Melbourne, the capital of the state of Victoria, is a warren of laneways that reveal buzzing bars, galleries, live music venues, acclaimed restaurants and designer boutiques to those who dare to delve. It's also a city with a passionate love of sports and relishes any opportunity to party, boasting an action-packed calendar of events. Set on the Yarra River and reaching to the shores of Port Phillip Bay, sophisticated Melbourne is at first sight a balanced grid of neatly angled streets. But beneath this sense of restraint lies a restless creative energy. The CBD comprises many precincts - enclaves with
Enjoy the wondrous experiences that the winery regions of Victoria have to offer with Go Wine and Dine Tours. These tours are ideal for corporate and social clubs or special celebrations. Here are some of your tour options: - Spend one day or more in one of Victoria's spectacular winery regions, such as the Yarra Valley (premier grape-growing region), Mornington Peninsula (wine with ocean views) and Macedon Ranges (a delightful combination of history and wineries), only one hour from Melbourne. - Add a delicious lunch to the tastings at the cellar door of four wineries. You can have an exquisite
The open space, playgrounds and picnic areas of Banksia Park make it a popular location with visitors of all ages. The park is perfect for cyclists, joggers, walkers and those who enjoy a breath of fresh air. Things to see and do - follow the Heritage Trail and learn about our history and special significance of the Aboriginal sites - view the plentiful water fowl in the wetlands - walk the Heidelberg Artists Trail - visit the Japanese Cherry Tree Grove - have picnic or barbecue Organised groups of more than 50 people require a permit from the park office.