Visiting Melbourne

Things to do

Melbourne is set around the shores of Port Phillip Bay. The city is laid out in a large rectangle on the northern banks of the Yarra River, about five kilometres from the bay. Melbourne is renowned for its lovely gardens, wide boulevards, performing arts, museums and galleries, festival and events and boasts a lively and cosmopolitan pulse.

Visitors will find that Melbourne is an exciting city to explore. Modern architecture and design is juxtaposed with heritage buildings reflecting Australia’s cultural history. Beneath the city’s impressive façade, lies the true heart and soul of the city; explore the hidden treasures in Melbourne’s famous laneways which snake the city grid to reveal cafes and bars, fashion houses, boutiques, innovative cuisine, galleries, theatres and museums and experience the many different ways of enjoying life along the Yarra River.

Within an hour’s drive of the city visitors can enjoy some of Australia’s most spectacular coastlines, wildlife reserves, wineries, temperate rainforests, surf beaches and historic townships.


“Bring your woollies”- Melbourne’s weather in September is generally fairly cold


9°C to 16°C

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Things to do and see

Life’s worth celebrating in Victoria. A packed calendar of food and wine, sport, art, lifestyle and multicultural events means you’ll find a party to join in every corner of the state, whenever you chose to visit. Raise a glass to toast new friends and be sure to share your favourite discoveries. After all, the more the merrier.

Relevant Websites & Information:

City of Melbourne:
Visit Victoria / Melbourne: