"Melbourne" South Melbourne by Kate-Me

South Melbourne Travel Guide: 18 reviews and 50 photos

Melbourne City

Melbourne (population 3.3 million) is undoubtedly Australia's most multicultural and diverse city.
It is home to peoples of over 100 different nations.
For example, in the city there is the Greek Quarter and Chinatown, several asian dominated suburbs, and 'Little Italy' (the suburb of Carlton, right next to the city)
In Fitzroy, there is also a Spanish Quarter, very unusual to see in Australia, with Paella restaurants and Flamenco bars.

One thing I enjoy in Melbourne is going there on the train and simply walking along the city streets, with no particular purpose in mind, just exploring.

Melbourne early history

Melbourne may look very modern as you drive through, but if you look more carefully, you'll find so many beautiful old buildings sandwiched in between newer skyscrapers.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Melbourne is a very multicultural city and accepting of many different nations who immigrated here and helped to make the city we have today."
  • Cons:: "Peak hour traffic on the Westgate bridge leading into the city can be a problem - but then so is peak hour in any city"
  • In a nutshell:: "Melbourne has often been voted top 3 in the World's Most Livable City awards."
  • Last visit to South Melbourne: Feb 2003
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • keeweechic's Profile Photo
    Oct 7, 2004 at 7:48 PM

    Carlton is a great area for restaurants, have wonderful memories there. I never made it to Wilson's Prom though.:-(.. the maps are a great help.

  • Aug 23, 2004 at 7:22 PM

    Enjoyed reading thru your travel tips and lovely photos - especially the G. Ocean Rd pix. Beautiful. Thanks. :) Susan in Sydney

  • aussiedoug's Profile Photo
    Jan 22, 2004 at 3:40 AM

    South Melbourne eh! Home of the "Bloods", spiritual home of my beloved Swans (see my Sydney sports travel tip). Haven't been to Melbourne for yonks! Must get back, lovely city, as you've shown here Kate!

  • dracko's Profile Photo
    Jun 18, 2003 at 10:56 AM

    Great info! Those are some friendly parrots! It's a shame that so many beautiful places tend to get overwhelmed by tourists...

  • Kristina1701's Profile Photo
    Apr 3, 2003 at 12:33 AM

    another great page: very informative + beautiful pics

  • zentrinko's Profile Photo
    Feb 17, 2003 at 7:31 PM

    Great to see your updates....I always enjoy to read your descriptions and impressions.


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