Melbourne‘s residents are duly proud of their city. This is Australia’s cultural and sporting capital. While Sydney is International and Cosmopolitan, Melbourne is Australian and is one of the world’s most liveable cities. If you Like good food and great wine then Victoria is the place for you. Melbourne’s Queen Vic Market is a food lover’s delight. You can mosey around sampling everything from cheese to chocolate taking in all the smells and sights it is a real melting pot of cultures and gets the taste buds watering.
Beyond Melbourne, Victoria invites you to explore its rugged coastline, and heading North from Melbourne around St Arnaud you’ll quickly find yourself in semi-outback with dusty roads and cattle farms. Victoria is also home to one of Australia’s finest wine producing regions – The Yarra Valley – so let someone else do the driving and book a tasting tour.
When to go?
Although Melbourne has four distinct seasons it is known as the city of four seasons in one day, ranging from warm hot summers to cold winters you may even find snow in the mountains. We’d probably go for February-March, and October-November as the best times to visit, so avoiding the summer’s intense heat, but you can really visit anytime.