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Melbourne is a city that has one foot in the past and the other in the future. The capital of the state of Victoria is known for its passion for food, coffee, fashion and especially art.

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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Where to stay in Melbourne

Top hotels in Melbourne

QT Melbourne
QT Melbourne
5 out of 5
133 Russell St, Melbourne, VIC
The price is £125 per night from 27 Dec to 28 Dec

Located in Melbourne Central Business District, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Regent Theatre, Bourke Street Mall and Her Majesty's Theatre. ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (871 reviews)

"Delightful room, friendly staff who were very helpful while having some technical issues with the TV. Love the rooftop bar!"…"

Reviewed on 7 Jul 2020

QT Melbourne
Sheraton Melbourne Hotel
Sheraton Melbourne Hotel
5 out of 5
27 Little Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC
The price is £148 per night from 6 Dec to 7 Dec

Located in Melbourne Central Business District, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Parliament House of Victoria and Princess Theatre. Royal Exhibition ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (991 reviews)

"Beautiful facilities. We were lucky to have the pool to ourselves. And wow! Quiet and gorgeous. King bed is two king singles put together but that is about all I can fault. Over staff who accomodated any request we made. And sound proof rooms. No traffic sounds. Great stay."…"

Reviewed on 23 Jun 2020

Sheraton Melbourne Hotel
The Langham, Melbourne
The Langham, Melbourne
5 out of 5
One Southgate Avenue, Southbank, VIC
The price is £154 per night from 27 Nov to 28 Nov

This family-friendly Melbourne hotel is located on the riverwalk, within a 15-minute walk of Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre and Crown Casino and ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (1,624 reviews)

"Lovely room, breakfast was disappointing. Would not stay for breakfast again"…"

Reviewed on 22 Nov 2020

The Langham, Melbourne
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Top Holiday Rentals in Melbourne

Imagine Lighthouse
Imagine Lighthouse
4 out of 5
442-450 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne, VIC
The price is £88 per night from 9 Dec to 10 Dec

Located in Melbourne Central Business District, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Queen Victoria Market, Flagstaff Gardens and Bourke Street Mall. ...

4.4/5Excellent! (262 reviews)

"The views frim our room on the 61st floor were amazing, the room was neat even if maintenance was obviously needed on the door for the european style laundry, this property is a no frills clean, reasonably priced, self contained, close to Vic Markets, with an extremely comfortable bed, trams at your ..."…"

Reviewed on 8 Jun 2020

Imagine Lighthouse
Oaks Melbourne Southbank Suites
Oaks Melbourne Southbank Suites
4 out of 5
57-61 City Road, Southbank, VIC
The price is £77 per night from 6 Dec to 7 Dec

Located in Melbourne Central Business District, this apartment building is steps away from Eureka Skydeck 88, Yarra Riverfront and Eureka Tower. Melbourne Arts ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,342 reviews)

"Very helpful staff and Apartment neat and clean. Close to CDB"…"

Reviewed on 8 Jun 2020

Oaks Melbourne Southbank Suites
Oaks Melbourne on William Suites
Oaks Melbourne on William Suites
4.5 out of 5
350 William Street, Melbourne, VIC
The price is £66 per night from 27 Nov to 28 Nov

Located in Melbourne Central Business District, this luxury aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Flagstaff Gardens, Hardware Lane and Queen Victoria Market. ...

4.4/5Excellent! (3,217 reviews)

"Staff were very helpful and polite. Very comfortable bed"…"

Reviewed on 20 Jun 2020

Oaks Melbourne on William Suites
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Melbourne

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4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

30 Mar 2020

Myki a bit confusing. Pricing not great for this. You pay the same price for one stop or multiple stops! It's free within the cbd itself though. Try Lune croissanterie 161 Collins Street!!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

18 Mar 2020

Melbourne is a beautiful city. There are lots of parks, great boat ride through the city to willimastown and the trams are very convenient. The new skyscrapers surprised me as the colours change as the sun strikes them from different angles.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

19 Feb 2020

A lively city dotted with marvelous coffee shops and cafe. A must visit for anyone who is looking for a vibrant city with a cool and laid-back atmosphere.

4/5 - Good

Steve

8 Feb 2020

Cool city lots of options and multicultural.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

6 Feb 2020

It's not in the same League as Sydney but well worth a couple of days visit especially to take the ferry down the River Yara to Williamstown.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

4 Feb 2020

We are a group of six traveling g from Bangkok and we had an amazing time in Melbourne during Australian Open. Love the people from Melbourne. They are very friendly and lovely people. Hope to come back again next year! Thank you ❤️

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