Local Activities in Melbourne
Melbourne contains numerous restaurants tailored to specific cultural, religious and dietary requirements
Transport & Getting Around
- Melbourne Airport (also known as Tullamarine Airport) is the major international airport for Melbourne, approximaltely located 17km north of Melbourne CBD.
- Avalon Airport is a domestic airport approximately 50km southwest of Melbourne CBD
Ground Transport in Melbourne
- Skybus - bus service direct from either Melbourne or Avalon Airport to the Melbourne CBD (at Southern Cross Train Station) leaving every 10-15 minutes, as well as select CBD hotels. For information see https://www.skybus.com.au
- Public Transport (trams, trains, buses) - Melbourne has the most extensive tram network in the world (‘Yarra Trams’), and includes free tram travel throughout the CBD. For tram travel outside the CBD as well as trains and buses, a ‘Myki’ card is required for all public transport and can be purchases at retail stores throughout Melbourne. See website for details at: https://www.ptv.vic.gov.au
- Myki Explorer - The $15 AUD Myki Explorer pack provides the refillable Myki card including $9 credit and discount coupons for many Melbourne attractions. Available for ordering at https://www.ptv.vic.gov.au/tickets/myki/buy-a-myki/myki-explorer or can be purchased at select locations in Melbourne including the visitor centre in Federation Square.
- Uber is available in Melbourne. Note that there are other ridesharing apps available as well, such as Ola, Didi, Blacklane, Carmel, Talixo and Jayride
- Taxis are available in Melbourne. Taxi services include: https://www.13cabs.com.au and https://www.silvertop.com.au
Attractions & Events
- City Circle Tram – free tram to tour the Melbourne CBD districts. Information at https://www.ptv.vic.gov.au/route/view/1112
- ACMI – Australian Centre for the Moving Image: https://www.acmi.net.au
- Bourke Street Mall – shopping in the heart of Melbourne CBD connecting several major shopping centres (Emporium, Melbourne Central) and easily accessible by walking or tram. Includes Myer Melbourne, the largest department store in the Southern Hemisphere.
- Chinatown Melbourne – https://chinatownmelbourne.com.au
- Queen Victoria Market – http://www.visitvictoria.com/regions/Melbourne/Things-to-do/Shopping/Markets/Queen-Victoria-Market.aspx
Visit Melbourne Tourist Information during your stay for advice on things to see and do.
Universities in Melbourne
- Deakin University – http://www.deakin.edu.au/
- La Trobe University – http://www.latrobe.edu.au/
- Monash University – https://www.monash.edu/
- RMIT – https://www.rmit.edu.au/
- Swinburne University – http://www.swinburne.edu.au/
- University of Melbourne – http://www.unimelb.edu.au/
- Victoria University – https://www.vu.edu.au/
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