entertainment complex, located on the picturesque banks of Yarra River. Housing numerous luxury hotel suites, nightclubs, live performance theatres and restaurants, the casino is one of the largest complexes in the world!


Crown Casino on the Melbourne skyline from the Yarra River (by Adam Selwood)

Foodie’s Paradise

Indian restaurants are around almost every street corner, serving the hottest of curries with the softest of breads! Dig in and savour the flavours of the world at one of the many restaurants in Melbourne. Wash it all down with a steaming cup of masala chai!


Lamb Curry at Zam Zam Cafe (by Alpha)

Local Markets


One of the must-visits on your Melbourne bucket list should be the Queen Victoria Market. Touted as the largest fresh produce market in down south, it is vibrant, if cacophonous hub of fresh local and international produce, vintage collectibles and handcrafted souvenirs!


Olives! (by nAoKo)

Sports


The world famous Melbourne Cricket Ground, also referred to as MCG holds a special place in Australian sports. A hotseat for cricket matches, the grounds are also hosting the ICC World Cup 2015. Football and boxing matches are some of the other sports hosted here.

Opening match between England and Australia for ICC World Cup 2015 (by Tourism Victoria)

Street Style!


The city is filled with byzantine lanes and precincts that are home to many hole-in-the-wall cafes, restaurants and street performers! The walks here are thrilling and spring up pleasant surprises at every turn. One sight won’t be able to miss is the vibrant and quirky graffiti adorning the walls!

Street Singers (by Sharad)

Melbourne Zoo and Aquarium

Officially known as the Royal Melbourne Zoological Gardens, the zoo is a haven for a variety of fauna, birds and insects. The exotic flora and fauna of the city is among the many reasons to love Melbourne!

Majestic Lion (by Chris Phutully)

Housing four different aquatic worlds, the Melbourne Aquarium is located on the banks of Yarra River. See your world come alive with colours from Antarctica to the Coral Atolls.

Underwater (by Adrian R. Tan)

Royal Botanic Gardens


Take part in the Aboriginal Heritage Walk and discover the ancestral lands of the natives of the land. You can also choose to opt for a boat ride on the Ornamental Lake and float around the many bays. The gardens also organize volunteer programmes where you can learn and contribute. Go on, recline, rejuvenate and relax at the Royal Botanic Gardens!


Full Bloom (by Rene Cunningham)

The Great Ocean Road


One of the most iconic and historic landmarks of the city, the Great Ocean Road is a great place to indulge in adventure sports, nature walks and spa therapies. Discover the rugged charm of the 12 Apostles, be enchanted by the sound and laser show at Shipwrecked or simply soak up some sun!

12 Apostles (by Adib Wahab)

Medieval and Modern Architecture

The city is famous for its Victorian architecture, which has given it the title of “Australia’s most European city”! From the glitzy and urbane Federation Square to the rustic 18 BCE Cooks Cottage, Melbourne offers a stunning contrast in its landscape.

Federation Square (by Bokeh-licious)

Vineyards

Melbourne enjoys the privilege of being one of the best wine-producing regions in the country. Just a short, scenic drive away from the CBD, the sprawling wine country offers special blends, paired with gourmet feasts!

Vineyard (from the official Australian Wine Tour Company website)

With so many reasons to love Melbourne, you simply cannot resist visiting the sunny paradise! Pack your bags and catch up on your dose of sun, sand and serenity!

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