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About Melbourne

Melbourne is the capital and a densely populated city of Victoria, Australia. It is the second-largest city in Australia. The city is made of people from all types of cultures and ages. Although the official language of the city is English, there are around 100 languages spoken by residents. Melbourne is called the live music capital of the world because it has the maximum music venues than any other city in the world. It is the second most visited city in Australia.

Population

The statistical population of Melbourne city has grown by 70,000 people per year since 2005. The overall population of Melbourne city is 4,529,500.

History

The city of Melbourne is located on the traditional land of Kulin Nation. It was first found in 1835. The city was named after the British Prime Minister, William Lamb, Lord Melbourne. In 1845, the first St. Francis Church was opened which is now the oldest Catholic Church in Victoria.

Melbourne

By 1851 Melbourne was established as a town with 29,000 inhabitants. Later many new buildings as universities, hospitals, libraries, state treasury, conservatory, and the first telephone were built in the town. In the early 20th Century Melbourne city continued to develop and by the late 20th Century many people from different nations migrated to Melbourne increasing its population.

General Weather

Melbourne is famously known for its changeable weather conditions. It has a temperate oceanic climate with mild winters and warm to extremely hot summers. You may experience thunderstorms or hail during spring or summers. Spring and autumn can have a lake effect with colder climates.

Best Time to Visit

The best times to visit Melbourne are from March-May and September-November because you experience moderate temperatures, tourist crowds, and lower airfare rates. June-August is the coldest and considered off-season. December-March is the summer month which is the perfect time to enjoy various attractions.

Nearest Airport

Melbourne Airport, also known as Tullamarine Airport, is the second busiest airport, 23kms from the city. International flights are also available for example it takes 22 hours and 20 minutes from Vancouver to Melbourne flights to reach the destination.

Things to Do

  • Explore nature at the Royal Botanic Gardens
  • Visit the open market, Queen Victoria Market
  • See the demonstration at the National Gallery of Victoria 
  • Drive on the Great Ocean Road
  • Watch the tennis battle at the Melbourne Park
  • Explore the Degraves Street
  • Spend the whole day at Melbourne Zoo
  • Know the cultural facts of the Aboriginal people at the Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre. 
  • Take a kayak trip to the Yarra Valley
  • Watch a classic at the Astor Theatre
  • Dive into the deep ice cave in the Peninsula Hot Springs 
  • Watch Opera at the State Theatre
Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne
  • Enjoy the sight of penguins at the Phillip Island
  • Enjoy the greenery of the Fitzroy Gardens
  • Westgate Park is famous for the pink lake that pops up every summer
  • A day trip to the Alfred Nicholas Gardens
  • Enjoy the traditional Chinese New Year at Little Bourke Street aka Chinatown
  • Shop around the Brunswick Street
  • Go skiing at Lake Mountain and Mt. Hotham
  • Visit the Mornington Peninsula which is 90 minutes of drive from Melbourne
  • Watch various aquatic animals at the Melbourne Aquarium
  • Picnic at the Heide Museum of Modern Art
  • Get a spectacular view of Melbourne through Eureka Tower

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