Being the capital city of Victoria, Melbourne is a hub of activity full of tourist hotspots complete with an electric atmosphere. Perfect for couples on a luxury city break or families wanting the ultimate summer holiday, this unofficial culture hotspot of the country is yours for the taking.
Southbank can be found on the southern side of Yarra River and is an amazing place to see street performers, stop for a bite to eat and go shopping. Alternatively, for an evening you won’t forget, head to the Crown Entertainment Complex where you could potentially strike it lucky in the casino. If you are after a more scenic affair, the Dandenong Range is just 35 kilometres from Melbourne and is ideal for daytrips for tourists that want to explore and trek through rainforests and winding valleys.
Situated nearby is the Eureka Skydeck where you can see fantastic vistas of the city, before heading to countless museums and exhibitions all within walking distance. After dark, Melbourne has got you covered. Be sure to pack your dancing shoes as the metropolis’ thriving night scene is a safe bet for a good time. From star-studded haunts to secluded sanctuary’s, there is sure to be a pub, club or bar that will suit you down to the ground.
Restaurants are another thing that are in abundance in this urban beauty with menus to suit every type of taste bud. Toto’s was Australia’s first pizza restaurant opening in 1961 and is still going strong today. For more authentic cuisine, the Arbory Bar and Eatery serves barbecue-style dishes and a fabulous friendly atmosphere to match.
This is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Melbourne, as there are also national monuments, a zoo, sports stadiums and much more to explore. What’s more, the hotels are gorgeous, luxurious and glamorous so you are sure for a pleasant stay. It’s easy to see why people come back to this beautiful city time and time again.
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Melbourne is the unofficial sports capital of the country making this ideal for lovers of tennis, football and cricket. The Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) can be found here which has a capacity of 100,000 spectators so make sure you check the listings to see if there are any matches on. The Rod Laver Arena is great for tennis-lovers too as it is where the Australian Open final is held.
Good to know
- Time difference: UTC +9
- Currency: AUD
Flying time to destination:
25-hours from London
- Nearest Airport: Melbourne Tullamarine Airport
Best Time To Travel
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|Apr: 17°c||May: 14°c||Jun: 11°c|
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|Oct: 15°c||Nov: 17°c||Dec: 19°c|