Melbourne is the capital and most populous city of the Australian state of Victoria, and the second most populous city in Australia and Oceania.
Westfield Knox is a shopping centre, outdoor entertainment and professional services complex in the outer eastern Melbourne suburb of Wantirna South, in the Australian state of Victoria.Learn more
Melbourne Central railway station is an underground station on the metro network in Melbourne, Australia. It is one of five stations on the City Loop, which encircles the Melbourne CBD.Learn more
Treat your taste buds to some gourmet delights as you discover the hidden tastes of the Bellarine. With your trusty guide, you'll walk the Geelong Waterfront and taste some wines with magnificent views at Scotchmans Hill Vineyard, and Terindah Estate. There's a full lunch with sweeping ocean views at Jack Rabbit Vineyard, then it's craft beer o'clock at the Queenscliff Brewhouse, set in a grand old hotel. If your taste buds can't handle any more, tough! You can't deny them the crisp, refreshing tang of Flying Brick Cider, served in a tasting paddle on their spectacular al fresco lawn area. Foodies should not miss this trip!Book this experience
Birrarung Marr is an inner-city park between the central business district in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia and the Yarra River. It was opened in 2002.Learn more Book this experience
Melbourne Museum is a natural and cultural history museum located in the Carlton Gardens in Melbourne, Australia. Located adjacent to the Royal Exhibition Building, it is the largest museum in the Southern Hemisphere.View on Google Maps Book this experience
The Royal Exhibition Building is a World Heritage-listed building in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, built in 1879-80 as part of the international exhibition movement, which presented over 50 exhibitions between 1851 and 1915 around the globe.Learn more Book this experience
The Old Melbourne Gaol is a former jail and current museum on Russell Street, in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. It consists of a bluestone building and courtyard, and is located next to the old City Police Watch House and City Courts buildings.View on Google Maps Book this experience
The University of Melbourne is a public research university located in Melbourne, Australia. Founded in 1853, it is Australia's second oldest university and the oldest in Victoria.Learn more
Centre Place is a laneway and pedestrian precinct in Melbourne, Australia. It runs north from Flinders Lane to Collins Street, between Elizabeth Street and Swanston Street. The laneway is famous for its vibrant bars, cafes, restaurants and boutiques.Learn more
George Street is a street in the central business district of Sydney. It was Sydney's original high street, and remains one of the busiest streets in the city centre. It connects a number of the city's most important buildings and precincts. There are more high rise buildings here than on any other street in Australia.Learn more
Port Melbourne is an inner suburb of Melbourne, Australia, 3 km south-west from the Melbourne central business district. It is split between the local government areas of Melbourne and Port Phillip.Learn more
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Why travel to Melbourne, Australia?
Melbourne is known for its vibrant arts scene, world-class dining, and incredible shopping experiences. It is also home to numerous sporting events and offers easy access to the beautiful Great Ocean Road and Phillip Island. The city's unique blend of history, culture, and natural beauty make it a must-visit destination.
How to get there?
Melbourne is well-connected by air, with direct flights from major cities worldwide. Melbourne Airport (MEL) is the main international airport serving the city, located approximately 23 km northwest of the city center. From the airport, you can take the SkyBus to the city center for around $19 AUD, or opt for taxis or rideshare services. Alternatively, if you're already in Australia, you can reach Melbourne by train, bus, or car.
What to book in advance?
It's recommended to book accommodations and any special events or experiences in advance to secure your spot and avoid disappointment. If you're planning to visit popular attractions like the Eureka Skydeck, Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, or the National Gallery of Victoria, consider purchasing tickets online ahead of time. Also, consider booking guided tours, such as the Great Ocean Road or Phillip Island day trips, in advance to ensure availability.
What are the costs?
Melbourne can be an expensive city, but there are ways to keep costs down. A budget traveler can expect to spend around $100-150 AUD per day, which includes accommodations, meals, and attractions. Mid-range travelers can expect to spend around $150-250 AUD per day, while luxury travelers may spend upwards of $300 AUD per day.
What are the best things to do?
- Explore the city's laneways and shopping arcades, such as the Block Arcade and Royal Arcade
- Visit the National Gallery of Victoria and the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI)
- Catch a game of Australian Rules Football at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)
- Discover Melbourne's street art in Hosier Lane and AC/DC Lane
- Take a day trip to the Great Ocean Road, Phillip Island, or the Yarra Valley wine region
Where to eat?
1. Chin Chin: A popular Asian fusion restaurant in Flinders Lane, known for its modern Thai cuisine.
2. Tipo 00: An Italian eatery in Little Bourke Street, famous for its handmade pasta dishes.
3. Queen Victoria Market: This historic market offers a variety of food stalls, fresh produce, and delicious street food.
Where to stay?
1. Space Hotel (Budget): A modern budget hotel located in the city center, offering private and dorm-style rooms.
2. Ovolo Laneways (Mid-range): A stylish boutique hotel situated in the heart of Melbourne's laneways, featuring unique artwork and modern amenities.
3. Crown Towers Melbourne (Luxury): A luxurious hotel located in the Southbank entertainment district, offering elegant rooms and suites, fine dining, and an infinity pool.
Off the beaten path:
For an unusual travel experience, head to the lesser-known suburb of Footscray, where you can immerse yourself in Melbourne's diverse food scene. The Footscray Market offers a wide range of fresh produce, and the streets are lined with authentic Vietnamese, Ethiopian, and Indian restaurants. Moreover, you can visit the Footscray Community Arts Centre, which hosts various events and exhibitions, showcasing local talent and fostering cultural exchange.
Melbourne offers many sights and activities not to be missed.
"Melbourne the Wonderful" takes you into an eclectic world where 140 nationalities infuse the cityscape and cuisine with their culture.
The city has preserved its authenticity and many of its 19th-century monuments. The city is full of events and venues that celebrate all the arts and diverse cultures.
Melbourne is one of the capitals of "street art". Crossed by the Yarra River, the city is a green setting, like the Royal Botanic Garden, where people like to meet to play sports, have a picnic, rest, or simply stroll.
Melbourne can be discovered on foot and by streetcar, neighborhood after neighborhood, starting from Federation Square, the trendy district.
Travel to Yarra Valley, Phillip Island, Mornington Peninsula, and Wilson Promontory
Just 90 minutes from Melbourne, discover the diversity and beauty of three different tourist regions.
Fine wine tours and majestic forests in the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Mountains; Phillip Island's penguin parade is a nightly spectacle as the animals return to their nests; Mornington
Peninsula's magnificent Mediterranean coastline is a mix of golden beaches, cliffs, and vineyards. Within easy reach of Melbourne, these three tourist regions form the "Victorian Triangle", and offer a wide range of holiday and tour options.
Just 2.5 hours from Melbourne, hike the unspoiled coastline of Wilson's Promontory National Park offering some of Victoria's most beautiful scenery. Wilson's Promontory National Park is undoubtedly the must-see park in Victoria.
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