Voted many times over as one of the world’s most livable cities, Melbourne is celebrated for its friendly locals, efficient service, laid-back atmosphere, fine wine, and dining. Melbourne is located around the shores of Port Phillip Bay. Its central business district is laid out in a large, rectangular grid, with trams servicing all major streets, making it easy to make your way around the city.
Visitors will find that Melbourne is an exciting city to explore. Modern architecture and design is juxtaposed with heritage buildings reflecting Australia’s unique history. But beneath the city’s impressive façade, lies the true heart and soul of the city; laneways which snake the city grid to reveal cafés and bars, fashion houses, boutiques, innovative cuisine, galleries, theatres and museums.
Top attractions in Melbourne:
- Melbourne Zoo
- Melbourne Aquarium
- Queen Victoria Market
- Eureka Skydeck 88
- Fitzroy Gardens
- Melbourne Star Observation Wheel
- Colonial Tramcar Restaurant
- State Library of Victoria
- Federation Square
- National Sports Museum
Melbourne falls under the Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) which is equal to Coordinated Universal Time plus 10 hours.
Melbourne has a moderate oceanic climate and is well known for its changeable weather conditions. This is mainly due to Melbourne’s location situated on the boundary of the very hot inland areas and the cold Southern Ocean.
Weather in October ranges from 10° C to 25° C. Light rain is possible.
The currency of Melbourne is the Australian dollar. Australian notes are: AUD100, AUD50, AUD20, AUD10, AUD5.
Coins are: AUD2, AUD1, AUD .50, AUD.20, AUD.10, AUD.05 cents