Melbourne is the second largest city in Australia and the capital of the state of Victoria. The hottest months are between December and March when temperatures can reach over 100 degrees Fahrenheit while the period during June to September is much cooler, around 70 degrees. The inception of Melbourne dates back to 1835 with settlers buying land near the Yarra River. Many famous people reign from Melbourne such as the actress Cate Blanchett, the former Prime Minister Stanley Bruce, and Pat Cash, a professional tennis player.
Places to Visit in Melbourne
Melbourne is a fantastic travel destination packed with museums, art galleries, theatres, shopping malls and beautiful parks. Why not visit the Royal Botanic Gardens on Birdwood Avenue or spend the day exploring the Queen Victoria Market where you can buy fresh produce, ideal for visitors who are self-catering? The Grainger Museum is always worth a visit, while a day out at the beach appeals to people of all ages. If you love river cruises, then you should not miss out on a relaxing cruise along Yarra River. Simply head to the Southbank and choose a cruise company that offers an ideal package. One of the newest travel trends in Melbourne is to spend time at the Docklands, a waterfront destination that houses The Melbourne Star.
Finding Accommodation in Melbourne
Booking online is the best option when it comes to finding accommodation in Melbourne. There’s something to suit everyone – from luxurious hotels, apartments, motels, B & Bs, as well as backpacker hostels. Check out the Crown Promenade Hotel, the Royce Hotel or a self-catering cottage well in advance of your arrival date. There are also numerous caravan parks that provide superior accommodation, whatever your budget may be.
Eating Out in Melbourne
Melbourne is one of the best destinations in the world for the culinary traveller. It’s cheaper to eat here compared to Western Europe with diners having the option of high quality restaurants serving every type of food imaginable. How about trying the Aussie emu or kangaroo steak or maybe English style fish and chips? Different districts in Melbourne offer different types of cuisine such as Italian, Asian, Middle Eastern, Greek, Turkish and Lebanese. So if you feel hungry in Melbourne, you will never be left without choices!
Travelling Around Melbourne
Melbourne is a large metropolitan region, however, most major landmarks can be seen within a twenty-minute coach ride to and from the city centre. What better way to see the sights and sounds of this amazing place than by travelling around in an air conditioned minibus or coach? You will be taken around all the top tourist destinations, for instance the Prince’s Theatre, the National Gallery of Victoria and Melbourne Cricket Ground as well as entertainment venues like the Crown Casino. What’s more, if you are travelling in a group, bus charter will help you make some key savings too.
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