“Melbourne", Victoria, named after the 2nd Viscount Melbourne, the city was considered the capital until it changed to Canberra in 1927. The industrial boom in the area saw it developed to be a wealthy state in the early years. This was mainly due to the gold discovered in the region which saw settlers from many countries, including China and Germany come into the region.
The residents of Melbourne are from a variety of different cultures and backgrounds. Most of the migrant population is from the UK and Europe region although there are a growing number of Asian migrants as well. It is interesting to note that Melbourne is also home to a large Greek Speaking community, the 3rd largest in the world.
The universities in Melbourne are among the highest in demand worldwide and it is the 4th city in the world in terms of the number of students catered to. Monash University in Melbourne is the largest in Australia.
Many of the large corporations in Australia are based in Melbourne with the main industries being manufacturing, IT, finance, research and education. Transportation and logistics also pay a large role in the economy due to the large seaport, which is undoubtedly the busiest in Australia. Manufacturing plants of several leading industries such as auto mobiles are based here, as well as other industries and their supporting services for aircraft parts, food processing, etc. With an increased number of migrant knowledge workers, Melbourne employs more than one third of the ICT workforce of Australia.
Melbourne has many tourist attractions of both historic value and modern entertainment. The Royal Botanic Garden for example is considered one of the best in the world in terms of the landscaping and wild life. State Library of Victoria is the oldest library in Australia and has a wide range of display and exhibition items from its glorious past. A recent addition to the attractions in Melbourne is the Southern Star Observation Wheel at Docklands. Modeled similar to the London Eye this giant wheel allows the visitors a panoramic view of the city and its surrounding in a 30 minute spin.
Melbourne is popular for its sports activities, and is the venue for 3 key competitions; the Australian Open Tennis tournament, the Australian Grand Prix Formula One and the Melbourne Cup. In 1877 Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) saw history in the making with the first test cricket match played between an Australian team and an English Team. The MCG is currently considered to be the largest cricket venue.
Places To Eat in Melbourne
Places to eat in Melbourne, your local guide to Cafes and Restaurant's in the Melbourne, each with contact details, directions map and the latest offers on the table.
Places To Stay in Melbourne
Places to stay in Melbourne, your local guide to accommodation, Apartments, Cabins or Caravan Parks and Camping Grounds.
Things To See And Do in Melbourne
Places to see and things to do in Melbourne, the Melbourne region offers a vast range of places to see that are unique to the region. With beaches and National Parks in and around Melbourne tours and so much more.