Get your head around Melbourne’s eclectic precincts and fringe suburbs and dive in to uncover little-known places for cheap, filling lunches; coffee worth boasting about; underground art; subterranean dens and bars high on the rooftops; green spaces; fancy places; and some good yarns along the way. Find a pocket of Melbourne for whatever mood you’re in.

With regular medal-winning appearances in the Economist’s Most Liveable Cities list (taking the top award again in 2014), Melbourne has a right to be boastful. But despite its temperate climate, safe streets, cosmopolitan lifestyle and beautiful setting, locals remain low-key about their city.

They know that Melbourne is Australia’s undisputed event, sport, culture and food capital; a city with a European approach to style and a lifestyle that puts it in the fast lane. No need to shout.

It’s a sophisticated mix of style, warmth and Australian informality and you won’t find it in any other place. This city practically breathes the good life. Believe it. When you see it – you’ll think the world of Melbourne.

Melbourne is truly a treasure of a place to live and visit!

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