Melbourne is the second largest city in Australia with a population of about 3.7 million people. It is the capital of the Australian state Victoria.
Melbourne twice recognized as "Best town to live in peace" in the authoritative study of the magazine "The Economist" on the basis of parameters such as climate, prices, culture, healthcare and so on.
In Melbourne, the headquarters of three major Australian corporations: Telstra, BHP Billiton and National Australia Bank, as well as most of the companies whose shares are available on the Australian Stock Exchange (Australian Stock Exchange).
In Melbourne, many are of major sports events, including the Australian Formula One motor racing stage, a tennis tournament Australian Open, horse racing Melbourne Cup, and the final draw of the Australian Football AFL Grand Final. Melbourne hosted the Olympic Games in 1956 and the British Commonwealth Games (Commonwealth Games) in 2006.
Melbourne is very different. Small-sized Business Center consists entirely of skyscrapers, among which nestle monuments. Directly adjacent to the city a beautiful area Southgate, which is a kind of hallmark of Melbourne
Almost all the rest of the city - Greater Melbourne - is one of the two-storey private house. Half an hour can go by car and do not see any buildings higher than two floors! Because of this, sometimes you can hear - Melbourne and Sydney are two large villages. Yes, there are almost no large-panel residential high-rise buildings. To live in such houses the majority of Australians squeamish, Australia is the destiny of the poor. Exception - a luxury apartment located in the city or on the beach, with stunning views from the windows.
The most famous tourist attractions In Melbourne Stroll to Southbank, posmoret biggest casinos in Australia and the tongues of fire every hour after dark. Ibid - restaurants and expensive boutiques snobisticheskie
Chapel street - passing by at 6 am there to see young people coming out of nightclubs
Auckland street (street of fashionable youth, Friday and Saturday night is not the best of fun). Being the last to walk on the beach can be St. Kilda, where no one (except Russian) is awash but all walk, run and ride on roller skates and bicycles
In the outskirts of Melbourne, you can: the Puffing Billy steam train on the scenic road in the woods
Philipp Island The island can be fed from the hand kangaroos and ostriches (the latter not for the faint of heart), and at sunset to see the parade of thousands of little penguins
On the way to Adelaide drawn on sharp turns scenic Great Ocean Road, as well as see the 12 Apostles. In fact, go there for the sake of the Apostles do not, you must have at least 3-4 hours and walk around the rest of the rocks in the outskirts.
If you love animals, there are three in Melbourne Zoo (Melbourne Zoo, nature reserves and Hilsvill Veribi) and Marine Aquarium, the details, see Australian animals.