There’s so much to do in Melbourne that you’ll most likely start planning your next visit as soon as you arrive. Just the great shopping, cultural attractions, scrumptious food and a chance to watch the penguins’ parade only scratches the surface of everything Melbourne has to offer.
Bring your sense of adventure for an even more rewarding trip!
Top Must Do’s
Phillip Island is a perfect spot for a family vacation where there is something for everyone – from the entertaining koalas at the Koala Conservation Centre to the weird and funky A Maze ‘N Things and not to forget, the famous penguin parade of Phillip Island!
Great Ocean Road
Great Ocean Road is one of the best coastal drives you’ll ever experience – with soft beaches, dramatic cliffs, and charming seaside towns greeting along 243 kilometres of Victoria’s scenic coastline. Check out the magnificent rock stacks of the famous 12 Apostles.
Also known as Melbourne’s shopping mecca, this major tourist attraction is packed with everything from fresh produces and gourmet food, to clothing and toys, as well as authentic aborigines artefacts and souvenirs. Victoria Market is flea market heaven!
City Circle Tram
City Circle Tram is a great way to see the city! Hop on and off this free tram that goes around some of Melbourne’s popular attractions such as Flinders Street, Victoria Market, Harbour Esplanade and Docklands Drive.
St. Kilda Beach
The ultimate beach playground for the local folks, St. Kilda Beach is a great place to hang and let loose. Take a jog or lounge around in the lovely warmth of the sun, do some people-watching or just simply indulge in the many restaurants, entertainment outlets as well as a theme park.
A magnet for culture vultures and coffee lovers, Melbourne’s bohemian vibe and exciting art scene captures the heart and captivates the imagination.
Home to sophisticated urban dwellers with an unerring taste for great coffee, world-class art and trendy fashion, Melbourne offers charming surprises at every corner.
One of the city’s secret treasures is its tapestry of cobbled laneways that run through the CBD. Tucked between tall buildings, these laneways are dotted with exclusive fashion boutiques and a delightful range of tiny cafés serving Melbourne’s fabled artisan coffees.
An international hub for sports and cultural experiences, Melbourne offers an annual lineup of festivals and events such as the Melbourne Cup known as the ‘richest two-mile handicap’ thoroughbred horse race, and the Moomba Festival, Australia’s largest free community cultural festival.
Melbourne has no shortage of prestigious museums and galleries such as the National Gallery of Victoria, which is Australia’s oldest art museum. The city’s creative heartbeat can also be experienced out in the open and for free. Look up and around to see Melbourne’s streets adorned with bold, brilliant street art in places such as Croft Alley in Chinatown, AC/DC Lane and Hosier Lane.
With its vibrant coffee and art scene, it’s no surprise that Melbourne has long been celebrated as Australia’s cultural capital and one of the most innovative cities on the planet.
Quick facts about Melbourne
|Bus||Southern Cross Station||AUD 17|
|Taxi||Melbourne city centre||Starts from AUD 50|
|Currency||Australian Dollar (AUD)|
|Time zone||GMT +10|
DEC – FEB
Summer, 26°C – 30°C
Perfect weather for the beach.
MAR – MAY
Autumn, 20°C – 27°C
Great weather for walks.
JUN – AUG
Winter, 8°C – 20°C
The nights get pretty chilly, so bundle up!
SEP – NOV
Spring, 18°C – 25°C
Spring is here! Much sightseeing to be done.