Situated along the inviting shores of Port Phillip Bay and the banks of the Yarra River, Melbourne is Australia’s second-largest city and the nation’s cultural capital. The Sheraton Melbourne Hotel is ideally situated at the Paris end of the Collins Street precinct, within easy reach of the city’s endless attractions, myriad entertainment and commercial offices. Located above Parliament railway station, the hotel is within walking distance of Parliament House and Princess Theatre, and near the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre.
The city is highly regarded for its exhibitions and art galleries, and the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) is an inspiring place to explore. Reflective of Melbourne’s cutting-edge culture, the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA) features a creative art collection while the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) is perfectly placed in the city’s landmark cultural area, Federation Square.
Whether you enjoy opera, classical music, comedy, concerts or festivals, Melbourne’s arts calendar offers enticing year-round options. Catch an outstanding Australian Ballet performance, a Melbourne Symphony Orchestra recital or a stunning array of dance, theatre and musical shows at the Princess Theatre, Arts Centre, Regent Theatre and Melbourne Recital Centre.
Sports enthusiasts can hop on the city’s iconic trams and cheer on their favourite football or cricket team at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)—or catch world-class events, including the Australian Open, Australian Grand Prix and Melbourne Cup. Just an hour away, spectacular coastlines, vineyards, outback wilderness, enthralling wildlife, rugged terrains and historic townships await exploration.
Melbourne is also famous for its café culture and multicultural cuisine, and gourmands delight in endless dining and nightlife possibilities, comprising everything from cafés, bistros and bars to clubs and award-winning restaurants. Additionally, the city’s diverse shopping options range from Collins Street’s designer fashion boutiques to Flinders Lane’s eclectic shops to the pulsating, open-air Queen Victoria Market.
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