The peak season to travel to Melbourne is the summer season from December to February. It is hot and sunny at nearly 75 deg F and the city is a complete madhouse due to several cultural and sports events like Christmas, New Year Celebrations, Australian Open and Lonsdale Greek festival. If you’re looking for cheap vacations, you should visit the city during winter season from June to August. It would be colder and damper at 56-59 deg F, and you can enjoy Melbourne International Jazz Festival and Melbourne International Film Festival along with lower airfares and hotel rates during this time of the year.
The city is served by Melbourne Airport (also known as Tullamarine Airport). Located 14 miles from the city centre, it is the primary airport serving the city of Melbourne and the second busiest airport in Australia. It has its own postcode called Melbourne Airport, Victoria (postcode 3045). The airport features direct flights to 33 domestic destinations of Australia in addition to destinations in the Pacific, London, Asia and North America. It is also the leading arrival/departure point for the airports of four of Australia's seven other capital cities. Melbourne serves as a major hub for Jetstar Airways, Qantas, Regional Express Airlines, Tigerair Australia and Virgin Australia. The city is connected to a number of Australian cities (including Adelaide, Canberra and Sydney) and international cities (like Beijing, Singapore, Los Angeles and Singapore among others). The airlines offering flights here are Emirates, Etihad Airlines, Qatar Airways and Virgin Airlines among others. Places of Interest in Melbourne
Melbourne is capital of the Australian state of Victoria. Founded during the famous Gold Rush of 19th century, this riverside city is an epicentre of Aboriginal history, Victorian architecture and the country’s love of cricket in the country. Some stunning highlights here would include Port Campbell National park, Yarra Valley, Royal Botanic Gardens and Shrine of Remembrance.The Port Campbell National Park
Though located at a 3 hours ride from the city, the Port Campbell National Park is a 1750 hectare national park is a dramatic array of cliffs aside of offshore islets, rocks, gorges and arches. You should visit here for The Twelve Apostles, the London Arch, Loch Ard Gorge, the Gibson Steps, the Grotto and a hotbed of plant species like sun orchid and spider orchid.Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne
The Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne are internationally renowned botanical gardens in Melbourne. They are spread across 38 hectares, and are home to a more than 10000 species of native and exotic flora. You should visit here for an award-winning Australian Garden. It has a section made of red sands, saltbush and crescent shaped mounds to depict a typical central Australian landscape.The Shrine of Remembrance is a memorial dedicated to the Australian soldiers and civilians who had served in the First World War. It hosts the annual observance of ANZAC Day (25 April) and Remembrance Day (11 November) every year. Once every year on the Remembrance Day (11 November) at 11 am, a ray of sunlight enters through an overhead aperture and lights up the word ‘Love’ on an inscription here.Shrine of Remembrance