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As Australia's second largest city, Melbourne sees it's fair share of excitement! Melbourne Airport (MEL) is located 22km north-west of the city and welcomes passengers off flights from many major Australian cities, New Zealand, Asia and direct flights from as far away as Canada, USA and Hawaii.
The weather in Melbourne is as unpredictable as it is in England. In fall and spring, it's not uncommon for it to change within seconds. October is known to be the wettest month, but Melbourne receives half of the rainfall that Sydney does.
Flights with one stopover take around 29h.
Melbourne is chic, it's classy. The city spreads quite wide and a rental car in Melbourne is an ideal way to get around. While Sydney may have a famous Opera House, Melbourne is without a doubt the culture capital of the country.
The G: In other words the Melbourne Cricket Ground, where locals worship their favourite sports stars. It's an icon in this cricket-loving city and is considered one of the best sports venues in the world. For a real local experience while on holidays in Melbourne, try to grab tickets to a game while you're in town.
St Kilda: This corner of Melbourne is a gem. It's palm-lined streets run parallel to the beach, a strand of golden sands worth boasting about. Despite heavy development, the beach area is a lot like Brighton.
Royal Botanical Gardens: The South Yarra gardens are free, so there's no excuse not going to one of the best botanical gardens in the world. Sprawling alongside the Yarra River, get up close to smell the roses, or at least look at Australia's unique flora up close.
Find more information on visitmelbourne.com.
You can find a wide range of hotels in Melbourne, thanks to it being Australia's second largest city and a student hot spot. Budget hotels can be found in two areas in Melbourne, first the city centre and in St. Kilda, a seaside suburb. Apart from here, check out Fitzroy and South Melbourne as well.
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Australia is a country that touches all 5 senses and to get your senses started we've found two videos that will no doubt make you yearn for a trip Down Under. The first comes from Australia's tourism board and the second from Melbourne where you can discover the city through a "remote control tourist."
Jet off to Melbourne, Oz when winter is in full spring and you'll be greeted by sand, beach, sun and more culture than you've bargained for. Victorian charm and multiculturalism get on so well here. Fly London - Melbourne for £661 this January.