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Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne Travel Guide

Introduction

Melbourne is the cultural capital of Australia, and arguably the most Australian of Australia's big cities. It is a mix of tradition and modernity, with the most extensive juxtaposition of Victorian era and modern architecture on the continent. It has long-established pubs and old-fashioned cafés, trams that rattle up and down the streets of downtown, and a "lane culture" that continues to proliferate, centered on narrow enclaves with tiny restaurants and tucked-away bars, edgy galleries and one-off boutiques, and street art that celebrates popular culture, each offering up a unique slice of Melbourne – the likes of AC/DC Lane which commemorates the heavy-metal band that began its career here, Romeo and Juliet alleys where the city's brothels flourish, and Literature Lane which is a tribute to Melbourne's status as a UNESCO City of Literature. Melbourne also, one might add, is the locale of Australia's first motion picture, The Story of the Kelly Gang, produced and screened here in 1906, as well as the birthplace of Australian Rules Football and the home of MCG, Melbourne Cricket Ground, one of the most famous cricket venues in the world, where the decorous sport is played and watched with a passion.

Location

Melbourne, capital of the Australian state of Victoria, is situated at the southern tip of Victoria in southeastern Australia at the head of Port Phillip Bay, approximately equidistant from Sydney, Adelaide and Hobart which lie to its northeast, northwest and south respectively.

How to Get There

Melbourne can reached by road or air from most major Australian cities, as well as from Auckland, New Zealand, and cities in Southeast Asian countries. Several international and domestic carriers service the Melbourne International Airport.

Sightseeing

Main Neighborhoods

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How to Get Around

Where to Party

Where to Eat

Where to Stay

Know Before You Go

  • Best Time to Visit: September-November and March-April
  • Cost Per Day: AU$110-AU$550 (US$100-US$500)
  • Currency: Australian Dollar AUD (US$1 ~ AU$1.10)
  • Electricity: 230V - 50Hz | Australian AS-3112 Socket with 3 flat prongs in a triangle
  • Phone Code: +61 3
  • Population: 4 million (second-largest city in Australia)

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