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Melbourne
Travel Guide

Australia’s capital of style artfully blends the elegance and grace of yesteryear with the bold new world of modern design and culture.

Melbourne is a city with one eye fixed on the past and another on the future. It’s the capital city of the state of Victoria and the country’s capital of style, where good food, coffee, fashion and art are revered.

Exploring the city center will immediately bring Melbourne’s fusion of new and old to light. Stroll down Collins Street to see Victorian-era churches, art deco hotels and daring post-modern structures. Close by is Bourke Street Mall, where trams trundle through a boulevard of heritage-listed buildings tastefully converted into modern shops.

At nearby Federation Square, this delightful collision of the past and present continues. Angular modern buildings stand in futuristic contrast to neighboring Flinders Street Station, St. Paul’s Cathedral and the timeless elegance of the Yarra River. While at “Fed Square,” visit the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) to learn about the country’s history of film and television, and experiment with the latest digital technology.

Cross the river and explore Southbank’s restaurants and bars, the National Gallery of Victoria and the Royal Botanic Gardens. Then take the elevator to Skydeck 88 in the Eureka Tower for breathtaking views of the park-filled city.

Once you’ve explored the city center, jump aboard one of Melbourne’s iconic trams and explore the suburbs. Not far from downtown is Carlton, where you’ll find the Melbourne Museum, and the espresso bars and restaurants of “Little Italy” on Lygon Street.

Pack your towel and swimming costume and head to the seaside suburb of St. Kilda. After a dip in Port Phillip Bay, browse the suburb’s famous cake shops and vintage stores before heading to the bright lights and thrill rides of Luna Park. Stay overnight in one of St. Kilda’s boutique hotels then rise early for a sunrise walk along the coastline to the brightly colored “bathing boxes” of Brighton Beach. Have your photo taken by these heritage-listed structures, a perfect memento of this effortlessly stylish and most liveable of cities.

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Where to stay in Melbourne

The Victoria Hotel Melbourne
The Victoria Hotel Melbourne
3.5 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is HK$581 per night from 8 Mar to 9 Mar

Located in Melbourne Central Business District, this hotel is steps away from Collins Street and Regent Theatre. Bourke Street Mall and Flinders Lane are also ...

4.2/5Excellent! (2,140 reviews)

"It was centrally located and clean. The beds were so comfy. But the in room coffee was terrible."…"

Reviewed on 22 Feb 2021

The Victoria Hotel Melbourne
Atlantis Hotel, Melbourne
Atlantis Hotel, Melbourne
4 out of 5
The price is HK$483 per night from 22 Mar to 23 Mar

Located in Melbourne Central Business District, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of Marvel Stadium, Melbourne Central and Queen Victoria Market. Crown Casino ...

4.3/5Excellent! (4,234 reviews)

"The stay was terrific. Started with very friendly and helpful staff that booked me in."…"

Reviewed on 24 Feb 2021

Atlantis Hotel, Melbourne
Crowne Plaza Melbourne
Crowne Plaza Melbourne
4.5 out of 5
The price is HK$1,014 per night from 10 Mar to 11 Mar

Located in Melbourne Central Business District, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre and Crown Casino and ...

4.2/5Excellent! (1,123 reviews)

"Very good customer service. Close to shopping and casino. Will come back again."…"

Reviewed on 11 Feb 2021

Crowne Plaza Melbourne
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Oaks Melbourne on Lonsdale Suites
Oaks Melbourne on Lonsdale Suites
4.5 out of 5
The price is HK$740 per night from 8 Mar to 9 Mar

Located in Melbourne Central Business District, this aparthotel is steps away from Comedy Theatre, Princess Theatre and Her Majesty's Theatre. Carlton Gardens ...

4.3/5Excellent! (2,187 reviews)

"Beautiful room, fantastic size, very clean, would happily stay again"…"

Reviewed on 18 Jan 2021

Oaks Melbourne on Lonsdale Suites
Oaks Melbourne on Market Hotel
Oaks Melbourne on Market Hotel
4 out of 5
The price is HK$829 per night from 8 Mar to 9 Mar

This family-friendly Melbourne aparthotel is located in the entertainment district, steps away from Collins Street, Flinders Lane and Yarra Riverfront. SEA LIFE ...

4.3/5Excellent! (3,503 reviews)

"The property is in a great location in the CBD, easy walking distance to Federation Square, Southbank & DFO. The amenities are also great in particular the gym, pool & sauna. Customer service was fantastic, we had to cut our stay short due to enforced Covid lockdown and they honoured a credit for ..."…"

Reviewed on 14 Feb 2021

Oaks Melbourne on Market Hotel
Oaks Melbourne Southbank Suites
Oaks Melbourne Southbank Suites
4 out of 5
The price is HK$829 per night from 8 Mar to 9 Mar

Located in Melbourne Central Business District, this apartment building is steps away from Eureka Skydeck 88, Yarra Riverfront and Eureka Tower. Melbourne Arts ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,348 reviews)

"The hotel is in the middle of all attractions and easy to walk to restaurants, casino...etc"…"

Reviewed on 28 Jan 2021

Oaks Melbourne Southbank Suites
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Melbourne

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4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

30 Mar 2020

Myki a bit confusing. Pricing not great for this. You pay the same price for one stop or multiple stops! It's free within the cbd itself though. Try Lune croissanterie 161 Collins Street!!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

18 Mar 2020

Melbourne is a beautiful city. There are lots of parks, great boat ride through the city to willimastown and the trams are very convenient. The new skyscrapers surprised me as the colours change as the sun strikes them from different angles.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

19 Feb 2020

A lively city dotted with marvelous coffee shops and cafe. A must visit for anyone who is looking for a vibrant city with a cool and laid-back atmosphere.

4/5 - Good

Steve

8 Feb 2020

Cool city lots of options and multicultural.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

6 Feb 2020

It's not in the same League as Sydney but well worth a couple of days visit especially to take the ferry down the River Yara to Williamstown.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

4 Feb 2020

We are a group of six traveling g from Bangkok and we had an amazing time in Melbourne during Australian Open. Love the people from Melbourne. They are very friendly and lovely people. Hope to come back again next year! Thank you ❤️