The straight streets of Melbourne almost hides the diversity of places within. Gothic buildings and classic 19th Century Victoria architecture sometimes sit alongside the latest hi-tech modern designed buildings found in any city in the world.
The streets of Melbourne are Laid out in a grid pattern, making the city centre easy to navigate on foot, while a multitude of tours available makes sightseeing in Melbourne easy.
Southbank, marked by the A balloon, is known for its excellent collection of dining restaurants, the Crown Casino and its stunning views of the city alongside the Yarra River.
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Melbourne also has great shopping in the many lanes and arcades that intersperse the main streets, with plenty of chic cafés, eateries and restaurants to keep you going.
Melbourne Australia is also known for its keeness of sport. Tennis, cricket, football are mainstays, but there is plenty of everything else to be found here, don’t forget your golf clubs.
Others come here to experience Melbourne Culture and the Arts - there are dozens of excellent venues to experience music and the other performing arts.
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Melbourne Airport, found at Tullamarine is to the north west of the balloon. The airport is open 24 hours a day, has car rentals, taxis and a regular shuttle bus service to the City CBD.
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