Melbourne, the capital of Australian state Victoria, is both dynamic and cosmopolitan. It is often referred to as a garden city. The artsy and stylish city is known as the sporting and cultural center of Australia. Founded in the mid 1800's, the then small town is now a multicultural, progressive and prosperous metropolis.
Melbourne, Southbank, Docklands
Hosier Lane is a bluestone cobbled vehicular and pedestrian laneway on the southern edge of the central city grid. Hosier lane is a much celebrated landmark mainly due to its sophisticated Urban art. The lane has been noted for the quality and the often political nature of its art. Hosier Lane lies opposite the entrance to the Atrium at Federation Square on Flinders St.
Eureka Tower is a 297.3-metre (975 ft) skyscraper located in the Southbank precinct of Melbourne. Construction began in August 2002 and the exterior completed on 1 June 2006. The observation deck (Eureka Skydeck 88) occupies the entire 88th floor of the Eureka Tower and is currently the highest public vantage point in a building in the Southern Hemisphere at 285 m (935 ft).
Docklands is an inner-western suburb of Melbourne. Contemporary Docklands is the product of an ongoing urban renewal project to extend the area of the Melbourne CBD (Central Business District). It is now home to several of Melbourne's modern landmarks, including Etihad Stadium and the Melbourne Star Ferris wheel.
Carlton, East Melbourne, Southbank, Melbourne
Cook's Cottage is located in the Fitzroy Gardens. The cottage was constructed in 1755 in UK by the parents of Captain James Cook. Grimwade, a notable businessman and philanthropist, donated the house to the people of Victoria for the centenary anniversary of the settlement of Melbourne in October 1934.
The Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne are internationally renowned botanical gardens located near the centre of Melbourne, on the south bank of the Yarra River. They are 38 hectares (94 acres) of landscaped gardens consisting of a mix of native and exotic vegetation including over 10,000 individual species. The Shrine of Remembrance, located in the garden, was built as a memorial to the men and women of Victoria who served in World War I and is now a memorial to all Australians who have served in war.