A Visual Tribute To The World’s Most Livable City: Melbourne

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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comments

  1. Beautiful

  2. World Traveller says:

    Great piece on a great city.. Can’t wait to get there someday!!!! Thanks guys, keep up the fantastic work

  3. Melbourne For Life says:

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

  4. amandaddyer says:

    Reblogged this on Amanda Dyer and commented:
    Congrats Melbourne!!!!!!!

  5. John Palmer says:

    Great article and pics.
    What a wonderful place to either live or visit!

    Am proud to be a Melbournian……..

    JP

  6. See, now you’ve made me put Melbourne on my long-assed list of places I need to visit 🙂 Thanks, btw, for following me on Cold.

  7. Stunning! Putting this on my list of places to visit.

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