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The Best Time to Visit Melbourne
The best time to visit Melbourne is during the two shoulder seasons: from March to May and September to November. You'll avoid the high season crowds and have a much easier time finding cheap flights to Melbourne from Adelaide. Travellers buying flights Adelaide to Melbourne can also plan their trip around key events such as Melbourne Festival and Taste of Melbourne.
For warm weather and long sunny days, book your flights Adelaide to Melbourne for the summer. From December to February, the city is filled with tourists and there's a never-ending list of things to do and see. While it is peak travel season and plane tickets to Melbourne from Adelaide may be more expensive, the additional cost can be well worth it to soak up the city’s energetic summer atmosphere and festivities. You'll be around for some of the city's top events such as the Australian Open and Midsumma Festival.
While the winter months are Melbourne's quietest in terms of tourist numbers, that doesn't mean you'll have an uneventful itinerary. From June to August, you can buy Adelaide to Melbourne flights to attend the Good Food & Wine Show or Melbourne International Jazz Festival. The drop in traveller numbers can also mean you may be able to snap up excellent rates on hotel rooms and plenty of deals on Adelaide to Melbourne return flights.
Best Things To Do on Weekends in Melbourne
Visit Hosier Lane
Start your weekend in Melbourne off with a visit to Hosier Lane. Hosier Lane’s vibrant streets are full of incredible street art. Bring along your camera and spend a few hours wandering around and appreciating the talents of the city's local artists. Travellers buying Adelaide to Melbourne flights who want to learn more about the art can even sign up for Hosier Lane walking tours.
Go to the Queen Victoria Market
One of the best things to do in Melbourne is the Queen Victoria Market. Travellers booking tickets to Melbourne from Adelaide can pick up fresh fruit and vegetables, deli goods and takeaway fare for lunch. There are also vendors selling souvenirs and clothes for you to take back home. If you're buying flights Adelaide to Melbourne in the summer, keep an eye out for special events such as music concerts and night market events.
Go on a hot air balloon ride over Melbourne
Melbourne Airport (MEL) is a fair way from the city. When your Adelaide to Melbourne flights arrive, you won't get the best birds-eye view of the city. Fix that with a hot air balloon ride over Melbourne. The launch site will depend on the weather that day. You'll need to wake up early (most tours start with a 4am wake up call), but it's worth it! You'll get an incredible view of the skyline.
Explore the arcades and laneways
Melbourne is a photogenic city, and there's always something to explore around each corner. One of the city's gems is the labyrinth of lanes and alleyways around Flinders Street, Collins Street and Bourke Street. Go to the Block Arcade, see the mosaic floors and browse the quirky shops. If you're a fan of high tea, book a table at Hopetoun Tearooms. It's the only original shop that's left in the arcade. End of your visit with the Royal Arcade. It's the city's oldest and travellers buying cheap flights Adelaide to Melbourne can book guided walking tours to explore it.
Cafes and Restaurants in Melbourne
Melbourne is a top-notch destination for foodies buying Adelaide to Melbourne flights. There's an endless list of brunch, cafe and dinner options. If you want to dine out at the best eateries in Melbourne, be sure to plan ahead and make a reservation for while you’re in town. It is also worth noting that some restaurants do not accept bookings, so if this is the case for an eatery you have your eye on it is best to time your visit around peak meal times - get in for an early dinner, or arrive for a later supper.
Top Paddock in Richmond is one of the most popular weekend brunch spots in Melbourne. It isn’t uncommon to see the line for tables stretch out the door. Top Paddock is home to one of the most photographed dishes in Melbourne - the berry-strewn ricotta hotcake. Use your flights Adelaide to Melbourne as the perfect excuse to feast on this indulgent breakfast, or order another dish from the menu - chilli scrambled eggs, crushed avocado and peas, roasted barramundi burger.
Industry Beans has a stellar reputation as one of the top cafes and coffee roasteries in Melbourne. Their Melbourne cafe is located in Fitzroy, but there is also an Industry Beans outpost in the CBD plus one in Brisbane and one in Sydney. As well as its acclaimed lattes, cold brews and single origin blends, Industry Beans deliver a great seasonal dining menu. The avocado smash is a staple (as in other Melbourne cafes), but travellers in Victoria on cheap flights to Melbourne from Adelaide can also try cinnamon-dusted brioche, smoked manchego omelette, or coffee-braised short rib.
For travellers buying cheap flights Adelaide to Melbourne, you can't go wrong with a dinner reservation at Melba. It is located within The Langham Hotel and has a buffet that's worth every penny. You'll want to eat a light lunch so you can fit as many plates in your stomach as possible!