Melbourne is known as the world’s sporting capital and plenty of tourists come here for the international cricket matches that are played every year at the Melbourne Cricket Ground or the Australian Open. But Melbourne tourism is not just about cricket. People come here for a variety of experiences – from art and culture, comedy festivals, theatre experiences and some really delicious food to nature walks and beaches and so much more!
The capital of the south-eastern state of Victoria, Melbourne, is one of the most loved cities in the world. The city extends along the Yarra River to the Dandenong Ranges in the east. Melbourne has several spectacular beaches along the Port Phillip Bay.
Melbourne has a temperate climate where summers are warm to hot and winters are cool. Before heading off on your Melbourne tour, it’s a good idea to know what sort of weather to expect as Melbourne is known for some extreme weather conditions.
Known as Australia’s coffee capital, Melbourne brims with a sophisticated urban vibe with sports, culture, arts and dining reigning supreme here. The city offers a wide variety of sightseeing options for tourists, but Melbourne tourism is extremely diverse and will ensure that you have enriching experiences throughout your stay.
A day trip to Yarra valley, Victoria’s wine region, will bring an immeasurable sense of tranquillity as you take in the rolling hills, lush greenery and the gently undulating vineyards all around you. Every weekend, the cellars of some of the most famous wineries in the region open up to the public and some of highly recommended dining destinations come from here.
Melbourne tourism also brings quaint shopping laneways such as Degraves Street where you will feel a definite Parisian vibe with plenty of shopping and cafés. The laneways are great places to buy handmade jewellery or simply to browse through the quirky shops or nibble on some of the delicious treats available along the way.
Melbourne’s National Gallery of Victoria is the oldest gallery in the country. With several exciting international and local exhibition and events, this gallery houses more than 70,000 works which will surely leave you spellbound. Melbourne’s theatre scene is also very active and if you’re lucky, you can catch a classic play at the Astor.
Melbourne’s events calendar is also jampacked with a variety of events such as the Melbourne International Comedy Festival which takes place in March/April every year or the AFL at Melbourne Cricket Ground.
Melbourne’s appeal lies not just in its sophisticated environs but also in the old-world charm of the smaller laneways. The bustling city known for being the second-most populous city in Australia certainly brings a smile to every face, be they local or tourists.
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