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Destination Overview: Melbourne

Population:

3.5 Million

Vacation Packages Available:

Food and Wine
Flora and Fauna
Nature and Adventure
Heritage and Culture
Shopping
Sports

Melbourne is a city with something for eveyone. From chic fashion stores to buzzing laneway cafes and trendy bars, botanic gardens to sports stadiums, elegant Victorian-era streetscapes to Manhattan-style skyscrapers, film and food festivals to galleries and opulent theatres, Melbourne has an activity and attraction that will interest you.

The state’s compact size means its unique and varied landscapes are easily accessible – in under a day’s drive you can experience natural attractions such as mountains, temperate rainforests, rugged coastal scenery, volcanic plains, vineyards, lakes, magnificent rivers, wildflowers in spring and snow in winter.

Victoria boasts over 350 wineries in 22 distinct wine regions, from the cool-climate varieties of the Yarra Valley to the big reds of Rutherglen. You will enjoy tastings at the cellar door and dine on local produce at winery restaurants.

Victoria boasts almost 1243 miles (2,000km) of coastline. The Victorian coastline is ever changing, due to weather, waves, tides and other natural processes. The vegetation is diverse and ranges from sand dunes, wetlands and heathlands, to forests and woodland. The waters of the oceans and bays converge into sheer cliffs, rocky shores and sandy beaches. From magnificent beaches to snow-capped mountain peaks, Victoria is home to diverse natural environments with abundant flora and fauna.
Across Victoria’s 13 regions, you’ll find public gardens and more than 30 national parks, regarded as some of the best in the world, protecting the state’s valuable natural assets.

Temperature (monthly averages):

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Max °C 26 27 24 20 17 13 13 14 16 19 22 24
Max °F 79 81 75 68 63 55 55 57 61 66 72 75
Min °C 14 14 13 10 8 6 5 6 7 9 10 12
Min °F 57 57 55 50 46 43 41 43 45 48 50 54
Rainfall (mm) 46 41 39 47 46 41 37 47 51 59 60 49
Sunny Days 22 21 22 20 18 16 17 15 15 17 18 22
Sunshine Hrs 8 9 7 7 4 3 4 6 6 7 7 8

Source:

Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) - climate averages