Melbourne City Tour, Australia

About Melbourne: Melbourne is at the heart of Port Phillip Bay which is Australia’s second largest city and is also the capital of the South-Eastern state of Victoria. The city is famous for Victorian-Era architecture along with famed cafes, great bars and restaurants. The Melbourne City tour could be a guided one where one can visit museums, galleries, theaters and also the large parks along with beautiful gardens. The city is famous for range of international sporting events which are Melbourne Cup Carnival and the Formula 1 Grand Prix with also the Australian Open.Few of the internationally acclaimed festivals which attract a large number of crowds are as follows:

. Melbourne International Film festival

. Melbourne International Comedy Festival

. Melbourne Fringe Festival

Melbourne Tourist Places: The Melbourne City tour is also all about visiting some of the iconic wildlife which is not all about visiting only the gardens along with national parks and also the areas which are home to the Australia’s iconic wildlife such as the Great Ocean Road, Royal Botanic gardens, Phillip Islands and the Grampians National Park which attracts a large number of crowds whether national or international. Few other indigenous sites with cultural experiences are Koorie Heritage Trust along with Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural centre, Birrarung Marr which not only maintains a vital link to people but also make one understand the culture of the first nations.

The Melbourne is also famous for being capable of showing all the four seasons in a day and it has a temperate climate with also the distinct seasons which makes the weather mild and also the visit could be done all the year-round. The Melbourne City Tour could be done by visiting the famous places which could be a part of your trip or itineraries and the few places which are always on the list to enjoy and understand the culture.Here are some places which are in the must to visit places:

1. City Centre or Docklands: The Melbourne’s Central Business District and the historical core north of the Yarra River which includes graet restaurants, pubs and the clubs which could be found in large number within the city. The centre of Melbourne throbs in terms of life and the Queen Victoria Market is also penetrated with the world’s largest tram network.

2. Southbank: The entertainment is not only limited to City Centre but also it is known for the superb art and some inexpensive cafe with vast Crown Casino and the entertainment complex with River trips which depart from Southbank.

3. St Kilda: The bay beach along with some great restaurant and the bar with the nightlife scene also features a famous Sunday Art market which has The Esplanade and also home to many of the backpackers, hostels and the cafes.

4. Inner North: If one goes towards inner north a person could find Parkville which is famous as the University District although the Carlton is known for Lygon street where one could get the authentic Italian culture and cuisine.

Similarly, there are many other beautiful places with high-end shopping and dining such as Footscray, Yaraville, Kensington and Toorak, South Yarra and Prahran which makes the Melbourne City Tour complete and is worth a visit.

Tourists attractions: Queen Victoria Market, National Gallery of Victoria, Royal Exhibition Building, Federation Square, Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne Zoo, Crown Casino, Eureka Tower, National Gallery of Victoria etc.

Things to do: See films at cinema (Astor Theatre), comedy club - Comic's Lounge, Watch football match - MCG Stadium, watch Cricket Match - MCG Stadium, Celebration - Food Festival, Indoor rock climbing, Skydeck Experience - Eureka Tower and boating on Yarra River etc.

Weather Temperature:

Months Temp. Jan Feb March April May June July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
Average Low (℃) 15.6 16.0 14.5 11.8 9.8 7.9 7.1 7.8 9.2 10.6 12.6 14.1
Average High (℃) 26.3 26.6 24.4 21.0 17.5 14.8 14.2 15.7 17.7 20.1 22.6 24.4

Nearest Accommodations:

Luxury Hotels: Quay West Suites Melbourne (+61 3 9693 6000), The Langham Hotel (+61 3 8696 8888), Southbank Apartments (+61 3 8658 2171), Travelodge Hotel (+61 3 8696 9600), Holiday Inn Express (+61 7 3833 8888), Mantra Southbank (+61 3 8696 7222), Oaks Southbank (+61 1300 696 186), Quest Southbank Apartment Hotel (+61 3 9694 5600), Australia 108 (+61 3 9696 7711), WRAP on Southbank (+61 1300 726 615), StayCentral Cityviews (+61 401 119 429), UrbanMinder @ Pearl (+61 3 8658 8814), Corporate Keys (+61 3 9279 7200), Sanctuary Apartments Southbank (+61 3 9733 2064), Platinum Apartments (+61 1300 509 150), Crown Promenade Hotel (+61 3 9292 8888), City Tempo Hotel (+61 3 8256 7500), Inner Melbourne Serviced Apartments (+61 3 9972 8502), Apartment 88 Hotel (+61 411 286 599),Crown Towers Melbourne (+61 3 9292 8888).

Budget Hotels: Stay Central NGV Arts Centre Retreat - Southbank (+61 401 119 429), United Backpackers Melbourne (+61 3 9654 2616), Flinders Backpackers Hotel (+61 3 9620 5100), Stay Like Home (staylikehome.com.au), Home At The Mansion Hotel (+61 3 9663 4212), Atira Shaped by Scape La Trobe St Student Accommodation (+61 1300 848 888), Carlton College Hostel (+61 3 8341 1788), 169 Drummond Hotel (+61 3 9663 3081), Carlton Terrace Boutique Stay (+61 410 676 344), The Nunnery Accommodation (+61 1800 032 635), Lanbruk Richmond Hill Apartment Hotel (+61 3 9089 0900), Central Melbourne Accommodation (+61 3 9429 0492), Adara Hotels Apartments (+61 3 9498 1890).

Distances from Melbourne city:

Sydney City : 878.4 KM

Brisbane City : 1665.7 KM

Perth City : 3406.4 KM

Adelaide City : 726.9 KM

Gold Coast City : 1720.5 KM

Nearest Major Airport: "Melbourne Airport" is the second largest airport of the Australia country which is just 22.6 KM distance from Centre Business District. Tourists can get here domestic and international flights.