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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, a Museums place

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If one wants to experience Australia in all its glory and dynamism, Melbourne is the city to be at. Australia's second largest city is also its cultural capital and overtakes every other city in the country in terms of standard of living and the cool vibes it exudes. Conveniently placed at the head of Port Philip Bay, the city of Melbourne is a tourist magnet. This Cosmopolitan offers the best experiences and has a lot on the platter for all age group. Melbourne has a lot of Australia’s bests from shopping complexes to eateries to night life and wildlife.

Having derived its name from a former British prime minister, the city has other British roots in the form of Victorian Era architecture.

Melbourne's weather is highly unpredictable and the city is infamous for its 4 seasons in a day sort of climatic conditions. From over 40° Celsius in peak summer time to below 10° Celsius in winters, residents get a mixed bag of extremes. One thing that stays constant, however, is the heavy tourist inflow all year round.

Melbourne offers a scintillating sky line of towering sky scrapers nestled amongst which are the various shopping districts and centres that appeal to the shopaholics in tourists. Museums and dazzling art galleries constitute of the cultural attractions which are a major crowd puller. The ones looking for a quiet lazy Australian day can opt for a trip to one of the numerous large parks and well-maintained gardens.

Wildlife enthusiasts have a field trip in Melbourne due to the presence of the endemic species like Koalas in the vicinity and the various conservation centres and wildlife parks around the city. The Melbourne Zoo is famous all over the world for its rich fauna life. Melbourne is also home to Australia’s premium bird watching centre.

Australians are sports lovers and Melbourne is the main sports hub of the country with massive cricket grounds. The MCC (Melbourne Cricket Club) is one of the best, most prestigious and oldest cricket clubs in the world. The fever of tennis can be seen from the fact that Melbourne also hosts the Annual Australian Open championship every year in the month of January. Other famous sports include horse riding and the annual Australian Grand Prix both of which also draw crowds in huge numbers from all over the globe. Melbourne's nightlife scene is considered to be the best in Australia with bars, eateries and clubs open till the wee morning hours.

The capital of south eastern state of Victoria and the second largest city of Australia, Melbourne, is located at the head of the Port Phillip Bay. It is not just one of the advanced cities of the country but also the cultural capital of the region.

Melbourne is known for the presence of the Victorian age architecture sweeping through the buildings. The museums and art galleries of the city take you on a tour to the cultural essence and historical roots of the Australian civilization.

The large parks of the city are perfect to loosen up your body after a day of work or sightseeing. The gardens of the region carry some of the most spectacular sceneries the crux of the nature has. If you are a diehard nature lover then Melbourne is your jackpot.

The national parks, gardens, parks, riversides, suburbs and wildlife reserves of the region are more than just eye candy. They emit the aroma which seeps deep into your body and reconstructs your soul. The fresh wind accompanied with the beautiful outlook releases out all the tensions you have.

Reaching Melbourne is one of the most convenient tasks you will find on earth. You can have plane, bus, train or car to reach the city according to your residing location. Moving inside the city is also very easy with all sorts of transportation options available to the public.

The climate of the city is quite dry. The temperature in summer remains between 35 to 40 degrees centigrade during the day while it remains around 14 degrees in winter. Temperature changes rapidly during autumn and spring.

City Centre or generally known as the Melbourne’s Central Business District (CBD), lies at the bank of Yarra River. The region is not just the centre of great restaurants, pubs, and clubs but it has deep historical roots too. Tagged as the World’s Most Live-able City, Melbourne CBD has a lot to offer to the tourists.

Inner north is the centre for Italian culture while Inner East reflects that of Vietnam.

South Melbourne includes the historical Clarendon Street as well as the old ports of Melbourne. Albert Park here is a must see.

South Bank is the centre for entertainment. You will find an awful lot of theatre complexes, operas, cafes, casinos, ballet theatres and shopping malls. This part of the city also arranges for river trips.

Docklands, Eureka Tower, Queen Victoria Memorial, State Library, Federation Square, Southgate, Old Melbourne Jail, Yarra River, Shrine of Remembrance and Immigration Museum are few of the noted sites to visit in CBR.

Local Culture - The culture of the Melbourne is a mixture of the different cultures. You can clearly spot the jumble of cultures of the neighboring countries, the population of which reside here. The best words to describe the people of Melbourne are - multicultural and sports mad. With the advent of Britishers, European culture was introduced to Australia. People of Chinese and such Asian ethnic origin had already started settling way back in the 1850s. Greeks and Italians followed suit with a host of other cultural groups too. Melbourne is now a proud home of people from all over the globe representing countless religions and cultures. The various film and entertainment festivals, as well as the countless theatres and art galleries, promote cultural integrity.

