25-27 November 2015
National Centre for Synchrotron Science
Australia/Melbourne timezone


Melbourne is consistently rated as one of the world's most liveable cities.  If you would like to explore Melbourne further, the Visit Melbourne website provides a good starting point to learn more about what's on offer.  There are also a variety of guided tours available, to suit all interests, or you may prefer to explore on your own.

Melbourne's inner city is well known for its network of arcades and laneways, many of which feature boutique shopping, restaurants and cafes.  Many laneways are home to sometimes controversial street art. A walking tour provides a great introduction to these intimate spaces that are intrinsic to the city's Victorian heritage.
Melburnians are also famously sports-mad, with the city hosting the Australian Rules Football Grand Final, the Australian Open, and the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix.  Many of the venues in the sports precinct, within walking distance of the central business district, offer visitor tours.
If you have time to explore beyond the metropolitan area, a trip to see Phillip Island's little penguins is a perennial favorite.  The penguins emerge from the sea each sunset, after spending the day feeding, and waddle across the beach to their dune burrows.
Further afield, the Great Ocean Road is one of the world's most scenic drives. The 243-kilometre road follows the south western coast of Victoria, passing the Twelve Apostles rock formation, as well as temperate rainforests and iconic surf beaches.


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