Melbourne, Australia’s cultural capital is still capturing the imaginations of Brits wanting to start a new life. But why choose Melbourne?
Melbourne, arguably Australia’s cultural capital remains an ideal destination for Brits looking for a new life outside of the UK. This vibrant and urban city mixes old with new, making it a unique and diverse place to live. There is no doubt that Australian’s experience a high quality of life. With the fresh air, natural landscapes and buzzing streets, it is clear to see why people come to reside in Melbourne. So here’s a brief rundown of the highlights that this lively city has to offer.
At the centre of the city the Eureka Tower is an icon of the Melbourne city skyline. Sitting 297 metres above sea level, this 24 carat gold plated tower offers breathtaking views at dawn or dusk. It only takes 38 seconds to get to the top to see Melbourne from another awe-inspiring perspective. On its 88th floor, the Eureka Tower also boasts the ‘Edge’ experience, allowing visitors to stand, sit or even jump on a glass cube nearly 300 metres over Melbourne. Definitely worth a visit to explore the city from a new angle!
MELBOURNE CRICKET GROUND
Melbourne is renowned for its love of sport and The Melbourne Cricket Ground, affectionately known by locals as ‘the G’, is an icon of the city. It hasa seating capacity of 100,000, making it the world’s largest stadium to watch cricket. Hosting more than 90 days of cricket and Australian Football a year, this lively stadium is the highlight of Melbourne’s sporting crown and there’s plenty of opportunity to get involved! Immerse yourself in these hallowed grounds and take a tour of this historic landmark where some of cricket’s superstars have played and sporting history has been made.
Just a short drive from the heart of Melbourne is Phillip Island, a notorious place to see Australia’s wildlife. Your first stop should be Maru Koala and Animal park which offers visitors the chance to pet koalas and hand-feed kangaroos and wallabies. It’s an Australian experience like no other! Snap a selfie with these majestic animals and your friends will want to book their flight from London to Melbourne immediately. Carry on your journey to the penguin parade, which is another of the natural highlights that Melbourne has to offer. This popular attraction showcases the smallest penguins returning back to their homes at night after a day’s fishing.
ST KILDA BEACH
St Kilda is just a stone’s throw away from the centre of Melbourne and is home to one of the city’s most beautiful beaches. Relax and take in the stunning views whilst swimming and sunbathing on this famous beach. There are plenty of activities on offer for the adventurous, with watersports such as windsurfing, waterskiing and kitesurfing to name just a few. If you’re a thrill seeker take the plunge and skydive from 14,000 feet, enjoying 360-degree views of Melbourne.
Melbourne, a city filled with stunning architecture, a sense of adventure, and diverse culture is it repeatedly voted the World’s most liveable city. Therefore, it is no surprisethat Brit’s are still flocking to the other side of the world to explore life outside of the UK.