Cheap Flights to Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne – Cultural Capital of Australia

A proud mixed culture city depicting the essence and influence of Victorian era through the structure of its buildings, gardens, wide streets lined with green and leafy trees. With its vibrant culture and sublime pace of life, Melbourne offers just different kind of image to the outer world that is one of the most attractive features of the city for tourists. It is the 2nd largest and populated city of Australia and that is mainly thanks to the frequent immigration of people from all over the world. This steady influx of people of different cultures to Melbourne only adds to the already enriched mixed culture of Melbourne. To cater for this incoming of tourists and immigrants Melbourne Airport is structured in a way that sees to all needs and facilities required by the passengers. International Airlines of almost all the countries have a landing authority on Melbourne airport. Flights to other cities of Australia are also catered for on the airport.

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As per the survey done, 63.3% of the population of Greater Melbourne is of those born in the country itself while others have migrated from different countries with 3.4% from UK, 2.7 from India, 2.3% from China, 1.7% from Italy and the rest 1.7% of New Zealanders. The survey done in 2011 concluded that in Melbourne the most common ancestry was of English with 21.1% with Australian being 20.7%, Irish with 6.9% followed by Scottish at 5.7% and Italian at 5.5%. Another amazing fact about the population of Melbourne is that farther Europe it consist of maximum Greek speaking people in the whole world which can be easily compared with the population of Greek cities like Volos and Larissa. The surname after Smith which is the most popular amongst Melbourne phone book is Nguyen that is in reality is a Vietnamese surname. Melbourne population is mix of many countries of which Indian, Sri Lankan and Malaysian being the most common. This influx of diverse communities can easily be recognized by noticing the various cuisines served by the restaurants in the city.

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Peak and Off Season

Melbourne is quite famous for being one of those cities which can be visited in all four seasons. However, if you still wish to know the best time then as per weather conditions winter season from the months of May to August is the perfect season to go for holiday in Melbourne. June month is the coldest in the year while July and August months experience pleasant weather while being nice and windy. As per activities on beaches, the best time to visit is from Mid December to February.

November to March can also be considered as the peak season for tourists as there is large influx of people from other countries in these months. If you are one of those who are planning a trip to Melbourne in the month of November, then ensure you book your first Tuesday of November with Melbourne Cup that is an integral part of Spring Racing Carnival for 50 days and is generally declared as a public holiday. The carnival is world famous and is enjoyed by tourists all over the world who book to stay for at least a week. Another famous festival celebrated with all pomp and show is the Moomba Festival that brings in hordes of tourists in March to Melbourne just for this festival only.

Melbourne Airport

Melbourne Airport or as some call it Tullamarine Airport is the main airport catering to Melbourne population. It was incorporated in 1970s as a replacement of Essendon Airport and at present is considered to be the 2nd most favored airport of Australia. It caters for both International and Domestic flights that helps to transfer passengers from one country to Australia and from Melbourne to other Australian cities. Airport offers many facilities that can tide passengers with many comforts and conveniences. Some of them are:

Baby change facilities

For parents of toddlers and babies changing facilities and rooms are located in various places in all four terminals – T1, T2, T3 and T4.

Flight Centre

For those who wish to buy exotic products from perfumes to clothes Flight Centre is just the perfect travel shop.

Showers

To wash off the grime of travelling shower facilities are provided near the toilets in Terminal 2 Departure section of Qantas Link near Nando’s.

Telephones

In order to inform, book for taxi or any other needs, passengers can contact through Telephones put down in various places in Terminal 1, Terminal 2 and Terminal 3. The telephone machines accept both phone cards and coins while some specific ones also accept credit cards.

TTY telephone

For those with hearing problems TTY telephone machine can be used which is situated in the ground floor of Terminal 2 arrival hall.

Myki machines

Those passengers having possession of Myki cards, machines are provided in the arrival area of Terminal 2, Terminal 3 and Terminal 4. These machines can be utilized to check the balance left in the cards, top up cards with cash, EFTPOS or credit card or to view the last 10 transactions done with the card.

Airlines landing on Melbourne Airport

Melbourne Airport is one of the major airport hubs of Australia. Catering for International and Domestic Flights, Melbourne Airport allows landing and taking off of following flights:

Fine Dining Options in Melbourne, Australia

Australia being ever famous for delicious food, Melbourne is not one to disappoint hungry tourists also. Considering its multi-culture and diverse communities, most of the restaurants accords menu in many cuisines. However some of the specific restaurant options famous for one or more cuisine are as follows:

Modern Australia

Vue De Monde

Structured right on the Rialto Melbourne’s observation deck, preferred by many to dine while soaking in the spectacular views doing justice for such fancy name. Prominent Chef of Melbourne – Shannon Bennett has slowly but expertly shifted focus from French ambience and outlook to Modern Australia that can be felt from not only the ambience but also the special menu of this restaurant.

Spanish

MoVida

MoVida is right smack down in the middle of lane consisting of largest collection of art by locals which makes it more close to wind of Melbourne. Sit yourself along the bar or near the window for full scenery and outer view. In case you have already made bookings prior then you can sit in the dining area as you take in the scrumptious Spanish Tapas as well as favored raciones delicacy.

