Travel to Melbourne

July 24, 2011 | Travel

(Photo: dailytelegraph.com.au)

Planning for some of the greatest travel destinations around the world? Say hello to the great city of adventure—Melbourne – the second largest city of Australia.

Melbourne is the capital of the city of Victoria. A city built in the coastal plain of the state of Victoria at the upper part of Port Philip Bay which resembles the emblem of a giant horseshoe and serves as the entrance to the Yarra River located at the southern shore of Australia’s eastern coastline.

Combining old and new architecture, magnificent landscapes, botanical gardens, parks, various cultures and ethnic groups, Melbourne is such an overwhelming experience.

As the second largest city of the state of Australia, Melbourne is the center of social events and lively entertainment in restaurants, cafes, and clubs all over the city. Nightlife is always at its best in this bustling city of Melbourne. In nutshell, you’ll sure to find unlimited hours of enjoyment anywhere you look around the city.

The cultural center of Australia boasts its continuous, spectacular festivals, exhibitions, arts, literature, music, cultural richness and diversity. The city celebrates a wide array of beautiful, captivating events such as Melbourne International Flower Shows, Melbourne international Art Festivals, Melbourne International Comedy Festivals, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra held every year.

Melbourne is also popular in sports for hosting the 1956 Summer Olympics or the first Olympic Games held in the south hemisphere and the Commonwealth Games in the year 2006. Melbourne’s yearly games such as the Australian Open for tennis tournaments, Australian Grand Prix for Formula One and Melbourne Cup for horse racing are examples of the most eye-catching events of the city. Melbourne was hailed as the World’s Ultimate Sport City due to these spectacular annual events.

Outside Melbourne you’ll find marvelous tourist attractions – impressive coastal vistas, deserted wilderness, beautiful mountain peaks, vineyards and the fascinating wildlife, attracting thousands of visitors all over the world. The city panorama, including the famous attractions in the city, has the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, the Chill On or the Melbourne’s coolest attraction like an ice, Eureka Skydeck 88, Federation Square-the most visited tourist attraction. Experienced these awesome and inspiring views of Melbourne like never before.

Melbourne is well-known for its kaleidoscopic weather conditions due to its location, situated in between the very cold southern ocean and the very hot highland areas around. However, during winter seasons, Melbourne is the coldest among the other Australian state capital cities. Its coldest temperature records of July 1901 were -2.8 °C that brings Melbourne frosts and fogs during winter.

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  1. Marian Hoque says:

    Travelling in Australia is stress-free. The roads are safe from crazy drivers, signage is abundant, there are many places for a comfort stop and people are usually happy to point you in the right direction if you get lost. You will see grey nomads – retired folk who have embraced the road as a lifestyle. Public transport is not perfect because the size of Australia means a car is necessary to get around efficiently. Especially going to out of the way places like the Grampians National Park in Victoria. See you later.

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