Melbourne Travel Guide: Things to Know, Places To Go and More

Ayantika Pattanayak

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Melbourne Travel: There are many things to love about Melbourne, including high-class universities like Melbourne University. You’ll be blown away by the liveliness and diversity of the city, whether you want to enjoy the local cuisine or explore Melbourne’s second-largest IMAX theatre screen.    

Here in this blog, we will go through each and everything you need to know regarding travelling to Melbourne. Let’s check it out.

Places to Visit

Melbourne is full of beautiful places from gardens to art galleries there is something for everyone. If you are considering exploring Melbourne, check out the famous places below in Melbourne.

Royal Botanical Garden

Royal Botanical Garden in Melbourne

Royal Botanical Garden is one of the most visited places in Melbourne. More than 8,500 species of plants worldwide have been present here for 170 years and span over 38 hectares. This garden is an essential resource for education, conservation, science, and horticulture. You can find plants like camellias, rainforest flora, cacti and succulents, roses, Californian species, and more which offer you a refreshing environment. You can also spot various kinds of birds here.

Melbourne Museum

Melbourne Museum

Melbourne Museum is located in the Carlton Gardens and offers rich culture and history. This museum is designed by Denton Corker Marshall Architects which offers geology, historical studies, paleontology, technology, and zoology. You will also find the second-largest IMAX theatre screen in this museum. The museum also offers a wide variety of events and exhibitions.

Melbourne Zoo

Famous Melbourne Zoo

You will love visiting Australia’s oldest zoo which is a primary attraction for locals and tourists. You can find over 3700 animals from Australia and around the world here. This zoo is divided into different houses like the ‘Butterfly House’, the ‘Reptile House’, and the ‘Great Flight Aviary’. You can also stay at the zoo for a whole night with a guide to experience the zoo’s nighttime activities. 

Also Read: Know more about Everything You Need to Know About Daylight Saving in Australia

Best Time to Visit

Melbourne is full of fun places to visit. The best time to visit Melbourne is between March and May and September and November, these shoulder seasons are when the temperature is moderate and it feels like springtime. These months are ideal for exploring the city on foot or by bike and soaking up some of its famous sunsets over Lake Victoria or Port Phillip Bay. During the summer months from December to February, Melbourne enjoys long days with an average of 9 hours of sunlight per day. 

However, if you’re looking to avoid the crowds, consider visiting during the chilly winter months from June to August.

Things to Carry while Visiting Melbourne

If you are exploring Melbourne there are some things to carry while you exploring. Here for your help, we are going through the things to carry while visiting this amazing city while studying abroad. Let’s check it out.

  • Australian currency (AUD)
  • Power adapter
  • Portable charger
  • Camera
  • Travel insurance documents
  • Passport and visa
  • Credit/debit cards
  • Medications
  • Water bottle
  • Public transportation card
  • Pack swimwear if you’re heading somewhere with a pool, an umbrella, sunscreen if it’s going to be hot, and a jacket if it’s going to be cold.

How To Get Around

Getting around Melbourne is made easy by its amazing public transportation system. The main transportation are buses, trains and trams. To use them, you need a Myki card, which is a smart card that stores value and can be topped up at various locations. There’s also a seven-day unlimited travel Myki Pass available. For timetables, maps, and a journey planner, visit the Public Transport Victoria (PTV) website.  Other transport planning apps include tramTRACKER and CityMapper. If you prefer a private mode of transportation, taxis and ride-hailing services like Uber, DiDi, and Shebah are also available.

Also Read: If you are a theatre enthusiast, then you must read our blog on Theatres in Australia

Places to Eat in Melbourne

Melbourne offers an amazing food scene. In Melbourne, you can find everything from Indian restaurants to Japanese restaurants. There are also many pubs, clubs, and restaurants throughout the city for yummy treats. Check out some of them below.

Restaurants1. Movida (Spanish Tapas)
2. Chin Chin (Modern Asian)
3. Grossi Florentino (Italian)
4. Cumulus Inc (Modern Australian)
Pubs1. The Emerald Peacock
2. The Royston Hotel
3. The Napier Hotel
4. The Standard Hotel
Clubs1. Revolver Upstairs
2. New Guernica
3. Ms Collins
4. OneSixOne

FAQs on Melbourne Travel

What is Melbourne best known for?

Melbourne is famous for its arts and culture scene, amazing culinary experiences, beautiful parks, and iconic landmarks like the Royal Botanical Garden and Melbourne Museum.

Is Melbourne expensive?

Melbourne can be moderately expensive, but costs vary based on lifestyle and choices.

Is Melbourne a good place for Indian students?

Yes, Melbourne is considered an excellent destination for Indian students for their high-end education system.

Where do most Indians stay in Melbourne?

Areas like Clayton, Footscray, and Melbourne CBD are popular among Indian students for student accommodation near the University of Melbourne and budget-friendly costs.

Which city in Australia has the most foreigners?

Sydney is often considered the most famous city in Australia, attracting a large number of foreigners.

Thank you for reading our blog. This blog is all about Melbourne Travel. Hope you liked it. For booking the best accommodation abroad to start your study abroad experience you can contact Fly Homes at 1800572118.

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About Ayantika Pattanayak

With almost three years of experience as a content writer and editor, including freelancing in the field, I have developed a strong passion for continuous learning and honing my writing skills. I am dedicated to expanding my knowledge and expertise in content creation, always seeking opportunities for growth. My primary goal is to deliver valuable and captivating content that goes beyond expectations. Through my work, I aspire to make a meaningful impact and exceed the needs of my clients.

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