Take me to... Melbourne
Melbourne, the coastal capital of the South Eastern Australian state of Victoria, came into being in 1835. Named in honour of the British Prime Minister William Lamb (the 2nd Viscount Melbourne), the city grew rapidly in the 1850’s due to the discovery of gold in the state of Victoria, overtaking Sydney as the most populous city in Australia and reaching an economic boom in the 1880’s.
Modern day Melbourne is seen as the cultural and sporting capital of Australia, hosting the Australian Open, Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix, AFL Grand Final, Moto GP and the Spring Racing Carnival, but there's so much more to see than tennis and fast cars...
You can immerse yourself in Melbourne’s rich Victorian heritage at the Royal Exhibition Building and stroll around the Royal Botanic Gardens. Step straight back into the 21st century at the Scienceworks with interactive exhibits that link Melbourne’s industry, heritage, and applied technology in one place. Or enjoy the wonderful collection of museums and art galleries dotted throughout the city. In the Southbank, the Melbourne Arts Precinct is the site of Arts Centre Melbourne, a performing arts complex, and the National Gallery of Victoria, home to the largest stained-glass ceiling in the world.
The Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne
If you're feeling daring, you can ride the fastest elevator in the southern hemisphere to the 88th floor for unparalleled views over Melbourne from the Eureka Skydeck 88. If that doesn’t impress you, try The Edge, a glass-covered cube that dangles you 300 meters over the city. Or take a turn on the Melbourne Star Observation Wheel next to the river.
If food is your thing, Melbourne will certainly not disappoint – the city boasts the highest number of restaurants and cafés per number of people than any other in the world. At the city's centre is the modern Federation Square development, with plazas, bars, and restaurants offering traditional Aussie fare through to cool contemporary cuisine, there’s plenty of options to keep your taste buds tempted. A nice cool beer is always on the menu, so whilst there it would be rude not to sample a world-famous Foster’s lager which was originally produced in Melbourne.
When travelling around Melbourne you will have plenty of opportunities to take a seat on Camira manufactured fabrics whether on a bus, tram or train.
Public Transport Victoria (PTV) have been working with our Transport Design Team to develop new moquette designs that will create rebranded interiors on trams, trains and buses in Victoria over the coming years. The new design incorporates the triangles that make up PTV’s brand mark, with the shards also echoing the faceted angles that are embedded in the architecture of Melbourne, including Federation Square. You will already find a blue design on select Metro trains, a purple design on new V/Line trains and an orange design to ensure a clear point of difference for priority seating for customers with accessibility requirements, which will be introduced on all modes in the future.
So, no matter how you choose to get around the incredible city of Melbourne, you can be assured of a comfortable, stylish seat thanks to PTV and Camira.