Welcome to Welge Travel Report's guide to the best of Melbourne. WTR's Melbourne map shows you the location of the Australian Centre for the Moving Image and Werribee Mansion.
WTR's Carlota Cuisine describes the signature dish at Coda and what to order at Cutler & Co. Then you're off to Sydney.
Welge Travel Report Notables for Melbourne
Getting around Melbourne
Public transportation for Melbourne
WTR's Tony Transit says here is where you'll find the best information for public transportation https://www.ptv.vic.gov.au/
Melbourne has the world's largest tram network, consisting of 245 kilometres of track, nearly 500 trams on 28 routes, and 1,813 tram stops. Two light-rail routes are also a part of the tram network. The tram network is a part of the Public Transport Victoria network and a part of the Myki ticketing system.
Tony also says be sure to catch the City Circle Train # 5 for your intro to Melbourne.
People Watching in Melbourne
Our Francois Flaneur says the best "PW" is Federation (Fed) Square across from Finders Street Station.
Dining in Melbourne
How far? It's Ten Minutes by Tractor - L: Daily, D: Th-Sa, 1333 Mornington-Flinders Road, Main Ridge, 3928, 00 61 3 5989 6455
WTR's Carlota Cuisine says the best dining is here - local ingredients, vineyard views and the best wine list in Australia.
Nightlife/Entertainment in Melbourne
Our Shauna Showtime says you're best bet for nightlife is in the CBD
Shopping in Melbourne
WTR's Shari Shopper says Collin's Street is the best area for the department stores.
Beverages - Grape Experience in Melbourne
Our Winnie Winesnob reports Australia has more than 60 designated wine regions across the country and has developed a worldwide reputation for its award-winning wines. Winnie says this site gives you the best broad brush description of wine areas and wineries (australia.com/about/australias-landscapes/australian-wineries).
Business Information for Melbourne
Here is help in regard to your business in Melbourne: (http://www.business.vic.gov.au/)
U.S. Embassy: (melbourne.usconsulate.gov), 553 St Kilda Rd, 61 3 9526 5900
Exchange Rates (http://www.x-rates.com/)
Recognition for Melbourne
We extend special thanks to the people who manage and/or own the institutions, museums and restaurants featured in our guides. In some instances we have relied on their descriptions and photos.
Lagniappe for Melbourne
WTR's Ernie Exhibit provides information on special current exhibitions for our featured museums such as: National Gallery of Victoria
Now to September 2, 2018 see Colony: Frontier Wars
Colony: Frontier Wars explores the period of colonisation in Australia from 1788 onwards and its often devastating effects on First Peoples.
The period, that to many, was the discovery of a ‘wondrous’ southern continent, was to others an invasion of homelands occupied for many millennia.
This powerful exhibition reveals some of what Aboriginal people have experienced as a continuing consequence of colonisation, through works of art.