Discover Melbourne

Throughout the Congress, delegates had 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 interested everyone.

For those looking to discover some of our traditional art and culture we highly recommended 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 attendees experienced the Gandel Gondwana Garden and the Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre.  Some took 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 wanted to explore further afield, the unique natural beauty of regional Victoria was just a short trip away. 

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