Melbourne is Australia’s second largest city and is often called Marvelous Melbourne in 1850s. It is located on the banks of River Yarra near Port Phillip Bay. The gold rush in 1851 saw a huge population with bright prospectors. Many majestic constructions were made with the wealth that popped up from the goldfields nearby. This city is considered having more of Victorian architectures than any other cities in Australia.
Places that you must visit while in Melbourne:
· Queen Victoria Market –It is situated in Queen and Victoria streets in Melbourne. Apart from food, the stalls sell clothing, toys, art and unique souvenirs. During summer night markets, functions and music concerts are held.
· Federation Square –It is situated at Corner Swanston and Flinders street. It has Ian Potter Gallery devoted to Australian art and Australian Centre for the Moving Image. It hosts more than 2000 events annually.
· Royal Botanic Gardens –It is situated in Bird wood Avenue at South Yarra. It is rated as one of the finest gardens in the world. During summer, live theater and moonlight cinema below the stars is the attraction of this garden.
· Melbourne cricket ground –It is situated in Brunton Avenue in east Melbourne. It is one of the world’s greatest stadiums. It is the stadium of- 1956 Olympic Games, the birth of Test Cricket, 2006 Commonwealth Games and the house of Australian Rules football.