The British & Irish Lions Tour 2025 - Locations


Australia’s second-largest city and the gateway to regional Victoria where unique national parks, coastlines, natural attractions and tourist attraction waiting to be explored.

Melbourne, Australia’s second-largest city and the capital of Victoria state, is renowned for its vibrant culture, diverse population, and rich history. Situated on the southeastern coast of Australia, Melbourne is often hailed as the country’s cultural capital, boasting a dynamic arts scene, world-class dining, and a thriving music and nightlife culture.

The city’s layout is a mix of historic architecture and modern skyscrapers, with its iconic laneways filled with street art, hidden cafes, and boutique shops. Melbourne’s CBD (Central Business District) is a hub of activity, home to major cultural institutions like Federation Square, the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), and the Melbourne Museum.

Melbourne’s culinary scene is a melting pot of flavors, influenced by its multicultural population. From trendy brunch spots to fine dining restaurants, the city offers a diverse range of culinary experiences, with a particular emphasis on fresh, local produce and innovative dishes.

Sports also play a significant role in Melbourne’s identity, with events like the Australian Open tennis tournament and the Melbourne Cup horse race drawing international attention. The Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) is an iconic sports venue, hosting cricket matches and Australian Rules Football games throughout the year.

Beyond the city center, Melbourne’s suburbs offer their own unique charm. From the bohemian streets of Fitzroy to the beachside vibes of St Kilda, each neighborhood has its own distinct character and attractions.

Melbourne’s public transportation system, including trams, trains, and buses, makes it easy to navigate the city and explore its many attractions. Additionally, Melbourne’s temperate climate ensures pleasant weather year-round, making it an ideal destination for outdoor activities like picnicking in the Royal Botanic Gardens or taking a leisurely stroll along the Yarra River.

Overall, Melbourne is a city of contrasts, where historic landmarks blend seamlessly with modern innovation, and cultural diversity is celebrated at every turn. Whether you’re exploring its laneways, sampling its culinary delights, or cheering on your favourite sports team, Melbourne offers a vibrant and unforgettable experience for visitors from around the world.


Visit the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) and watch a AFL football match, go an a behind the scenes tour or learn more about sport at the Melbourne Sports Museum. Founded and managed by the Melbourne Cricket Club, it is the largest stadium in the Southern Hemisphere and the 11th largest globally. Located about 1km (0.6mi) from Melbourne’s city centre, you’ll be going from bustling laneway to roaring grandstand in no time. In winter the ground hosts Australian football (also known as Aussie rules, or AFL) matches, while in summer it’s the stage for cricket

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Take the City Circle Tram in heritage class trams around the City, a free and convenient way to get around central Melbourne. Tourists, shoppers, office workers and families can use the City Circle Tram to travel to major attractions, shops and city events. An audio commentary provides details of city landmarks and major attractions such as the City Museum, Parliament House, Docklands, Federation Square, Melbourne Aquarium and the Princess Theatre. Resort is a challenging course that is set along the Indian Ocean. The layout of the course is a traditional links type layout where veld grasses line the manicured fairways.

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