Melbourne is Australia’s largest cultural center, the second largest city after Sydney, voted as one of the most livable cities in the world. Although the area is quite modest, Melbourne owns so many famous attractions, vibrant life, top music, top museums, unique festivals … So, Melbourne is always attracts a lot of travelers from all over the world to visit. If you are planning to travel to this beautiful city let’s check it out our Melbourne blog (Melbourne travel blog) with the fullest Melbourne city guide and Melbourne travel guide blog for a budget trip to Melbourne, Australia for the first time from how to get to Melbourne to best places to visit and what and top things to do in Melbourne you have to experience with Living Nomad below.
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Melbourne travel blog: When is the best time to visit Melbourne?
In Australia the weather is different in different regions, but this continent is influenced by the mild climate, so you can visit Melbourne in any season of the year, with each different season this beautiful city has different beauty. Especially, this city is called the city of four seasons in a day because you can feel the weather of four spring, summer, autumn and winter on the same day with subtle seasonal changes.
However, according to our Melbourne travel experience the best time to travel to Melbourne is from the beginning of the fall to the end of March to the early of May, the weather is cool, not as hot as summer, nor too cold as in winter. If you come here to travel is in the summer, peaking in January and February, you will experience 4 seasons of weather in the same day, morning and evening of cold weather, until noon, the weather gets warmer and becomes hot and sunny, in the afternoon, the weather becomes cold again, this weather will be difficult for you to choose clothes to go to travel and sightseeing in the day, with the weak health people, will be hard to get used to the weather and easily get sick and obstructing the trip.
In Melbourne, the climate is always changing, however, the hottest time is in summer (from December to February) and cool in the fall (from March to May). Coldest in winter (from June to August) and warm again in spring (from September to November).
Melbourne travel blog: Getting to Melbourne from Vietnam
From Vietnam, you can fly from the two largest airports: Tan Son Nhat Airport (Saigon) and Noi Bai Airport (Hanoi) with some major airlines such as: Vietnam Airlines, Qantas, Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Malaysia Airlines, Thai Airways, Emirates, China Southern, Qatar Airways, China Eastern, Japan Airlines, Etihad Airways, Turkish Airlines…
From Noi Bai Airport (Hanoi) to Melbourne: Some airlines operate this route: Vietnam Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Silkair, Cathay Pacific Airways … The airfares for this route ranging from US$359 to US$458.
From Tan Son Nhat Airport (Saigon) to Melbourne: Some airlines operating this route are: Cathay Pacific Airways, Qantas Airways, Vietnam Airlines Airlines, Singapore Airlines … The airfares for this route ranging from US$329 to US$448.
Melbourne travel blog: Getting around Melbourne
To saving costs as well as safety, you should use public transport to travel or getting around in Melbourne. The public transport system in Melbourne has three main types of transport: train, tram and bus. To getting to the central area or near the center, you can use the train. Trams are used to travel between remote areas or to the city center. Buses are not popular and usually only use in certain areas.
In which, train is the most convenient means of transportation because it is capable of transporting a large number of passengers and can move to remote places even hundreds of kilometers from the city.
Besides train, there are trams in Melbourne. These trams can travel around the city for free for visitors. These trams operates from 10am to 6pm daily. Every 10 minutes has each trip and travel around the city for about 40 minutes.
Bus also has many routes offer night services for passengers need to hang out on weekends.
By time, there are the following types of tickets: 2 hours, all day, weekly, monthly, 6-month (half-yearly) or year-round (yearly ).
By travel time, there are tickets for short distances of about 2 stops, regional tickets – in or around the city, regional tickets 2 for suburbs and region 3 tickets are remote areas.
Melbourne travel blog: Where to stay in Melbourne?
Melbourne is the second largest city in Australia, only after Sydney, so the tourism service here is very developed. For your convenience, please refer to the price, quality of service as well as the actual image of the hotels, especially you will be entitled to 10-30% discount on booking costs at Agoda.com or Booking.com.
Some cheap hotels, basic amenities and convenient transportation in Melbourne
Nate’s Place Backpackers Melbourne (Former The Spencer Backpackers) – Address: 475 Spencer Street, West Melbourne, 3003 Melbourne, Australia / Phone: +61 3 9329 7755 – Room rates from $18. (Check rates and reviews on Agoda.com or Booking.com).
