Beginning of main content
Trip Type
Flight 1
Flight 2
Flight 3
Flight 4
Flight 5

Holidays To Melbourne

From secret bars down winding laneways, to endless rows of boutique shops, and a serious sporting passion; Melbourne holidays are hard to beat. 
Enjoy the best of this sophisticated hotspot while taking advantage of Melbourne holiday packages—after all, if you're visiting a city renowned for its shopping, restaurants, and entertainment, it can't hurt to save a little extra cash on your flights and hotel.

Things to Do in Melbourne
All Melbourne holidays must start with coffee—it's practically mandatory in a city packed with so many cafes. Downtown is known for its charming laneways filled with cosy coffee spots and trendy shops. Many hotels in Melbourne are in this area, letting you stay in the centre of the action. Architecture buffs will love nearby Flinders Street Station, which is an iconic landmark as well as a major train station. Get a taste of history and check out the museum in the majestic Old Treasury building on Spring Street. To really get around, though, look into reserving a Melbourne car hire so you can see the sights at your own pace. After you've explored downtown, consider hiring a car to check out Melbourne's suburbs, or grab a tram over to the beach at St Kilda, home to Luna Park, the famous fun fair.

Shopping, Dining & Nightlife
Melbourne shopping caters to all budgets, whether shoestring or sky-high. Downtown's shopping hub is Bourke Street, an open-air mall packed with boutiques, large department stores and high-end chains. Around the corner is Emporium, a luxury shopping centre. If you're keen to explore some of the smaller unique boutiques, travel east to Prahran, one of Melbourne's most affluent areas, which hosts the Chapel Street shopping precinct.

When you're getting hungry, you may start to feel sorry for Melbourne residents - how on earth do they decide where to eat every week? The choice can be overwhelming, with every cuisine imaginable at all price points. Start downtown, where you'll find both Michelin-starred restaurants and vibrant gastropubs. Head south to the Yarra River, the city's bustling waterfront packed with restaurants that are perfectly positioned for people-watching as you eat.

When you're ready to really get the night started, intimate, cosy bars serving artisan cocktails and craft beer can be found in East Brunswick, a suburb just north of the city. Larger dance clubs are located around downtown, but you'll also encounter quieter establishments tucked into the nearby laneways. Melbourne, like many Australian cities, is replete with pubs—you'll find a variety in nearly every suburb, many with leafy beer gardens to enjoy in the warmer weather.

What's Next?
Wotif can help you get started planning your Melbourne holiday. At Wotif, we want to make the travel booking experience as easy as possible, so be sure to check out our Melbourne packages that include a flight and hotel in one–or go all the way and think about booking Melbourne holidays. It's time to start thinking about just which award-winning restaurant or trendy boutique you're going to hit up first.

Guide to Exploring Melbourne

Top Melbourne Hotels

The Victoria Hotel Melbourne

The Victoria Hotel Melbourne

215 Little Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC
    3.5 out of 5.0
     
     
    4.4 out of 5 (3424 reviews)

    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 ...

    from NZ$108

    Atlantis Hotel, Melbourne

    Atlantis Hotel, Melbourne

    300 Spencer Street, Melbourne, VIC
      4.0 out of 5.0
       
       
      4.4 out of 5 (4554 reviews)

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

      from NZ$95

      Crowne Plaza Melbourne

      Crowne Plaza Melbourne

      1-5 Spencer Street, Melbourne, VIC
        4.5 out of 5.0
         
         
        4.2 out of 5 (978 reviews)

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

        from NZ$196

        Experience Bella Hotel Apartments

        Experience Bella Hotel Apartments

        250 City Road, Southbank, VIC
          4.5 out of 5.0
           
           
          4.1 out of 5 (894 reviews)

          Located in Melbourne Central Business District, this luxury aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Southbank Promenade, Eureka Skydeck 88 and Melbourne Convention ...

          from NZ$145

          Travelodge Hotel Melbourne Docklands

          Travelodge Hotel Melbourne Docklands

          66 Aurora Lane, Docklands, VIC
            4.0 out of 5.0
             
             
            4.3 out of 5 (986 reviews)

            Located in Melbourne Central Business District, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Marvel Stadium and Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. DFO South ...

            from NZ$130

            Travelodge Hotel Melbourne Southbank

            Travelodge Hotel Melbourne Southbank

            Corner of Southgate Ave & Riverside Quay, Southbank, VIC
              4.0 out of 5.0
               
               
              4.4 out of 5 (2837 reviews)

              This family-friendly Southbank hotel is located in the entertainment district, within 1 mi (2 km) of Melbourne Central and Melbourne Cricket Ground. Royal Botanic ...

              from NZ$130

              PARKROYAL Melbourne Airport

              PARKROYAL Melbourne Airport

              Arrival Drive, Melbourne Airport, VIC
                4.5 out of 5.0
                 
                 
                4.4 out of 5 (994 reviews)

                Located near the airport, this family-friendly hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of DFO Essendon, Broadmeadows Park and Progress Reserve. Overnewton Castle and Moonee ...

                from NZ$230

                Novotel Melbourne South Wharf

                Novotel Melbourne South Wharf

                7 Convention Centre Place, South Wharf, VIC
                  4.0 out of 5.0
                   
                   
                  4.7 out of 5 (302 reviews)

                  Located in Melbourne Central Business District, this hotel is steps away from Southbank Promenade, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre and DFO South Wharf. ...

                  from NZ$124

                  Great Southern Hotel Melbourne

                  Great Southern Hotel Melbourne

                  44 Spencer Street, Melbourne, VIC
                    4.0 out of 5.0
                     
                     
                    3.9 out of 5 (2940 reviews)

                    Located in Melbourne Central Business District, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Yarra Riverfront and SEA LIFE Melbourne. Melbourne Convention and Exhibition ...

                    from NZ$74

                    Pegasus Apart'Hotel

                    Pegasus Apart'Hotel

                    206 A'Beckett Street, Melbourne, VIC
                      4.0 out of 5.0
                       
                       
                      4.3 out of 5 (885 reviews)

                      Located in Melbourne Central Business District, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Flagstaff Gardens, Queen Victoria Market and Melbourne Central. ...

                      from NZ$95

                      Top Flight Deals

                      Prices found within past 7 days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

                      ^Savings based on all package bookings made with Flight + Hotel on Wotif.co.nz from January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018, as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.

                      *Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.