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Melbourne is the second largest city in Australia. Located on Port Phillip Bay, Melbourne was originally a settlement of Australian Aborigines. Two groups of Europeans from Tasmania settled there in 1835 after trading blankets, tools, and weapons to the Aborigines for land. Today Melbourne is an important port and manufacturing centre.
It has a strong continental influence, due to the large part of the population, coming from European countries, in the post war years.

This can be seen almost everywhere across the city, and suburbs, from the style of buildings, types of resturants and cafe's, even the furnishings available in stores.
The enormous variety of different types of food products available here, is incredible. And the selection of wines, many of which are grown in this region, are among the best in the world.
The Melbourne and Geelong Penninsulas are the two best regions for doing 'Wine Tasting TourS'
And even though I have recommended this, in no way will I be held responsible, for any sore heads the next day... : ) My motto... Enjoy.... : )

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Great things to do and see in Melbourne..
  • Cons:Pick the right time to come.. weather can be unpredictable.
  • In a nutshell:A City of many Cultures.. Also known as the most livable city.
  • Last visit to Melbourne: Feb 2002
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • thegreynomad's Profile Photo
    Jan 8, 2011 at 12:13 AM

    Interesting page.

  • iandsmith's Profile Photo
    Feb 3, 2006 at 12:05 PM

    Looks like you saw everything I missed! Informative pages.

  • cucumbre's Profile Photo
    Jun 26, 2005 at 1:00 PM

    Great pages. I think I will have a lot of things to do in Melbourne after reading your tips. =)

  • wish-nu's Profile Photo
    Jun 9, 2005 at 9:01 PM

    lots to do and see in M, nice page

  • saraheg77's Profile Photo
    Feb 8, 2005 at 12:35 PM

    Thanks for the tips! I hope to be moving to Melbourne in May!! Sarah =)

  • Wann's Profile Photo
    Nov 2, 2004 at 11:03 AM

    A very nice pictures and also good tips. Nice to see, to know the city there through your pages :)

  • dr.firas's Profile Photo
    Oct 14, 2004 at 2:56 AM

    Melbourne is great, now I have a second reason to visit it after the firset one : to meet Vei Nee "eviltooth"! wow nice bike in that restaurant! :-D great new trasportation tips Susie ;-)

  • keeweechic's Profile Photo
    Oct 5, 2004 at 7:28 PM

    Definitely a favourite Australian city of mine .. and fond memories of the Rialto:-) Fabulous updates Susie, I wish I was doing more than passing through. Great page.

  • XenoHumph's Profile Photo
    Aug 12, 2004 at 9:28 AM

    Great tips! I hope to go there in 2006!

  • BerniShand's Profile Photo
    Aug 1, 2004 at 12:25 AM

    a great page, l like the idea of a trip round Melbourne by tram, l`ll definately do that when we visit, and a river cruise sounds lovely


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