Melbourne, the second most populous city in Australia has been recently ranked as the world’s top most livable city!
Melbourne is the capital city of the region of Victoria, and is a leading economic centre in Australia, as well as for the Asia-Pacific region.
Melbourne is exemplary in areas of education, entertainment, healthcare, research, sports and tourism and there is always a lot of fun things to do in Melbourne!
Melbourne museum would be a great place to begin your trip in the city. It helps tourists to know the lifestyle, history and culture of Victoria. It is the largest museum in the southern hemisphere and it has seven main galleries and a children’s gallery, housing a permanent collection. The museum includes the IMAX theatre, which shows documentary movies in 3D and a touring hall which exhibits the temporary collections.
The next place to visit is Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, the oldest orchestra established in 1906. In conjunction with Melbourne Chorale, with its own choir team, the orchestra has performed to more than 250,000 people in Melbourne and parts of Victoria in over 150 concerts. They broadcast concerts on ABC Classic FM. Any music lover will be enthralled with their versatile performances.
To relax amidst a busy touring schedule, there are many beaches in Melbourne to visit, and most of them are patrolled by surf lifeguards. The most popular beaches in the city are St Kilda, which has shoreside dinners and cycle paths, as well as areas reserved for picnics and a play area. Brighton beach is known for the colourful bathing huts. Others include Elwood, Kerford Road, and Williamstown among many others.
Melbourne Zoo, the oldest in Australia, has a special event called Roar and Snore evenings where people are taken to have a look at their nocturnal animals. Visitors stay in tents and this helps people to get closer to the world of animals which is a thrilling and exciting experience.
To encourage healthy living, Melbourne has arranged their own marathon every year since 1978 and has since become the biggest marathon in Australia.
A trip to Melbourne is more intriguing if planned for the right season. Many tourists consider the best time would be March to May and September to November. The city climate is the opposite to that of the Northern hemisphere – summer occurs during February and you can expect temperatures between 25 to 40 degrees C (77-104 F). Both the winter and summer seasons in Melbourne are moderate and can be visited any time of the year.
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