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Melbourne in March

Melbourne in March averages maximum temperatures of 24 degrees Celsius (75 degrees Fahrenheit) and mild, fine and stable weather - the perfect climate in which to explore the city.

Autumn is festival season in Melbourne, when the city hosts internationally-renowned celebrations such as the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival. The city laughs along at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and kicks off with the Aussie Rules football premiership season.

Adrenalin sports, great food and wine, catwalks, cultural exhibitions, flowers and falling leaves make Melbourne the perfect place to be during the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games.

Find out about the best things to see and do between Games events in Melbourne

People relaxing at Melbourne's Royal Botanic Gardens

Healthy Parks, Healthy People

Spend some time in Melbourne's parks, not just places to relax amid natural surrounds, but also the places to catch world-class Games action. Visit the Parks Vic Website.
 South African Swimmer Ryk Neethling with a cheetah at Werribee Open Range Zoo

Visit Melbourne's Zoos

Hear the roar of a different crowd, see the ultimate heavyweight division and take a dive with an Aussie champion.  Visit the Zoos Website and find out how to get there.
 Detail of Federation Square at night

Federation Square

Head to the heart of the city for a dynamic mix of bars, galleries and open public spaces, as well as the Melbourne Visitor Centre. Visit the Fed Square Website.
 View of Melbourne by night from the Rialto's Observation Deck

Melbourne Observation Deck

Take in spectacular 360-degree views of the city's skyscrapers and river vistas from level 50 of the Rialto Towers Building in Collins Street. Visit the Observation Deck Website.
 Sharks swimming at the Melbourne Aquarium

Melbourne Aquarium

See sharks, stingrays and squid and ride the ultimate underwater rollercoaster at the 2.2-million-litre oceanarium. Visit the Aquarium Website.
 Melbourne Museum

Melbourne Museum and IMAX

See Australia's most famous racehorse and explore a real rainforest, or see a movie on the massive screen at IMAX. Visit the Melbourne Museum Website.
 Yarra River and city skyline on a Melbourne River Cruise

Melbourne River Cruises

Sip a coffee and cruise the Yarra River to see Melbourne from a different angle and find out more about the city's maritime past. Visit the Melbourne River Cruises Website.
A recreation of an 18th century mess deck on the HMB Endeavour

HMB Endeavour

Cross the gangway and stand on the deck of the ship Captain Cook sailed to Australia, in Melbourne for the duration of the Games. Visit the Australian National Maritime Museum Website.
 Detail of the NGV: Ian Potter Centre at Federation Square

National Gallery of Victoria

Wander through the National Gallery of Victoria's international gallery for a cultural fix or see Aussie art at Federation Square. Visit the NGV Website.
Penguins coming ashore at the Phillip Island Penguin Parade

Day tours and sightseeing

Let the experts show you the highlights of Melbourne and its surrounds, with a range of day tours, golf tours and packages. Visit the Games Travel Office Website.
  • Parks Vic Website
  • Zoos Website
  • Federation Square Website
  • Observation Deck Website
  • Aquarium Website
  • Melbourne Museum and IMAX Website
  • Melbourne River Cruises Website
  • National Maritime Museum Website
  • National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) Website

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Collect your way to Victoria's attractions

Don’t miss your opportunity to secure a Games collectible and get discounted entry to some of Victoria’s leading tourist attractions, including the Melbourne Observation Deck, Sovereign Hill, Puffing Billy, Phillip Island Nature Park, the Melbourne Aquarium, and Melbourne River Cruises. Games sponsor Tabaret is releasing six limited edition collector pins, featuring Games mascot Karak getting sporty. The pins are sold exclusively in Tabaret venues and are a great way to get in the spirit of the Games and to support this landmark event.

Official maps and guides

Explore Australia logoNavigate your way around Melbourne and make sure you don't miss any of the Games action with the Commonwealth Games guides and maps from Explore Australia. Better yet, get everything you need to get the most out of your Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games experience in one handy souvenir pack - an ideal memento to ensure you remember the greatest Games for years to come. Get your guides from the Commonwealth Games online shop.

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See you at Delhi 2010
Fireworks at the MCG at the closing of Melbourne 2006.
After eleven fun packed days, Melbourne 2006 is now over and all thoughts turn to the next Games - Delhi 2010. Nameste! See you in Delhi 2010! Swagatam!
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Crowds at Alexandra Gardens.
Hundreds of thousands of people flocked to Australia's biggest free cultural festival during the Games.
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