Melbourne Australia Tourist Information

Melbourne Travel Guide

Located on Australia's south-east coast, this sprawling city is the capital of Victoria and is the second largest city in the country. The large multicultural population offers the visitor a plethora of art galleries, museums, theatres, and of course, an extensive array of international cuisine.

Tasmanian settlers began arriving and made their first land purchase in 1835. Sixteen years later, gold was discovered and Victoria's population grew. The gold rush lasted over thirty years, making Melbourne one of Australia's richest cities.

Today, many visitors enjoy touring the Gold Treasury Museum built in 1858. The permanent exhibitions are truly fascinating. "Making of Melbourne" presents the history from 1835 to present day. "Growing Up in the Old Treasury" shows rooms from a family who once lived at the Treasury Building during the gold rush. With delicate attention to details from the Victorian era and an excellent narrative, it is very easy to be lost in time.

Melbourne Tourist Attractions

A few tourists miss this popular spot. Many take a tour of Melbourne, this way you are sure to see all of its great tourist attraction. The City Centre is the heartbeat of city life in Melbourne. With plenty of attractions and a host of shops that can cater to any whim, one is never bored. A stop a one of the local cafes adds a cherry to the experience.

The Eureka Tower is the tallest residential building in the world. Standing 300 metres high, the Tower has 92 storeys with the Observation Deck on the 88th floor. A 360-degree panoramic view of Melbourne is available day or night.

Transport Around Melbourne

Melbourne International Airport is only 14 miles northwest from the centre of the city and offers daily flights to and from most major destinations world wide. Many international flights may connect to Asian or Pacific airport hubs and then transfer in Melbourne or Sydney. Taxis and shuttle buses are readily available. All major car rental agencies are accessible at the airport.

Before traveling to a foreign country, it is highly advisable to get travel insurance. In the event of an accident or illness, medical expenses can be costly. Travel insurance can provide you and your family assurance that your trip will be the most memorable.