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Spend your evening here

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Get the Devine power

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St Patrick's Cathedral

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Great visiting place

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Melbourne Aquarium

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23rd Aug 17

Reasons to go to Melbourne

1Surf with friends on the famous St Kilda beach in Melbourne
Surf with friends on the famous St Kilda beach in Melbourne

HolidayIQ Reviewer Muthurathinavel Muthurathinavel adds, “Whether it's relaxing, dining, people watching or shopping, Melbourne seems to have it all. From Melbourne, head southwest for a little over an hour to Torquay to begin your journey along Australia’s famous scenic drive.”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Aditi Kamat adds, “Truely the most liveable city in the world and must visit St. Kilda beach.” 


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2Mix of rural and city goodness
Mix of rural and city goodness

HolidayIQ Reviewer Aditi Kamat says, “ They have a unique way of giving you a ride through history. Do visit! It is a different experience on its own.”

HolidayIQ Reviewer Rajesh Bhat Bhat says,"The Ultimate experience of course why Melbourne is the most liveable city in the world is what you experience after you reach there.Ultramodern city but still peaceful and safe.Travelling is very convenient as the entire city is connected with trams, buses and trains.Beauty and greenery everywhere. Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Every type of food available with pure veg restaurants also.Shopping on Swanston road is economical.Philips island where you can see Penguins, Sovereign hills where you can see Goldmines is best. Activities & things to do: Visit Skydeck tallest building in Melbourne, fish museum, visit Melbourne tourist centre" 


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Reviews (8)



1 review

Whether it's relaxing, dining, people watching or shopping, Melbourne seems to have it all in a colo

Great ocean road .. From Melbourne, head southwest for a little over an hour to Torquay to begin your journey along Australia’s famous scenic drive.
The Great Ocean Road, which hugs about 150 miles of the Victorian coast, lives up to its lofty name. While ever present signs tempt you to discover new beaches and bluffs around every bend, small towns like Apollo Bay and Lorne offer typical but nonetheless delightful seaside standards like ice cream shops and seafood restaurants.
Echidna Walkabout
When I arrived at You Yangs Regional Park, the unique quality of light and photogenic indigenous gum trees called to mind the impressionistic paintings of Australia’s Heidelberg School. I had to remind myself that we’re not here simply to admire the scenery.
At the end of the day’s excursion, our group sat down to enjoy a picnic in the shade as koalas clung to branches overhead. I felt as if I had made it into the very heart of Australia, but in reality I was a mere 45 minutes from Melbourne.

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Sangita Kar

Sangita Kar3.6/5

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A friendly city, best place to tour

Nice city. Comparatively large and quite populated, considering the fact that it an Australian city. Lots of South East Asians stay. There. Specially on weekends, the public places have many saree clad women roaming around with family. And 4 seasons in one day is the popular saying about the city and its true too.

Melbourne Overview

Melbourne, the capital of Victoria contends with Sydney for the title of the best cosmopolitan town in Australia. The city has a remarkable skyline defined by spires and skyscrapers alike. Alongside these can be seen the quaint and elegant buildings from the Victorian era as well. The many gardens and leafy streets add to its reputation as a green city.

Melbourne's location on both sides of the Yarra River became a vantage point for the first British settlers. Gradually they established the Port Phillip Settlement of the Colony of New South Wales in 1835 in the land of the Aborigines. 

In 1851, Victoria was formed as a colony independent from the rest of New South Wales. While the state is named after Queen Victoria, its capital Melbourne derives its name from Lord Melbourne, the British Prime Minister.

1851 was also the year when the British settlers found gold in Bendigo and Ballarhat, which are situated in the west of Melbourne. The ensuing gold rush transformed Melbourne into a major political and financial centre. It continued to enjoy a monopoly until the foundation of Canberra in 1927.

Today Melbourne is known more famous as the Australian cultural capital. Its diversity of population resulted from the massive exodus of immigrants who settled in the city following the conclusion of World War II. Its multi-ethnic population exceeding 3 million people add to the cosmopolitan nature of the city.

Melbourne has emerged as a melting pot for the European and Asian genres of music, ballet, boutique, literature, theatre and art. There is a wide range of multi-ethnic restaurants in the city that offer various international as well as local cuisine to food lovers.

Tourists can enjoy a visit to the busy pizzerias in Carlton, the fantastic river view restaurants along Yarra River, the seafood eateries around St. Kilda Beach and the Chinese food joints in Chinatown.

Melbourne enjoys a temperate climate and may experience four seasons in a single day.

Photos of Melbourne

Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne

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Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne
Flinders Street Station, Melbourne

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Flinders Street Station, Melbourne
Federation Square, Melbourne

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Federation Square, Melbourne
Melbourne Aquarium, Melbourne

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Melbourne Aquarium, Melbourne

Getting to Melbourne


Visa: Prior application

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Transit time: 14 hrs from major cities

Cost ₹ 28,940 per person

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