A City of Hidden Gems
Discover a perfect blend of dynamic culture in Australia’s second largest city - Melbourne. Explore the vibrant streets and find art-deco high-rises, delicious food, and subtle charms. It doesn’t matter if you spend a week or a year here; there’s always another gem to uncover. The charming suburbs are diverse and each have their own story to tell. Pave your own route in a city that sets the trends instead of following them.
Much of Melbourne’s charm is found in its diverse suburbs. There’s a laid-back vibe created by the bars, cafes and festivals. Melbourne is a sport-loving city; the Melburnians are crazy about AFL football, cricket, and grand-slam tennis. Whether you’re heading for a corporate day at the ‘footy’ or a wander around the lively neighbourhoods, there’s a little something for everyone.
Here’s a handful of top things to do in Melbourne:
Hosier Lane is a celebrated laneway for street art, edgy graffiti, and art installations
Make it to a ball-game at the Melbourne Cricket Ground
Find dinosaur skeletons, a 3D volcano, and an open-air forest atrium at Melbourne Museum
Treat yourself to coffee at Seven Seeds Coffee Roasters, or try one of the coffee classes
Explore mini ecosystems, herb gardens, and an Indigenous rainforest at the Royal Botanic Gardens
“Melbourne City is an awesome city. You can get everything: You can get open air. You can get city life. You can get cafes and bars. I started comedy here; I lived here for 10 years. I went to university here. This is my home ground.”
Melbourne is bohemian. It’s progressive. Strands of subculture are seen throughout the streets and suburbs. Melbourne doesn’t have to try. Hotspots mingle with laneways, rooftop warehouses, and streets filled with art.
Melbourne has been ranked as one of the most liveable cities in the world and the ease of finding your way around is part of what makes this city so appealing. Melbourne's public transport system is easy to use and offers tram, train, and bus transport all on the one ticket.
Major events take centre stage in Melbourne throughout the year, from the Australian Open in January to the Melbourne Cup Carnival in November. Start planning your corporate event in this beautiful city. Here are a few of the top venues for meetings and events:
Bangpop caters to full sit-down dinners and chic cocktail parties
Alto Event Space is the perfect space for product launches, corporate events, and private parties
Arrow on Swanston features convenient function venues including a Grand Ballroom
It’s easy to label Melbourne a 'hipster' destination, but this diverse city has a lot more to it and can provide a stunning backdrop for your corporate meetings and events. What will your adventure be?