Melbourne Weather April Averages, Australia
What's the Weather Like in Melbourne in April
April is a great time to visit Melbourne as the trees are changing colour and the air can be crisp and clean. Because winter is just around the corner there can be some times where the weather becomes a little colder than normal, thanks to storm systems moving in. However, a quick check of the extended forecast will help you to determine what you need to pack in order to stay comfortable over your holiday.
The average daily temperature for this time of the year is a cool 17°C (63°). A light jacket or a sweater is needed first thing in the morning when overnight lows will fall to 12°C (54°F). Despite the cool start to the day, temperatures will warm up nicely with highs climbing to 21°C (70°F) by the afternoon. However, if you find yourself on a cloudy day, you may still want a jacket during the later afternoon hours as well.
Water temperatures, on the other hand, are much steadier during this time of the year. While still on the chilly side, they have only fallen by a degree from the previous month. During this time, the average sea surface temperature is 17°C (63°F). Water like this can be enjoyed, but only for a small amount of time.
If the sun is out, however, you can still enjoy the local beaches and the 7 hours of sunshine that the region averages during the month.
Rain chances come up significantly during this time of the year and a rain jacket or umbrella will be needed throughout much of the month. In fact, almost half of the month sees measurable rainfall. On average, there are 12 days with precipitation throughout the month. Typically, the region will experience 53mm of rain. Just be sure to keep this in mind when planning your holiday and any outdoor activities.
Hotels for Melbourne in April
The Westin Melbourne
For those who have points to spend, one of the best places to do so is at The Westin Melbourne. Located in the heart of the city, the hotel features a total of 262 guest rooms along with 2 suites and wireless Internet throughout. Be sure to take time to admire the hotel's art collection as well as enjoy the 25-meter pool, gym and massage room. The restaurant comprises two restaurants and a bar.
Grand Hyatt Melbourne
One of the best choices for luxury accommodation in the city is the five-star Grand Hyatt Melbourne. Guests arrive to a welcoming atmosphere and a wide range of amenities which they're encouraged to make the most of. The hotel features a total of 548 guest rooms along with 25 suites of various sizes. Guests may also dine at one of three on-site restaurants and enjoy a drink at the bar.
Sebel Melbourne Flinders Lane Apartments
Located in the middle of the city's upscale fashion district are the chic Sebel Melbourne Flinders Lane Apartments. Ideal for an April getaway, this commodious and comfortable offers guests a range of self-contained apartments which come with their own bedrooms, kitchens and bathrooms. Make use of the tranquil garden setting for real relaxation, made all the more better for its proximity to the nearby attractions, restaurants and shops.
Restaurants and Bars for Melbourne in April
The Grain Store
Get your day off to a good start at The Grain Store, one of the best brunch spots in the city. Celebrated for its wholesome menu which uses the freshest ingredients and tastefully rustic furnishings, this is a great place to plan your itinerary over a filling breakfast dish and a cup of coffee. Alternatively, you can pop in for a hearty lunch or a light dinner.
Another Melbourne cafe/bistro that visitors can't go wrong with is the Auction Rooms. Popular for its homebrew coffee and tempting array of appetising breakfast dishes, this establishment is earning a name with the brunch aficionados of the city, and there's also a lunchtime and all-day menu which make it suitable for all occasions.
Rococo Acland Street
The beach suburb of St. Kilda is home to some of the city's best dining spots, and Rococo Acland Street is one such example. Open throughout the day, this hugely popular restaurant does a roaring trade in serving up delicious, succulent Italian cuisine to the masses of Melbourne. The restaurant places a big emphasis on its sociable atmosphere, making it the ideal place to come as part of a group and share amongst friends.
A home away from home, The Lincoln in Carlton is the pace to visit if you're looking for somewhere which exudes a cosy pub atmosphere by the bucketload. A relic to the country's colonial past, this classy joint has been serving the city's residents since 1854 and has all the tenets of a great bar and bistro - craft beers, fine wines, a delicious menu, friendly service and a convivial atmosphere.
Things to Do in Melbourne in April
With autumn weather settling in during April, there's a greater chance of the odd rainy day at this time of year and Melbourne Central makes a great place to escape from the compromising weather. Gathering more than 300 retailers across five levels, this really is a mecca for shoppers and there's a big focus on home brands and Australian designers. The centre is home to the Coops Shot Tower, a bullet-making facility originally built in the 1880s which is now encased by a magnificent glass dome.
State Library of Victoria
Head to the State Library of Victoria, a landmark which qualifies as some of the city's finest architecture. Famous for its domed ceiling, the La Trobe Reading Room is one of the highlights of this formidable building and can't be missed; there are also two permanent exhibitions can be visited throughout the year. Take part in a free guided tour to gain a deeper understanding of this amazing cultural cornerstone of Melbourne.
Take the trip outside the limits of the city to Sovereign Hill, illustrating life in Victoria during the famous gold rush of the 1850s. Named 'Australia's Best Tourist Attraction' no fewer than four times, this is a comprehensive open-air museum is a unique attraction for the whole family. Explore the underground mine and pan real gold, wander the recreated street and chat with costumed actors who really bring the history of the goldfields into focus.
Yarra Valley Wine Tasting Tours
Venture into the surrounding hinterlands with Yarra Valley Wine Tasting Tours to explore the vineyards and wineries the Victoria region is famous for. Departing daily from the centre of Melbourne, your knowledgeable tour guides will whisk you through some of the area's top vineyards, set among the rolling hills and pastoral landscapes of the Yarra Valley.