Climate: Victoria has four distinct seasons: spring (September-November), summer (December-February), autumn (March-May) and winter (June-August). Temperatures vary across the state from the milder coastal regions and inland waterways to snow in winter in the alpine snowfields. Snow commonly occurs above 600 metres between June and October (Victoria’s ski season). Northern and western Victoria are hotter and drier in summer and milder and drier in winter than other areas of the state.
Getting There: Melbourne Airport is about 25 kilometres from the city centre. Melbourne is easy to explore with the user-friendly tram, train and bus networks, or on foot. An excellent train and tram system knits Melbourne together.
Federation Square links the city centre with the Yarra River. It fuses art, architecture, events, culture, hospitality and open space into a striking public domain. Make your travel bookings and collect maps and brochures from the Visitor Information Centre here or wander through the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) and Champions racing museum. The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia is the world's first major gallery dedicated exclusively to Australian art. It is a spectacular showcase comprising over 20 galleries.
Queen Victoria Market is a 124-year-old icon of local trade and street life, selling everything from souvenirs to fresh crayfish.
At 253-metres high, the Rialto Towers building is the tallest office building in the Southern Hemisphere and one of Melbourne’s icons. For spectacular 360-degree views of Melbourne, take the high-speed lift to level 55 for the Eureka Skydeck 88