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Melbourne

The Arts Capital of Australia

Melbourne has tastes to suit every palette with enough shops to satisfy every shopaholic, enough excellent bars and restaurants to fulfill the most pedantic food critic and enough festivals to fill a calendar.

Australia’s second largest city, after Sydney, Melbourne is less than 200 years old, and is blending old with new in a creative and unique way. It was also voted as the worlds most livable city in an international poll – which the inhabitants will agree with wholeheartedly. It also has a large international student population, with over half the students being from overseas.

Weather Four seasons in one day – that’s Melbourne. Some say this is great – they will never get

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Victoria

The South East Corner

Strawberry Fields. An annual celebration of art, sound and creative expression held for three days each November, a few hours outside of Melbourne, Australia. Image by Zeazy

Victoria occupies the south eastern portion of Australia and has a great variety of places to interest from the cosmopolitan and diverse city life of Melbourne (the state capital) to the gold field towns of Ballarat and Bendigo, wine growing regions of Mildura, Rutherglen, Milawa and Glenrowan, the wetlands and lake regions of Central Gippsland to high country of the Dandenongs and the east and south coast beaches.

Then there is the breathtaking beauty of the Grampians (of interest to bush

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