Lonely Planet Pocket Guide | Melbourne
Stylish, arty and cosmopolitan Melbourne is proud of its place as Australia’s cultural capital. Stately gold-rush-era architecture and a multicultural make-up reflect the city’s recent history, while edgy street art and sticky-carpeted band venues point to its present-day personality. It’s also a top sporting city, playing host to Grand Slam tennis, Formula One and – its main obsession – Aussie Rules footy.
Maps for every neighbourhood (includes pull-out)
The city’s must-see sights plus expert advice to make your trip even better
Discover how to unlock the city with guides to areas that the locals really love
We’ve found the best walks, food, art, shopping, views, nightlife and more.