Exploring University of Melbourne
Melbourne is a city for the more curious explorers, boasting multiple attractions for eating, drinking, shopping, entertainment and anything else you can think up in your dream city. If you’re finding a place within the heart of Melbourne, try more centralized areas like Carlton. Accommodation here is numerous and accessible.
For those with retail therapy as your inbred passion, then Bourke Street Mall is pretty much the holy land for shopping. If you find unique boutiques and hole-in-the-wall cafes a better tune, then let yourself loose among the laneways of Melbourne.
Things to see
A dash of Asian culture and cuisine can be found when you step through the red gates of Melbourne’s Chinatown, which is also Australia’s oldest Chinatown. Delight your belly with the finest dumplings and ‘yum cha’ or tea time delights before visiting the Chinese Museum in Cohen Place, where the story of Chinese Australia is told through a myriad of exhibits.
Looking to view the city sights while enjoying a sport at the same time? Then kayaking while exploring the city sights might be the thing for you. Tours by Kayak Melbourne will bring visitors under Princes Bridge, past the iconic Polly Woodside Tallship at South Wharf and also enjoy a spectacular view of Yarra’s Edge Marina.
Hotels in Melbourne
The variety of accommodation options in Melbourne is jaw dropping. From hotels and apartments, to caravan parks and houseboats, travelers on any kind of getaway will find their ideal accommodation here. To stay in highly accessible areas, seek accommodation in Carlton, West Melbourne and other places just around the heart of Melbourne. Melbourne hotels come in different shapes and sizes, offering extravagant penthouses in the city and leafy gardens and stunning courtyards in the country region.
Where to stay
Experience an entirely new world with the fine food and wine of Yarra Valley, and towering forests and eclectic villages of Dandenong Ranges. Wine enthusiasts can enjoy the diversity of styles in fine wines produced by over 70 wineries, while those drawn to scenic sights can take a hot air balloon flight to enjoy bird’s eye views of the majestic landscapes.
For those looking to enjoy vibrant city life, then Melbourne itself is the region you will want to stay in. Melbourne’s dizzying array of dining options will leave any stomach stuffed and satisfied, with cuisines from a multitude of cultures, available at wallet-friendly prices. If the night’s still young, then enjoy some live music from any pub, club, warehouse or even basements!
How to get to Melbourne
There are Skybus shuttles that take you directly to the west end of the Melbourne Central Business District (CBD), requiring at least 20 minutes. From there, one can rely on the public transport system to getting around the city. The system consists of trams, trains and buses, all of which help make major attractions a lot more accessible.