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15 Pictures Of The World's Most Liveable City Being Humbly Brilliant

Melbourne, you pretty little rebel.

19/08/2016 9:49 AM AEST | Updated 19/08/2016 4:48 PM AEST
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For the sixth year running, Melbourne has taken out the World's Most Liveable City.

By now you'd be aware that Melbourne has retained her crown as the world's most liveable city for the sixth year running, granting Victorians full bragging rights for at least the next 12 months.

The Victorian capital beat out 140 of the world's major cities in the annual Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) global liveability survey, taking out the top spot and narrowly beating Vienna and Vancouver.

Sadly, Sydney failed to retain its top ten status, dropping to eleventh place while Adelaide and Perth came in at sixth and seventh place respectively.

The EUI index scores each city in healthcare, education, stability, culture, environment and infrastructure, but these pictures alone prove the pure grace of the modest East Coast city.

1. A tram ride will take you to St Kilda where you'll find everything from delicious patisserie shops to a small colony of penguins (really!) on the water's edge.

2. Get drenched in culture at Hosier Lane, where you'll find the city's most famous street art.

Hosier Lane.

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3. It's like your very own mini Europe.

Happy Sunday. I Love You #Melbourne ☀️❤️Snapchat Me: rayofmelbourne

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4. You mean, there are beaches in Melbourne? Um, yes.

Perfect Melbourne morning for a run and yes, no filter ☀️ #melbourne #beach #fitness #comeonsummer #sea #nature

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5. It's home to "The G" -- the beating heart of the country's sporting scene.

6. The only place in the world where you'd want to get lost in the laneways.

7. From Luna Park, you can merrily bar hop and check out the very healthy live music scene.

8. A few hours' drive will take you to this wonder of the world.

9. It doesn't matter that it's colder in Melbourne, because the coffee is hot and the people are nice.

10. Going shopping could be mistaken for a cultural excursion.

GPO H&M building 😍🇦🇺🏙 #melbourne #melbournegpo

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11. An hour's drive down south will take you away from the bustle to this gem.

Hawaii or Mornington Peninsula? Picture by @jemiliocano

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12. Beach boxes are dotted across the state's beaches, from Brighton all the way down to Mount Martha.

13. There are wineries that pick up views like this.

...just out for a Sunday drive... #findyourwaymorningtonpeninsula #morningtonpeninsula

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14. It's a mixed bag of fun on Melbourne's Southbank, where you'll find buskers, fine dining restaurants, bars and Crown Casino.

One of the better Sunday sunsets we have had for a long time.. Calm, still and pretty mild weather.. Met up with @tassiegrammer and @duymnguyen for a sunset shoot along the banks of the Yarra River in Melbourne's Southbank.. Thanks for a great evening shoot guys.. Look forward to the next time 😀👍 .. Exposed for 30 seconds at f8 using @leefilters Big Stopper.. #discovermelbourne #melbournephotographer #melbournecity #southbankmelbourne #yarrarivermelbourne #melbournephotography #melbournetouristguide #melbournesights #melbourneiloveyou #ilovemelbourne #wa_nonhorva #longexpoelite #longexposure_shots #australiagram #australia_shotz #australia_oz #amazing_longexpo #visitmelbourne #seeaustralia #longexposure_kings #melbourne_photoblog #melbournesunset #leefilters #canonaustralia #melbourneblogger #global_shotz #igermelbourne #ig_australia #longexposureoftheday #wowaus_member

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15. Take your pick from a bar under a bridge to the countless rooftops. Ain't no lockout laws holding you back here.

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