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Exploring Melbourne

Australia' second-largest city has many forms of entertainment including art galleries, museums, theatres and world class sporting facilities. Located in the south eastern corner of Australia in a state called Victoria, Melbourne is also a highly popular super shopping destination renowned for both designer boutique stores and outlet shopping. Melbourne Central is particularly recognised for its food and wine culture with a diverse range of international cuisines and a bustling cafe scene.
Throughout the greater area of Melbourne, Victoria and around the Melbourne CBD you will find a variety of architectural styles, many historical buildings blending with modern designs. Melbourne's city centre features parks surrounded by classic architecture from the Victorian era evident in classic buildings such as Flinders Street Station and charming hotels such as the Hotel Windsor. Established in 1883 the Hotel Windsor is typical of many grand old hotels in Melbourne City - displaying the old world charm and historical grandeur befitting the era.
Victoria's art museum, the National Gallery of Victoria, is another example of the city's stunning historical architecture. A visit to the National Gallery of Victoria is a treat for your eyes both inside and out. Founded in 1861, it is Australia's oldest, largest and most visited art museum.
On the fringe of the CBD a modern-day piazza known as Melbourne's Federation Square holds many world-class events and experiences supported by an outstanding selection of restaurants, bars and specialty shops.
Australians are passionate about their sport, and Melbourne features many great international sporting events held in world-class venues such as the Melbourne Cricket Ground, affectionately referred to as the MCG. On the banks of the Yarra River you will find Melbourne Park where the Australian Open tennis is held in January every year. A seat in Rod Laver Arena is the perfect way to enjoy the world's best tennis event.
Some of Melbourne's best hotels and top tourist picks can be found along the banks of the Yarra River and on Melbourne's stunning coastline at famous beaches such as St Kilda.
The best way to explore the capital of Victoria is to start in the Melbourne Central Business District (CBD) or the Docklands, where much of the dining and entertainment is focused. From the city centre you can hop on a tram after exploring Collins Street, the Bourke Street Mall and Southbank and continue out to St Kilda beach for a relaxing drink or meal. Melbourne' impressive public transport network makes for easy access to all the attractions Melbourne city provides.

Hotels in Melbourne

Melbourne boasts an outstanding choice of cheap hotels, boutique hotels, apartment hotels and a range of the best hotels from all the top international chains. When you fly in to Melbourne's Tullamarine airport you will find easy transport options to your hotel accommodation, whether it be situated in Melbourne city, near the business district in the Docklands, along the South Yarra river or around many of the stunning coastal locations such as St Kilda.
If your Melbourne hotel budget is more inclined towards cheap hotels than 5-star there are plenty to choose from. Of course you can always watch out for fabulous hotel deals offered through which can help some of the best hotels become more affordable.
Southbank offers many fine hotels such as The Crown Metropol and The Langham, a luxury river front 5-star hotel boasting outstanding views and facilities. From this great location you can walk to many Melbourne attractions such as the Royal Botanic Gardens, the National Gallery of Victoria, Federation Square, Bourke Street Mall, Rod Laver Arena and much more.
The Travelodge Hotels provide budget-friendly accommodation at Southbank and also at the Docklands. The Southbank location is fabulous for families wanting free wifi and easy access to Flinders Street station, the MCG, Luna Park, St Kilda beach, the Royal Botanic Gardens and Melbourne central, to name a few. If you check in to the Travelodge Hotel Melbourne Docklands you will also find this great location has easy access to many Melbourne attractions.
The Ibis Budget is perfect family accommodation for those that want to be in the heart of Melbourne. Just a two minute walk from Bourke Street Mall this Melbourne hotel has a great restaurant, free wifi, airport transfers and in less than a 15 minute walk you and the kids can visit SEA LIFE, the Queen Victoria market, Marvel Stadium, the Melbourne Cricket Ground and much more, with a fantastic city tram service also available. For under $100 for a one night stay, the Ibis Budget with helpful staff in a great location is excellent value. The Best Western Melbourne City is another great option under $100 per night stay, located on Spencer Street near SEA LIFE Melbourne and popular Flinders Lane.

Sightseeing in Melbourne

- Bourke Street Mall
Bourke Street is one of Melbourne's best known streets in the entertainment area with Bourke Street Mall being the busiest shopping precinct. Bourke Street is one of the main streets of Melbourne's Central Business District between the two lies of Little Collins Street. The inner city area is famous for its many laneways featuring wine bars, pubs, pizza bars and restaurants, many found on the popular Flinders Lane.
- Southbank Promenade
Southbank Promenade offers a wealth of experiences including restaurants, cafes, art and culture, and a variety of retailers, all set in a beautiful waterfront location. Showcasing the beauty and diversity of many Melbourne hotels, Southbank is a great location in which to stay and play. Southbank is where you will find the Melbourne Arts Centre, a performing arts centre with many theatres and concert halls. Located on St Kilda Road, the Arts Centre has easy access via public transport.
Melbourne has many beautiful and diverse sights including St Kilda beach, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Queen Victoria Markets and an endless choice of fantastic eateries, bars and pubs to entertain visitors.

Transportation in Melbourne

Melbourne Airport (MEL), is based in Tullamarine and is the second busiest airport in Australia. While Melbourne has two airports, Tullamarine services more flights than Essendon. Accommodation near the airport includes the Mantra Tullamarine, the Ibis Budget and many more.
Public transport options when you land at Melbourne Airport include the SkyBus, which is the main airport shuttle between Melbourne Airport and the city. The SkyBus travels directly to and from Southern Cross Station and is located in Melbourne city between Spencer Street, Collins Street and Bourke Street.
Melbourne is renowned for its fantastic tram system. The Melbourne tram system spans the greater area of Melbourne city with a central city zone providing free transport along many routes which service the outer CBD area including Flinders Street, and Victoria Street to the Victoria Markets as well as the Docklands area.

What is the best hotel in Melbourne?

Some of the top rated hotels in Melbourne include Zagame's House (Carlton), Treasury on Collins (Melbourne CBD), and QT Melbourne (Melbourne CBD).

What are the best 5-star hotels to stay in Melbourne?

What are the top hotels in Southbank Melbourne?

The most highly rated Southbank accommodation includes The Langham Melbourne, Crown Metropol, and Quay West Suites Melbourne.

Best boutique hotels in Melbourne?

For travellers wanting a unique boutique hotel experience, Art Series - The Cullen (Prahran), Art Series - The Blackman (St Kilda Road), and The Hotel Windsor (CBD) are highly recommended.

What is the closest hotel to Melbourne Airport?

The top hotels near Melbourne Tullamarine Airport include PARKROYAL Melbourne Airport, Holiday Inn Melbourne Airport, and Mantra Tullamarine.

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