Melbourne and regional Victoria boast a huge range of amazing experiences that will leave even the most well-travelled person impressed! Easily navigated on foot, the city is home to non-stop programmes - festivals, renowned dining, major art exhibitions and musical extravaganzas. Within a short distance of Melbourne are perfect beaches and rugged coastlines, scenic mountains and forests, historic towns, wineries, golf courses and Australian wildlife, which are ideal for post-conference touring!
A packed agenda of food, wine, sports and arts is your introduction to the best of Melbourne – from its creative, exciting city centre, to its buzzing neighbourhood hubs.
Venture into Melbourne hidden spaces and iconic laneways and find electric nightlife, tantalising food and wine, a dynamic arts scene and more.
Explore Melbourne and beyond:
Drive along the Great Ocean Road
Just outside the city is one of the most scenic drives in the world. The Great Ocean Road stretches for 243 km (151 miles) along the Southeast coast of Australia. During the drive, which is also on the register of Australian National Heritage List, you’ll pass by amazing natural sites including Apollo Bay and the 12 Apostles.
The Melbourne tram system with its perfectly maintained antique carriages is both efficient and atmospheric. It is a great way to travel and mingle with locals.
There's always something new to discover in Melbourne's hive of bustling, creative laneways, with their covert boutiques, famed restaurants, hole-in-the-wall cafes and astonishing bars.
Not many cities take their coffee as seriously as Melbourne does. Here, the bean and beverage are almost as sacred as footy, which is good news if you're in the mood for the perfect caffeine hit.
At the city's best cafes, professional baristas will happily talk beans and machines while carefully tending to your brew.
Airport information and travel to Melbourne
Melbourne is a major hub for domestic and overseas air travel and is also well serviced by rail, bus and even shipping connections. Melbourne Airport operates an average of 450 international flights every week to and from major destinations. There are over 30 international, domestic and dedicated freighter airlines that operate at Melbourne Airport.
Melbourne Airport is located approximately 25km north-west of the Melbourne's CBD on the Tullamarine Freeway - less than 25 minutes by car.
For more information please visit the Melbourne Airport website: http://melbourneairport.com.au/
ABOUT THE VENUE - MCEC
Recognised as Australiasia's Leading Meetings and Conference Centre from 2012 - 2015 by the prestigious World Travel Awards, MCEC connects you with everything you need for a successful event.
This includes impressive spaces, leading technology and staff with the skills and experience to bring it all together.
MCEC is owned by the Victorian State Government and managed by Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Trust.
The MCEC is located on the banks of the iconic Yarra River, just a 20-minute drive from Melbourne airport and a short walk to the city centre.
Please find additional information on mcec.com.au