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Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne – Australia’s Cultural Capital

Nestled in Australia’s southeast corner, Melbourne is a city bursting with creativity, character, and cosmopolitan charm. Wander through its bustling laneways, and you’re bound to stumble upon vibrant street art, intimate coffee houses, and historical treasures that narrate the tales of its past.

Laneway Culture
Melbourne’s iconic laneways aren’t just pathways – they’re the heart and soul of the city. Each alleyway, like the famed Hosier Lane, is a canvas showcasing Melbourne’s vibrant street art and culture.

Coffee in Degraves Street
Ask any Melbournian where to find the city’s best coffee, and they’ll likely point you to Degraves Street. Nestled between high-rise buildings, this bustling alley is filled with quaint cafes, each boasting its unique brew and atmosphere.

Royal Botanic Gardens
Spanning over 38 hectares, the Royal Botanic Gardens offer a tranquil escape right in the city’s heart. Wander its paths and discover over 10,000 species of plants, shimmering lakes, and the serene Ornamental Lake.




Country Australia
State Victoria


Melbourne, Australia

Currency: Australian Dollar (AUD)

Language: English

Weather Climate: Oceanic with variable weather, known for experiencing “four seasons in a day”.

Major Airport: Melbourne Tullamarine Airport

Major Train Station: Flinders Street Station

Time Zone: Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)

Travel Times (approximate):

From Canberra:

  • By flight: Approx. 1 hour
  • By car: Around 6-7 hours

From Sydney:

  • By flight: Approx. 1 hour 25 minutes
  • By car: Around 8-9 hours

From Brisbane:

  • By flight: Approx. 2 hours 15 minutes
  • By car: Around 20 hours

From Adelaide:

  • By flight: Approx. 1 hour 15 minutes
  • By car: Around 8-9 hours

From Perth:

  • By flight: Approx. 4 hours
  • By car: Around 34-36 hours (Note: This is a long journey spanning several days with stops)

From Darwin:

  • By flight: Approx. 4 hours 30 minutes
  • By car: Around 37-40 hours (Note: A multi-day journey)

From Hobart:

  • By flight: Approx. 1 hour 15 minutes
  • By car: It’s not possible to drive directly from Hobart to Melbourne. One would need to take the Spirit of Tasmania ferry from Devonport.

Tourism Office for Melbourne

TEL: +61 (0) 2 9267 8655
FAX: +61 (0) 2 9261 4361
Toll Free: 1300 307 077 (Australia Only)

Suite 205, Level 2, 2 Grosvenor Street Bondi Junction, NSW 2022
PO Box 1287, Sydney NSW 2001

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