Melbourne Icon - Luna Park
Melbourne Icon – Luna Park

According to The Economist Intelligence Unit Survey, the beautiful city of Melbourne, Australia has claimed the No.1 spot again for the third time in a row as the most livable city in the world.

The survey looked at 140 global cities and factor in everything from health care, education and infrastructure and the garden state’s capital came through with straight A’s (again!).

It seems like the Aussies dominated the Top 10, including Adelaide (number 5), Sydney (number 7) and Perth (number 9). That said the Canadians also did very well – see below:

TOP 10

Melbourne, Australia
Vienna, Austria
Vancouver, Canada
Toronto, Canada
Calgary, Canada
Adelaide, Australia
Sydney, Australia
Helsinki, Finland
Perth, Australia
Auckland, New Zealand

That said, we are not here to talk about second or third place but rather the numero uno – the mack daddy, the city with all the right moves. Be it the gorgeous parks, awesome beaches, bustling city life, breathtaking mountains, world class sports or the extremely yummy wineries – Melbourne has it all!

For those lucky enough to have visited Melbourne will understand these merits and for those who haven’t … well, let us take you on a photographic journey of the city the whole world is talking about.

Sit back and enjoy!

Viva Melbourne!

 

THE PARKS

Pic courtesy of Lonely Planet
Pic courtesy of Lonely Planet
Fitzroy Gardens - Pic courtesy of Skyscrapercity
Fitzroy Gardens – Pic courtesy of Skyscrapercity
Fitzroy Gardens - Pic courtesy of Skyscrapercity
Fitzroy Gardens – Pic courtesy of Skyscrapercity

THE BEACHES

Brighton Beach Boxes
Brighton Beach Boxes
Somewhere along the Great Ocean Road
Somewhere along the Great Ocean Road
The cute fairy penguins at Phillip Island
The cute fairy penguins at Phillip Island

THE CITY

The might Yarra River flowing through the heart of the CBD
The might Yarra River flowing through the heart of the CBD
Melbourne's laneway cafe culture is bustling!
Melbourne’s lane way cafe culture is bustling!
Melbourne's Bike Share program
Melbourne’s Bike Share program
The mighty MCG (Melbourne Cricket ground) - pic courtesy of genuardis.net
The mighty MCG (Melbourne Cricket ground) – pic courtesy of genuardis.net

THE MOUNTAINS

View from the Dandenong Mountains in the winter
View from the Dandenong Mountains in the winter
The stunning Otway Ranges National Park
The stunning Otway Ranges National Park

THE WINERIES

Ballooning over the Yarra Valley
Ballooning over the Yarra Valley
The stunning Domaine Chandon Winery , Yarra Valley
The stunning Domaine Chandon Winery , Yarra Valley
Enjoying a great day at Domaine Chandon
Enjoying a great day at Domaine Chandon
Penfolds Grange: Our favourite bottle of Australian wine
Penfolds Grange: Our favourite bottle of Australian wine

 

I hope you guys enjoyed that and if you ever get to Melbourne and need some good tips, then please write to us and we’d be glad to share what we know.

Till then, let’s tip our hats and raise our glasses to toast the marvelous city that just keeps on winning!

Good on’ya!

 

 

 

 

 

 

12 comments

  1. I’m so proud to call this lovely city home. Please come and visit us soon!! Thanks for putting this together L360.

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