Melbourne attractions things to do & see on holiday.
Melbourne Holidays offer up some of Australia's more cultural delights, renowned as the cultural centre of Australia, Melbourne is divided into many distinct precincts, each offering up its own unique personality; some are just a lane or two, while others cover the banks of the Yarra River or a busy CBD street. Melbourne is a city of creativity which is evident in its art, entertainment, fashion and world-class dining scene. DISCOVER AUSTRALIA has a large assortment of exciting deals on Melbourne holidays for you to choose from.
Sports fans will enjoy touring the MCG, Flemington Race Course, Moonee Valley Race Course and numerous other sporting venues during their Melbourne holiday. Explore one of Melbourne's thrilling suburbs; Waterfront City in the Docklands, under the Southern Star Observation Wheel, has a range of shops and entertainment; Federation Square which is home to attractions including The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, housing the world's largest and most comprehensive collection of Australian art, the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) or Champions Australian Racing Museum and Hall of Fame.
Flex your shopping muscles on your Melbourne holiday with networks of historic laneways and arcades boasting many unique, exotic and quirky finds. Explore the Block, Cathedral and Royal arcades, Degraves and Crossley Streets, Presgrave, Bourke St Mall, Flinders Lane, Queen Victoria Market, the QV and GPO precincts. Melbourne also features an ever-changing number of trendy clubs, bars and live music venues, as well as theatres and cinemas. Take in a show at the Crown Entertainment Complex or the Forum Theatre. Perhaps spend a night out in one of Melbourne's premier bar districts such as Fitzroy, Richmond, Carlton and South Melbourne.
Foodies will be in heaven discovering Melbourne's melting pot of cultures which has given birth to world-class dining scene pockets, scattered throughout the city; Richmond for cheap and cheerful Vietnamese dishes; Carlton for Italian classics and Fitzroy for tantalising Spanish tapas. You will also find a wide range of eating options in St Kilda, with great weekend breakfasts and cakes to round off your holiday. South Yarra, Prahran and Windsor offer strings of cafes and fine dining. The Southbank promenade is also one of Melbourne's most popular dining and shopping precincts.
When you're ready to venture further, you will be delighted to discover some of Victoria's wonderful natural attractions are easily accessed from Melbourne. The Dandenong range makes a wonderful day trip from the city; hike into the hills, visit Puffing Billy the restored steam train and be sure to pack a picnic to enjoy on your day out. If you've been tempted by Victoria's cold-climate wines they you should not miss a chance to visit Yarra Valley wine region. Take a hot air balloon trip, cycling or walking through the vineyards, spot local wildlife and of course, stop by a few of the boutique wineries for a sample. No holiday to Victoria is complete without a leisurely drive along the stunning Great Ocean Road; so if you are travelling by car to or from Melbourne do not miss the incredible sights found along the southern coast.
A vibrant city that is buzzing year-round, Melbourne is one of Australia's premier holiday destinations, and DISCOVER AUSTRALIA has created a range of Holiday Packages to suit all budgets and tastes. Why waste time comparing prices on flights and hotels, when you can simply browse through our packages and choose one that is already designed to suit your interests, and has exclusive discounted rates? Whether you are planning a family holiday, a fun getaway with friends or an indulgent honeymoon retreat, we have the package for you.
Melbourne is 'the' place to be for shopping, with iconic locations such as Chapel St right in the heart of the city. Couples and groups of friends can plan a fun shopping trip with our Melbourne Shopping Packages, which include flights and accommodation. The money saved with the extra package discount can be put to better use- on a gorgeous vintage dress perhaps. For great international and domestic labels, check out Bourke and Collins Streets, as well as the city malls, but if you prefer smaller labels and boutiques, check out Curtin House, Hawksburn Village or Brunswick Street. Innovative and exciting fashion is bursting out of almost all of Melbourne's streets, so book a Melbourne Shopping Package with central accommodation, and start hunting!
The home of the MCG, the Rod Laver Arena, Flemington Racecourse, