Discover Melbourne

Throughout the Congress, you will also have the chance to experience Melbourne at its finest. It is a truly global city with a rich multicultural mix celebrating the creativity and diversity of its people and the city. Melbourne is exciting, constantly evolving and has something for everyone. From its vast range of restaurants, cafes and bars, film and food festivals to galleries and opulent theatres, chic fashion stores, botanic gardens, sports stadiums, elegant Victorian-era streetscapes to modern innovative architecture, Melbourne has an activity and attraction that will undoubtedly interest you.

For those looking to discover some of our traditional art and culture we highly recommend The Gallery at Federation Square which has a wonderful focus on Australian art including an excellent collection of indigenous art, and The Melbourne Museum where you can experience the Gandel Gondwana Garden and the Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre.  Take the time to visit the Koorie Heritage Trust who run guided walking tours departing from the Yarra Building, Federation Square that allow you to experience the Aboriginal history of the Birrarung Marr (Beside the river of the mists) and the Aboriginal Peoples of the Kulin Nation

For those who want to explore further afield, the unique natural beauty of regional Victoria is just a short trip away. 

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Lightscape | Royal Botanic Gardens

Lightscape, Melbourne’s sold out 2022 winter event, returns to Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne, all new and reimagined for 2023.

Be mesmerised by an eight-metre sphere filled with over 20,000 moving LEDs, singing trees and a flickering fire garden amongst colour-changing installations, soundscapes and large-scale illuminated sculptures. Experience the new two kilometre trail around the lake and celebrate the beauty of nature after dark. 

Rug up and grab a bite to eat at the tempting food trucks and bars at the Lightscape Welcome Zone or along the trail.

Tickets on-sale NOW – Don’t miss out! To purchase tickets visit here

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