Recently voted the world's favourite city to live in, Melbourne is a thriving, beautiful metropolis which blends a fabulous nightlife with world class shopping and a cosmopolitan air. It is arguably the world capital of sport, and features hundreds of great places to dine and enjoy a night out.
Culture vultures should seek out the beautiful Royal Botanical Gardens, a free attraction showcasing flora from around the world, and with regular special attractions to tempt any visitor. Combine this with a short hop to the Werribee Zoo, an open space of some 225 hectares featuring a safari tour. Head to Federation Square with its many cultural attractions, including public art displays, Aboriginal galleries and big screen open air movies.
If shopping is your thing, then Melbourne has it all. From the vast spaces of Melbourne Central, which boasts some 300 stores and one of the world's largest glass domes, to the many boutiques and funky bookshops which dot the city, there's something for everyone here. Chapel Street with its myriad of high-end stores nestled alongside second hand shops, is worth a day in itself, with almost 900 shops to peruse.
Melbourne's excellent tram, rail and bus networks make it easy to get around; hop on a tram and head for St Kilda beach, whether to soak up the summer rays or enjoy the abundance of watersports on display. The Australian lifestyle is built around the outdoors, and with cycle trails, running paths, watersports and much more at St Kilda, the fitness enthusiast can pass time as easily as those seeking a relaxing stroll. If you've brought the kids, head for the world famous Luna Park amusement complex.
The city's sporting centre is also home to the world's largest cricket ground, the MCG, and the surrounding area features world class tennis, golf and cycling facilities. Melbourne's climate can vary so we'd advise you to carry suncream and a brolly at all times! There's no best time to visit Australia's most cosmopolitan city, it is a true jewel all year round.
Did you know...
MEL is the IATA code for Melbourne (Tullamarine).
Melbourne (Tullamarine) has the Coordinated Universal Time adjustment of 36000.
The closest hotel to Melbourne (Tullamarine) airport is The PARKROYAL Melbourne Airport located at Arrival Drive, Melbourne Airport .
Questions and Answers
What airlines fly direct to Melbourne?
Singapore Airlines, Emirates, Qantas Airways, Air New Zealand, Virgin Australia and Jetstar fly direct between New Zealand and Melbourne.
What is the cheapest airline that flies to Melbourne?
Jetstar is the cheapest airline that flies from New Zealand to Melbourne.
What is the best airline to fly to Melbourne?
The best airline to fly to Melbourne from New Zealand is Singapore Airlines and it has direct flights. The best low-cost airline is Jetstar.
What people are saying about Melbourne (Tullamarine) right now:
Source: The Australian
Coronavirus Australia live news: 30pc in quarantine and some in hot spots refuse tests, despite Victorian spike continuing with 30 new cases - The Australian
Source: The Guardian
Melbourne suburbs lockdown announced as Victoria battles coronavirus outbreaks - The Guardian
Qld Health declares Melbourne a COVID-19 hotspot – myGC.com.au - myGC.com.au
Source: The Age
From the Archives, 1970: Tullamarine Airport opens - The Age
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Bombers and Roos face tight turnaround interstate - The Age
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Coronavirus updates LIVE: Victoria records 75 new COVID-19 cases in wake of 'second peak' as worldwide deaths surpass 500000, Australian death toll stands at 104 - The Sydney Morning Herald
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Vietnam Airlines A321 Suffers Cracked Windshield From Hail Mid Air - Simple Flying
Source: The Age
Is anyone flying? Melbourne Airport passenger numbers at record low - The Age
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Melbourne braces for coldest day of the year as icy weather blast continues - Herald Sun
A policed border and tiny freedoms: travelling between states amid a global pandemic - InDaily