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About Melbourne Tourism
Nestled along the eastern coast of Australia, Melbourne is the capital of the famous state of Victoria, which is home to many indigenous Aboriginal residents of the country. Hence, Melbourne is also famed as a cultural and fashion capital of Australia. Other than Sydney, Melbourne is the most happening city of the country. It is so prominent in the cultural field as well as in terms of traveling, that people hold Melbourne in the same standard as that of Sydney.
Nature in Melbourne:
In spite of being one of the most urban cities of the world, Melbourne, Australia is in touch with a lot of natural bounty in and around it. In the city itself, there is a famous Melbourne Zoo and the Royal Botanic Gardens to enjoy an excursion. One is devoted to the animal kingdom and another to the plant kingdom, both of these attractions are home to more than enough species of each type. Outside the city’s immediate limit, there is Healesville Sanctuary, where one can feed the kangaroos and the koalas. There is the Werribee Open Range zoo as well, which is like a small part of Africa with its Savannah-type grasslands all around. Moving away from the wildlife, Port Phillip Bay has some mention-worthy beaches to swim like St Kilda. Port Campbell National Park and its Twelve Apostles are perhaps the greatest attractions for natural beauty near the city of Melbourne, Australia.
Unique Adventure Activities in Melbourne:
Unlike Sydney, Melbourne tourism does not have a long list of adventure activities. But it has some of the most unconventional ones. Three of them are very prominent. One is the protruding glass cube from the Eureka Skydeck on the 88th floor, which makes you feel like suspending in the air. Another is the shark diving and Oceanarium visit to the Melbourne Aquarium. The last one is skydiving. Two other very popular places are the Great Ocean Road and St Kilda Beach.
Major attractions in Melbourne:
1. Flinders Street Station
This colonial era, yellow coloured building is the oldest railway station in Australia, and till date, it ferries more than 105,000 people every weekend. It is the central station of the city and a major attraction in Melbourne, Australia. The vintage architecture lends the historic charm to the busy station.
2. Federation Square
There is nothing much to see in Federation Square on your Melbourne travel. But the cultural institutions host some event or the other every day – be it a play, a musical concert or something else. It is a great place to appreciate art and people-watching on a leisurely afternoon.
3. Queen Victoria Market
Queen Victoria Market is the main marketplace in Melbourne. From organic products and groceries to clothes, jewellery and other souvenir items, this place has it all. For one month each in winter and summer, there is a night market here which has the most eclectic blend of gourmet food you have ever seen.
4. The Docklands
The seaside promenade area has cruise boats leaving the harbour in the water. But one the land, it is lined up with numerous restaurants, bars, shops and entertainment places. The Docklands is the perfect place to spend an evening to know about Melbourne.
5. Yarra River and Cruising
Yarra River is the lifeline of Melbourne. It is around this river that the Aboriginals had built their civilization. There are many cruises which can be enjoyed on this historic river. The usual public one during the daytime is cheap and follows one route only. Private cruises at night can be rented for a more lavish experience.
Popular foods in Melbourne:
Famed for great coffee, one can hop on to some amazing cafes in Melbourne to sip a hot coffee over long chats with their loved ones. Visit to Top Paddock for Ricotta Hotcakes, Belle’s Hot Chicken for Baller Bucket, Din Tai Fung for deserts, Jinda Thai for Boat Noodles, and other famous food spots to enjoy a brunch, lunch or dinner.
Top beaches in Melbourne:
On a tour to Melbourne, enjoying a sojourn at splendid beaches of Melbourne is must to make it even more memorable. Do visit to St. Kilda Beach, Elwood Beach, Half Moon Bay, Brighton Beach, Mothers Beach, Alton Beach and more to satiate an adventure-junkie in you while partaking in water sports, fishing and other activities.
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Docklands In Melbourne
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Eureka Tower In Melbourne
Eureka Tower is the queen of the Melbourne skyline, rising above everything else with a dominance that only a 297 meters structure can have. Eureka Tower history says that when completed in 2006, it was the world’s tallest residential building. It has now been surpassed by quite a few, but it remains a stellar attraction in...
Melbourne Cricket Ground Tours in Melbourne
Melbourne Cricket Ground is the Mecca of Australian cricket and a very important stadium in the world of the game of cricket. MCG or lovingly called The G by Victorian residents is the home of Melbourne Cricket Club since its inception. Established in 1853, only two decades after the founding of Melbourne city, this ground ...
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St Kilda In Melbourne
From being the home of Victorian elites in the colonial era to the hub of expressional subcultures during post-war era like bohemianism, St Kilda is now a major suburban tourist neighborhood, only 6 km south of CBD area. Many parts of this area still retain the remembrance of the rich St Kilda history, like Acland Street an...
Dandenong Ranges In Melbourne
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Night Markets In Melbourne
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Hot Air Balloon In Melbourne
Hot air balloon ride in Melbourne is a once in a lifetime experience which one can have. It is a truly wonderful experience and the best and most luxurious way to view the entire city of Melbourne while one is high up in the sky. It is an absolute sensational way to have a panoramic sight of the place from the skies. One ca...
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National Gallery Of Victoria In Melbourne
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India to Melbourne Distance
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The best mode of transport to travel between India and Melbourne is a flight from India to Melbourne. Delhi is the only city operating a regular direct flight to Melbourne, covering the distance of around 10901 kms in around 12 hours and 15 minutes. Besides that, one can also opt for flights operating from other cities, like Bangalore, Hyderabad or Mumbai to Melbourne.
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FAQ's of Melbourne
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What currency is accepted in Melbourne?
Like the rest of the country, Australian Dollar is the currency used in Melbourne.
Why do the people in Melbourne get the seasons reversed?
The reason why Melbourne and the rest of the country get summer when most of the world gets winter is its location in the southern hemisphere.
Is there any way to go to Melbourne from Sydney except flight?
Sydney has direct 12 hours buses, 10 hours 48 minutes trains and 8 hours car drives which can bring you to Melbourne from Sydney.
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