Best Times to Visit Melbourne
The best times 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.
This is Melbourne's peak travel season; you'll also find average high temperatures in the mid- to upper 70s. But temps have been known to creep into the 90s, so be sure to pack light clothing and a water bottle. Hotels are also packed, so make certain to book your room well in advance.
Melbourne's fall (March, April and May) sees the city alight with gold-topped trees. And visitors will enjoy comfortable weather while taking in the changing colors: Daytime temperatures slope from the mid-70s to the low 60s.
These months constitute Melbourne's winter season, and the city is likewise dreary and cold. Sydney and Brisbane, by comparison, are much warmer this time of year. However, Aussies that make their home in Melbourne get through this chilly season with a busy schedule of cultural events, which showcase everything from food to films.
Springtime visitors will enjoy blooming flowers and rising temps that range from the low 60s to the low 70s. Plus, travelers don't have to elbow their way through crowds at Melbourne Central or the National Gallery because the city has yet to see the winter tourist torrent.