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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.

Things to do in Melbourne

All set to grab your holiday by the horns and ride it off into the wild blue yonder? Travelling is all about experiencing new and exciting things (no matter what time you made it home from the bar last night).

You can forget about sleep ins — Melbourne offers too many exciting adventures. See below for our fave picks:


Guide to Exploring Melbourne

Top Melbourne Hotels

Oaks Melbourne on Market Hotel

Oaks Melbourne on Market Hotel

60 Market Street, Melbourne, VIC
    4.0 out of 5.0
     
     
    4.3 out of 5 (993 reviews)

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

    from NZ$114

    Oaks Melbourne on Collins Hotel

    Oaks Melbourne on Collins Hotel

    480 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC
      4.5 out of 5.0
       
       
      3.7 out of 5 (983 reviews)

      Located in Melbourne Central Business District, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Collins Street, SEA LIFE Melbourne and Yarra Riverfront. ...

      from NZ$110

      Atlantis Hotel, Melbourne

      Atlantis Hotel, Melbourne

      300 Spencer Street, Melbourne, VIC
        4.0 out of 5.0
         
         
        4.3 out of 5 (1814 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$85

        Oaks Melbourne on William Suites

        Oaks Melbourne on William Suites

        350 William Street, Melbourne, VIC
          4.5 out of 5.0
           
           
          4.4 out of 5 (976 reviews)

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

          from NZ$121

          Pegasus Apart'Hotel

          Pegasus Apart'Hotel

          206 A'Beckett Street, Melbourne, VIC
            4.0 out of 5.0
             
             
            4.3 out of 5 (957 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$208

            WRAP on Southbank

            WRAP on Southbank

            133 -139 City Road, Southbank, VIC
              4.5 out of 5.0
               
               
              4.4 out of 5 (992 reviews)

              Located in Melbourne Central Business District, this luxury aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of Southbank Promenade and Eureka Skydeck 88. Melbourne Convention ...

              from NZ$147

              Sheraton Melbourne Hotel

              Sheraton Melbourne Hotel

              27 Little Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC
                5.0 out of 5.0
                 
                 
                4.5 out of 5 (419 reviews)

                Located in Melbourne Central Business District, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Parliament House of Victoria and Princess Theatre. Royal Exhibition ...

                from NZ$327

                Wyndham Hotel Melbourne

                Wyndham Hotel Melbourne

                199 William Street, Melbourne, VIC
                  4.5 out of 5.0
                   
                   
                  4.6 out of 5 (164 reviews)

                  Located in Melbourne Central Business District, this luxury apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Emporium Melbourne and Bourke Street Mall. SEA LIFE ...

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                  Avani Melbourne Central Residences

                  Avani Melbourne Central Residences

                  60 A'Beckett Street, Melbourne, VIC
                    4.5 out of 5.0
                     
                     
                    4.5 out of 5 (40 reviews)

                    Located in Melbourne Central Business District, this luxury apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Melbourne Central and State Library of Victoria. ...

                    from NZ$148

                    Sofitel Melbourne On Collins

                    Sofitel Melbourne On Collins

                    25 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC
                      5.0 out of 5.0
                       
                       
                      4.5 out of 5 (335 reviews)

                      Located in Melbourne Central Business District, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Federation Square and Melbourne Cricket Ground. Melbourne Central ...

                      from NZ$307

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