Great more. You've just picked up Lonely Planet's hometown guide - and we know world-class Melbourne better than anyone else. We've gladly pulled out our best to cover every inch of abundant cultural turf. Applaud honest, insider reviews and stunning colour by staff photographers (see if you can spot one taken from our rooftop). This is the game we play 24/7. Kick off your trip with expert history, culture and art & architecture chapters by academics, artists and radicals.
Handball ordinary stuff : we've handpicked hidden bars, top restaurants, and the best music venues so you can get on with having a good time. Score some great bargains on our unrivalled shopping strips. Roar with the crowd - get rugged up and get vocal at the footy with the locals. Break away from the pack - relax in spa country, coastal wilderness or the Mornington Peninsula.