Melbourne is the second largest city in Australia, and well known for its cafe culture and European feel. The laneways and streets around Melbourne and its surrounding suburbs are filled with cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques. Jamie Olivers restaurant Fifteen (now known as The Kitchen Cat) can be found just off Collins Street in the city. Other popular attractions including the Rialto Tower, and the Eureka Tower in Southbank, one of the tallest residential buildings in the world.
Melbourne is also well known for its shopping, and not just on Queen Street Mall. The eclectic inner city suburbs of St Kilda, South Yarra and Parhran offer excellent boutique shopping streets, including Commercial Road, Toorak Road and Chapel Street. These areas are filled with small boutique and designer stores, and the areas are lively on weekends with endless markets and numerous cafes and bars to choose from.
For business travellers, Melbourne offers an array of large business hotels, with many asia pacific firms having offices in Melbourne.
The Yarra Valley, a few hours drive from Melbourne, is known as winery country. Hotels and apartments here cater to tourists visiting the wineries and are especially booked out over weekends.