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Melbourne & Surroundings

Melbourne is Australia’s capital of culture with a diverse range of attractions spread out across its wide boulevards and hidden laneways. From the quality dining, shopping and clubbing opportunities in the city centre district to the fascinating galleries and the relaxing urban green spaces, Melbourne is a stylish melting pot of international influences and local flair. Melbourne is also Australia’s sporting hub with popular annual events including the Australian Formula One Grand Prix, Spring Racing Carnival and Australian Open tennis, whilst the world-famous MCG lets visitors take in exciting cricket and Aussie Rules football matches. Melbourne’s alternative side can be explored in Brunswick Street, whilst the fashionable beachside suburb of St Kilda serves up some of the trendiest venues of Melbourne’s buzzing restaurant, bar and club scene. Melbourne is also the gateway for nearby attractions including Mornington Peninsula and Phillip Island, famous for its fairy penguins.

Average temperature

Information below is based on average highest temperature for each month.

  • 26℃
  • 27℃
  • 24℃
  • 21℃
  • 17℃
  • 15℃
  • 14℃
  • 16℃
  • 18℃
  • 20℃
  • 22℃
  • 24℃
  • 5
  • 4
  • 5
  • 7
  • 8
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6

Information above is based on the average number of days which experience some form of rainfall for each month.

Rainfall

When to Visit

Below gives you information and a rating of the best time of year to visit.

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Our Ratings

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Are you ready to roam beyond the ordinary? Travel like you belong, not like you are just passing through. Travel Essence creates bespoke journeys to Australia and New Zealand. As specialists in the art of travel, they will ensure that you make the most out of your time Down Under.

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Take your holiday to another level by combining this destination with an incredible trip to tropical Queensland in Australia. Discover the natural wonders of this diverse region which include the Great Barrier reef, rainforests, outback adventures, delicious food and stunning beaches.

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