Melbourne

Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne can be easily called as the most vibrant city of Australia; this multi ethnic city gives a nice and urban vibe which attracts visitors from all over the world. The city’s cosmopolitan and dynamic character with modern infrastructure and high standard of living, make it a hot destination amongst the expats. The city has maintained its history in its beautiful Victorian architecture while its modernity is reflected in its culture and swanky lifestyle. The city has numerous secrets with hidden laneways just waiting to be discovered. The great museums, street art and the chic eateries add to the charisma of the city. Sport is the soul of the place with the MCG reflecting the pulse of the city. The city has numerous attractions like the 12 apostles, the Federation Square, Healesville Sanctuary, great beaches and coastline.

Location: Victoria, Australia

Climate: Oceanic climate can be unpredictable at times, summers are hot and winters could be very cold. Summers from December- February require light clothes with light jacket for the night while winters from June – August require warm clothes.

How to reach:

Airports:

Melbourne Airport- Tullamarine

Avalon Airport

Moorabbin Airport

Essendon Airport

Rail - The Melbourne rail network has 209 suburban stations

Tram - The largest tram network in the world.

Points of Interest

Great Ocean Road

Location: South-East coast of Australia.

How to reach:

Bus: V/Line buses run from Geelong

If you were thinking of a perfect getaway with a long beautiful road trip, then the great ocean road fulfills every aspect of your dream. This 243 km long road runs across the scenic coastline of Australia from Torquay to Allansford. The road presents spectacular views of ocean and nature including the famous Twelve Apostles limestone formation. You can do a lot of things on your way including watching the natural wildlife closely, take surf breaks, and watch water gush from most amazing waterfalls or go for an adventurous walk into the rainforests. Bushwalking and mountain biking are other activities that you can do. Exploring nature and seeing emus, koalas and kangaroos is a great experience. You can also visit and experience life at villages and towns on the seaside while enjoying fresh farm cuisine. There are also galleries, heritage sites and museums that you visit and make your stay memorable.

Queen Victoria Market

Location: 513 Elizabeth St, Melbourne, Australia

Timings:

Friday          6AM–5PM

Saturday     6AM–3PM

Sunday        9AM–4PM

Monday       Closed

Tuesday      6AM–2PM

Wednesday   Closed

Thursday     6AM–2PM

How to reach:

Walk -from the City centre, Peel, Franklin, Victoria & Elizabeth Streets.

By Tram: Take the 19, 57 or 59 to Stop 7, Elizabeth St or Tram 55 to Stop 9, Peel St.

By Train: 7 minute walk from Melbourne Central and Flagstaff Stations.

By Bus: The Melbourne Visitor Shuttle, Get off at stop 8 on this daily, half hourly service.

By Car: from Franklin or Queen Streets.

Queen Victoria Market is a great hub of Melbourne buzzing with shoppers. Named after Queen Victoria, this historic over 200 year old market is the best place to find fresh food, meat poultry, and dairy and to get a taste of history. Here you can see the evolution of human consumables from 200 years. You can shop and eat some of the best food and produce Melbourne has to offer. There are unique halls of food to be discovered and satiate your palate. A great experience that is a delight for all the senses, this amazing market offers an atmosphere that you can absorb and take home.

Federation Square

Location: Swanston St & Flinders St, Melbourne, Australia

Timing : 8am to Late - 365 days

How to reach:

Flinders Street railway station

Swanston Street

The federation square or the fed square is the most happening place of Melbourne; it is famous for its unique architecture and hosting of all sorts of major concerts, shows, award ceremonies. There are many bars, café’s restaurants, museums and galleries. This popular event and meeting center has a capacity to accommodate around 10,000 people. The square has been paved from sandstone cobbles and is slightly above the street level. From here, you can have a great view of the Yarra River, Southbank and the city of Melbourne. There are many tourist attractions at the square like the Atrium made from glass, zinc and steel. It is a marvelous structure to view where art exhibitions are held. The indoor amphitheater, the Edge is also a great place to watch. The square is full of numerous places and activities to do and take home remarkable memories.

National Gallery of Victoria                          

Location: 180 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne, Australia

Timings:  All Days: 10AM–5PM

How to reach:

Flinders Street railway station

Tram routes 1,3,5,6,8,16,64,67,72

Opened in 1861, this art museum is located in the Southbank, just near the Federation Square. One of the oldest galleries of Australia it is a very popular destination for visitors. Occupying two grand buildings, the gallery displays artifacts about Australia’s aboriginal history and the works of many inspirational local and international artists. Many events, exhibitions and programs are organized here that include fashion, architecture, dance and sound shows. Someone who appreciates art will surely enjoy a trip to this place.

Melbourne Cricket Ground

Location: Brunton Ave, Richmond, Australia

Timings: Guided Tour: 10 am to 3 pm Daily

Event day timings depend on the schedule.

How to reach:

Train: Jolimont Station,Richmond Station

Trams: No. 75 and No .48 Trams,No. 70 Tram

Bus: No. 246 Bus

This historic and the biggest cricket ground of the world continues to amaze people with its size. It is not just a sports ground but a tremendous place to visit that offers a unique experience. It could easily accommodate around 80 thousand to 1 million fans; The MCG   tour gives the step by step knowledge of the great game and its evolution in the 200 years. Although it is a cricket stadium, it also hosts other sports like rugby, cycling and football. It has been the host to some of the very crucial international events like the first Test cricket in 1877 and the first International one day match in 1971. Besides, it has hosted World Cup soccer qualifiers, 1956 Olympic Games and also Commonwealth Games in 2006. Apart from this it has also hosted Royal and Papal visits. It is a great place to visit for its grand look and splendid memories.

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