Some mid-range hotels with full amenities, beautiful rooms and nice views in Melbourne
The Swanston Hotel Grand Mercure: A luxury, high-class hotel in Melbourne is located in the Melbourne’s CBD area, convenient for travel and it is one of the perfect choices for travelers when traveling in Melbourne. With room rate from $122, this hotel bring comfort and relaxed feelings to visitors after hours of explore Melbourne. (Check rates and reviews on Agoda.com or Booking.com).
Location: 195 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
Phone: +61 3 9663 4711
Treasury on Collins Apartment Hotel: Own the good location, located in central of Melbourne, making it an ideal spot to explore the city in every corner. The hotel is fully equipped, luxurious modern furniture, perfect service, good food and beautiful view, with the room rate from $120. (Check rates and reviews on Agoda.com or Booking.com).
Location: Ground Floor/394 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
Phone: +61 3 8535 8535
Amora Hotel Riverwalk Melbourne is located in a convenient location, ensuring that guests are satisfied whether they are in Melbourne for business or travel with rates ranging from $ 100 to $ 145 with full facilities, furniture Luxurious, professional service. (Check rates and reviews on Agoda.com or Booking.com).
Location: 649 Bridge Rd, Richmond VIC 3121, Australia
Phone: +61 3 9246 1200
Jasper Hotel is a mid-range hotel, good room in Melbourne, the hotel has full basic amenities, but the food is not yet varied. Room rates range from $70 – $130 for you to choose from. (Check rates and reviews on Agoda.com or Booking.com).
Location: 489 Elizabeth St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
Phone: +61 3 8327 2777
Great Southern Hotel Melbourne is a beautiful hotel, located about 0.4 km from the city center. This is a cheap hotel in Melbourne that costs only $50 – $75/night. (Check rates and reviews on Agoda.com or Booking.com).
Location: 44 Spencer St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
Phone: +61 3 9629 6991
Some high-end and luxury hotels in Melbourne
Melbourne travel blog: Best places to visit and top things to do in Melbourne
The Federation Square
First, visiting Melbourne, let’s go to the Federation Square: Here, you will be admired the beauty along with the unique architecture of this city. In particular, when the city lights up, watching the Federation Square, you will see the fanciful sparkle of Melbourne city at night.
The Federation Square has become an indispensable part of Melbourne and an ideal tourist destination for travelers. Visitors come here can visit The Atrium building with fancy architecture, The Edge where you can enjoy the panoramic view of Melbourne and Artplay entertainment area.
Address: Swanston St & Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia.
National Gallery of Victoria
Located at 180 St Kilda Street, the National Gallery of Victoria is Australia’s oldest public art museum, also a fascinating attraction that you can’t miss. It exhibits one of the country’s most important art collections of the land of Kangaroo, with a lot of valuable artifacts.
Do not forget to visit the group of more than 20 galleries of Ian Potter Center, which displays Australian art history with a variety of categories such as photography, painting, printed materials, …
National Gallery of Victoria
Address: 180 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne VIC 3006, Australia
Phone: +61 (0)3 8620 2222
Hours: 9am–5pm, daily
Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria
Royal Botanic Gardens is 35 hectares wide, considered as the most beautiful botanical garden in Australia. Not only that, this place is also in the list of the most beautiful botanical gardens in the world. Definitely an interesting natural discovery spot for your trip. The garden is open daily from 7:30 am to 6 pm from April to October, open until 7:30 pm from November to March every year.
Located not far from the city center, the Royal Botanic Gardens is one of the top Australian tourist destinations of the “green park area” expanding to the south of the Yarra River. It is considered one of the best botanical gardens in the world, attracting 1.5 million visitors each year. The Royal Melbourne Botanic Gardens is no less in the landscape and ecosystem than other botanical gardens.
Royal Botanic Gardens
Address: Birdwood Ave, South Yarra VIC 3141, Australia
Phone: +61 3 9252 2429
Hours: Open 7.30am to sunset every day of the year
The Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road is also considered one of the famous landmarks with natural beauty where the longest coastline road in the world. Here, you can begin your journey from the city of Geelong, go to Apollo Bay and Port Campbell to see the white sheep grazing on the vast green steppe.