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Everyone around the world knows Sydney Australia. It is boasted as the ‘big’ international city in Australia. Sure Sydney has the iconic buildings, the Opera House, the Harbour Bridge, not to mention Bondi Beach made especially famous by its life guards, but Melbourne, just a hop skip and a jump South, has endless attractions to offer the traveler.

Melbourne is the capital city of the state of Victoria. It is situated on a vast strip of coastal plain and occupies both banks of the Yarra River, at the point where the river flows into Port Phillip Bay. The second largest city in Australia, Melbourne, is known for its parks and green open spaces and is referred to as the "Garden City".

Not only is Melbourne a picturesque city, it has a very active cultural scene, from high arts through to comedy and music festivals. There’s always something going on in Melbourne and one of the best ways to keep your finger on the pulse is to ask at one of the Best Hostels in Melbourne – Habitat HQ.

Another great resource for travelers is the Free Pocket City Guide of Melbourne. This free travel guide of Melbourne contains, in just 9 printable pages, all the essential information and very good suggestions about the Melbourne flea markets, Museums and Art Galleries, budget restaurants and best hostels in Melbourne, classic itineraries you can’t miss, transport and a lot more. The Melbourne Travel Pocket Guide comes with colour pictures and it is free and downloadable for anyone who wish to book and go.

One of the beauties of Melbourne is its secret laneways filled with quaint little bars and restaurants. It’s difficult as a new comer to know where these bars are, as they are not something you are likely to stumble across. Missing out on experiencing these hidden gems would be missing out on part of the soul of the city. It is essential to find out where they are, so don’t be shy, ask around, seek the right guides and information and have a truly Melbourne experience. Habitat HQ takes its guests on a free walking tour every week (Molly's Mosey) so you can experience the true Melbourne that you would have trouble discovering yourself.