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By Amy Adejokun Amy Adejokun Section editor

Our Editorial team's advice

Located in the state of Victoria, Melbourne is Australia's second largest city after Sydney. Visitors enjoy its Victorian-style districts, its charming historical centre, its tramways and huge parks. Melbourne also holds enchanting treasures for its locals, thanks to its architecture - the country's most elegant, its chic boutiques and its artists and researchers who are reputed to be the best in the world...
Melbourne is definitely worth a visit : take the time to visit the city on board a tram, walk along the « Oxford-like » banks of the Yarra River, make the most of the welcoming pubs or stroll around one of its numerous parks...

To see

You will need a minimum of two full days to visit Melbourne : you ought to reserve one whole day to visit its districts which date back to the 1900's, as well as its gardens and museums and another day just to enjoy the peacefulness of the city and appreciate the artistic activiy that goes on, as well as the local gastronomy and sports.

To do

Go to the Rialto Observation Deck tower to enjoy a magnificent panorama of the city and Port Philip. You can go on a boat ride down the Yarra River and window shopping in the districts of Southgate, South Yarra and Collins Street. You can also buy things from Queen Victoria Market.


  • +  The elegance and the originality of its buildings


  • -  The cold appearance of the centre of the city, literally deserted after 6 p.m.

To think about

Coach lines regularly run to the cities of Adelaide (an 11 hour trip) and Brisbane (24 hours). The railway network is a good alternative as it will allow you to get to Sydney within 11 hours (two daily services).

To try

« Good food », as you will discover, is simply part of the Melbourne way of life: they invented the concept! In the numerous restaurants in the capital, you will be able to taste varied cuisine, of different origins : Asian, Italian, French, etc. The produce they use is good quality but the dishes are costly.

To bring back

On the south bank, you will observe many shops in the district of Prahran, where you will find Chapel Street, a wonderful shopping street : it is full of clothes, antiques, supermarkets, etc. On the north bank, stroll along Bridge Road and Victoria Parade, two places where you are sure to find incredible little boutiques selling all sorts of things.

Weather Melbourne

These indicators are used as a set of criteria to predict overall weather conditions in Melbourne . The different indicators are there to help you prepare for your trip to Melbourne so you can make plans based on the weather forecast, whether it be a trip to the beach, walking, visiting attractions and museums or winter sports... Here you'll find a precise, overall weather score for each week in Melbourne , which takes into account temperature indicators, bad weather predictions, sunshine levels and wind speeds.

Weather August
Overall rating 28/100
  • Temperature indicators 6% Very cold

    Maximum temperature not to exceed 16°C, the perceived temperature is <30°.

  • Bad weather indicators 62% Light showers

    Light showers - averaging between 10.5mm and 17.5mm per week.

  • Sunbathing indicators 44% Sunny intervals

    Cloudy with sunny intervals (40% to 60% cloud cover).

  • Swimming indicators 22% Chilly

    Sea temperature between 18°C and 20°C. Wind speed between 7 mph and 18 mph.

  • Wind indicators 44% Breeze

    Moderate to strong winds (between 12mph and 18mph).

  • Humidity indicators 68% Normal

    Slight feeling of discomfort due air humidity registering higher than 65%.

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