Melbourne is the state capital of Victoria. With over four million inhabitants it is after Sydney the second largest city in Australia and has been voted one of the most livable cities in the world several times.
Melbourne is a place that is shaped by cultural programs and world-class festivals, internationally recognized artists and fashion designers. Architecturally it is a real trend metropolis. Lively scene quarter mingle with beach feeling.
This multi-cultural center of Australia with many immigrants from China, England, Greece, Italy, Ireland, Croatia and Vietnam attracts with almost as many cuisines of more than 3,000 restaurants on the palate and friends of all countries. The international world can be discovered in Melbourne, in the Greek Quarter, Chinatown, Little Vietnam or Little Paris. In the city center the Yarra river is omnipresent. On its banks a large part of urban life takes place.
The climate Melbourne is located in the temperate zone. The average annual temperature is 15 degrees Celsius. The summer is far away from the extreme heat of South Australia and winters are mild. The weather again is rather changeable and is named because of the large fluctuations often ” four seasons in a day” . This applies particularly to the period from October to December.
What you can do in Melbourne:
- Water sports of any kind on the Yarra River or in the sea
- Visit the excellent theatres
- many museums
- enjoy the magnificent views of Melbourne and surrounding area on the 300 m high Eureka Tower
- in Melbourne Aquarium with 2.2 million liter Oceanarium there are sharks to see turtles and stingrays. In the shark pool you can even dive
- Philipp Island is a 90 minute drive from Melbourne. There it has penguins and seal colonies
- admiring the fuzzy marsupials in the Koala Conservation Centre
- surfing on the south coast and enjoy the sandy beaches in the north
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