Considered Australia’s cultural capital, whether it’s Victorian architecture you’re after, high-action sports, or spending your day shopping and enjoying the culinary diversity the city has to offer, it’s not hard to see why Melbourne has been ranked as one of the top places to live in the world. Wander around the central business district and Port Phillip, explore one of the city’s cultural hotspots from the State Library of Victoria (one of the city’s oldest institutions), the National Gallery and the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, or head to St Kilda for the beaches and great bars. Whether you want to catch a cricket match, or just make a quick stop while exploring the Great Ocean Road, check out our top picks when in Melbourne.
Best for Coffee and Dessert at Brunetti
Best for Thai at Cookie
Best for Chinese at Flower Drum
Photo by Hai Linh Truong