Melbourne CBD is located in Victoria and is the capital. It has a population of 4 million people. A large number of the population of Melbourne live to the south and east of the Yarra River. The North and the West are catching up fast though! Today, Melbourne is one of the great multicultural cities of the world. Restaurants, galleries and performing arts centres and tourist attractions are right across the city, giving it a refined and cultured reputation to both locals and visitors.
Of course Melbourne is also regarded as the Sporting Capital of the World, having previously hosted the Olympic and Commonwealth Games, and currently is home to world class events in the Australian Tennis Open played in January and the Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix at Albert Park!
It is said that Melbourne experiences four seasons across one day, but in Victoria there is things to do for families across all four seasons! The Free City Circle tram or the Tourist Shuttle Bus is the best bet to get around the City. Get your bearings and do a bit of people watching whilst seeing all the best sights Melbourne has to offer. The kids will love the tram rides!
Visit nearby St Kilda on a Sunday and browse through the many street stalls that line the streets of the foreshore. Take a train or ferry ride to the seaside town of Williamstown & explore our Maritime & Naval History.
Melbourne is an awesome place any time of the year, with sooo many things to do to keep the family entertained in this great city. From the city to the bay, to the nearby hills or the Peninsula, from the ski fields to the mighty Murray River – There is so much space to run, play, swim, ski, ride, boat or picnic! So much of Melbourne is set up for families, the kids will always be entertained!