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Melbourne
Travel Guide

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$104 per night from 17 Mar. to 18 Mar.

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 ...

4.2/5Excellent! (2,138 reviews)

"It was centrally located and clean. The beds were so comfy. But the in room coffee was terrible."…"

Reviewed on 22 Feb. 2021

The Victoria Hotel Melbourne
Atlantis Hotel, Melbourne
Atlantis Hotel, Melbourne
4 out of 5
300 Spencer Street, Melbourne, VIC
The price is NZ$95 per night from 3 Apr. to 4 Apr.

Located in Melbourne Central Business District, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of Marvel Stadium, Melbourne Central and Queen Victoria Market. Crown Casino ...

4.3/5Excellent! (4,236 reviews)

"The stay was terrific. Started with very friendly and helpful staff that booked me in."…"

Reviewed on 24 Feb. 2021

Atlantis Hotel, Melbourne
Crowne Plaza Melbourne
Crowne Plaza Melbourne
4.5 out of 5
1-5 Spencer Street, Melbourne, VIC
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$201 per night from 9 Mar. to 10 Mar.

Located in Melbourne Central Business District, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre and Crown Casino and ...

4.2/5Excellent! (1,123 reviews)

"Very good customer service. Close to shopping and casino. Will come back again."…"

Reviewed on 11 Feb. 2021

Crowne Plaza Melbourne
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Mantra Southbank Melbourne
Mantra Southbank Melbourne
4.5 out of 5
31 City Road, Southbank, VIC
The price is NZ$181 per night from 14 Mar. to 15 Mar.

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

4.3/5Excellent! (1,736 reviews)

"Great Customer Service here as usual, we were upgraded and generally the staff weee great to deal with"…"

Reviewed on 26 Feb. 2021

Mantra Southbank Melbourne
Oaks Melbourne on Lonsdale Suites
Oaks Melbourne on Lonsdale Suites
4.5 out of 5
23 33 Lonsdale St, Melbourne, VIC
The price is NZ$133 per night from 8 Mar. to 9 Mar.

Located in Melbourne Central Business District, this aparthotel is steps away from Comedy Theatre, Princess Theatre and Her Majesty's Theatre. Carlton Gardens ...

4.3/5Excellent! (2,188 reviews)

"Beautiful room, fantastic size, very clean, would happily stay again"…"

Reviewed on 18 Jan. 2021

Oaks Melbourne on Lonsdale Suites
Oaks Melbourne on Market Hotel
Oaks Melbourne on Market Hotel
4 out of 5
60 Market Street, Melbourne, VIC
The price is NZ$149 per night from 8 Mar. to 9 Mar.

This family-friendly Melbourne aparthotel is located in the entertainment district, steps away from Collins Street, Flinders Lane and Yarra Riverfront. SEA LIFE ...

4.3/5Excellent! (3,506 reviews)

"The property is in a great location in the CBD, easy walking distance to Federation Square, Southbank & DFO. The amenities are also great in particular the gym, pool & sauna. Customer service was fantastic, we had to cut our stay short due to enforced Covid lockdown and they honoured a credit for ..."…"

Reviewed on 14 Feb. 2021

Oaks Melbourne on Market Hotel
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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