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Melbourne Weekend Getaway

Melbourne is the world-famous capital of Victoria. With a population of approximately 4.5 million people, it’s is the second-largest city in the country.

Melbourne has grown to its large size due to consistent economic growth, but it is also a significant centre for the arts. Labelled by UNESCO as a city of literature, Melbourne is the cultural capital of Australia.

Things to see and do in Melbourne

Situated at the very top of Australia’s tallest building, Melbourne Observation Deck provides visitors with stunning panoramic views of Melbourne and the surrounding area. There is also a special film to watch that explains to visitors exactly what they are looking at.

Royal Exhibition Building – Melbourne, Victoria

The Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton Gardens, illuminated and framed by plane trees at dusk.

 

Animal lovers will want to make sure that they allow plenty of time to explore Melbourne Zoo, which was established in 1862 and is the oldest zoo in the world. more than three thousand animal species can be found here including cute and cuddly koalas that reside in large natural habitats.

People who are planning a trip to the city in October will be able to enjoy the magic of the annual Melbourne Fringe Festival. This special event lasts for a full three weeks and is packed with music, art, theatre and a wide range of other types of events.

Visitors can take a short walk to the south of Melbourne pier to let off a little steam at Luna Park. This special amusement park is over a hundred years old and boasts a large number of hair raising rides and other diversions including the Scenic Railway and several other roller coasters that provide plenty of thrills and spills.

Royal Botanical Gardens – Melbourne, Victoria

Melbourne’s famous Southbank skyline over Queen Victoria Gardens on a sunny day.

Taking a stroll around Federation Square is the perfect way to view many of Melbourne’s most important and impressive buildings. Set around the edge of the cobblestone square are attractions such and the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, while one edge of the square is set alongside the picturesque Yarra River.

People who want to learn more about the history and culture of Melbourne should pay a visit to the Old Melbourne Gaol. Night tours are offered twice a week and provide a truly spooky experience for people of all ages to enjoy.

Climate conditions

Melbourne has a comfortable oceanic climate that attracts tourists from across the globe. Melbourne can receive both hot and cool weather conditions due to its location on the boundary of two areas with different climates. The average temperature in Melbourne ranges from 5 to 30 degrees. You can expect warm summers and cool-to-cold winters.