Melbourne, Australia Travel Guide Last Updated: Dec 2021

Melbourne is a classic city that reminds many visitors of San Francisco in some ways, as its art and food culture are notoriously the best in the country. Unfortunately Melbourne can also be very expensive for international travelers. The strength of the Australian dollar has been volatile in the past few years, and in early 2010 it has approached record levels against the USD and the Euro, so things will be particularly expensive for most people until that changes.

Why Visit Melbourne

Melbourne Facts

Population 3,900,000
Area 3,900,000
Timezone UTC+10
Currency Australian dollar
Airports Melbourne Airport (MEL)

Where to eat and drink in Melbourne

Budget breakfastIf your hotel doesn't include breakfast then bakeries and fast food are among the cheaper options.$4.67 - $8.00
Budget lunchPubs in Melbourne often have affordable meal specials that are good lunch deals.$6.00 - $10.00
Budget dinnerMelbourne is a foodie town and most sit-down restaurants are more expensive than this, but some exceptions are out there. $8.00 - $13.33
Beer (pint)Local lagers are your cheapest options, while better imports will cost more.$4.00 - $6.67
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When to visit Melbourne

Temperature and rainfall

Month High F Low F Precip (inches)

Melbourne Weather advice

Sunrise and sunset

21 Mar7:23am7:31pm
21 Jun7:36am5:08pm
21 Sep6:12am6:15pm
21 Dec5:54am8:42pm

Where to stay in Melbourne

Melbourne Hotel Seasons

Melbourne Hotel Prices

Rating Price(USD)
starstarstarstarstar28.00 - 50.00
starstarstarstarstar34.67 - 96.67
starstarstarstarstar43.33 - 86.00
starstarstarstarstar59.33 - 185.33
starstarstarstarstar126.00 - 261.33
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Melbourne Hostel Prices

Type Price(USD)
Hostel Bed4.67 - 21.33

Where to go before and after