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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

Atlantis Hotel, Melbourne

Atlantis Hotel, Melbourne

300 Spencer Street, Melbourne, VIC
    4.0 out of 5.0
     
     
    4.4 out of 5 (4411 reviews)

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

    from NZ$92

    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 (3357 reviews)

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

      from NZ$105

      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$109

        PARKROYAL Melbourne Airport

        PARKROYAL Melbourne Airport

        Arrival Drive, Melbourne Airport, VIC
          4.5 out of 5.0
           
           
          4.4 out of 5 (991 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$252

          Great Southern Hotel Melbourne

          Great Southern Hotel Melbourne

          44 Spencer Street, Melbourne, VIC
            4.0 out of 5.0
             
             
            3.9 out of 5 (2848 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$78

            Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne

            Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne

            328 Flinders Street, Melbourne, VIC
              4.5 out of 5.0
               
               
              4.4 out of 5 (3672 reviews)

              This family-friendly Melbourne hotel is located in the entertainment district, within a 15-minute walk of Federation Square, National Gallery of Victoria, and ...

              from NZ$150

              The Hotel Windsor

              The Hotel Windsor

              111 Spring Street, Melbourne, VIC
                5.0 out of 5.0
                 
                 
                4.6 out of 5 (9795 reviews)

                Located in Melbourne Central Business District, this luxury hotel is steps from Collins Street and Princess Theatre. Her Majesty's Theatre and St. Vincent's ...

                from NZ$162

                BreakFree Bell City

                BreakFree Bell City

                205 Bell Street, Preston, VIC
                  3.5 out of 5.0
                   
                   
                  3.4 out of 5 (785 reviews)

                  Situated near the airport, this hotel is 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Austin Hospital and within 6 mi (10 km) of University of Melbourne and Melbourne Museum. Melbourne ...

                  from NZ$79

                  Stamford Plaza Melbourne

                  Stamford Plaza Melbourne

                  111 Little Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC
                    5.0 out of 5.0
                     
                     
                    4.4 out of 5 (990 reviews)

                    Located in Melbourne Central Business District, this luxury aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of Collins Street, Her Majesty's Theatre, and Flinders Lane. ...

                    from NZ$186

                    Crowne Plaza Melbourne

                    Crowne Plaza Melbourne

                    1-5 Spencer Street, Melbourne, VIC
                      4.5 out of 5.0
                       
                       
                      4.3 out of 5 (980 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$200

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