Location

Melbourne is widely considered as one of the world’s premier conference destinations. A safe, welcoming and inviting city, Melbourne boasts Australia’s highest concentration of convention facilities located in the central business district. The centrepiece of the city’s world class business events infrastructure is the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC), a state-of-the-art centre offering the most flexible, integrated and comprehensive meetings facilities in the Southern Hemisphere. There are over 5400 hotel rooms within walking distance of the MCEC and more than 26,000 rooms located within the city, providing accommodation options to cater for all budgets.

Set on the shores of picturesque Port Phillip Bay, the southern-most city of mainland Australia is Melbourne; a creative, exciting, ever-changing city with extraordinary surprises to be discovered around every corner. The city has an unrivalled calendar of major events, progressive dining scene, hidden laneways and art spaces, and unique regional escapes are just a short drive away.

 

Australia is famed for being free of social and political turmoil and filled with sun, surf and beaches, unique flora and fauna, and warm, friendly people. And nowhere will you find these qualities more evident than in Melbourne. A modern multicultural, metropolis of four million people, it is a city that has made blending business with pleasure a sophisticated art form and a way of life.Delegates to Melbourne will have no trouble filling their downtime when in town for a business event and will find it easy and convenient to experience the energy and vibrancy of the world’s most liveable city.With regular medal-winning appearances in the Economist’s Most Liveable Cities list (taking the top award for the last four consecutive years) Melbourne has a right to be boastful. But despite its temperate climate, safe streets, cosmopolitan lifestyle and beautiful setting, locals remain low-key about their city. They know that Melbourne is Australia’s undisputed event, sport, culture and food capital; a city with a European approach to style and a lifestyle that puts it in the fast lane. No need for show.

Melbourne truly understands how to conduct business on a global level; however it has also been aptly described as ‘Australia’s most stylish city after sunset’. There are plenty of things to do in Melbourne. Easily navigated on foot, the city’s confidence and success are infectious; whether closing a deal or relaxing with colleagues and new friends.

Melbourne International Airport is located less than 20 minutes by road from the city centre and is the gateway to Southern Australia. The Airport is curfew free and open 24 hours a day, with the domestic and international terminals located under the one roof, offering the best minimum connection time in Australia. Melbourne is the perfect walking city, with the city centre set out in an easily navigable grid. It is supported by an integrated, easy to use public transport system, serviced by a network of trains, trams and buses.

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Things to do in Melbourne

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Melbourne Aquarium

Home to over 10,000 animals, including one of the world’s largest Saltwater Crocodiles in the state-of-the-art Croc Lair exhibit, SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium takes you on an interactive adventure from the depths of the ocean to the icy waters of Antarctica.With interactive animal encounters, iconic state-of-the-art displays and animal feeds SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium is an excellent, educational and completely engaging experience.

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Melbourne Cricket Ground

The Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), also known simply as “The G”, is an Australian sports stadium located in Yarra Park, Melbourne, Victoria, and is home to the Melbourne Cricket Club. It is the 10th-largest stadium in the world, the largest in Australia, the largest in the Southern Hemisphere, the largest cricket ground by capacity, and has the tallest light towers of any sporting venue. The MCG is within walking distance of the city centre and is served by the Richmond railway station, Richmond, and the Jolimont railway station, East Melbourne. It is part of the Melbourne Sports and Entertainment Precinct.

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Healesville Sanctuary

Healesville Sanctuary, or the Sir Colin MacKenzie Fauna Park, is a zoo specializing in native Australian animals. It is located at Healesville in rural Victoria, Australia, and has a history of breeding native animals. It is one of only two places to have successfully bred a platypus, the other being Sydney’s Taronga Zoo. It also assists with a breeding population of the endangered helmeted honeyeater.
The zoo is set in a natural bushland environment where paths wind through different habitat areas showcasing wallabies, wombats, dingoes, kangaroos, and over 200 native bird varieties.
Conducted tours, bird shows and information areas are available to visitors

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Chocoholic Tours

Chocoholic Tours will take you on an engaging tour experience discovering chocolate from Melbourne’s best chocolatiers while offering an insight into our famous laneways and arcades.
Their passionate and informative team of guides aim to treat you to the best Melbourne has to offer. You will be filled with happiness and knowledge about the chocolate industry and Melbourne by the time you finish with Chocoholic Tours. Chocoholic Tours is an experience that you will remember for a lifetime.

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Eureka Skydeck 88

Every great city has its icon, its point of recognition, the gem in its urban skyline. For Melbourne, it’s the Eureka Tower, a 297-metre (975 ft.) gold plated skyscraper by the Yarra River in the heart of the Southbank precinct. High up on the 88th floor, 285 metres above sea level, you’ll find us – Eureka Skydeck: Melbourne’s greatest point of view, and one of the most stunning observation decks in the world.
As the highest public observation deck in the Southern Hemisphere, Eureka offers a visual panorama of Melbourne’s humming neighbourhoods, world-class hospitality venues and dazzling urban sprawl.

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Laneway Tours

Stride into Melbourne’s blue stone laneways; whether its just yourself, couples, groups of friends and families, to discover all of Melbourne secrets and hidden gems!
For such a young city, Melbourne has packed so much into such a short period to become one of the world’s great places to visit. Take the chance to see, hear, taste and feel the best of what Melbourne has to offer in its great laneways, arcades, hidden bars and cafes.

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Great Ocean Road

Travel the Great Ocean Road and beyond and experience one of the world’s most scenic coastal drives. See the towering 12 Apostles, iconic surf breaks and misty waterfalls. Discover a diverse array of things to see and do in the region, from outdoor activities such as surfing, scuba diving and sea kayaking to arts, cultural and heritage attractions. Admire the stunning coastline on the Great Ocean Walk, get up close to native wildlife at Tower Hill, and explore surf towns and seaside villages. Enjoy fine dining up and down the coast and stock up at local winemakers, dairy farms and fresh provedores along the way.

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Golf Tours

If you are passionate for Golf, this is the right city. Melbourne offer numerous golf tour companies to assist both local and international golfers experience the many great golf courses in the region of Victoria. From the classic traditional courses of Melbourne’s famous Sandbelt to the coastal links of The Mornington Peninsula. Experienced and with a complete understanding of the needs and expectations of the travelling golfer there is no doubt your golf vacation in Australia will be a memorable experience.

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Yarra Valley

Take an early morning balloon flight, meet passionate food and wine producers, and encounter a platypus at Healesville Sanctuary in the Yarra Valley. Wander the walking trails, meander the villages and discover the hidden delights of the Dandenong Ranges among its scenic winding roads, abundant artist studios, craft stores and renowned gardens