The capital city of Victoria, Melbourne is Australia's second most populous city and offers a bohemian atmosphere surrounded by grand old buildings, a fantastic range of shopping, a famous foodie scene, plenty of night time entertainment and culture and an excellent public transport system that makes navigating the city very easy. Home to Australia's last functioning tram system and the largest in the world, Melbourne is a melting pot of culture with galleries and exhibitions, boutique fashion, jewellery, antiques, retro and collectibles and it's dining scene is so diverse thanks to the Greek, Italian, Middle Eastern, African and Asian communities influences. Home to a huge range of attractions, Melbourne is also host to major annual events.
The city's popularity as both a holiday destination and business hub means that there is a huge range of Melbourne accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets. Conveniently located close to major shopping and dining as well as tourist attractions, you can choose from apartments, hotels, units and resorts who offer a great range of onsite facilities and great views of some of the city's iconic sights including old buildings and architecture, Flinders Station, the Yarra River and the twinkling lights of the city. Whether you're staying in absolute luxury or the comfort of affordable accommodation, Melbourne offers a retreat to suit you.
Melbourne city and the surrounding areas offer a number of major attractions including Crown Casino Australia's biggest and best, the famous Melbourne Zoo and Melbourne Aquarium, Queen Victoria Markets, popular sporting arenas including the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) as well as premier events such as the Australian Open Tennis Championship, the Formula 1 Grand Prix, the Melbourne Cup and much more. Just a short drive from the city will also find you surrounded by spectacular natural attractions such as the Dandenong Ranges, the Yarra River and the wine growing region of the Yarra Valley. Day tours and cruises are a popular with to make the most of your time in Melbourne and see the best the city and surrounds have to offer.
Melbourne holiday packages are a fantastic way to save time and money when booking a trip to Melbourne or Victoria. By combining essential elements such as flights, accommodation and travel insurance with all the added extras like transfers, tours and in some cases even meal packages, you can enjoy significant savings. Take the stress out of planning your holiday with a Melbourne holiday package that can arrange all your needs prior to your departure so you can just sit back, relax and enjoy your trip.
Melbourne is the capital of Victoria and is Australia's second most populous city. Melbourne is ranked by the Economist Group's Intelligence Unit as one of the world's top 3 most liveable cities since 2002 and by the 2thinknow Global Innovation Agency as one of the top 20 global innovation cities since 2007. The state's art, food and culture hub, Melbourne has a reputation as top music destination and popular holiday destination. No tipping or service charge applies, however 10% is normal for good service.