Here's Traveller's pick of Melbourne's best accommodation on offer.
New York has Broadway, London the West End and now Melbourne has a dedicated theatre district richly deserving of a visitor encore.
Melbourne's cultural scene is so deep, the CBD can no longer hold it, so it's off to the suburbs with the art.
The places to stay for that boutique-style feel.
Essentially, it has everything there is to love about the Art Series.
Seat B28, in the dress circle, is always left vacant on opening night.
A good choice for a weekend away from Melbourne, or as a stop on a driving holiday through Victoria.
A fresh mid-ranger with impressive dining options that provides a convenient base for exploring Melbourne.
Australia's second largest capital is dinstinctly European. Known for its obsession with coffee, food and football, you'll also find lush green parks, art galleries, and a huge live music culture in its pubs and bars. Traverse down one of its laneways and be surprised at what you may find; while top restaurants, cafes, bars and unique shopping are certain; its weather is not - be sure to carry a brolly.