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Melbourne is the coastal capital of the southeastern Australian state of Victoria. At the city's centre is the modern Federation Square development, with plazas, bars, and restaurants by the Yarra River. In the Southbank area, the Melbourne Arts Precinct is the site of Arts Centre Melbourne – a performing arts complex.

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Melbourne, Australia!

federation square
queen victoria markets
royal botanic gardens
yarra valley
federation square
queen victoria markets
royal botanic gardens
yarra valley

Melbourne is the coastal capital of the southeastern Australian state of Victoria. At the city’s centre is the modern Federation Square development, with plazas, bars, and restaurants by the Yarra River. In the Southbank area, the Melbourne Arts Precinct is the site of Arts Centre Melbourne – a performing arts complex – and the National Gallery of Victoria, with Australian and indigenous art.

Melbourne Museum and the Royal Exhibition Building explore city history and culture. The Immigration Museum and the Chinese Museum provide differing cultural perspectives on local settlement, while Old Melbourne Gaol offers insight into 19th-century prison life. A major shopping destination is Queen Victoria Market, a Victorian-era building with food 

stalls. The city’s 19th-century “laneways” and shopping arcades are lined with cafes, galleries and boutiques. The riverside Royal Botanic Gardens shelter 10,000-plus plant species, and Yarra Park is home to the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

 
When to visit
Most visitors arrive during summer (Dec–Mar).
 
  • Popular events include the Australian Open tennis finals (Jan),
  • The LBGT-focused Midsumma Festival (Jan–Feb).
  • Also drawing crowds are the Moomba arts festival (Mar), known for its parade and carnival;
  • The Royal Melbourne Show (Sep), an agricultural fair;
  • The Melbourne Festival (Oct), with many free performances. Melbourne’s climate is temperate but quite variable, with cool temperatures during winter (Jun–Aug).
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