MelbourneAustralia

4.5/5Top Destination

Trip time! Discover the architecture, art and local cuisine in Melbourne.

Stroll down Collins Street and see the churches from the Victorian era, art deco hotels and daring postmodern buildings. Explore Bourke Street Mall, where trams rumble along an avenue of protected heritage buildings, then flash forward and head toward Fitzroy, an area famous for its incredible nightlife, live music and unforgettable street art.

Walk through the picturesque parkland and visit the exhibition area of Carlton Gardens. On the nearby Federation Square the mix of past and present continues where cutting-edge modern buildings contrast with the neighbouring Flinders Street Station and St. Paul's Cathedral. Visit the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) where you’ll learn more about the history of the Australian film industry and digital technology. Around here you can also hunt the friendly ghost in the Princess Theatre and relive old adventures at sea at the Immigration Museum.

Cross the Yarra River and explore the restaurants and bars of South Bank, the National Gallery of Victoria and the Royal Botanic Gardens. Take the elevator to the Skydeck 88 Eureka Tower for a breathtaking view of the city.

Step aboard one of Melbourne's iconic trams and explore the suburbs. Not far from the centre you'll find Carlton, home to Melbourne Museum and the espresso bars of "Little Italy". Grab your bathing suit and head to St Kilda, a suburb of Melbourne by the sea. After a dip in Port Phillip Bay, you can try the famous local cake and browse the vintage shops before enjoying the exciting attractions in the brightly lit Luna Park.

Stay in one of the boutique hotels in St. Kilda and get up early for a morning stroll along the coast to the brightly coloured beach huts of Brighton Beach. Grab your camera and take pictures along the way of the protected buildings, a ideal memento to a perfect holiday in this stylish city.

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Shopping, Museums and Architecture

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Where to stay in Melbourne

Melbourne Central Business District
Melbourne CBD which includes night scenes, cbd and a skyscraper

Melbourne Central Business District

Known for Urban, Shopping, Architecture

4.5/5(280 reviews)

Explore the magnificent Southbank riverfront, experience the city’s cultural charms in the arts precinct and see a glimpse of colonial history in central Melbourne.

Chinatown
Chinatown, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Chinatown

Known for Shopping, Dining, Chinatown

Gourmet restaurants Chinatown and top sights from Her Majesty's Theatre to East End Theatre District – discover Chinatown, a destination also famous for its shopping.

Richmond North
Richmond

Richmond North

While you're in Richmond North, take in top sights like Bridge Road or Church Street, and hop on the metro to see more of the city at Burnley Station or East Richmond Station.

Saint Kilda South
Victoria featuring street scenes, a city and signage

Saint Kilda South

If you're spending some time in Saint Kilda South, Luna Park and St Kilda Beach are top sights worth seeing.

Collingwood North
Collingwood as well as an individual male

Collingwood North

When in Collingwood North, you can plan a visit to Melbourne Museum and Princess Theatre, some noteworthy sights in the nearby area.

Top hotels in Melbourne

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
The Victoria Hotel Melbourne
The Victoria Hotel Melbourne
3.5 out of 5
215 Little Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC
£59
per night
11 Nov-12 Nov

Located in Melbourne Central Business District, this hotel is steps away from Collins Street and Regent Theatre. Bourke Street Mall and Flinders Lane are also ...

4.3/5Excellent! (5,608 reviews)

"Everything is great! Especially, the location is better."…"

Reviewed on 17 Oct 2019

The Victoria Hotel Melbourne
The Langham, Melbourne
The Langham, Melbourne
5 out of 5
One Southgate Avenue, Southbank, VIC
£148
per night
27 Oct-28 Oct

This family-friendly Southbank hotel is located on the riverfront, steps away from Southbank Promenade, Eureka Tower and Eureka Skydeck 88. Melbourne Arts Centre ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (3,263 reviews)

"The hotel is in a great location. The room was a good size and the staff are extremely friendly. We were also given a complimentary upgrade on arrival."…"

Reviewed on 20 Oct 2019

The Langham, Melbourne
Travelodge Hotel Melbourne Docklands
Travelodge Hotel Melbourne Docklands
4 out of 5
66 Aurora Lane, Docklands, VIC
£51
per night
27 Oct-28 Oct

Located in Melbourne Central Business District, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Marvel Stadium and Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. DFO South ...

