Melbourne is one of the largest cities in Australia and the country’s cultural and sports capital. It hosts Fashion Week, the Formula 1 Grand Prix, the Melbourne Cup (the annual Thoroughbred horse race), and the Australian Open tennis tournament. In 2015, for the fifth time, The Economist named Melbourne the world’s most liveable city.
The most convenient and the fastest way to get to southern Australia is to fly from Moscow to Melbourne. Aeroflot doesn’t operate direct flights; you’ll need to transfer in China (for example, in Hong Kong, Guangzhou or Beijing). The plane arrives at Tullamarine International Airport, 23 kilometres from the city. The best deals sell out quickly, so we recommend booking in advance.