Destination in southeastern Australia, in the bay of Port Phillip, the capital of Victoria, Melbourne, which is often opposed to its rival Sydney, has a population of 4 million. A dynamic, cosmopolitan and multicultural metropolis, it is also creative and gourmet. You will need to use your favorite Melbourne tour guide to make sure you don't miss anything. In town you have museums to visit and neighbourhoods to discover, good restaurants and charming parks, futuristic skyscrapers and you can take the historic City Circel Tram line, a magnificent vintage tram that allows you to travel around town for free. Departure from Federation Square, Melbourne's cultural and tourist centre where many events are scheduled throughout the year. Among the highlights of this rich destination are the Melbourne Aquarium and Zoo, the Botanical Gardens, the Queen Victoria Market, the Immigration Museum and the Museum. And to enjoy Melbourne's beautiful environment, you can plan a hike along the sides, discover the Wilsons Promontory National Park or organize an expedition to Phillip Island. Near Melbourne, in the Yarra Valley, you can also visit the Healesville Sanctuary, spread over 30 ha of bush. You board an electric train, alongside experienced rangers who introduce you to some of the oldest and tallest eucalyptus trees in the country: the Manna Gums. The reserve is home to orphaned wild animals. You can see kangaroos, koalas, wombats, emus, dingoes and even platypus evolving in their natural environment

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When to go to Melbourne?

When to go to Melbourne? Australia and Melbourne can be visited all year round, but the months of May to September are the coldest and least sunny. Melbourne has a high season for foreign tourists in December-January, as do Tasmania and the Perth region. However, as the tourist offer is very wide, it is rare not to find shoes to wear. In Melbourne, you can plan your stay taking into account the events that interest you such as the Tennis Open in January/February, the Gastronomy and Wine Festival in March, the Comedy Festival in March/April. As for the newlyweds on their honeymoon, it's up to them to give their dates!

How to go to Melbourne? Our advice & tips

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Australia is a very popular destination. Many travellers offer tailor-made or turnkey tours. One coast per trip is generally preferred, most often the east coast, from Sydney to the Great Barrier Reef. The northern national parks, the desert centre, the west coast from Perth to Broome or the south from Melbourne to Adelaide via the Great Ocean Road are often the subject of a second trip.

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It is very easy to travel alone in Australia. Several hundred thousand young people visit the country alone every year thanks to the Working Holiday visa. There is a great deal of public transport and modern infrastructure. However, if you are going on an adventure in remote areas or hiking in national parks, please always give your itinerary to someone else.

Only one major road makes the complete tour of the continent, Highway No. 1. However, the distances between each city are significant. The international permit is required, in addition to your national permit. We drive on the left. It is easier and faster, of course, to travel by plane. Many companies are competing for the market, offering reasonable prices. However, buses remain the most common and economical means of transport

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When to travel?

When to go to Melbourne? Australia and Melbourne can be visited all year round, but the months of May to September ar...
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Weather forecast

Melbourne has an oceanic climate where the heat is pleasant all year round, barely cool in summer, and where rains fa...
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Budget

The Australian currency is the Australian dollar (AU$ or AUD). The overall cost of living in Australia is higher than...
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Formalities

To enter Australia and stay in Melbourne, you will need a valid passport for at least 6 months after your departure d...
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Health

For a classic stay, Australia does not present any major health risks, especially if you are staying in a large moder...
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How to travel by yourself?

It is very easy to travel alone in Australia. Several hundred thousand young people visit the country alone every yea...
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How to get organized?

Australia is a very popular destination. Many travellers offer tailor-made or turnkey tours. One coast per trip is ge...
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Getting around

Only one major road makes the complete tour of the continent, Highway No. 1. However, the distances between each city...
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