Melbourne Holidays

15th Apr 2011 Australia Holiday Destinations

In conjunction with Tourism Australia, two well-known French lifestyle bloggers visited Victoria in March. Seen as trend setters in France, they have already generated a fair bit of coverage with many positive comments from other French bloggers. Of course a trip to Victoria isn't complete without visiting the cosmopolitan city of Melbourne.

Known for its style and sophistication, Melbourne holidays allow you to experience the distinct bohemian vibe of the city. One of the major drawcards is the thriving underground scene that feeds the cultural hub Melbourne is famous for.

Melbourne's signature is its glamorous events and huge range of restaurants, cafes, boutiques and wineries that host the chic clientele that frequent the area. Melbourne holidays are a lifestyle experience that offers plenty of photo opportunities to capture the beautiful old buildings and stunning modern architecture as well as the amazing shopping precincts and variety of galleries, shows and exhibitions.

Getting around on your Melbourne holiday is easy with its excellent public transport system and constant stream of trams which are a novelty to travel on for those unfamiliar with this mode of transport.

The city is a cultural melting pot of more than 90 cultures and has created a vast strip of cafes and restaurants. Italian, Greek, Asian, Middle Eastern, African and leading Australian chefs are just some of those providing an eclectic and delicious mix of cuisine.

Richmond's Swan Street and Bridge Road are known as the ritzy suburbs and are home to some of Australia's finest young designers as well as trendy clothing outlets, nightclubs, bars and cafes. South Yarra and Toorak have a slightly more relaxed vibe with plenty of boutiques, jewellery stores, tailors and home ware outlets.

Fitzroy is the home of diverse restaurants along an avant-garde avenue, retro cafes and the thriving live music scene where many legends have been born.