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Melbourne is the capital and most populated city in the Australian state of Victoria. It is situated on Port Phillip Bay, on the estuary of the Yarra River and was founded in 1835. The metropolitan area of Melbourne is comprised of 30 municipalities. This vibrant city offers eclectic boutiques, a huge choice of restaurants, enchanting art galleries, lush parks, and several villages, each with its own unique character.
Melbourne’s economy is based on finance, manufacturing, research, IT, education, logistics, transportation, and tourism. This city is headquarters for many of Australia’s largest corporations, including ANZ, BHP Billiton (the world’s largest mining company), the National Australia Bank, Rio Tinto, and Telstra. Melbourne is also home to Australia’s largest and busiest seaport and is at the centre of Australia’s automotive industry. Automotive companies with office space and other facilities in the city include Ford, Toyota, and Holden.
Entertainment And Dining Out
There are many things to do and see in Melbourne, including the Melbourne Museum. This is Australia’s largest museum. If offers an indoor rainforest, the Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre, and a giant Rubik’s-cube-shaped Children’s Museum. There are intriguing displays that feature everything from native insects to dinosaurs. One special restaurant found in Melbourne is the Colonial Tramcar Restaurant. Based in a 1948 Melbourne tram, this restaurant moves through South Melbourne, St Kilda, Malvern, and Prahran while you sit enjoying the view while eating a 3 - 5 course meal.
The nearest major airport to the city is Melbourne Airport. This airport offers international and domestic flights 23 km (14 miles) from the Melbourne city centre. Another major airport in the area is Avalon Airport, offering domestic flights 58 km (36 miles) from Melbourne. Both are easy to reach on public transport or by road. The public transportation system is made up of trams, trains, and buses. The trams and trains serve the centre of Melbourne and its inner suburbs. The trains extend out to the outer suburbs, and buses are typically available when there is no tram or train service. There are connections to all of the major attractions of the city, making it is simple to get around Melbourne without a car.