Australia’s second biggest city is brimming with personality, the home of exciting cultural activities, sporting events and some of the best food around.
Melbourne features a unique blend of ethnicities and subcultures, which give the city a flavor like nowhere else. It has the third biggest Greek population of any city in the world, a vibrant Italian quarter, and a thriving arts community. From the historical Carlton Gardens to fashion capital Chapel Street, from the high-rise skyscrapers of the bustling business center to the laid-back charm of the pubs, you’ll find it all in Melbourne.
Located in Australia’s southeast, Melbourne lies 870 km (540 miles) south of Sydney and 730 km (454 miles) southeast of Adelaide.
Melbourne is known for its often unpleasant and unpredictable weather. It can be wet, windy, and fickle. Temperatures can vary from very hot to fairly cold all on the same day. However, don’t let that scare you as the extremes are rarely intolerable. In winter, the average temperature ranges between 6°C (43°F) and 13°C (55°F), and the summer peaks at 35°C (95°F).