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Explore exciting Melbourne

Book flights to Melbourne and uncover the charms of this cosmopolitan destination – an exciting Australian city bursting with creativity.

This characterful place is famous for its live music, vibrant street art, culinary diversity and trademark ‘laneways’ – which house an array of hidden gems.

view of melbourne at sunrise

Consistently voted one of the world’s best cities to live in, Melbourne is widely seen as Australia’s cultural capital. Explore its stunning districts and discover what Melbourne is all about.

The city offers world-class restaurants, swoon-worthy brunch spots and some of the best coffee in the world, making it a haven for foodies.

Whether you want to stay in the heart of the city and soak up the creative culture, branch out to hip suburbs like Fitzroy, or head further afield to the Great Ocean Road or Phillip Island, a trip to Melbourne is not to be missed.

Book your Melbourne flight tickets with Etihad Airways and experience the best of this incredible destination.

What’s the weather like in Melbourne?

What’s the weather like in Melbourne?

Average temperatureAverage rainfall

JAN

20°C

5cm

FEB

21°C

5cm

MAR

16°C

4cm

APR

16°C

6cm

MAY

12°C

4cm

JUN

11°C

5cm

JUL

10°C

5cm

AUG

12°C

5cm

SEP

13°C

6cm

OCT

15°C

7cm

NOV

16°C

6cm

DEC

18°C

6cm

If you fly to Melbourne in the autumn (March to May) and spring (September to November) you have a good chance of enjoying moderate and pleasant temperatures, with averages of around 15 to 18°C.

Alternatively, if you’re looking for warmer weather and plenty of sun, Melbourne’s temperatures peak during the Australian summer between December and February, averaging around 21°C.

Reasons to visit Melbourne

flinders street station and tram in melbourne

Discover Melbourne’s famous laneways

Take in the grandeur of Melbourne’s iconic Flinders Street train station, then make a beeline for the city’s ‘laneways’. Once serving as routes for horses and carts back in the 19th century, they’re now one of the city’s biggest draws.

Head to Degraves Street – between Flinders Lane and Flinders Street – where you’ll find stylish cafes and stores. Also check out nearby ACDC Lane, named in tribute to the Australian rock band and just as impossible to ignore.

Meanwhile, Melbourne’s bustling open-air Queen Victoria Market is a great place to shop for everything from meat and fish to work from local designers.

melbourne graffiti art work on wall

Take a street art tour

When you fly to Melbourne, you’ll be visiting one of the world’s prime locations for street art. In fact, the practice became so popular that the city council designated certain areas of the city as places where artists can display their work.

There’s no way you can miss some of the incredible pieces as you stroll around, but if you’re interested in learning about them in more depth, local artists host daily tours.

yachts in melbourne anchored in a row at sunset

Visit St Kilda

There’s so much to see and do in the beachside suburb of St Kilda, including a visit to Luna Park – a family-friendly amusement park with plenty of attractions for thrill-seekers to enjoy.

Hop on the Great Scenic Railway roller coaster, which has operated since 1912, and you’ll be treated to views of the stunning Australian coastline along with the rush.

Head to the beach to admire colourful Victorian beach houses, and the pier. If you’re there just after sunset, you might catch a glimpse of the colony of penguins too.

Things to know before you fly to Melbourne

plane Transfers from Melbourne Airport (MEL)

For added convenience and comfort, you can arrange transfers through Etihad Airways when you book your flight tickets to Melbourne. Alternatively, the SkyBus city express runs from all four terminals directly into the central business district and other areas of the city. Car hire is also available from the airport.

socket Plugs

Australia uses type I plugs with three metal prongs laid out in a triangular shape. Be sure to pick up the relevant travel adaptor if necessary.

bus Getting around

Melbourne has a great public transport system of trains, trams and buses which is simple to navigate. The City Circle Tram in the Central Business District (CBD) covers the major attractions, and this district is also easy to explore on foot.

holiday Public holidays

National days observed in Melbourne include Anzac Day on 25th April, and Australia Day on 26th January. During such occasions some visitor attractions or amenities may be closed or have shorter opening hours, while large-scale public events are also likely to take place.

Flying to Melbourne: FAQs

Where should I stay in Melbourne?

There are a number of districts to consider staying in once you’ve booked your Melbourne flights. To be in the heart of the action, opt for the centre – known locally as ‘the CBD’. St Kilda is best if you want to be close to the beaches, while hip Fitzroy is ideal for quirky independent stores and a vibrant food scene.

How many days should I spend in Melbourne?

You can easily spend a week simply enjoying Melbourne and exploring further afield – taking in the spectacular sights of the Great Ocean Road, Mornington Peninsula and Phillip Island. Many visitors also use a flight to Melbourne as the springboard for a wider Australian adventure – travelling around the country for several weeks.

What should I see in Melbourne?

Once you’ve booked your Melbourne plane tickets, a tour of Flinders Street Station should definitely be on your list. The iconic features adorning the entrance inspired the popular local saying ‘meet me under the clocks’.

While you’re in the area, don’t miss Federation Square, a popular plaza for arts, culture and public events. Then there’s the city’s packed sporting calendar – if you can, take in the atmosphere at a cricket or ‘footy’ game at the colossal MCG.

What food is Melbourne known for?

A cosmopolitan city, Melbourne boasts culinary influences from around the world. You’ll find everything from gourmet burgers to perfect pizza.

There’s also a strong Asian influence, demonstrated by both an array of Japanese restaurants and Melbourne’s thriving Chinatown district. Brunch is big in Melbourne too, part of a booming cafe culture that has seen its coffee voted the best in the world.

Why we love Melbourne

“Melbourne has a truly creative and quirky vibe. There's nothing better than starting the day with a trademark Melbourne brunch, then exploring the laneways and admiring the street art. This is a place of constant excitement – and highly pleasant surprises.”

Weather in Melbourne

16 °C
Sunday31 May 2020
12 °C
Monday1 Jun 2020
14 °C
Tuesday2 Jun 2020
12 °C
Wednesday3 Jun 2020
13 °C
Thursday4 Jun 2020
14 °C
Friday5 Jun 2020
10 °C
Saturday6 Jun 2020
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