You have to say Melbourne, Australia is one of the best kept secrets on the travel destinations of the world. Apart from its reputation as a cultural and shopping haven, it is also famous for the many sporting functions staged there.
Melbourne sports' attractions, such as the Melbourne Cup horse race, cricket at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), tennis tournaments and football finals are all held in Melbourne. This all adds to the excitement of being a sports enthusiast in Melbourne.
Other tourist attractions in Melbourne are too numerous to mention. Some of these include; Luna Park, with lots of fun for the whole family, the Melbourne Aquarium with its unique Australian aquatic life; and the Melbourne Zoo, classed as among the best the world has to offer.
Melbourne Gaol tells terrible tales and stories of long ago, while Lygon Street is a must if you enjoy a cosmopolitan atmosphere and fantastic Italian food.
The Yarra River in Melbourne flows right through the city and is very popular with rowing enthusiasts. Among the other great Melbourne attractions along the river are some amazing shops and restaurants. River cruises are also available on the promenade.
Accommodation in Melbourne covers all types, from backpacker hostels, to the four and five-star luxury hotels.
You will find that the public transport around the city is also very good. Trains, buses and ferries are some of the options. Melbourne is one of the few cities that still has trams in operation around the city and suburbs.