Visit Melbourne, Australia
Best Time To Go
Year-round. The climate is temperate. Plus, travelers coming from the Northern Hemisphere can escape their own winter for an Australian summer, and vice versa.
Melbourne’s public transport system goes just about anywhere, but traveling on it requires a myki card (used on all trams, trains—including regional ones—and buses). Purchase a myki Visitor Value Pack to get started. For those not venturing out of the Central Business District, there’s a free tram zone enabling easy access from one end of town to the other.
January is the hottest month with average temperatures of 70ºF (21ºC); July is the coldest at 50ºF (10ºC).
Know Before You Go
During the main school holidays over Christmas and New Year’s, hotels are more expensive and attractions can be packed. And unless you’re a sports fan, it’s also best to avoid visiting around major sporting events (the Australian Open Grand Slam in January; the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix in March), as hotel rooms are often scarce.
Type I (three prongs in a V shape)
Australian dollar ($)