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Melbourne Travel guide

Often referred to as the cultural and sports capital of Australia, Melbourne is a fusion of dynamicity and sophistication. The city is not only politically conservative but modest and creative too. Its splendid architecture along with the multi ethnic diversity showcase the city’s contemporary antiquity and is home to some of the best museums and street art in Australia.  The city hosts a number of annual events and festivals to celebrate its diversity and “Moomba” – Australia’s largest free community festival being one of the most popular.

Geography of Melbourne

Melbourne is the second-largest city in Australia and the capital of the state of Victoria. The country is built on a coastal plain at the head of the giant horseshoe located in Port Phillip Bay. Melbourne is consistently ranked as one of the most desirable places to live with its enthuses on education, entertainment, tourism and sporting events. Over a third of its residents were born overseas giving the city a lovely mix of cultures and commonly referred to as Australia’s cultural capital. If you really want to experience the best of this city, then turn to the inner-city suburbs to experience the local charm.  If you are flying to Melbourne you will find the airport is within easy reach of the city via a variety of travel options.

Some of the major inner-city suburbs and localities of Melbourne

  • City Centre: Melbourne’s Central Business District (CBD)
  • Albert Park: Suburb comprising of Port Phillip and the F1 Grand Prix circuit.
  • South Melbourne: Home to Clarendon Street, Shopping strip.
  • Collingwood: Hop and trendy shopping district with vibrant pubs and live music entertainment
  • Richmond: Melbourne’s Little Vietnam along with low price fashion outlets.

Discover the best attractions in Melbourne

Melbourne has something for everyone from stimulating museums to renowned historical buildings or hunt for ghosts in the Banana Alley Vaults, Melbourne offers you Victorian-era architecture, extensive shopping, museums, galleries, theatres, and large parks and gardens. Some of them are listed below
  • 1Eureka Skydeck
  • 2St Kilda foreshore
  • 3Shrine of remembrance
  • 4Royal exhibition building
  • 5Hosier lane
  • 6Fitzroy garden
  • 7Federation square
  • 8Royal botanic garden
  • 9Dandenong ranges

Things to see and do in Melbourne

  • 1Watch moonlight cinema films at the Royal Botanic Gardens, South Yarra.
  • 2Lookout for Great Street art, displayed on approved outdoor locations.
  • 3Learn about Aboriginal culture and history at the Koorie Heritage Trust
  • 4Enjoy an evening of laughter at a Comedy club
  • 5Visit Queen Victoria Market
  • 6Experience the vibrant live music scene
  • 7Check out the Black Light Mini Golf range located at the Docklands
  • 8Indoor rock climbing with a view
  • 9Release the inner adventurer in you and visit the Dandenong ranges

Melbourne Culture

This city is bustling with vibrant and pioneering arts and cultural activities. In the Southbank precinct, you can easily immerse yourself at The Arts Centre, MTC, Malt house, Recital Centre and the National Gallery of Victoria that forms part of Melbourne's vibrant cultural temperament. The arts centre blends seamlessly into the architecture at Federation square whilst ACMI contributes to stirring audio visual shows. The Ian Potter Centre and The Edge theatre are a definite must.

Shopping in Melbourne

This city is recognized for its fashion diversity ranging from rhythmic to the traditional elegance, from local designers to the best of international brands. Melbourne is renowned for its shopping. You'll be spoilt for choice within the city's inner precincts, whilst the numerous shopping centre's are home to many of the well-known International brands. You can walk down the lanes and through the arcades, give the local food a try in the local cafes or discover the coffee culture; there is nothing that you can’t find in this city,

Melbourne a sport crazy City

If you enjoy your sports than Melbourne is the place to be with three major international sporting events held annually, The Australian Open tennis, Melbourne cup for horse racing enthusiasts and the Australian Grand Prix. Cricket is also hugely followed in Melbourne and often the Ashes is played at the Melbourne cricket ground

Mesmerizing nightlife for music lovers

Melbourne have a distinguished tradition of fostering live music and you will find energetic music scenes every night in pubs, clubs, warehouses and basements. You just need to pick a genre and you'll easily find some of the best local musicians performing across the city. The best time to catch live bands is between Thursday to Sunday in one of the numerous clubs like Ding Dong Lounge or Cherry.

Food and wine

From award winning fine-dining restaurants to quick bites in streets or Long lunches and late-night haunts, this foodie town offers you a dizzying collection of dining options. In Foots Cray, Vietnamese and African restaurants go side by side. You can grab Sunday lunch specials at Michelin starred restaurants or just visit a beer garden for a liquid lunch. Melbourne is a must for all foodies.

Best time to visit Melbourne

Known for its unpredictable weather you can often experience four seasons in a single day, but October through to April is generally the best months to visit with average temperatures ranging in the mid to late 20’s. Otherwise, you will experience Mild nights, grand-slam tennis and music festivals from mid-December to march while from Sep to Nov, you can watch Football finals fever during spring carnival. You can avoid the cold with gallery-hopping, boutique shopping and warm, inviting pubs from April to September.  If you are planning a trip, have a look at our flights, we have exceptional value business class flights to Melbourne available.
The weather in Melbourne enjoys hot summers and cool winters, where the summers are more intense than the winters. Rain is unpredictable and if you want to watch the seasons change with great visuals, visit some of the parks and gardens during autumn and spring. You will witness nature’s outstanding beauty within the boundaries of this city

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