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Preparing your trip to Melbourne: advices & hints - things to do and to obey

Melbourne skyline 1. Tourists visiting Melbourne should be ready for weird weather behavior due to which the city is often called to be a “four seasons in one day” destination. During a day winter and summer can be witnessed for several times that is why no matter what the aims of the visit to Melbourne are, one should take in the journey as beach outfits so warm clothes. One should not leave a hotel without an umbrella as the rains start there all of a sudden.
2. The city is structured rather compactly that is why the best way to explore its territory is walking tours. Thus the tourists will have a chance to visit all of the most significant landmarks and not to miss popular restaurants and entertaining centers.
3. Renting cars is not recommended for foreign tourists at all. First of all the city of Melbourne lacks free parking lots and the traffic on the central streets of the city is constantly rather jammed. Secondly local drivers do not eagerly keep to the road traffic regulations. That is why the chances of car accident are rather high even for experienced drivers.
4. The optimum public transportation means is a tram as it is a perfect and most convenient way to quickly reach any quarter of the city of Melbourne. Some of the tram routes are running though amazing scenic areas; that is why a tram trip may turn to a perfect alternative to some city sightseeing excursions.
5. Melbourne is often called a gastronomy paradise of Australia as the city features cozy cafes, gastronomies and restaurants almost at every turn. The pricing in street cafes and restaurants is rather affordable. The most expensive gastronomy establishments are located on the hotel premises and tourists should better avoid such eating houses. Copyright
6. Shop-a-holics should keep in mind local clothes boutiques. Shopping centers and boutiques offer brand outfits and clothes of superior quality and the price tags for world famous brand goods are sufficiently lower than in many European cities.
7. Major part of the popular entertaining centers, shops and attractive restaurants is located in the city center. The area is safe for late walks. For reasons of safety one should not keep valuables and substantial sums of cash by oneself as the city features a vast system of cashless transfers.
Restaurants of Melbourne will be of great pleasure for genuine connoisseurs of Australian cuisine as well as for those long wishing to try this exotic culinary trend. Ethnic cuisine is a … Open
8. Tourists experiencing their first Melbourne visit should not stay in the city for more than five days. Changeable weather conditions being unusual for tourists may adversely affect the health.
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What to visit being in Melbourne - unique sights

Southern Cross Station

From the series “Top 14 Most Astonishing Railway Stations in the World”
A wonderful wall painting decorates the station inside. The painting depicts the developed of the transport system in the city. It was placed there at the time of the first station, in 1978. During the last restoration, the masters decided to renew to refresh the painting. The station has everything that modern traveller wants. There you will see not only benches, vending machines but also some shops with the necessities and several cosy cafes. … Read further

Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens

From the series “Famous Unesco Sites in Australia”
There are several important cultural institutions on the territory of Carlton Gardens, such as the Melbourne Museum and Royal Exhibition Building. The latter is also a cultural monument of world importance. The building was constructed in 1880. It impresses with its scale and exquisite architecture. Since opening, the exhibition center was used for the most important events. Like at the end of the 19th century, today it is characterized by luxurious design. … Read further

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