The Grantourismo Travel Guide To
Melbourne Travel Guide
WEEKEND IN MELBOURNE
48 HOURS FOR FOODIES
Stay in Melbourne
Eat in Melbourne
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The great Australian pub counter meal has undergone a significant transformation since we left Australia in the late 1990s. Last week we chatted to Chef Paul Wilson, one of the culinary forces…
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WHEN TO GO
Dec-Feb Can be extremely hot, but that doesn’t stop tennis, F1 and music fans from flocking to the city.
Apr-Sep April has the best walking weather, getting crisper as winter begins.
Oct-Nov Can be cool but is busy due to football finals and horse racing fanatics.
Melbourne has a very good healthcare system, but of course always buy comprehensive insurance. Despite its reputation for dangerous creatures, you won’t find many of these in urban areas, apart from the ocassional spider. Given Melbourne’s liberal drinking hours, hangovers are your main concern. Recommended Vaccinations
Only New Zealanders do not need a visa for Australia. There are myriad classes of visas, but if you’re coming for a holiday (depending which passport you have) and you are staying for less than three months, apply for an ETA (Electronic Travel Authority) with a cost of UAD$20. For other visas visit the visa finder page of the Australian Government.
LOCAL TIMETime in Melbourne:
Melbourne’s Time Zone is (GMT+11) Melbourne’s daylight saving (one hour forward) generally starts in October and finishes in April.
CURRENT MELBOURNE WEATHER
Melbourne’s main airport, Tullamarine (MEL) is the city’s only international airport and main domestic airport. There is a convenient SkyBus service to the main Southern Cross train station and a free shuttle on to many hotels. There are taxis and Uber but trams, trains and buses are convenient, paying by using a ‘myki‘ debit-type card that’s better value the longer you stay. There is also a bike-sharing system (a helmet is required).