Melbourne, Victoria’s coastal capital, is a city of stately 19th-century buildings and tree-lined boulevards. Yet at its centre is the strikingly modern Federation Square development, with plazas, bars, restaurants and cultural events along the Yarra River. In Southbank, the Melbourne Arts Precinct is site of Arts Centre Melbourne – a performing arts complex – and National Gallery of Victoria, displaying Australian and Indigenous art.
Area: 9,990 km²
Local time: Friday 9:47 PM
Weather: 11°C, Wind SW at 8 km/h, 76% Humidity
Population: 4.087 million (2012) UNdata
Getting there: 13 h 40 min flight. View flights
Sports team: Melbourne City FC, Melbourne Victory FC, more