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Melbourne is a bustling city lush with serene parks, stunning food and friendly people

It is known for excellent shopping, great coffee and temperamental weather. A fun way to explore Melbourne is by using the Free City Circle Trams or by registering with Melbourne Bike Share. A slew of major international sporting events and cultural festivals are scattered across Melbourne’s calendar year, ensuring there’s always something to do.

What you'll need

A visa (unless you’re an Aus or NZ citizen) and a passport valid for 6 months+

Best time to go

Between January and March to make the most of the warm weather and seasonal festivals

Travel tip

Download the Public Transport Victoria and Tramtracker apps on your phone ahead of time to make navigation much easier

Essentials to pack

A mix of warm and cold weather clothes to account for the unpredictable weather

Top sights

Melbourne runs the gamut of landmarks - from sports grounds to galleries, gleaming skyscrapers to historical cottages. There is something in Melbourne sure to grab your attention, no matter what your interests.

1Federation Square
2Royal Botanic Gardens
3Melbourne Cricket Ground
4Arts Centre Melbourne
5National Gallery of Victoria
6Eureka Tower
7Royal Exhibition Building
8Melbourne Zoo
9Captain Cook's Cottage
10Shrine of Remembrance
11Queen Victoria Market