Melbourne

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Melbourne

This stylish city fuses contemporary design with an elegantly preserved past. Soak up the future and the past in this relaxed capital of style.

Melbourne is a wonderful destination for the cultured traveller, with its mix of architecture, its chic coffee culture, and its love for the best in art, fashion and food. It effortlessly combines a respect and reverence for the past with a dynamic aesthetic.

The city's famous trams roll serenely down Bourke Street Mall, passing modern shops, gracefully housed in perfectly preserved buildings. Collins Street continues the melding of styles, with cutting-edge modern buildings mixed among the art deco hotels and the Victorian-era churches.

Continuing through Federation Square, the charming Yarra River compliments St Paul's Cathedral and nearby Flinders Street Station, which contrast with the polished design of the newer additions to the streetscape. The popular Australian Centre for the Moving Image tells the history of Australia's relationship with television and film, through the use of the best in current technology.

Southbank is to be found on the other side of the river, and has a rich selection of bars and restaurants. It’s also home to the Eureka Tower, where a trip up to Skydeck 88 will reward you with panoramic views across the rooftops and many parks of Melbourne. The excellent National Gallery of Victoria is also to be found in Southbank, along with the Royal Botanic Gardens.

The suburbs also have a lot to offer, as a trip on a tram to the eateries and espresso bars of 'Little Italy' on Lygon Street in Carlton will prove. The Melbourne Museum also offers a cultural reason to see this part of the city.

The glorious sunshine of Australia demands a trip to the beach, and seaside St Kilda is the place to go! When you've had your fill of sea and sand, take a walk through the tasteful vintage boutiques and cake shops, and follow that up with the hair-raising amusements at Luna Park. An overnight stay in the suburb, followed by an early-morning stroll along the coast to the colourful 'bathing boxes' of Brighton Beach, is recommended.

The style and grace of Melbourne charms the visitor, and the relaxed atmosphere makes it a very easy place to fall in love with.

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Where to stay in Melbourne

The Victoria Hotel Melbourne
The Victoria Hotel Melbourne
3.5 out of 5
215 Little Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC
The price is NZ$124 per night from 24 Sep. to 24 Sep.
Located in Melbourne Central Business District, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Collins Street, Melbourne Central and Princess Theatre. Forum Theatre ...
4.2/5Excellent! (1,892 reviews)
"Clean neat and tidy . Staff were pleasant"

Reviewed on 29 Jul. 2021

The Victoria Hotel Melbourne
Oaks Melbourne on William Suites
Oaks Melbourne on William Suites
4.5 out of 5
350 William Street, Melbourne, VIC
The price is NZ$133 per night from 21 Sep. to 21 Sep.
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! (3,272 reviews)
"Great location."

Reviewed on 2 Sep. 2021

Oaks Melbourne on William Suites
W Melbourne
W Melbourne
5 out of 5
408 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, VIC
The price is NZ$361 per night from 21 Sep. to 21 Sep.
Located in Melbourne Central Business District, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of SEA LIFE Melbourne, Federation Square and Melbourne Convention ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (37 reviews)
"The hotel was amazing"

Reviewed on 11 Jul. 2021

W Melbourne
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Aura on Flinders Serviced Apartments
Aura on Flinders Serviced Apartments
3.5 out of 5
707/534 Flinders st, (Enter via 7 Katherine Pl), Melbourne, VIC
The price is NZ$97 per night from 28 Sep. to 28 Sep.
Located in Melbourne Central Business District, this aparthotel is steps away from SEA LIFE Melbourne, Yarra Riverfront and Flinders Lane. Melbourne Convention ...
4/5Very Good! (1,782 reviews)
"Great location and just what you need for a city stay."

Reviewed on 10 Jul. 2021

Aura on Flinders Serviced Apartments
Oaks Melbourne on William Suites
Oaks Melbourne on William Suites
4.5 out of 5
350 William Street, Melbourne, VIC
The price is NZ$133 per night from 21 Sep. to 21 Sep.
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! (3,272 reviews)
"Great location."

Reviewed on 2 Sep. 2021

Oaks Melbourne on William Suites
Seasons Botanic Gardens
Seasons Botanic Gardens
4.5 out of 5
348 St Kilda Road, Melbourne, VIC
The price is NZ$130 per night from 4 Oct. to 4 Oct.
This family-friendly Melbourne aparthotel is located in the entertainment district, within a 15-minute walk of Royal Botanic Gardens and Melbourne Arts Centre. ...
4.3/5Excellent! (1,829 reviews)
"Loved being acoss the road from a tram, down the road from a small IGA, walking distance to parks, art galleries, and South Bank."

Reviewed on 24 May 2021

Seasons Botanic Gardens
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