Though 10 minutes from the CBD by train, it isn't often visited by tourists. Which seems a pity.
Here's Traveller's pick of Melbourne's best accommodation on offer.
When it comes to nocturnal fun, in Sydney the question is: what's open? But in Melbourne it's simply, where to next?
What's there to see at Melbourne's Koorie Heritage Trust, which has recently been in the news for all the wrong reasons?
The Australian city that is one of the most Italian cities outside of Italy.
While not located at Melbourne Airport itself, Hyatt Place is a stylish new property for those looking to avoid battling traffic to get a flight.
Whatever it is that denotes style and that certain chic, Melbourne has it in spades.
In a state blessed with more appealing and accessible regions than any other in Australia, the Dandenongs, have tended to be the "Daggynongs". But as Anthony Dennis finds out, there's absolutely nothing daggy about Beechmont Garden Retreat.
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.