Melbourne is a city like no other. Imagine a buzzing atmosphere mixed with a ton of culture and an Anglo-American feel, and you've got the city of Melbourne. Australia's second-largest city is not only the capital of Victoria but also the cultural hub of the South.
If there's something you need to know about Melbourne, it's this; this city loves a good cup of coffee. You can stroll through the streets of quirky neighbourhoods like St Kilda and enjoy some of the best cafes in the world. While you're there, you can visit the exciting Luna Park and visit the creative murals that dot the streets.
Shopping streets such as Bourke and Collins Street are also highlights, as are nature spots like the Royal Botanical Gardens, Fitzroy and Carlton Gardens. Or, if sports are more your thing, why not see a game of Aussie rules football during your visit? Although we have to warn you; the rules are so crazy it won't even seem like a real sport.
Beautiful beaches with clear blue waters await you all along the coast. You can visit the beautifully decorated huts of Brighton beach and admire how the treas at the roadside grow perfectly on either side of the power lines. Beyond the city, there are numerous places worth visiting, including the Macedon Ranges, which is Australia's spa capital and boasts world-renowned mineral springs. The spectacular Great Ocean Road winds along the coast, passing stunning rock formations such as the Twelve Apostles. And of course, the world-class vineyards!
If we've sold you on a south Aussie adventure, pop in-store to speak to one of our travel experts and we'll have you Down Under in no time.
Top 5 Things to do in Melbourne
When to Visit
- Currency Australian Dollar ($)
- Flying time from UK The average flight time from the UK to Melbourne is 21 hours 15 minutes.
- Primary Language English
- Passport & Visas UK nationals must have a passport valid for intended period of stay. A pre-arranged Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) is required for stays of up to three months.