Melbourne Travel Guide

Melbourne

About Melbourne

Victoria's capital is a city of style & sophistication, with an inviting cosmopolitan atmosphere. The old-world charm of nineteenth century buildings contrasts with modern skyscrapers in the heart of the city. It is a melting pot of cultures reflected in its microcosm of restaurants, cafés, bistros & bars. Melbourne dining offers a dizzying spread of great cuisines, serving meals from the substantial & classic to the truly exotic. From locally designed originals to the best of international fashion brands, you'll be spoilt for choice in Melbourne's shopping precincts. The CBD is made up of many precincts – enclaves with their own distinct flavour and charm. Some are just a lane or two, while others cover a suburb or a busy CBD street. Spend time experiencing the richness of Melbourne’s different cultures from the Greek Quarter around Lonsdale Street, Italian in Lygon street, Vietnamese in Victoria Street to the Chinese culture in Chinatown. The up-market Paris End of Collins Street is also a must visit.

When to Visit Melbourne

Melbourne is famous for providing the opportunity to experience four seasons in one day! However Melbourne is probably more distinctive in its seasons than any other region. Spring, between September – November, averages 9 - 19oC; Summer, between December – February, averages 13 - 25oC; Autumn, between March – May, averages 11 - 20oC; and Winter, between June – August, averages 6 - 14oC. The best time to visit is between November and April when days are typically brighter and sunnier.

Getting Around Melbourne

Melbourne Airport is located at Tullamarine, 22km north-west of the city and is accessible by car, taxi and the City to Airport bus (Skybus). Alternatively Avlon airport is located just 15 minutes from Geelong and just over 40 minutes from the Melbourne CBD. Getting around Melbourne is easy - the city is serviced by a variety of public and private transport options including train, trams, bus, and taxis. Driving is made easy by excellent roads and extensive highway/freeway networks. Melbourne signage is also usually pretty good, however the CBD and main roads leading to it can get heavily congested during peak times.

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