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Melbourne might not be Australia's capital, but few would deny it as the nation’s cultural capital, with its unique blend of historical architecture and contemporary design.

The city's Federation Square is overlooked by St. Paul’s Cathedral and Flinders Street Station, whose green and yellow façade matches the colors of the historic Melbourne trams that still run around the world’s longest tram network. Federation Square is also home to the Ian Potter Centre, which houses the National Gallery of Victoria's Australian art collection, as well as the cutting-edge ACMI (Australian Centre of The Moving Image), which documents the country’s cinematic history.

Melbourne’s artistic highlights aren't limited to galleries and museums. Fantastic street art can be found throughout the entire city, from Croft Alley to Hosier Lane. While you’re out graffiti hunting, check out the world-class coffee culture and refuel with a cup of your favourite blend at cafes like Axil Coffee Roasters or Seven Seeds.

South of the Yarra River are St. Kilda—a wide, sandy beach with a picturesque boardwalk—and Brighton, a longer stretch with colorful beach huts. From rollerblading and biking to windsurfing and yachting, there are plenty of things to do on these beaches.

Melbourne Airport offers flights to Sydney and destinations around the world.

Tonight

From $78 per night

This weekend

From $191 per night

Next weekend

From $191 per night

Most popular time to visit October-December
Cheapest time to visit January-March
Local currency AUD 10 = $6.42
Language English
Average weekend price $163 per night
Average weekday price $176 per night
Average stay 2 nights

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10

Melbourne is my heart.

April 21, 2024

Melbourne is my heart. It’s a vibrant city with so much to do. It is a cultural hub that will keep you entertained until you are exhausted and it’s multi-cultural aspects are it’s highlights. No end of delicious foods from all cultures and many unique shops originating from a variety of cultures. I leave but my heart doesn’t!

Linda
Linda Australia
8.0

Unfortunately Melbourne is following hot on the heels of the...

April 21, 2024

Unfortunately Melbourne is following hot on the heels of the 'gouge' economy when it comes to attending public entertainment venues with crazy prices for simple junk foods. That said, snack at happy hour at your hotel before going out and you are sure to find a good little eatery somewhere later on in the night.

Ian
Ian Australia
10

Lots to do, entertainment, sport, concerts, Lume Gallery a...

April 19, 2024

Lots to do, entertainment, sport, concerts, Lume Gallery a standout. Wide range of eateries in CBD, Southbank - along the river. Lots on offer in Federation Square. Something for everyone - singles, families, couples.

Averyal
Averyal Australia
8.0

WE were in Melbourne on a Friday night with a sellout game...

April 17, 2024

WE were in Melbourne on a Friday night with a sellout game at Marvel Football arena. This made that end of town busy and bustling. We enjoyed a meal in China town, travelled the free tram and parked in the SOuthern Cross DFO carpark for convience- just a block down from hotel. Ate brekky there next morning in nice eatery. DFO shops open at 10am or head into CBD via free tram.

Robyn
Robyn Australia
10

i adore melbourne.

April 17, 2024

i adore melbourne. i'm 20 years old, from sydney, and in the last 2 years have been to melbourne 4 times. i love the city, the people, the surrounding suburbs, i can't get enough. i plan to move there in the coming future. if you've never been or are tossing up what australian city to visit, i highly, wholeheartedly recommend melbourne.

holly
holly
10

Its so easy to get around Melbourne.

April 15, 2024

Its so easy to get around Melbourne. Trains, trams never seem to stop. Great place to eat is Abbey Rd in St Kilda, then take a walk down Ackland Rd and gain kilo's just looking in the windows of the many cake shops along there!! Must visit St Kilda Beach, Chinatown, and Shrine of Remembrance. See a show or two there's always something on

Gwen
Gwen New Zealand

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