The Economist magazine, crowned Melbourne as nicest cities in the world in 2011. Melbourne, the second largest city in Australia after Sydney was deservedly called the garden city because everywhere there is always park. Melbourne is the capital of the state of Victoria in Australia, it is also the second most important city in terms of business and the second largest in Australia as well as the largest city in Victoria. We can do a lot of fun things to do to enjoy your holidays in Melbourne. Beside 10 Melbourne tourist attractions post before, there are more attractions place that we can visit such as, Federation Square, Queen Victoria Market, Southbank, Melbourne Zoo, Melbourne Aquarium, Docklands, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Museum, Melbourne Observation Deck, Arts Centre Melbourne, Melbourne Cricket Ground and many more. The city celebrates a wide variety of annual cultural events and festivals of all types, including Australia’s largest free community festival.
Melbourne is an international cultural centre, with cultural endeavours spanning major events and festivals, drama, musicals, comedy, music, art, architecture, literature, film and television. Melbourne is the birthplace of Australian film and television, Australian rules football, the Heidelberg School of Australian Impressionism, Australian contemporary dance (including the Melbourne Shuffle and New Vogue styles), and is home to the National Gallery of Victoria, Australia’s oldest and largest public art museum. In 2008, Melbourne became the second city after Edinburgh to be declared a UNESCO City of Literature. It has thrice shared top position in a survey by The Economist of the world’s most liveable cities on the basis of a number of attributes which include its broad cultural offerings.
Weather and best time to visit Melbourne
Melbourne has a moderate oceanic climate and is well known for its changeable weather conditions. This is mainly due to Melbourne’s location situated on the boundary of the very hot inland areas and the cool southern ocean. This temperature differential is most pronounced in the spring and summer months and can cause very strong cold fronts to form. These cold fronts can be responsible for all sorts of severe weather from gales to severe thunderstorms and hail, large temperature drops, and heavy rain.Melbourne is somewhat colder than other mainland Australian state capital cities in the winter, but not enormously so, with only a small variation in winter temperatures. However, snowfalls are very rare: the most recent occurrence of sleet in the CBD was on 25 July 1986 and the most recent snowfalls in the outer eastern suburbs and Mount Dandenong were on 10 August 2005.More commonly, Melbourne experiences frosts and fog in winter.Melbourne summers are notable for occasional days of extreme heat, which has increased in frequency over the past decade. Click to enlarge Melbourne’s festivals schedule below.
40+ things to do in Melbourne
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