Voted many times as one of the world’s most liveable cities, Melbourne (the capital of the State of Victoria) is celebrated for its friendly locals, efficient services, fine wine and dining, and world-class facilities.
No matter when you visit, there is always something special to see or experience; Melbourne is Australia’s events capital and the city’s atmosphere is even livelier when the Formula 1™ Australian Grand Prix, the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival or the Australian Open Tennis Championships are in action.
Melbourne boasts comprehensive transport systems, ultra-modern venues, and extensive accommodation for any event. Recognised as a major centre for research and development in the medical, science, technology, business and financial industries, Melbourne provides the perfect setting for today’s meetings, incentive travel programs, conventions and exhibitions.
The city’s ideal Business Events infrastructure includes Australia’s premier convention centre, the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, located on the banks of the picturesque Yarra River. The new Centre opened in June 2009 to make Melbourne the city with the most flexible and comprehensive meeting facilities in Australia.
But it is within Melbourne’s hidden laneways that the city comes to life. Here you will experience the city’s contagious passion for coffee at chic cafés, sample award-winning local beer and wine at boutique bars, and gain a unique insight into local culture by visiting independent art galleries.
Just a one hour drive will take you to a world away in regional Victoria – enjoy spectacular scenery and wildlife, take your pick from 100 local vineyards, rest and relax at an award-winning day spa, or tee-off at a world-class golf course.
Cosmopolitan Melbourne is a city on show and has everything you need to make your next Business Event a success.
The capital of Victoria and Australia’s second-largest metropolis is a city of style, of Victorian architecture, trams, fashion, food, theatres, art galleries, and leafy gardens.
The city offers easy access to the Victorian Alps and the Grampians, and fabulous coastal scenery. It’s not far either to desert plateaus, fertile river valleys, vineyards, historic goldfield country, and untouched rain forests.
GREAT OCEAN ROAD
One of the world’s most spectacular coastal drives, the Great Ocean Road winds along beside quiet bays, pounding surf beaches, tranquil rain forests, caves, gorges and blowholes, and starkly beautiful columns of rock set in the ocean.
Stretching for some 106 kilometres, the route also takes in historic shipwreck sites and plenty of wildlife.