19 Jun 2019 - 20 Jun 2019
2 guests - 1 room
Named one of the world's most liveable cities, Melbourne is also a great place to visit. Whether you prefer to stay in the centre and browse the fashion boutiques, trendy cafes and street art along the laneways, sleep by a beach, catch a sports match or explore Victoria's wine country, you won't be short of things to do in Melbourne.
All areas of the city have plenty to offer, but learning a little about Melbourne's neighbourhoods could help you to choose the best hotel for your needs and your price range.
Staying in Melbourne CBD puts you close to must-visit attractions such as the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne Aquarium and The Arts Centre, as well as Southern Cross Station Coach Terminal if you're travelling intercity. The City Circle tram is free to ride and passes by many popular areas, whether you feel like sightseeing or want to hit the shops and cafes of the laneways.
With a higher concentration of cafes than any other area of Australia and a great pub scene, Fitzroy is Melbourne's chief hipster neighbourhood and popular with young residents and visitors. Local attractions include the Melbourne Museum and Royal Exhibition Building, which face each other. Fitzroy combines boutique shopping and fine dining with budget options like thrift shopping and plenty of cheap hotels.
Melbourne isn't as big on beaches as other Australian cities, but a hotel in St Kilda will scratch that itch. Best visited in the summer when you can swim, paddle board, kitesurf or just lie back and watch the sunset (and the local penguins), St Kilda is also the home of Melbourne's traditional amusement park Luna Park. If you're visiting during the St Kilda Festival or Formula 1 weekend, make sure you book your hotel well ahead of time.
Fancy some local knowledge? Read Skyscanner's insider guide to Melbourne to leave the tourist trail behind and discover some of the hidden gems of Melbourne CBD.
Just an hour from Melbourne, the Mornington Peninsula is a popular day trip for Melburnians and visitors alike. Sample the local cuisine, visit Victoria's oldest heritage buildings and admire celebrity holiday homes along Millionaire's Walk.
Melbourne's public transport system is the best in Australia. You can save money on buses, trains and trams by picking up a myki card or 7-day pass when you arrive.
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Please note: all information is correct as of March 2019.
Another great city to visit. Great restaurants with a beautiful art museum. The people are all very friendly.
Known for its street art and alleyways, but also a stove’s throw a way from good hikes and surfing, Melbourne is not to be missed.
My favorite city in all of Australia, there truly is something here for everyone. Whether you are here for a day or a week, your time will be well worth it.
Australia’s second largest city is home to many impressive buildings, and has loads of things to do, including a zoo where you can see a duckbilled platypus, as well as amazing museums and gardens. Melbourne has been ranked the world’s best city to live in, and it’s a very enjoyable place to spend any time in.