Melbourne is located in the state of Victoria and is the capital of and most populous city in the state. Melbourne is located on the large natural bay of Port Phillip. It has been ranked the World's most livable city since 2011 and is very popular place with tourists due to its moderate oceanic climate. It is often referred to as the cultural capital of Australia and has also been recognized as a UNESCO City of Literature. A wide range of religious faiths inter exist in the city, thus offering good Halal friendly facilities for Muslim travelers.
Melbourne boasts an array of the largest and oldest cultural institutions in Australia, like the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, the Melbourne Cricket Ground and so on. St James’ Cathedral and the State Parliament Building are two of Melbourne’s Victorian Heritage buildings and have proven to be very popular with tourists.
The city is also well known for its fantastic shopping scene and cafes. This being one of the main reasons tourists flock to Melbourne. Swanston Street, Bourke Street Mall and Queen Victoria Market are just a few must visit places while on holiday in Melbourne.
Another tourist hotspot is the Melbourne Star Observation Wheel. Tourists get to see fantastic, unparalleled 360 degree views of the city. The ride takes approximately 30minutes and is well worth the time. Fitzroy Gardens is another famous destination. It is one of city’s most historic and loved gardens. If in the mood for some Asian inspiration, Chinatown is the ideal location. This is where tourists and locals go to try authentic, delicious Chinese and Asian food.
Melbourne may be known for its fantastic cultural scene, but its beaches are widely popular too. Beaches in Melbourne are hotspots for locals and tourists alike. St Kilda Beach, Sorrento, Mordialloc, Brighton & Williamstown are all easily accessible and promise to all have enchanting, spectacular views.
The Melbourne Airport is the second busiest airport in Australia. The airport is served by flights from around the world and is easily accessible by car and other public transport.
There are several Halal restaurants and cafes in Melbourne that Muslim tourists can dine at. Indian and Middle Eastern being just a few of them. Little Malaysia, Abduls Halal Takeaway Food and Sawasdee Thai are just a few of the numerous restaurants. However there are some restaurants that also serve pork and alcohol. It is best for visitors to enquire about the food served at the restaurant before dining.
Because of its expanding Muslim population, Mosques in Melbourne are plenty. This includes Melbourne City Mosque, Broadmeadows Mosque, Carlton Mosque, City Mosque, Meadow Heights Mosque etc.