Italian

Brunetti

This restaurant is proclaimed as Mini Roman Empire as the staff of Brunetti work from dawn to dusk. It has made a name for itself for aromatic coffee, authentic pastries (or as called pasticceria) and granitas. Bustling from dawn to midnight, Brunetti is a Mini-roman Empire. It’s famous for its coffee, granitas and authentic pasticceria (pastries). Meals based on Bain-marie can be a little dull but that’s what is preferred by the locals, while toasted tremezzini always leaves a satisfied smile on the customer.

Spell Binding Experience in Melbourne, Australia

Experiencing Melbourne in all its glory in just few days is possible but will be a little hectic for those who wish to explore this beautiful city at relaxed pace while taking in the mesmeric sights that are feast for the eyes. The city also accords various tours and excursions apart from guided tour of city’s main attractions like Melbourne Cricket Ground, Royal Botanical Gardens, Melbourne Museum and Queen Victoria Market etc. Some of the special tours starting from Melbourne are:

  • Great Ocean Road West – Melbourne to Adelaide
    • Duration – 5 days
    • Price – Starting From $ 539
    • Itinerary
      • §  Day 1 Melbourne
      • §  Day 2 Melbourne/Port Campbell (1B)
      • §  Day 3 Port Campbell/Halls Gap (1B)
      • §  Day 4 Halls Gap/Adelaide (1B)
      • §  Day 5 Adelaide (1B)
  • Australia South to North – Melbourne to Darwin
    • Duration: 19 days
    • Price: Starting From $2519
    • Itinerary
      • §  Day 1 Melbourne
      • §  Day 2 Melbourne/Port Campbell (1B)
      • §  Day 3 Port Campbell/Halls Gap (1B)
      • §  Day 4 Halls Gap/Adelaide (1B)
      • §  Day 5 Adelaide (1B)
      • §  Day 6 Adelaide/Quorn (1B)
      • §  Day 7 Quorn/Beltana (1B, 1L, 1D)
      • §  Day 8 Beltana/William Creek (1B, 1L, 1D)
      • §  Day 9 William Creek/Coober Pedy (1B)
      • §  Day 10 Coober Pedy/Kings Creek (1B, 1D)
      • §  Day 11 Kings Creek/Uluru (1B, 1L)
      • §  Day 12 Uluru (1B, 1L, 1D)
      • §  Day 13 Uluru/Alice Springs (1B)
      • §  Day 14 Alice Springs
      • §  Day 15 Alice Springs/Daly Waters (1L)
      • §  Day 16 Daly Waters/Katherine (1B, 1D)
      • §  Day 17 Katherine/Kakadu National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)
      • §  Day 18 Kakadu National Park/Litchfield National Park (1B, 1L)
      • §  Day 19 Litchfield National Park/Darwin (1B, 1L)

Things to Keep in Mind

  • Melbourne Airport or Tullamarine Airport is located in the north direction of the city with 25km of distance. To travel from the airport to Melbourne city passengers can hop on the shuttle bus by the name of Skybus that is available 24*7 with service every 10 minutes. The tickets for the bus are just 1/3rd of the taxis’ charge. It also provides drop and pick services with most of the hotels in Melbourne from 7:00 in the morning to 6:30 in the evening.
  • To avail for taxis from the airport, passengers can do so on the ground floor of all Terminals – T1, T2, T3 and T4.
  • Covering the main points of the city and surrounding suburban areas is train service having Flinders Street Station as the hub from where the train starts off at 5 in the morning. With service at the interval of every 6-8 minutes the trains cover most of the Melbourne city and its nearby suburbs. However it slows down in the night as well as the weekends. Busses are also another option to cover the whole city. A card called Metcard can be used for the bus as well as train services. They can be purchased online, shops with met flag or in the stations. Website – metcard.com.au
  • To travel around Melbourne you can try the city tourist shuttle or City Circle Tram which are both free of cost that takes you through main attractions of the city. They run on daily basis from 10 in the morning to 4 in the evening. Its service is rotated every 15 minutes. Website – melbourne.vic.gov.au
  • If you are one of those fitness freaks who wish to see the city in most environmental friendly way then you can opt to travel around on bikes. One of the most famous and reliable service is of CityBikes who offer bikes that can seat two passengers in one go. Website – citybike.com.au
  • There is a water cab service also available for travelling through Yarra River. You can also opt to hail down boat cruises and gondolas to travel across the river. Website – yarrariver.info
  • To use cab service in Melbourne is quite easy. You can book it in advance, hail it from the street or get it from the cab rank. There is surcharge levied for rides late in the night, when you book it or for usage of the boot space. The three main and reliable cab companies are:
    • Yellow Cabs – 13 22 27
    • Arrow Taxi Services – 13 22 11
    • City & Suburban Taxis – 13 11 19
  • Australia’s country code for those who wish to receive call from their country and homes is: +61 while the area code for the city is: 03

Essential Information

Utilities Status
Airport
Free Wi-Fi Yes
Wheel Chair Availability Yes
Currency Exchange Yes
Fine Dining Yes
Baggage Locker Yes
City Guide Yes
Prepaid Booth (TAXI) Yes
Terminal Interchanging Facility Yes
Domestic Flights Connectivity Yes
Extras
Privilege Lounge Yes
One Day Shelter Yes
Taxi Cost $1.62 / km (AUD)
Local Transport Yes
Apartments Rent Starting from $385/week
Beer $5.38/ 0.5l (AUD)
Mineral Water $ 2.42 / 1.5l (AUD)
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