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Melbourne, A.K.A Burn City, is undisputedly one of the most liveable cities in the world, making it a must-go holiday destination. A quick, frequent flight from NZ, arriving in approximately 4 hours and 5 minutes, will ensure you have enough energy to start your Melbourne holiday immediately. Often referred to as the heart of Victoria, Melbourne is also the start of every Great Ocean Road story, making our best places to travel in 2017 list. Blessed with enchanting urban infrastructure and mixed with a rich history of multi-multiculturalism, iconic architecture, food, greenery and multiple creatives, Melbourne is a smart city that will tick every box for holiday goers and intrepid explorers alike. Everybody really. You can make the most of your city exploration with free Wi-Fi, accessible across the city. A system of trams and trains is easy to master; get around like a local on the grid by using a myki. Whether you’re after a cider on Brunswick Street at 3pm, or a laneway dinner in the CBD by 6pm, a ride on the tram with a Myki will get you there conveniently.
For many Kiwis Melbourne is a regular destination, for many it will be the first time but no matter how many times you’ve been, it always feels like the first time. Melbourne is a cultural melting pot, with a symphony of buzzing neighbourhoods dotted along the north south divide. You’ll find hidden laneways, fashion, cuisine, sports and a heavy emphasis on art and eclectic visual performances. In Melbourne you are guaranteed to find the trendiest cafes filled with hipsters, all enjoying a high-end soft serve in Carlton or sipping on a cup of rainbow latte in St Kilda. In fashion it’s all about bespoke, artisan products, found at highly specialised boutiques.
Degustation, novelty restaurants and novel bars spoil the culinary explorer, and sports culture is a tradition synonymous with the city’s name. The Melbourne cup, F1 and Aussie Rules (footie) all fuel the city’s passion for a sporty good time. With a large population, favourable weather and an ever-supportive local government, international-scale sporting events fill the Melbournian calendar.
Beyond the sports stadiums and metropolis of Melbourne's C.B.D, there lies a beautiful natural landscape. Flowing along the famous Yarra River, from the city’s busy Southbank, a quaint yet rustic adventure can be sought in the Yarra Valley. Hidden from the busy city and juxtaposing cultures, visitors flock to the Yarra Valley for an early morning hot air balloon ride, platypus encounters and wanderlust trails. It can all happen.
Travel to Melbourne and sign up to an infinite amount of adventure. Experience cool artisans, vineyards, landscapes and even penguins, all flowing alongside this busy, metropolis area.
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If it’s the most liveable city in the world, it’s also the best place to visit year round. Melbourne’s autumn is ideal (Mar-May) as is spring (Sep-Nov). However, every season brings a torrent of travellers. Let us highlight what’s on offer throughout the year, but bear in mind that during December and January, accommodation prices sky rocket. For accommodation deals all year round, book on Mix and Match(link).
Summer (Dec-Feb): Peak travel season with mid to high temperatures. Your Melbourne summer really isn’t summer until you’ve visited St Kilda, south east of the CBD. Take a short tram ride to this sweeping coastal neighbourhood. The first thing you’ll probably notice is Luna Park, a thrilling amusement park, and a feature of Melbourne’s history since 1912. You’ll also see cyclists, strollers, skaters roaming on the strip and wind surfers gliding on the shore. Melbourne’s remarkable dining scene is also in abundance – along with some super cute penguins! Explore the summer night market at Queen Victoria Markets, or an open air cinema in St Kilda. Maybe an ice cream festival is more your bag? Whatever you choose, endless summer events are scattered throughout the suburbs – all awaiting your discovery.
Autumn: Known as the best time to visit (and considered a well-balanced season to go), Burn City is illuminated with the rich colours of a cool amber light. The iconic architecture, falling leaves and ambient conditions are reason enough to visit Melbourne. Autumn is also a season replete with events, and a mild yet comfortable weather sets the mood. Food and drinks lie at the core of any Melbourne festivity and will always encourage the punters to stride out (through the crunching autumn leaves) to enjoy the renowned Food and Wine festival. Hosting an array of both local and international food and wine masters and artisans with profound expertise, the first two and a half weeks of March are worth getting your taste buds prepped for. The season foliage also inspires a trip to historical landmarks and gardens, embedded through the city centre. Take a self-drive autumn adventure to the Dandenong Ranges and the Yarra valley, follow this journey suggestion in our Inspire section and you may witness time travel, and escape back into a rustic time period. Confused? Click the link to find out more.
Winter: If you go in the winter season you will experience the Winter Festival and Melbourne International Film Festival, although considered the ‘off season’ it never feels deserted. The best time to get the best flight and accommodation deals is during the low season. Melbourne gets the best of Victoria’s alpine region and the city is only a two hour drive from Lake Mountain. You can drive or bus there and be comfortably back in the city by evening.
Spring: September to November are great times to visit Melbourne. Offering warm temperatures, fewer tourists and excellent accommodation deals available for every style of Melbourne holiday. Avoid the first week of November to avoid large crowds and expensive accommodation, unless you are there for the Melbourne Cup.
Summer (December – February)
Mild to high temperatures between 14 - 25.3°C (57.2 - 77.5°F). Dry, with frequent hot spells reaching 30°C, may last three days on average. January and February are the hottest, temperatures can occasionally soar past 30°C (86°F).
Autumn (March – May)
Cool climate average temperatures ranging from 10.9 – 20.3°C (51.6 - 68.5°F). Foggy mornings clear to become fine, sunny days.
Winter (June – August)
Cold, cloudy days frosty nights, with temperatures ranging from 6.5 - 14.2°C (43.7 - 57.6°F). With snow falls in High Country the north-east of Victoria. Gloves and scarfs are essential.
Spring (September – November)
During spring average temperatures range from 9.6 - 19.6°C (49.3 - 67.3°F). The temperamental weather rapidly changes from calm and sunny to cold and windy. Bring an umbrella during October -it’s the wettest month.
It is no doubt Melbourne has a satiable amount of eateries and drinking spots. The surrounding farmlands also produce quality local product.
Many municipalities offer weekly market days. Farmers gather to sell fresh produce picked that morning, along with locally-produced meats and cheeses. Popular markets include the Hume Murray Farmers Market, Rutherglen Farmers Market and Mornington's Main Street Market, all famous for their diverse, high-quality fare.
Food and wine trails throughout the state are a great way to see the sights and experience the region's bountiful produce. Follow the Murray River's popular Farm Gate Trail as it winds through Victoria's famous 'food bowl'. Stop at orchards, dairies, wineries, and craft breweries to fill your basket as you travel. Hit the Yarra Valley Food Trail for tasty treasures and quaint country picnics, and then explore the Otway Harvest Trail to sample the best of Victoria's south east.
Make a weekend of it and immerse yourself in local produce at regional food festivals. Toast to the Coast, the Daylesford Macedon Produce and the High Country Harvest festivals are all great places to start.
Auckland (Akl) to Melbourne (MLB) 4h 5m
Wellington (WLG) to Melbourne (MLB) 4h 0m
Christchurch (CHC) to Melbourne (MLB) 3h 50m
4.3 million People live in Melbourne as of 2013,
The City covers 9,990 km squared of Victoria State
In Melbourne there are Busses, trains and trams that connect you to where you need to go.
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