One travel journalist has recommended Melbourne for a glamorous city break.


As well as being something of a Mecca for sports fans, Melbourne also allows fashion-lovers enjoying holidays to Australia the chance to enjoy a chic city break.

The capital of the state of Victoria is well-known for its individual sense of style, with most commentators noting that, in many ways, it is more like a cosmopolitan European city than an Australian one.

And, according to travel writer Nicole Wright, it pays to make use of local knowledge to truly enjoy the glamorous side to Melbourne, with the Hidden Secrets Vintage Outing Tour taking visitors around parts of the city tourists usually never reach, including boutiques, small hotels, bars and even eccentric museums.

Writing of her experiences in the Guardian, Ms Wright noted: “When it comes to style, it’s not just Melbourne’s shops that ooze glamour; its bars are pretty cool, too.”

What’s more, a range of new arts festivals, including the ever-expanding St Jerome’s Laneway music festival, which sees big-name acts and local artists perform in the back-lanes of the city centre, give visitors enjoying holidays to Australia the chance to fully immerse themselves in this unique city.

At the same time, the Daily Mail has also enthused about Melbourne, especially its fine-dining and cultural scenes.

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