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MelbourneAustralia

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

Top hotels in 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$124 per night from 7 Dec. to 8 Dec.

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! (3,218 reviews)

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

Reviewed on 20 Jun. 2020

Oaks Melbourne on William Suites
QT Melbourne
QT Melbourne
5 out of 5
133 Russell St, Melbourne, VIC
The price is NZ$245 per night from 1 Jan. to 2 Jan.

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
The Langham, Melbourne
The Langham, Melbourne
5 out of 5
One Southgate Avenue, Southbank, VIC
The price is NZ$220 per night from 14 Dec. to 15 Dec.

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! (1,612 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.

Holiday Rentals in 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$124 per night from 7 Dec. to 8 Dec.

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! (3,218 reviews)

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

Reviewed on 20 Jun. 2020

Oaks Melbourne on William Suites
Oaks Melbourne on Market Hotel
Oaks Melbourne on Market Hotel
4 out of 5
60 Market Street, Melbourne, VIC
The price is NZ$129 per night from 23 Dec. to 24 Dec.

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! (3,497 reviews)

"Our room was huge and so comfortable. Pity we only could stay one night! Will definitely be back."…"

Reviewed on 10 Jul. 2020

Oaks Melbourne on Market Hotel
Oaks Melbourne Southbank Suites
Oaks Melbourne Southbank Suites
4 out of 5
57-61 City Road, Southbank, VIC
The price is NZ$145 per night from 20 Dec. to 21 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
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

4.5

Top Destination

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

28 May 2020

Love the city shopping everyday

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

25 May 2020

I love Melbourne, so diverse

4/5 - Good

Deb

22 May 2020

Melbournians are remaining patient and respectful of distancing during the virus.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

17 May 2020

Love Melbourne

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

14 May 2020

Nice and quiet for me during the coronavirus lockdown. Collins Street was surprisingly safe. Melbourne has always been a livable City.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

4 May 2020

it would be an alright city if you got rid of Queen Victoria in the first place years ago.

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