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$129 per night from 1 Feb. to 2 Feb.
Located in Melbourne Central Business District, this hotel is steps away from Melbourne Town Hall, Collins Street and Regent Theatre. Federation Square and Melbourne ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,683 reviews)
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Reviewed on 16 Jan. 2022

The Victoria Hotel Melbourne
Four Points by Sheraton Melbourne Docklands
Four Points by Sheraton Melbourne Docklands
4 out of 5
443 Docklands Drive, Docklands, VIC
The price is NZ$191 per night from 13 Feb. to 14 Feb.
Located in Melbourne Central Business District, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Melbourne Star Observation Wheel and Collins Street. DFO South Wharf and ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (857 reviews)
"Great spot"

Reviewed on 4 Jan. 2022

Four Points by Sheraton Melbourne Docklands
Stamford Plaza Melbourne
Stamford Plaza Melbourne
5 out of 5
111 Little Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$235 per night from 10 Feb. to 11 Feb.
Located in Melbourne Central Business District, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Regent Theatre, Princess Theatre and Bourke Street Mall. Melbourne ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (999 reviews)
"Great location. Could do with a refresh"

Reviewed on 20 Jan. 2022

Stamford Plaza Melbourne
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Pegasus Apart'Hotel
Pegasus Apart'Hotel
4 out of 5
206 A'Beckett Street, Melbourne, VIC
The price is NZ$125 per night from 6 Feb. to 7 Feb.
Located in Melbourne Central Business District, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Flagstaff Gardens, Queen Victoria Market and Melbourne Central. ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (6,060 reviews)
"Really clean & quiet. Perfect location for me. Only improvement is the silly swipe card is hard to use in the lift. Great stay. :)"

Reviewed on 18 Jan. 2022

Pegasus Apart'Hotel
Citadines on Bourke Melbourne
Citadines on Bourke Melbourne
4.5 out of 5
131-135 Bourke Street, Melbourne, VIC
The price is NZ$219 per night from 30 Jan. to 31 Jan.
This family-friendly Melbourne aparthotel is located in the entertainment district, within a 10-minute walk of Her Majesty's Theatre, Parliament House of Victoria ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (3,545 reviews)
"Awesome location to walk everywhere. Dogs to pat in the foyer!😍"

Reviewed on 14 Dec. 2021

Citadines on Bourke Melbourne
Riverside Apartments Melbourne
Riverside Apartments Melbourne
4 out of 5
474 Flinders Street, Melbourne, VIC
The price is NZ$149 per night from 6 Feb. to 7 Feb.
Located in Melbourne Central Business District, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of SEA LIFE Melbourne, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (1,340 reviews)
"Had a good time. Good location"

Reviewed on 30 Dec. 2021

Riverside Apartments Melbourne
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