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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 $73 per night

This weekend

From $96 per night

Next weekend

From $96 per night

Most popular time to visit March-May
Cheapest time to visit September-November
Local currency AUD 10 = $7.51
Language English
Average weekend price $181 per night
Average weekday price $156 per night
Average stay 2 nights

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Melbourne reviews

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8.0

We were surprised that its very modern could have been in...

July 12, 2021

We were surprised that its very modern could have been in Europe anywhere certainly match most cities there, same sort of vibe, friendly staff every where, easy to maneuver through and good food lots of choice

Mrwonkey
Mrwonkey Australia
10

I love Melbourne, the shopping, the easy way to get around...

May 30, 2021

I love Melbourne, the shopping, the easy way to get around (public transport is amazing), the comedy, the art and culture, the markets not to mention the sports arenas, botanical garden and Southbank.

Katarzyna
Katarzyna Australia
10

I have been part of Melbourne for nearly 43 years.

May 15, 2021

I have been part of Melbourne for nearly 43 years. I have traveled the globe. And I will say Melbourne has been awarded the one of the most liveable cities in the world.- -Public Transport is cheap -World class and Prestigious eating venues -Different spaces with other cultural groups and lifestyle groups -Melbourne is also the HUB to many other destinations, events, sports, Wineries I even have friends that own one Oaks on Melba, Yering, Victoria 50 minutes from Melbourne.

brianwaggs
brianwaggs Australia
10

We decided to catch the Vline train from Tarneit to Southern...

May 30, 2017

We decided to catch the Vline train from Tarneit to Southern Cross as it is a short walk from home & a short walk to the hotel. We left our bags at the hotel then started the afternoon by catching a tram to Brunswick to the @Noisy Ritual winery. It was very nice & a surprise to find in the city. We had dinner at federation square at a restaurant called "arintji and the food was delicious & the service was excellent. We then went onto the Julia Morris show which was quite entertaining & funny. Then finally a comfy sleep at the Langham Hotel & breakfast at Soho in Southbank.

Teresa
Teresa Australia
8.0

It is a really "alive" city.

January 16, 2017

It is a really "alive" city. Moving in the city is quite easy. Full of nice restaurants along the Yarra river. People very helpful with "solo" traveller like me. Also hotel staff very nice and helpful.

vittoria antonella
vittoria antonella Italy
10

Our family stayed overnight in Melbourne , we first visited...

January 12, 2017

Our family stayed overnight in Melbourne , we first visited Melbourne zoo ,then the Federation slide the square (Waterslide) which the kids loved , at night we went to King pin at the crown ,it was an amusement centre and we didn't want to leave , Then back to our hotel Batman on Collins which was a small stuffy room but all we needed to sleep in , cannot wait for our next adventure in Melbourne .

Warwick
Warwick Australia

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