Named the world’s most liveable city for five years running, Melbourne is a magnificent mash of cultures. A place where black is the new black and Sunday is the new Sunday.
Clear and sunny one minute, cloudy and wet the next, then perhaps a combination of the two followed by a rainbow. Melbourne weather is temperamental at best. But if you pack a hat, spray jacket and spare pair of socks, you’ll be right as rain-hail-or-shine.
Exhibitions, live music, nightlife, sports arenas, parks, rooftop cinemas and standing-room-only bars. It has plenty going on. Which is perhaps why locals have such a passionate and long-standing love affair with coffee; they need the energy; and so will you, as you:
Weave your way through the city grid and discover the bustling shopfronts of Degraves Street. Browse record stores and vintage shops. Take in an exhibition at the NGV. Wander Federation Square and the ever-changing streetscape of Hosier Lane. Spend balmy summer evenings dining on Lygon Street and bar-hopping Fitzroy. Eat Fish’n’Chips on St Kilda foreshore or argue which dumplings are best in Chinatown.
Because whatever the weather, if you turn up, Melbourne will turn it on.
What ‘it’ is, is up to you.
So explore and be inspired.
And grab a coffee.