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Melbourne Travel Guide

More than three million people call this big small town home. Yes, it's a big small town, and no, it's not an oxymoron. See, it contains all the trappings of a major metropolis—vibrant neighborhoods, prize-winning cuisine, notable things to do—but Melburnians manage to do their urban hustle at a leisurely pace. Burrowed in wine country beside the Port Phillip Bay, Melbourne's natural landscape anchors its laid-back personality. When you're ... continue»

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When to Visit Melbourne

The best timed to visit Melbourne are between March and May and September and November. These shoulder seasons feature moderate temperatures and moderate tourist crowds. Summertime in Melbourne (December-February) busts at the seams with hot, sweaty tourists, while wintertime (June-August) affords cold weather and fewer travelers.

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Getting Around Melbourne

The best way to get around Melbourne is by tram. Tram routes criss-cross the city, and their hours are extensive. Plus, there's even a free tram designed just for tourists! You can also board Melbourne's buses and trains with the same Metlink ticket that you'll use for trams. While taxis and rental cars are available, they'll both cost you more than public transport will. And we don't recommend driving as many Americans find it difficult to adjust to Melbourne's rules of the road.

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