Climate: Melbourne has a moderate climate, however the city has a reputation for its unpredictable weather and can change quickly throughout the day. Summers consist of warm to hot temperatures, whilst spring and autumn brings more comfortable, mild weather. Winters can be cool in the city, so embrace the warmth of cosy cafés.
Getting There: Melbourne Airport is about 25 kilometres from the city centre. Easy to explore, the city is knitted together with a user-friendly tram system, along with a simple train and bus networks, however the best way to explore is on foot.
- Federation Square and Yarra River
Federation Square is the hub of the city centre, linking together the Yarra River with a cosmopolitan mix of art, architecture and culture. With a range of events taking place here, the public space is always thriving with activity. For a bit of peace and quiet, take a stroll across the bridge and explore the beautiful Royal Botanical Gardens.
One of Melbourne’s major landmarks, Queen Victoria Market is an historic icon of local trade and street life. Since it’s opening in 1878, the market has grown dramatically, and you can now find everything from local arts and crafts, to souvenirs and fresh delicacies.
Open five days a week, the market runs on Tuesday, and Thursday to Sunday. Between the months of November and February, make sure you visit the infamous night market that runs from 5pm until 10pm. The area becomes alive with an exciting energy of bustling crowds, live music and impressive cooking demonstrations. This is one not to be missed.
Take a stroll through the intertwining alleys and laneways of Melbourne and get lost amongst the numerous café, patisseries and vibrant pieces of artwork. Enjoy the rich café culture of the city, and follow your taste buds as the fresh scent of ground coffee floats through the laneways.
At nearly 300 metres high, the Eureka Tower bursts the Melbourne skyline with a striking design. Situated in the Southbank precinct, take a trip up to observation desk on the 88th floor to experience dizzying heights with undisturbed views over the city. And, if you are feeling brave enough, try stepping into ‘The Edge’ – a transparent glass cube that extends itself from the building for a heart racing experience.