World's Most Livable City
People from Melbourne wonder why anyone would voluntarily choose to live elsewhere. They are not wrong. This is a fantastic city to live in. A vibrant, stylish, artistic place. Multicultural and cosmopolitan, culminating seamlessly the flavor of the past with the zest of the new.
There is incredibly natural beauty just outside Melbourne in Victoria. A short trip away, one the most scenic drives in the world, the Great Ocean Road, runs alongside the 12 Apostles. A parade of penguins or a display of seals can be enjoyed on nearby Phillip Island.
Melbourne has a charm about it. The innumerable quaint cafes, the countless art galleries, the multitude of museums, the street art, occasionally referred to as graffiti. The wonderful grid structure of the CBD. Open and inviting, yet still managing to hold on to its secrets. It all comes together to make this a most wonderful city.
Nothing that you will learn in the course of your studies will be of the slightest possible use to you in after life, save only this -
That if you work hard and intelligently you should be able to detect when a man is talking rot, and that, in my view, is the main, if not the sole, purpose of education”
— John Alexander Smith
“The richness of the soil, the bright foliage of the shrubs, the majesty of the surrounding trees, the abrupt and red coloured banks of the river occasionally seen, and the view of the blue summits of the mountains, from which we are not far distant, made the scenery around this spot as beautiful as anything of the kind I had ever witnessed”
— Sir James Stirling
“I have never seen anything in my life as beautiful as Wellington harbor. Sydney is nothing to it. Great mountains all round coming down to the water’s edge – the far-off ones with snow on them. Blue sky and deep blue water and Wellington itself nestling on the side of the mountain.”
— Agatha Christie