There’s an age-old rivalry in Australia regarding its finest city. On the one hand, Sydney lays claim to the country’s most iconic attractions and beaches. Yet, on the other, Melbourne has become the country’s cultural hub and most liveable city. You go to Melbourne for Australia’s finest restaurants, bars, museums, events, brunch and coffee.
Spend your days enjoying the country’s best brunch in South Yarra, hopping on world-famous trams, wandering through the National Gallery of Victoria, reclining with a beer in Federation Square, and winding up for dinner in one of the unrivalled dim-sum joints in Chinatown.
If you have time (and you absolutely should make sure you do), spend another day revelling in high-end shopping and cutting-edge restaurants and bars on Chapel Street, in Fitzroy or Carlton.