Melbourne is like Sydney’s cool, European cousin. A cosmopolitan city with an enviable lifestyle, many Australians from other parts of the country and citizens from other countries around the world take Melbourne flights and set up home here. With a quarter of its population born overseas and the continuous flow of immigration from Asia and Europe, its claims to be the third-largest Greek city in the world and the largest Italian city outside Italy have not been disproved. Melbourne, which is in the state of Victoria, certainly lives up to this with its cosmopolitan atmosphere. As the birthplace of Australian Rules Football and home to the nation's richest horse race, Tooheys Blue Melbourne Cup, Melbourne has established itself as an ideal venue for sporting events - on any given day you’re sure to find a big sporting event of some kind going on somewhere in this active city.
Once you get over your Melbourne flight get out and about. The Victoria Arts Centre is a famous landmark. Melbourne has the Twelve Apostles as an icon too, located along the Great Ocean Road. Philip Island's penguins give a cute welcome to tourists who have arrived on cheap Melbourne flights. Pencil in a visit to the Queen Victoria Market, where you’ll can get your hands on fresh produce from all over Australia and Asia. The Vic is popular with many Melburnians. Reflecting its European feel, Melbourne has become a creative hub and there’s plenty of art all over the city as well as cultural artifacts held at sites like the Melbourne Museum, the biggest museum in the southern hemisphere. As many visitors will tell you there’s a special appeal to the city, so much so you might end up booking return flights to Melbourne as soon as you return home.