Foodie culture, gourmet coffee, quirky attractions, and buzzing music and arts scenes; that’s Melbourne! Hop aboard a vintage tram and explore one of Australia’s coolest cities on your Melbourne holidays.
Things to Do in Melbourne
- Open Thursday to Sunday, Victoria Market stocks everything from jam doughnuts to kangaroo biltong – South African-style dried meat. There are also stalls selling lots of knick-knacks and souvenirs.
- Boasting the Southern hemisphere’s highest viewing platform and a Willy Wonka-style glass elevator, the Eureka Skydeck is a must-do.
- Check out the bohemian cafes lining Degraves Street, or for the full coffee experience drop by a Wednesday or Saturday morning cupping (coffee tasting) at Seven Seeds.
- Take a day trip to Phillip Island to see the penguins. Watch thousands of Little Penguins make their way to shore each night in an event called the Penguin Parade. Sometimes, the word "cute" just isn't enough.
Best Time to Visit
Mar-Apr: The weather is pleasantly warm, and the city isn't as packed as it is during the peak season. May to October can get quite rainy and December to February is the busiest time of year.
Summers in Melbourne (December to February) tend to experience average temperatures of around 21°C, while winters (June to August) sees temperatures drop to around 12°C.
Food lovers should check out the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival in March. With top chefs and winemakers taking part in demonstrations, not to mention all the delicious food and wine, this is a foodie’s dream.
Visit around late September for the Melbourne Fringe Festival, featuring music, theatre, and all kinds of artistic performances, you name it it’s there!
Why We Love It“Melbourne is one of my favourite Australian cities. The food and arts scenes are amazing. You should definitely do the Eureka Skydeck, it’s about $20 but it’s so worth it!”
Orla Tooher, Sales Executive