About Melbourne and Victoria
Melbourne is an engrossing city in the state of Victoria, offering plenty of sightseeing opportunities.From hot air balloon flights to cultural shows, Victoria and Melbourne are fantastic destinations for the discerning traveller. Melbourne, with its parks and tree lined boulevards, certainly has the feel of the laid-back Aussie lifestyle. There’s plenty of live entertainment ranging from sports events to jazz clubs.
Time Difference: GMT +10 hours
Currency: Australian Dollar
The summer months, from December to February, offer average temperatures between 14 and 25 degrees Celsius, but it can rise to just over 30 degrees with very little rainfall. June to August are the winter months, with average temperatures falling to lows of 6 degrees. Snowfall is likely in the north east of Victoria. October is the wettest month with approximately 10 inches of rainfall.
Leisure & Activities
Hot Air Balloon Flights
For a unique exhilarating way to see the sights of Melbourne, why not take a hot air balloon flight. You will soar high above the city in spectacular style with birds’ eye views in all directions. Further afield you can take early morning flights over the Yara Valley, cruising gently over fields and vineyards.
Melbourne is great for a fantastic variety of live entertainment, ranging from comedy clubs to spectator sports. It has futuristic nightclubs with all the top DJ’s. There are numerous live music venues featuring all genres of music including rock, pop, jazz, Latin and indie.
Discover the history of the area with a visit to one of the many wonderful museums in Melbourne. There are museums covering all manner of subjects, including the fascinating Scienceworks Museum, the National Sports Museum, the Royal Australian Air Force Museum and many others. Some of the museums charge an admission fee, but others are free of charge.