Melbourne is the second largest city in Australia and the capital of the Victoria State. It is often named the World’s Most Liveable City, and has been recognised as a Unesco City of Literature. Melbourne is the birthplace of Australian impressionism, Australian rules football, the Australian film and television industries, and Australian contemporary dance. It also has the most extensive freeway network in Australia and the largest urban tram network in the world.
Worth a stop are the National Gallery of Victoria, the Melbourne Museum, the Great Ocean Road, the Grampians National Park, Phillip Island, the Royal Botanic Gardens, the Koorie Heritage Trust, the Birrarung Marr, the Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre, Port Phillip, the Dandenong and Macedon ranges, the Mornington Peninsula, Yarra Valley, the Melbourne Cricket Ground, the World Heritage-listed Royal Exhibition Building, the Flinders Street Railway Station, the Queen Victoria Market, the State Library of Victoria, the Old Melbourne Gaol, the Federation Square, the South Gate and the Arts Precinct, the Shrine of Remembrance, the Coops Shot Tower, the Crown Casino, the Melbourne Museum & IMAX, the Italian Community, the Carlton Gardens, the Melbourne Zoo, the Royal Park, and the University of Melbourne.