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Experience Melbourne

 Wine glass and wine bottles Enjoy Victoria's world class food and wine with specially designed Games menus featuring fresh local produce and complimented by superb local wines.  Penguins coming ashore at the Phillip Island Penguin Parade Go to Melbourne's playing fields, day tours and golf tours, touring packages and self-drive options. 
 Melbourne Museum Discover Melbourne's top attractions, from elephants and sharks to planets and parks. There's something for kids of all ages!  Image of a running shoe on the starting blocks Race to Melbourne and experience the Games live. Historic, luxury and boutique accommodation options are still available. Book now.
 People shopping at Melbourne's QV shopping centre Go to Get the best souvenirs and enjoy the distinctly Melbourne shopping experience in tiny laneway boutiques or multi-level one-stop shopping emporiums.  Sunset at Wilson's Promontory, Gippsland Go to Once you've arrived in Melbourne you'll be sure to want more so get out of town to discover the diversity and beauty of Victoria's regions.
 Game On In Melbourne promo Backpackers are making a beeline to Melbourne to soak up the atmosphere of the city at Games time and to be part of Melbourne's biggest party.  Festival Melbourne 2006 logo
Celebrate arts from around the Commonwealth with non-stop music, dance and circus performances and exhibitions during the Games.

Make the most of the XVIII Commonwealth Games in Melbourne and explore the city and all it has to offer, or go further and experience the fascinating diversity of Victoria's regions. 

Melbourne is a city of world-class events, exceptional food and wine, and a fabulous arts scene. Home to some of the best shopping and nightlife in Australia, a non-stop program of film and food festivals, renowned dining, major art exhibitions and musical extravaganzas, Melbourne is one of the most enlightened and liveable cities in the world, and the perfect host for the 2006 Commonwealth Games.

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See you at Delhi 2010
Fireworks at the MCG at the closing of Melbourne 2006.
After eleven fun packed days, Melbourne 2006 is now over and all thoughts turn to the next Games - Delhi 2010. Nameste! See you in Delhi 2010! Swagatam!
Revisit the Incredible India Closing Ceremony gallery.
Festival Highlights Gallery
Crowds at Alexandra Gardens.
Hundreds of thousands of people flocked to Australia's biggest free cultural festival during the Games.
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