As the title suggests, Melbourne is an Australian city located in the State of Victoria. The town is built on the confluence of three significant landscapes. Quaternary Lava flows to the West, Silurian mudstones to the east, and ever-increasing sand accumulation along with Port Phillip. Because of its ever-changing weather, Melbourne is said to experience four seasons in one day. The city offers the perfect balance of rich culture, art, and a refined lifestyle.
Melbourne Fun Facts
• People from Melbourn are referred to as Melburnians
• Melbourn has a population of over 5 million people, making it the second-most populous city in Australia.
• Australian aboriginal people refer to Melbourn as Naarm
• When European settlers arrived in Australia, they found at least 20,000 Kulin people from three language groups; Bunurong, Wathaurong and Wurundjeri
• The first British camp was established at Sullivan Bay by Colonel David Collins in October 1803
Melbourne Major Attractions
• The Melbourne Museum is adjacent to the Royal Exhibition Building. It houses some of the most magnificent works of art from different historical periods. It was opened in 2000 by the Government of Victoria.
• The Royal Botanic Gardens are perfect for nature-loving tourists and locals. The gardens were founded in 1846 when the land was made available on the south side of the Yarra River. The gardens have over 50,000 individual plants representing over 8,500 different species.
• Queen Victoria Market is a significant landmark in Melbourne’s central business district. It covers over seven hectares and is the largest open-air market in Australia’s southern hemisphere.• The Fed Square is an elaborate venue for arts culture and event hosting. It is located at the edge of the Melbourne central business district and covers an area of 3.2 ha. The building might not look like an architectural feat compared to surrounding buildings, but the contents within are sure to impress an observer.