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Melbourne is known for its endless creativity, high energy and great diversity. Australia’s benchmark for great coffee, fashion, art and culture, Melbourne is one of the most livable cities there is.

Melbourne is bustling with quirky and interesting cafes. Whether you’re ordering a latte from a hole in the wall espresso bar, or sipping a latte beneath a cluster of topsy-turvy chairs, the city serves its coffee with punch, and with panache.

And the food is just as good. Name a cuisine, and Melbourne’s got it covered. Tuck into a french-inspired breakfast at Hardware Societe, grab some lunch at the trendy Manchester Press, or treat yourself to a street-inspired Asian meal at Chin Chin.

Melbourne’s rejuvenated hidden laneways might have become a cliche, but they’re still a big part of what makes the city special. Humming with the sounds of surrounding bars and restaurants, they feature some of the world’s best street art. You can even take a laneway tour to see what the fuss is about.

If getting lost isn’t your style there are countless other attractions, all in plain sight. You can take a history lesson at the Old Melbourne Gaol, see some art at the National Gallery of Victoria, or catch a show at Her Majesty’s Theatre.

For the latest hotspots and events, check out Broadsheet or Time Out, or just ask a local!

While you’re in Melbourne, get around using the city’s public transport and bike share systems. Trams are now free within the CBD; to go elsewhere, you’ll need a myki smart card.

Major events around DrupalSouth:

24 February - 1 March 2015 Avalon Airshow
27 February - 15 March 2015 Melbourne Food & Wine Festival
4 March 2015 Wednesday Night Market
5 - 7 March 2015 DrupalSouth!
6 - 9 March 2015 Moomba Festival
12 - 15 March 2015 Melbourne F1 Grand Prix
14 - 22 March 2015 Melbourne Fashion Week
25 March - 29 March 2015 Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show
25 March - 19 April 2015 Melbourne International Comedy Festival