Dining - The food options in Melbourne are never limited. You can have the food according to your budget and taste. You can find the African, Australian, Greek, Chinese, Italian, Indian, Indonesian, Japanese, Malaysian, Thai, and Vietnamese dishes in the city.

Culinary travellers are in for a treat as Melbourne offers the best assortment of worldwide cuisines. Most restaurants are top notch and affordable. Eating places are scattered all over the city. Melbourne offers cuisines like Greek, Italian, Indian, Nepalese Chinese, Japanese, Indonesian, Thai, Jewish, Malaysian, Middle Eastern to African.

Things To Keep In Mind - The crime rate in Melbourne is quite high. Although there is police here and there but theft and robbery can happen at the isolated places. Restrain yourself from going alone at such places and keep the emergency number 000 at your speed dial. Melbourne tends to get really hot in summers with January and February as the peak season. Winters are more suitable for a vacation, although if you're into tennis, the Australian Open takes place in January and can't be missed! Clubs and bars in Melbourne follow a strict dress code and people are expected to adhere to them.

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How much a typical Hotel in Melbourne costs per night, considering the average prices ?

While a stay at 2 Star Hotel cost is in the range of 1017 HNL to 1781 HNL.

If you plan to stay at a 4 Star Hotel, the cost is in the range of 4082 HNL to 6456 HNL.

If you plan to stay at a 4 Star Hotel, the cost is in the range of 4030 HNL to 7270 HNL.

While a stay at 2 Star Hotel cost is in the range of 1305 HNL to 1966 HNL.

However a 5 Star Hotel in Melbourne, the per night room cost is in the range of 4957 HNL to 9770 HNL.

The typical 1 Star Hotel cost is in the range of 506 HNL to 1355 HNL.

Considering a stay at 3 Star, the cost is in the range of 2570 HNL to 4109 HNL.

Considering a stay at 3 Star, the cost is in the range of 3560 HNL to 4783 HNL.

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Melbourne's Monthly Temperature
20.1
Jan
20.2
Feb
18.6
Mar
15.6
Apr
12.7
May
10.5
Jun
9.8
Jul
10.9
Aug
12.7
Sep
14.7
Oct
16.6
Nov
18.6
Dec
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Melbourne's Monthly Rainfall

Which are the better months to visit Melbourne considering the Weather?

Its recommended to visit Melbourne in the month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec as the weather is pleasant

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Hotels at Melbourne


View Hotel Sofitel-Melbourne-On-CollinsInterior Detail
Rating
8.8
25 Collins Street, Melbourne

Property Location
A stay at Sofitel Melbourne On Collins places you in the heart of Melbourne, a 4-minute drive from Federation Square.....

Starts at HNL 5701/night

View Hotel Grand-Hyatt-MelbourneGuestroom View
Rating
8.9
123 Collins Street, Melbourne

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With a stay at Grand Hyatt Melbourne, you'll be centrally located in Melbourne, within a 5-minute drive of Federatio.....

Starts at HNL 10595/night

View Hotel InterContinental-Melbourne-The-RialtoGuestroom
Rating
8.7
495 Collins Street, Melbourne

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A stay at InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto places you in the heart of Melbourne, within a 10-minute drive of RM.....

Starts at HNL 7793/night

View Hotel Pullman-Melbourne-Albert-ParkLiving Area
Rating
8.2
65 Queens Road, Melbourne

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With a stay at Pullman Melbourne Albert Park in Melbourne, you'll be next to a golf course, steps from St Kilda Road.....

Starts at HNL 4257/night

View Hotel The-Hotel-WindsorExterior detail
Rating
8.6
111 Spring Street, Melbourne

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With a stay at The Hotel Windsor, you'll be centrally located in Melbourne, within a 5-minute drive of Princess Thea.....

Starts at HNL 4840/night

View Hotel Stamford-Plaza-MelbourneGuestroom
Rating
8.5
111 Little Collins Street, Melbourne

Property Location
With a stay at Stamford Plaza Melbourne, you'll be centrally located in Melbourne, within a 5-minute drive of Federa.....

Starts at HNL 4720/night

View Hotel Melbourne-Marriott-HotelRestaurant
Rating
8.4
Exhibition And Lonsdale Street, Melbourne

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With a stay at Melbourne Marriott Hotel, you'll be centrally located in Melbourne, within a 5-minute drive of Her Ma.....

Starts at HNL 4794/night

View Hotel Royce-HotelRestaurant
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8.6
379 St Kilda Road, Melbourne

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With a stay at Royce Hotel in Melbourne, you'll be in the business district, just steps from St Kilda Road and a 5-m.....

Starts at HNL 2943/night

View Hotel Art-Series-The-BlackmanDelicatessen
Rating
9.0
452 St.Kilda Road, Melbourne

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With a stay at Art Series - The Blackman in Melbourne, you'll be in the business district, steps from St Kilda Road .....

Starts at HNL 5960/night

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