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Melbourne Video Production

Frequently making the top lists of the best places to live in the world, Melbourne has a more laid-back air than Sydney. Offering stunning riverside city scenery, great surf beaches and lots of super-cool neighborhoods packed full of street art, Melbourne is great for filmmakers.

The nearby Yarra Valley grows some of the world’s best wines, with a choice of great vineyards less than an hour’s drive from the center of the city.

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Royal Botanic Gardens

The beautiful botanical gardens are a short walk from downtown Melbourne, clinging to the bend of the Yarra River. Offering great riverside vistas, a multitude of special gardens and an ornamental lake, the Botanical Gardens are one of Melbourne’s best loved attractions. Despite its proximity to the city, the area is a serene oasis offering fantastic city views.

Brighton Beach

One of Melbourne’s most affluent suburbs, the area of Brighton offers a nearly 6-kilometer stretch of beautiful beach. With a palm tree-fringed boardwalk stretching the whole way, you’ll catch joggers, sunbathers, dog walkers and Melburnians enjoying their city’s fantastic lifestyle.

For great images; Dendy Street Beach offers colorful beach huts, and Middle Brighton Pier also features a marina as its backdrop. If you’re looking for a slice of suburban bliss then head to Brighton Beach.


Melbourne’s Docklands is a rejuvenated area which now houses shopping precincts, premium riverside apartments and a marina full of glamorous yachts. Here you’ll find the Melbourne Star Observation Wheel as well as a plethora of restaurants and public art.

The area also hosts the Etihad Stadium, which is home to the city’s soccer and Aussie Rules footy teams. The venue also hosts live music events on non-match days.

Flinders Street

One of the icons of Melbourne, Flinders Street train station is an early 20th Century construction and quite an architectural marvel. It sits next to Federation Square, the meeting point locals in the city and often a hub of big events.

With the city skyline as a backdrop, Flinders Street and Federation Square offers the best spot for a “typical Melbourne” location. People from all walks of life pass the area and with its proximity to the river you’ll also find a more sedate riverside view if needed.

London Bridge

One of the main attractions of the Great Ocean Road, London Bridge is so named due to its precarious nature. In fact the arch collapsed in 1990 leaving just an offshore rock outcrop, so the song did indeed prove accurate.

The Great Ocean Road is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Victoria, with the stunning ocean scenery, wild waves and beautiful rural nature. Film crews looking for beautiful natural scenery around Melbourne and Victoria will find much to choose from in the area.

Luna Park

Known and loved by pretty much every Australian, Luna Park is a chain of theme parks with one in Sydney and Melbourne. The Melbourne one lives in the trendy neighborhood of St Kilda and is recognizable by the laughing clown face that welcomes visitors.

The main attractions are the roller coaster and the many other thrill rides, as well as the colorful funfair sideshows. For film crews, the theme park serves as a great backdrop and is featured in many music videos and advertisements shot in the city.

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