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Discover the beauty of Melbourne

Melbourne, a cosmopolitan gem, where skyscrapers soar into the sky and the streets vibrate with creative energy. Amidst this urban buzz, nature reveals itself generously through beautiful parks and gardens. Not far from Melbourne, the majestic 12 Apostles emerge from the turquoise waters along the famous Great Ocean Road.

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An irresistible city

A city of charm and character with multiple faces that are reflected in its different neighbourhoods, all offering a unique experience. A chic atmosphere revolves around the Central Business District (CBD), with its spacious avenues adorned with luxury brands. To see the more bohemian and artistic side of the city, visit Fitzroy. Or catch a tram to the coastal suburb of St Kilda, famous for its beach and tourist attractions.

For a breath of fresh air in a stunning and relaxing green setting, let yourself float in the aumbiance by the shaded banks of the Yarra River or visit the magnificent Royal Botanic Gardens adorned with abundant flora.

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Melbourne, an artistic masterpiece

As the birthplace of cinema, contemporary dance, and Australian Impressionism, the city maintains its reputation as a cultural capital in Australia. It boasts a unique blend of artistic genres, inherited from its diverse migrant population. What makes Melbourne so appealing is that art is visible everywhere. From institutions to the streets, the festivals and concerts follow one another throughout the year.

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Melbourne, a sporty city

Whether you're a spectator or a participant, sports are everywhere in Victoria. The region hosts numerous international sporting events, including the Australian Open tennis tournament in January, the country's Formula 1 Grand Prix in April, the motorcycle Grand Prix in November, and a stage of the World Surfing Championship in April. Don't hesitate to embark on an adrenalin sports-oriented stay.


A great city to live

Melbourne successfully blends culinary influences from around the world, and local chefs constantly invent new dishes to entice visitors. In South Melbourne and Albert Park, markets coexist with delicatessens and luxury boutiques in a 19th-century urban environment that is interesting and elegant.

If shopping appeals to you, Melbourne will charm you. Stroll through the numerous boutiques in the famous laneways of Bourke Street Mall. Cosy cafes, intimate jazz clubs, trendy shops, and street art: the laneways harbour many treasures. These alleys are the soul of Melbourne and contribute to it its charm and authenticity.

Practical information


Entry requirements in Australia:

Need information about entry requirements?

Here are some useful links to find out about entry requirements for Australia:

➜Australian entry requirements

➜Australian Government



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Going to Melbourne from Noumea

Whether you are enjoying a few days trip or a longer trip to Melbourne, Aircalin offers you a selection of flights at the best price. Search and book your ticket on Noumea - Melbourne page.

Average flight time 

The shortest flight time for a Noumea Melbourne direct flight is 4 hours. This travel time may vary depending on your itinerary.

Time difference 

In Australian winter time, it is 1 hour earlier in Melbourne than in Noumea, New Caledonia. In summer time, there is no time difference.


When is the best time to visit Melbourne?

Depending on what you want to do in Melbourne, the best times to visit are : 

  • Between October and May: With a relatively temperate climate, Melbourne can be visited all year round. However, it is recommended to visit between October and May. During this period, temperatures are mild and rainfall is low.

  • If you want to enjoy the outdoors, the beaches and the city's parks and green spaces, it's best to visit Melbourne in the middle of summer. January is an ideal month to explore the city.

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