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Melbourne: tourist information
Melbourne is a city famous for its sense of style. Glamorous events are a trademark of the city, as are its cafes, wineries and shops. Melbourne boasts a lifestyle experience. There are beautiful buildings, fantastic shopping precincts and countless shows, exhibitions and galleries to entertain. It is also very easy to get around with the constant stream of trams.
Melbourne is a haven for special events. It is home to the country's richest horse race, the world-famous Tooheys Blue Melbourne Cup, the Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix, the Australian Open Tennis Championship, and the birthplace of Australian Rules Football. 2003 sees the Rugby World Cup Tour throughout Australia with games to be held in Melbourne. The Melbourne Cricket Ground is the best in the world.
For sport of a different kind, Crown Casino is the biggest and best in Australia. Pubs in and near the city feature live entertainment and a chance to meet the locals. There are plenty of places to hang out late. Sport or entertainment, Melbourne has much more to offer than you will have time to enjoy.
The city's multi-cultural mix of people from more than 100 countries has created a myriad of cafes and restaurants. Italian, Greek, Asian, Middle Eastern, African and leading Australian chefs provide taste sensations to please every palate and every pocket. Choose anything from fast food to the finest five-course dinner with a view and silver service. Victoria also produces superb wines and great beers.
Just outside the city limits lies a world of natural beauty. The Twelve Apostles are accessible for a day trip although it is recommended you take your time travelling down the Great Ocean Road. Wilson's Promontory, a playground of wild animals, beaches, and forests, is only 3 hours drive away. Just around the corner on Phillip Island is the famous penguin parade. Each night, hundreds of penguins shuffle ashore with plenty of room for spectators to enjoy.
Only 50 kilometres or 1 hour drive from Melbourne is the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges, a region of hills, forests, and most importantly, wine. There are over 200 vineyards in Victoria with each producing magnificent wines.
Further north is the high country where you can ski - and walk, kayak, canoe, abseil, fly and cycle. It is in these hills that Banjo Paterson wrote the poem, The Man from Snowy River.
Melbourne Cruise Port Schedule
Melbourne in the News
- Feb 23, 2024
Cunard unveils 2025-2027 voyages, new Caribbean routes, simultaneous World Cruises Cunard announced the commencement of sales for sailings spanning from September 2025 to January 2...
- Jan 17, 2024
Murray River Paddlesteamers unveils 5-Star riverboat for 2025 Murray River Paddlesteamers has officially announced the 2025 launch date and the commencement of...
- Jan 6, 2024
Silversea christens Silver Nova: Setting a new standard in eco-luxury for Grand South American Voyage Silversea proudly christened Silver Nova, heralded as "the epitome of eco-conscious ultra-luxury ...
- Dec 14, 2023
Virgin sets sail with Resilient Lady on MerMaiden Voyage, marking debut in the South Pacific Virgin Voyages' Resilient Lady, the third vessel in Sir Richard Branson's fleet, has commenced he...
- Dec 12, 2023
DCL-Disney Cruise Line deploys in Australia (2024-2025) Disney Wonder ship Following a successful inaugural season in Australia, DCL-Disney Cruise Line is set to return for...
- Dec 5, 2023
VIDEO: Sir Richard Branson welcomes Virgin Voyages' ship Resilient Lady to Australia Sir Richard Branson introduced Resilient Lady to Australian waters, marking the arrival of the th...
- Nov 30, 2023
Carnival Australia pulls its cruise ships from Melbourne over tax hike A major cruise ship company is set to withdraw its two largest brands, Princess Cruises and Cunar...
- Nov 19, 2023
Seabourn unveils 129-day World Cruise 2026 (Ring of Fire: Hidden Gems) Seabourn, a prominent figure in ultra-luxury voyages, is offering its "2026 World Cruise – ...
- Nov 17, 2023
Princess Cruises Australia 2025-2026 program features Discovery Princess ship's debut Princess Cruises has unveiled its 2025-2026 Australia cruise program, featuring the debut of Disc...
- Nov 16, 2023
CCL-Carnival opens 2025-2026 Australia cruises from homeports Sydney and Brisbane CCL-Carnival Cruise Line has unveiled new cruise options for the 2025-2026 season from its Austra...
- Nov 14, 2023
Grand Princess cruise ship hit with dual virus outbreak on Australian voyage The recent occurrence of simultaneous outbreaks of COVID and Norovirus on Grand Princess - ship f...
- Oct 30, 2023
Virgin Voyages' ship Resilient Lady visits Adelaide Australia in 2024 Virgin Voyages' ship Resilient Lady is scheduled to visit Adelaide (South Australia) twice i...
- Oct 29, 2023
DCL-Disney cruise ship sails in Australian waters for the first time MS Disney Wonder arrived in Sydney Harbour on Friday morning, October 27, in anticipation of...
- Oct 25, 2023
RCI-Royal Caribbean’s Brilliance OTS arrives in Sydney NSW Australia for the first time A new season in Australia has begun, with RCI-Royal Caribbean International launching its extensi...
- Oct 23, 2023
Bumper cruise season in Australia kicks off with Celebrity Solstice Australia's busy cruise season officially commenced on October 19 with the arrival of the first o...
Port rating and occupancy
Port of Melbourne ranks 48th in the world in terms of the number of tourists visiting it.
Number of cruise ship calls in the coming year: 0.
The total number of tourists (passengers) of cruise ships in the port of Melbourne in the next 12 months is 0.
According to the popularity rating among more than 1,000 cruise ports in the world, Melbourne ranks 9.
Weather in Melbourne
Current water temperature in Melbourne now is 71°F (21.7°C)
Water temperature data provided by seatemperature.net.