Melbourne is nicknamed “Paris of the Southern Hemisphere”. The city is Australia’s cultural hotspot, and is famous world over for its major sport events and culinary delights. An arty powerhouse, Melbourne’s multicultural and vibrant soul endlessly attracts millions of tourists from around the globe every year.
Best Places to Visit
Melbourne holds varied attractions, particularly for art and sports lovers. Take the help of our Melbourne City Guide to visit some of the well-known attractions including the National Gallery of Victoria, the Victorian Arts Centre, Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne Cricket Ground, Werribee Park Zoo, Victorian State Rose Garden, and Air Force Museum at Point Cook.
Best Time to Visit
The months between March and May and September and November are the best time to visit Melbourne. The temperatures are moderate and so are tourist crowds during these shoulder seasons. However, the peak season here is during summer from December through February.
Best Dining Places
The mix of cultures make Melbourne a wonderful city with varied dining options like restaurants, cafes, bistros and bars. Visit Richmond for Vietnamese cuisine, Carlton's 'Little Italy', Fitzroy for Spanish and Brunswick for Lebanese.
Best Places to Stay
Melbourne offers a wide choice of accommodation options to its visitors. Look out for hostels and cheap hotels in Melbourne near Melbourne Central. Also consider staying at Bed and Breakfast or resort in the beautiful Yarra Valley, Dandenong Ranges or Daylesford. Melbourne also has a number of artistically styled and boutique hotels located on Chapel Street, St Kilda Road and in Prahran.
Best Airlines to Reach
Major international airlines operating daily, nonstop flights to Melbourne from United States and other parts of the world include Qantas Airways, Delta Air Lines, US Airways, American Airlines, Air France, British Airways, Virgin Australia and others.