Gay Guide Melbourne
Melbourne, with its trams, wide tree-lined streets, boutique hotels and Victorian architecture is Australia's "most European city". It also has a great reputation for its cultural events, café society and fine dining. Melbourne's climate is mild and variable with cool, wet winters and warm, dry summers. It has a beautiful hinterland ranging from mountains to ocean scenery to rainforest to rolling farmlands. Well-known destinations include Philip Island, the Great Ocean Road and the Yarra Valley wineries. There's a large gay and lesbian community in Melbourne, supporting more than twenty bars and clubs, mostly located in Prahran, South Yarra, St Kilda and Collingwood.