Apart from getting love and support of locals the destination called Melbourne also getting unconditional love and support for expat who come to spend some tranquil moments in the capital of south eastern state of Victoria in Australia.
The city that thrives on its rivalry with Sydney is a cultural melting pot that houses people from different species. And this diversity can be explicitly seen in its culture, dining festivals and even in passengers on Melbourne bound flights. It is the city where a large number of people from Greek origin live. The city’s population is a unique mix of people from Chinese, Italian, Vietnamese, and Lebanese ethnicities. The diversity of the city could be understood with the fact that one third of its population is born or have immigrated from somewhere. This cultural diversity in congruence with hospitable people make people feel at home from the moment they arrive here.
The city’s history dates back to 1835 when settlers from Tasmania purchased lands here and the city was named after William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne, the then British Prime Minister. The big moment for the city came in 1850 when gold was discovered. Since then, the city has never looked back. And further migrant population made it more lively, sociable and cultural.
This laidback Australian city has a distinct European look shaped by its tree lined boulevards and great cafe culture. Magnificent architecture and vast stretches of greenery makes tourists fall in love with the city. A cosmopolitan appeal pervades its and visitors can savour its vibrant dining, shopping, and nightlife options. In a nutshell, Australia’s culture capital rewards visitors very well as it has all the essentials of a tourists destination that include shopping, dining, fashion, music, nightlife, and cafe culture. A bustling scene of concerts, plays and exhibitions makes this destination a cut above the rest.
With several things to do and an array of activities to indulge in Melbourne awards tourists with a rejuvenating experience. The visitors can get a commanding view of the city Southbank’s Eureka Skydeck 88 which is tallest observation desk in Southern Hemisphere. Federation Square with cafes, restaurants and hosts cultural events is also a draw card. The city patterned on a grid system is easy to navigate. There are numerous museums and art galleries that offer a peek into the history and culture of this major city in Australia. Melbourne Museum, Shrine of Remembrance and Immigration museum are major attractions.
The tourist attraction, beaches and cafe culture may have its own charm but nothing can beat the aura of shopping as part of your tour. And Melbourne excels in even this department. It is the place where traditional market rub shoulders with glittering climate controlled shopping malls. Here the visitors can purchase designer labels as well as vintage items. The brand conscious travellers can visit Prahran while Queen Victoria Market entertains the tourists of every sort.
Wanderers often take business class flights to explore its envying nightlife options that become livelier as the moon climbs. The visitors can rest assured that there accommodation and dining needs will be well taken care of. as there are accommodation of every range and budget. One can relish delicacies from different corners of the world as the city is home to a multicultural population.
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