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Everything You Must Know About Melbourne- Prepare for your next Adventure!

If you have visited Melbourne, you'd probably know the city for being as incredible as it is. Yet first-time explorers can find the experience to be daunting should they not have all the information needed. So, let us help you out with this list of must-know facts about Melbourne!


Melbourne is the capital of the State of Victoria

It is important to know things from the get-go, including its significance, population and even its geography. Having said that, Melbourne is the official capital of the state of Victoria and has a staggering population count of approximately 4 million people. One of Melbourne's most renowned landmarks, the Flinders St Station is found within the CBD, along with the river Yarra that flows through it. Some of the best views of Melbourne are through the Eureka Skydeck 88, which stands at 285m high, and is acclaimed as the highest observation deck in the whole of the Southern Hemisphere. Among many other things, Melbourne offers some wonderful accommodation options for its travellers with its range of hotels in Southbank including exciting new additions such as Wrap on Southbank to an already diverse portfolio.


Public Transport is as Easy as it comes

The two main public transport modes in Melbourne are trains and the good old trams. While trains service both inner as well as outer suburbs commendably well, the city's trams are more popular for travel within the city. The free City Circle tram is a delight as it loops the CBD continuously during the day, either at or very close to the city's most famous attractions.


The 'Unofficial' Sporting Hub of Australia

With the number and magnitude of local as well as international games that are played on the grounds of this city, it surprises none that such a term has been coined for Melbourne. The Melbourne Cricket Ground is a familiar place for the cricket fans all across the world not to mention the Aussie Rules Football fans as well. Some of the other famous grounds located in Melbourne include the Rod Laver Arena and Flemington Racecourse where the Australian Open Tennis finals and famous Melbourne Cup Horse race are held, respectively.


A visit to the 'Fed Square' is highly recommended

Located right across the street from the Flinders St Station is the Federation Square, known more conveniently as the 'Fed Square'. The most noteworthy establishment at the square is the Ian Potter Centre which is acknowledged as the worlds first major, dedicated gallery to Australian Art. In addition to delights like so, if you are lucky, you just might come across some free entertainment sessions that are a regular at the square.


One of the World's Best Coastal Drives is located right here!

Take a trip down the Great Ocean Road and you will all but be star-struck by the majestic sight of the limestone stacks, or as many know better, the 12 Apostles making for an iconic view for a coastal drive. The far-stretching beauties are a magnificent depiction of natures wonders and are one of Australia's most idyllic landmarks. On this drive, you will also come across the famous Bells Beach as well as the seaside towns of Lorne and Apollo Bay which are further testament to the spectacular destination that Melbourne is.

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