What's on in Melbourne
With a population of 5 million, Melbourne is the most populous city in Victoria and the second most populous city in Australia. Melbourne is Australia’s multicultural and cultural hub—a city for everyone.
Prior to the arrival of European settlers in the region, indigenous Australians had been living in the Melbourne area for more than 30,000 years. The city was founded on 30 August 1835 and was named Melbourne by Governor General Richard Bourne on 10 April 1837.
With more than a quarter of its population being born overseas, Melbourne is now home to people from more than 200 countries and more than 230 languages are spoken in the city. A visit to Melbourne is a visit to the world itself.
Melbourne is a city full of opportunities, places to go, things to see. Some all-time favourites among locals and visitors alike include:
- The Melbourne CBD: The heart of the city, home to many major attractions. Federation Square, Bourke Street Mall, the State Library, and the legendary Queen Victoria Market are all part of the major central business district.
- The Crown: A huge entertainment complex next to the beautiful Yarra River. Here you’ll find multiple restaurants, cafes, nightclubs, shops, cinemas, and even a casino.
- Docklands: A large inner suburb in Victoria Harbour, just about 2km from Melbourne’s CBD. This spectacular waterfront features prominent buildings, such as the Etihad Stadium, Seven Network broadcasting centre, and Harbour Town at the Waterfront City.
- Luna Park in ST. Kilda: A legendary amusement park that has been operating non-stop since 1912. It features the world’s oldest operating roller coaster.
- Chinatown: Located at the eastern end of Little Bourke Street, Melbourne’s Chinatown dates all the way back to the first Australian Gold Rush in 1851. Melbourne’s Chinatown is full of picturesque laneways, seasonal markets, and unique restaurants.
Other popular destinations include:
What's On In Melbourne This June?
Life has been a little different as of late. We trust our usual busy travellers have been enjoying what's on in Melbourne, and Australia, from the comfort of their homes, and remaining healthy and happy during these times. As Australia prepares for easing restrictions, we're looking forward to what's to come this June.
Melbourne's Restaurants, Bars and Pubs Set to Re-Open
On 1 June, restaurants, bars and pubs across Melbourne will prepare to re-open as restrictions across the state ease. However dining out as we once knew it won't return for quite some time with a 20 person maximum capacity being the first step forward for these venues. With three newly completed dining outlets at Crowne Plaza Melbourne, we're excited to welcome back many of our loyal travellers in due course.
We're gearing up to see the footy season kick off in Melbourne once more this June. Unfortunately we won't see crowds returning to the MCG or Marvel Stadium just yet so footy fans will be supporting their team in full force from the comfort of their homes or hotel rooms.