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Melbourne

Travel Guide
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

Atlantis Hotel, Melbourne
Atlantis Hotel, Melbourne
4 out of 5
300 Spencer Street, Melbourne, VIC
The price is NZ$98 per night from 26 Jul. to 26 Jul.
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! (3,848 reviews)
"Well maintained and clean!"

Reviewed on 5 Jul. 2021

Atlantis Hotel, Melbourne
Pegasus Apart'Hotel
Pegasus Apart'Hotel
4 out of 5
206 A'Beckett Street, Melbourne, VIC
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$122 per night from 1 Aug. to 1 Aug.
Located in Melbourne Central Business District, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Flagstaff Gardens, Queen Victoria Market and Melbourne Central. ...
4.3/5Excellent! (5,975 reviews)
"Check in itself was a nightmare Was not advised that the restaurant was closed even though I paid for breakfast Had to ask myself before staff member even mentioned this Automatic door to the ramp was locked so person with walker could not enter the lobby without someone else that had to scan her ..."

Reviewed on 23 Jul. 2021

Pegasus Apart'Hotel
Oaks Melbourne on Market Hotel
Oaks Melbourne on Market Hotel
4 out of 5
60 Market Street, Melbourne, VIC
The price is NZ$147 per night from 26 Jul. to 26 Jul.
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! (3,566 reviews)
"The TV remote was old and you could not even read it. The shower took a while to warm up. The door to our bedroom came off the railing."

Reviewed on 13 Jul. 2021

Oaks Melbourne on Market Hotel
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Bacchus Marsh Villa Unit 5
Bacchus Marsh Villa Unit 5
65 Grey Street, Bacchus Marsh, VIC
The price is NZ$210 per night from 8 Aug. to 8 Aug.
This family-friendly Bacchus Marsh villa is located in Darley, within 3 mi (5 km) of Bacchus Marsh Council Trench Geological Reserve and Lerderderg Track Trailhead. ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (26 reviews)
Lovely accommodation. Very clean and tidy.
"This is a perfect place to stay for families visiting the area. We really enjoyed it. Donna was friendly and her communication was great. We would definitely stay here again."

Reviewed on 29 Jun. 2021

Bacchus Marsh Villa Unit 5
Woodlands Rainforest Retreat
Woodlands Rainforest Retreat
4.5 out of 5
137 Manby Road, Narbethong, VIC
Situated in a national park, this luxury cabin is within 12 mi (20 km) of Marysville & District Historical Society, Marysville Golf Club and Buxton Trout & Salmon ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (31 reviews)
"A perfect getaway with all you need to relax and enjoy your time of relaxation."

Reviewed on 17 Feb. 2019

Woodlands Rainforest Retreat
Boyd Baker House Bacchus Marsh
Boyd Baker House Bacchus Marsh
305-307 Long Forest Rd, Bacchus Marsh, VIC
Located in Long Forest, this holiday home is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Long Forest Flora and Fauna Reserve and within 6 miles (10 km) of Yangardook Bushland Reserve ...
Boyd Baker House Bacchus Marsh
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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