Rent a car
While you're in Melbourne, do consider renting a car. There's lots to explore outside the city. You can drive around Port Phillip bay and visit the picturesque little towns, like Portsea or Queenscliff. Or take a hop down to Torquay - the surfing capital of the world and explore it at your leisure. But the main reason you will want to drive is to get a chance to explore the Great Ocean Road properly. Driving this coastal road heading West from Torquay is an experience that you should not take in from a seat on a tour coach. You
have to explore it on your own - making stops when you want to, and staying in any one place for however long you want to. Besides, if you were on a coach, you'd likely never get a chance to meet this little guy going about his business in the brush just off the side of the road!
Plan enough time to visit the...
Plan enough time to visit the many sites that Melbourne and the Melbourne area have to offer. In Melbourne, see the Botanical Gardens and stroll past the many beautiful buildings that make Melbourne a great city. Melbourne also offers great day trips around an hours drive outside of Melbourne. The Healesville Sanctuary and Phillips Island were great day trips from Melbourne. Phillips Island and the Fairy Penguin's. This is one of our greatest memories of any of our vacations.
Litterings is a habit but I dare say this habit is much weaker than my country, sorry Melbourners, we won, you are a loser. I snapped this picture at a corner of a residential + commercial district nearby University of Melbourne, under the trees, litterings can be seen, and that's about it, the rest of the city appeared clean and tidy. Over here, we have litterings about 100 times more and were hidden and exposed in river, roadside, backstreet, drain, wasteland and anywhere possible.
When coming to Melbourne, always make sure you bring a jacket or jumper, just in case. Even in the summer months.
The weather in Melbourne has a tendency to change frequently. It may be hot, sunny, clear blue skies one minute. But before you know it, there could be rain, wind, and clouds.
But it probably occurs less in summer.
However, Melbourne is renowned for the possibility of 4 seasons in one day.
If you are looking foward to snow in Melbourne, rent a car in Melbourne (see my transportation tips for more details) and head towards Mount Buller. It is aout 4 hours drive from Melbourne city. But it only snows during the month of June/July (Av. temperature:-2 degrees celcius). Up at the village, there are many snow activities like snowboarding, skiing, sliding etc. Do becareful when you are driving at the top of the mountain as the roads are narow and may be slippery when icy.