Greater Melbourne covers an area of nearly 9,995 square kilometres with over 5 million residents. Its well-educated, culturally diverse population’s median age is a mere 36 years. English is the official language but over a third of all households speak two or more languages with Greek, Italian, Mandarin, Vietnamese and Cantonese being the most languages spoken. Victoria’s capital, Melbourne city is the cultural melting pot and the central hub for businesses and tourists.
Melbourne has been attracting people from all over the world from 1850s initially for the glitzy yellow substance called “gold”. Centuries later it continues to appeal to people for the glamourous lifestyle it offers.
For seven consecutive years, Melbourne was ranked the world’s most liveable city and the safest city in the Asia-Pacific region and that’s probably because this cosmopolitan metropolis has everything for both young and old – arts, schools, transport, shopping centres, parks and gardens, bars, restaurants, clubs and a robust health care system. Add the Melbourne Cricket Ground, The State Library, Victorian Arts Centre, Crown Entertainment Complex, The Royal Exhibition Building, The Carlton Gardens, The National Gallery, Federation Square, The Shrine of Remembrance, St Patrick’s Cathedral, St Paul’s Cathedral, The Old Treasury Building, Flagstaff Gardens, Parliament House, Cooks’ Cottage, St Kilda Pier, Melbourne Zoo, Werribee Open Range Zoo, Melbourne Aquarium, Luna Park, William Ricketts Sanctuary, Maranoa Gardens, The Royal Botanical Gardens, Melbourne Museum, The Mint, The Eureka Skydeck, The Rialto Tower and many other historical landmarks and you will still have a whole lot more to explore in this exciting city.
Its road and rail networks are connected to both the busiest Australian air and seaports. Melbourne airport services 37 international airlines and connects to 43 international destinations catering to both passenger travel and cargo transportation. The seaport at Port Melbourne handles approximately 3 million 20 ft container loads annually.
The rail network includes the freight and passenger train system with links to both intrastate and interstate systems. Apart from that, there is a suburban passenger network that terminates at the Central Business District and the famous tram network that operates with 493 trams and 1,763 stops within the metropolitan area.
Melbourne has acquired the name “Garden City” because of the many parks and gardens (totaling 75) that abound the area and provide the much-needed peace and tranquility for the residents and visitors in this constantly bustling city.
The city’s educational needs are met with the 1280 Government and Private schools that provide for various academic requirements ranging from Special Needs, Religious, Trade, Boarding, Montessori and Steiner Schools.
The healthcare system includes over 100 private and public hospitals spread strategically across Melbourne. As for restaurants there are far too many to enumerate but suffice to say that cuisines from every culture is represented. No exaggerating here - you will be spoilt for choice and your only question will be deciding on which one to explore each day.
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