Melbourne (Australia) Reviews
Description:City: Melbourne / Country: Australia / World Region: Australasia / Pacific / "Melbourne is the second most populous ... more
Melbourne (Australia) ... city in Australia, with a metropolitan area population of approximately 3.7 million (2006 estimate). Located in the country's south-east, Melbourne is the state capital of Victoria and is home to over 70% of all Victorians. Founded by free-settlers in 1835, 47 years after the first European settlement of Australia, Melbourne was transformed from a small pastoral settlement situated around the Yarra River into a growing metropolis by the Victorian gold rush in the 1850s. By 1865, "Marvellous Melbourne" was Australia's most populous and important city. It served as the temporary national capital from the Federation of Australia in 1901 until the construction of Canberra in 1927. Today, Melbourne is a major centre of commerce, industry and cultural activity. Often referred to as both the "cultural and sporting capital of Australia" it is home to many of Australia's major annual sporting and cultural events, and was the host of the 1956 Summer Olympics and the 2006 Commonwealth Games. Melbourne is renowned for its Victorian architecture including the World Heritage Royal Exhibition Building as well as its notable landmarks which include the iconic Flinders Street Station, the Melbourne Cricket Ground, and the extensive tram network, the third largest in the world and the largest in the Southern Hemisphere. Melbourne has tied with other cities as the World's Most Liveable City on a number of occasions."
Newest Review: ... scarce. Generally the summers are hot and the winters cool and rainy. But the summer season is great and the city very safe for one so big, nearing five million populous now. There are not many areas of the city that feel off limits and the warring ethnic gangs we have in Europe and America are confined to three or four suburbs where the Old Italian and Balkan families run the drug trade ... more
Customer Melbourne (Australia) Reviews (21)
by - written on 21/09/12, updated on 21/09/12 (Very useful, 65 readings)
I love Melbourne! If I could afford to live there and they would have me I would be there in a flash. It's the most laid back and pleasant feeling metropolis I have ever been to. The old trams rumble through the streets to take you to work in your flip flops (or thongs, as they call them) and you hop off with your brief case and hard hat for seven hours days work at most and then on the beach with your family and friends for the evening BBQ and weekend fun. If the beach is not your thing then sport rages throughout the year, be it in the magnificent Melbourne Cricket Ground, the Grand Prix in Albert Park, the tennis at Flinders and Australian rules footy and ... Read the complete review
by - written on 25/02/10 (Very useful, 91 readings)
Melbourne is a great place to eat, but if you have only just arrived, the question is where to go to eat, preferably on the cheap and well. Melbourne is organised, when it comes to food, geographically. Just to the north of the city is Lygon Street. This has a lot of Italian restaurants. My favourite is a small cafe on the west side of Lygon street, called Ti'Amo. I can recommend them for wiener schnitzel (hardly an italian dish, but they make it great), chinotto, and chocolate mousse. Just off Lygon Street, on Faraday Street, is Brunetti's. They are fantastic for coffees and cakes. This isn't food, but on the east side of Lygon Street, north of Faraday street, is the ... Read the complete review
by - written on 18/04/09 (Very useful, 109 readings)
Whenever I talk about my favourite Australian city, Sydney, I am always told that Melbourne is a nicer place to visit. Hence, together with a friend, we decided to find out for ourselves about Melbourne. Melbourne is definitely different from Sydney; the city centre is smaller and there is a nostalgic feeling of old world and tranquillity that is not usually found in a cosmopolitan city. Melbourne is the capital of the State of Victoria and is the second biggest city in Australia. The city sits on the Yarra River, which extend along the Yarra, a popular wine producing region and around the shores of Port Phillip Bay. Though we did not experience the ... Read the complete review
by - written on 03/01/09 (9 readings)
Melbourne's just a quick plane ride from Sydney and is a great little city for a backpacker to visit. St Kilda offer's beaches and funfairs and a break away from the city, whilst at the city you can visit attractions such as the Sky Observatory which offers panoramic views over the city. Or if you're a soap opera fan you can book a trip to the set of Neighbours. Neighbours tour: The neighbours tour leaves from downtown Melbourne and on the Neighbours bus you're taken to the suburb where it's filmed. On the trip I went on, I visited Ramsey Street and the high school, if they're on location you can be lucky to watch them film. An option ... Read the complete review
by - written on 06/01/04, updated on 06/01/04 (Very useful, 177 readings)
Melbourne. The capital city of Victoria, way down south in Australia. I never would have gone there had it not been for my son choosing to marry a Melbourne girl, and us having to fly over 15,000 miles for the wedding! Having tasted it, and the surrounding area just a little, I will definitely be going back, although not for a while yet! We spent just 2 weeks in and around Melbourne. I wish it could have been more, as we really only scratched the surface, but as I teach, and was already playing hooky for those 2 weeks, we couldn't push our luck too much! Next time though, it will be for much longer. To go all that way for just 2 weeks is not exactly a waste ... Read the complete review
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