Melbourne is the highlight of Australia
It's weird that so many travel "experts" seem to gloss over Melbourne and blame "the four seasons in one day" as a weather problem. Melbourne is culturally streets ahead of anywhere else in Australia. Make no mistake, EVERY major event in Australia happens in Melbourne - they haven't missed out on anything. How many cities in the world have a Tennis Glam Slam event (only 4), a Formula 1 Grand Prix (there are 19), a Comedy Festival (Toronto, Edinburgh...and Melbourne) and the best
Insider Tip:Stay in the suburbs that surround the city centre like Richmond, Carlton or St Kilda. Find a SMALL hostel...!!