Things to do in Melbourne

Summer in Melbourne

With long summer days and warm evenings, Melbourne is a great place to visit. The average daily temperature of 26 degrees (Celsius) in Melbourne and about 4 degrees lower in the Dandenong ranges, provide pleasant temperatures for outdoor dining and activities.  With daily temperatures that reach the high 30’s (Celsius) who could resist a visit to the beautiful bay beaches, Dandenong Ranges or the Yarra Valley.

Melbourne is known as a vibrant city with many attractions, from the casual laneways, with their Alfesco eateries, specialty shops and cosy little bars; each with its own individual character and charm; to the lush Melbourne’s parks, grand libraries and museums. Melbourne’s picturesque parks and gardens, which all have a story to tell, make it a unique city. Melbourne was voted the WORLDS MOST LIVABLE CITY again in 2013.

No visit would be complete without taking in some of the world-class sports and entertainment venues, these venues include the MCG and Rod Laver Arena, which host huge summer events such as International cricket and Australian Open.

There’s always a festival going on in Melbourne, whether it’s film, comedy, arts, music or design. International artists frequently top the bill, along with home-grown talent.

Some of the suggested attractions for this summer are:

  • Australian Open tennis championship
  • Day and night cricket matches at the MCG
  • Evening performances of plays in the Botanical Gardens
  • Twenty20 cricket
  • Horse races at Hanging Rock
  • St Kilda Festival
  • Carol’s by candlelight at the Myer music bowl
  • Chinese New year
  • Summer Music Festival at the Victorian Arts Centre