This is the Melbourne & Around chapter from Lonely Planet’s Australia guidebook.
Ranked among the world’s most liveable cities, with gold-rush-era architecture, expansive parklands and laneway street art, Melbourne is arty and cosmopolitan. Venture beyond for penguins at Phillip Island, hot springs in Hepburn Springs and wine and wildlife in the Yarra Valley.
discover Melbourne’s lanes and arcades
wander amid the produce at historic Queen Victoria Market
take a kayak tour of the Yarra
restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Daylesford, Hepburn Springs, the Dandenongs, Yarra Valley, Mornington Peninsula and Phillip Island.