Melbourne, Australia

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Facts About Melbourne, Australia

Regional Population: 3,730,206

Elevation: 433 meters

Time Zone: Australia/Melbourne

Local Currency: AUD

Latitude: -37.8139965641595

Longitude: 144.963322877884

Nearby Airports: MEL, MEB

Known for its eclectic arts and culture, Melbourne is Australia’s hip, trendsetting city in the southeastern state of Victoria along Port Phillip Bay. Downtown Melbourne—the Central Business District, or CBD—is broken up into distinct neighborhoods with a range of attractions, art venues, restaurants and bars to appeal to the tastes of any visitor. Visit Melbourne’s historical quarter on Collins Street where you’ll find designer shops and classic Gothic architecture. Gallery hop along Flinders Lane or stroll along the Southbank’s promenade on the Yarra River, which offers many fine dining options.

In the city fringe, visit swanky St Kilda, a seaside district with high-end and second-hand shopping and classy restaurants on Fitzroy and Acland streets. The Richmond district offers authentic Greek and Vietnamese cuisine; you’ll find Little Saigon here. In bohemian Fitzroy, find art galleries, hipster cafés and great bars and nightlife; walk down Brunswick Street to get a feel for this bustling neighborhood.

Melbourne hosts a wide range of internationally acclaimed arts events throughout the year. Top events include the Melbourne International Film Festival, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival and the Melbourne Fringe Festival. Outside Melbourne, explore the Yarra Valley, a thriving wine region and visit attractions like the expansive Werribee Open Range Zoo for a close look at zebras, hippos and rare southern white rhinos.

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Articles About Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne: Arts and Culture Capital

Australia’s second-largest city boasts arts festivals, eclectic ethnic cuisine, exotic wildlife and easy, walkable streets to explore it all.

Cheers! A Guide To Melbourne’s Coolest Bars

Find hipster pubs, cinema rooftop bars, classy gin joints and local brew halls in downtown Melbourne and beyond.

Melbourne’s Best Eats

Consult our local expert’s picks for the top places to sate your palate in around the city.

Above-Average Stays Down Under in Melbourne

Stay in style during your Melbourne vacation at one of these swank hotels, which cost a fraction of comparable stays in other major cities.

Melbourne: UNESCO City of Literature

Book lovers will enjoy Melbourne’s strong literary history, myriad independent bookstores, and related festivals and events.

Melbourne’s Top Wine Regions

From grand producers to boutique specialists, winery tours in Melbourne’s Yarra Valley and Mornington Peninsula regions offer a great day in the country.


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