Modern and effortless, Victoria’s vibrant capital is Australia’s second-largest city. Recognised as the country’s cultural capital, Melbourne is a popular cruise destination for local and international travellers alike.
- visitor information services
- lounge facilities
- easy connections to and from the city centre via tram
- two dedicated taxi phones
- dedicated coach and taxi areas.
How to Get Around
- 10 minutes to Melbourne CBD (taxi $10 to $20)
- 30 minutes to Melbourne Airport (taxi $40 to $60).
- 15 minutes to Melbourne CBD.
- Currency - the local currency in Melbourne is the Australian dollar. Coins come in 5, 10, 20 and 50 cent and $1 and $2 denominations. Notes come in $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100 denominations.
- Time Zone - Melbourne uses Australian Eastern Standard Time. It is 10 hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).
- Weather - Melbourne enjoys a moderate oceanic climate with warm to hot summers and cool winters. Average temperatures range from 25º Celsius in summer (December to February) to 14 º Celsius in winter (June to August).
- The Block Arcade - The Block Arcade in the heart of downtown Melbourne is a beautiful Victorian era building with mosaic tile flooring, heritage-glass canopy and carved stone. Stop for coffee at one of the chic cafes lining Block Place before shopping in the boutique stores.
- Queen Victoria Market - cultural landmark, tourist attraction, fresh food shopping haven – the Queen Victoria Market is a must for visitors. Located just 7 kilometres from Station Pier, it features more than 600 retailers selling everything from fresh organic produce to local gourmet foods, fashion and crafts. Come Sunday, the markets are transformed into a hub of activity with street performers.
- St Kilda - just 5 kilometres from Station Pier is St Kilda. Renowned for its historic architecture, long esplanade, and history as a centre of arts and culture, the suburb boasts an exciting range of events all year round. Be sure to check out the Palais Theatre and Jewish Museum of Australia.
- ACMI - located in the heart of Melbourne’s Federation Square, the Australian Centre for Moving Image (ACMI) is a cultural institution. Celebrating and promoting the moving image in all its forms – film, television and digital culture – the centre displays an exciting range of Australian and international exhibitions, festivals, workshops and film resources.