4.3/5Excellent! (3,344 reviews)

"the aircon didnt work when I arrived, was told the switch was dodgey"…"

Reviewed on 15 Oct 2019

Travelodge Hotel Melbourne Docklands

Popular things to do in Melbourne

Melbourne Cricket Ground
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Melbourne Cricket Ground

4.5/5(50 reviews)

Australia’s premier stadium is a symbol of Melbourne’s sporting heritage, drawing thousands of fans to cricket, football, rugby and soccer matches and events.

St Kilda Beach
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St Kilda Beach

4/5(113 reviews)

This seaside suburban village is home to Melbourne’s favorite beach, an iconic amusement park and a street lined with pastry shops.

SEA LIFE Melbourne
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SEA LIFE Melbourne

4.5/5(16 reviews)

Catch a rare view of Southern Ocean and Antarctic marine life at one of Australia’s premier aquariums.

Queen Victoria Market
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Queen Victoria Market

4/5(101 reviews)

Explore this huge open-air market to enjoy Melbourne’s freshest produce and best bargain shopping.

Bourke Street Mall
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Bourke Street Mall

4.5/5(80 reviews)

Melbourne’s premier retail precinct is filled with boutiques and big department stores set in charming heritage-listed arcades.

Royal Botanic Gardens
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Royal Botanic Gardens

4.5/5(81 reviews)

Find a leafy haven or attend an educational workshop amid the magnificent array of exotic and native flora at one of the world’s finest botanic gardens.

Top activities in Melbourne

Eureka Skydeck 88 Ticket
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Eureka Skydeck 88 Ticket

£12

Experience Melbourne from the Eureka Skydeck 88 and catch a bird's-eye view of the city skyline and beyond. Upgrade to the Edge experience for a unique chance to stand on a switch-operated glass cube that slides out from the building with you inside.

Great Ocean Road Small-Group Eco Tour from Melbourne
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Great Ocean Road Small-Group Eco Tour from Melbourne

£73

Explore Australia's most spectacular coastal route, the Great Ocean Road on this full day trip. Bear witness to an amazing array of stunning attractions as well as highlights of the Great Otway and Port Campbell National Parks.

Great Ocean Road & 12 Apostles Small Group Day Tour
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Great Ocean Road & 12 Apostles Small Group Day Tour

£64

Miles of rugged beaches, wave-carved rock formations, and dense rainforest await on this full-day adventure along Australia's most famous scenic highway. Cruise along the Great Ocean Road to see icons like the 12 Apostles, stroll beneath towering trees to spot koalas and lorikeets, and linger over lunch in seaside Apollo Bay.

Melbourne Zoo Tickets
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Melbourne Zoo Tickets

£20

You won’t believe how many animals there are at Melbourne Zoo. Over 320 species from around the world can be found in the beautiful natural setting just five minutes from the city centre. There's always something new to enjoy.

Yarra Valley Small-Group Wine Tour from Melbourne
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Yarra Valley Small-Group Wine Tour from Melbourne

£74

Escape to the picturesque Yarra Valley on this small-group day tour from Melbourne and visit 4 of the regions top wineries. Indulge yourself with a delicious lunch while enjoying vineyard views and a series of wine tastings.

Private Tour: Mornington Peninsula Behind-the-Scenes Gourmet Food and Wine Tasting Experience
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Private Tour: Mornington Peninsula Behind-the-Scenes Gourmet Food and Wine Tasting Experience

£108

A Mercedes Benz arrives at your Melbourne hotel to take you on a luxurious 1-hour drive to the Mornington Peninsula for a one-of-a-kind private tour. Your local guide takes you to meet the wine growers, artisans and producers of the region.

Reviews of Melbourne

4.5

Top Destination

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3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

18 Oct 2019

One week is not enough

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

1 Oct 2019

Free tram covers almost all the tourist areas. Wonderful whether. Paradise for walkers.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

27 Sep 2019

If you’re interested in sport there’s much to offer. Trams and rail made it easy to get where we wanted; the free circular tram was very useful. We needed to take a guided tour but just didn’t find a slot to fit it in unfortunately.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

21 Sep 2019

I found the people very friendly and helpful, easy to get around the beautiful city. Very expensive for us Brits but loved the place

4/5 - Good

Peggy

25 Aug 2019

It is a city with an identity all of its own. There is history with buildings to match as well as much modern architecture which gives it an interesting feel. I recommend visiting Queen Victoria market - there’s something for everyone there.

5/5 - Excellent

Sopit

16 Jul 2019

It has a good transportation. Tourist can take a free tram to sighseeing around the town.

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