About Melbourne

​Melbourne, the capital and most populous city in the Australian state of Victoria, is celebrated as Australia's capital for the arts, food and wine, sports and fashion. Easily navigated on foot, Melbourne is home to non-stop programmes - festivals, renowned dining, major art exhibitions and musical extravaganzas. Within a short distance of Melbourne are perfect beaches and rugged coastlines, scenic mountains and forests, historic towns, wineries, golf courses and Australian wildlife, which are ideal for post-conference touring.

A trip to Melbourne is not so much about seeing, as it is about tasting, trying, looking and listening. A city with a love of the covert, Melbourne hides away its best bars, art galleries, live music venues, acclaimed restaurants, and designer boutiques to reward those who dare to explore. The seeking becomes part of the allure of the city as you venture along laneways, down stairs into unassuming basements and up high to a world that exists on the city's rooftops. 

Follow the right combinations of activities and sights to unlock Melbourne's secrets, whether you've just got one day, or even two to three days in Australia's culture capital.​

Be sure to visit some of the following:

Melbourne City Circle Tram

​The Melbourne tram system with its perfectly maintained antique carriages is both efficient and atmospheric. It is a great way to travel and mingle with locals. 
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Cafes on Degraves Street

This narrow lane is lined with buildings which are designed in an Italian village style. The residents of Melbourne claim that they have the best coffee on the planet and that the coffee served along Degraves Street is flavourful and creative.
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Hosier Lane

Hosier Lane came into being when the Melbourne city council gave up prosecuting graffiti artists and instead dedicated this space as a living outdoor art gallery. Every inch of Hosier Lane is now covered with amazing spray-paint art that changes daily. 
Drive along the Great Ocean Road

Just outside the city is one of the most scenic drives in the world.  The Great Ocean Road stretches for 243 km (151 miles) along the Southeast coast of Australia. During the drive, which is also on the register of Australian National Heritage List, you’ll pass by amazing natural sites including Apollo Bay and the 12 Apostles.
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Airport information and travel to Melbourne
Melbourne is a major hub for domestic and overseas air travel and is also well serviced by rail, bus and even shipping connections. Melbourne Airport operates an average of 450 international flights every week to and from major destinations. There are over 30
international, domestic and dedicated freighter airlines that operate at Melbourne Airport.
Melbourne Airport is located approximately 25km north-west of the Melbourne's CBD on the Tullamarine Freeway - less than 25 minutes by car.
For more information please visit the Melbourne Airport website: http://melbourneairport.com.au/​ ​

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ABOUT THE VENUE - MCEC
Recognised as Australasia's Leading Meetings and Conference Centre in 2014, 2013 and 2012 by the prestigious World Travel Awards, MCEC connects you with everything needed for a successful event. This includes impressive spaces, leading technology and staff with the skills and experience to bring it all together.
MCEC is owned by the Victorian State Government and managed by Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Trust. 

The MCEC is located on the banks of the iconic Yarra River, just a 20-minute drive from Melbourne airport and a short walk to the city centre.

Please find additional information on: mcec.com.au

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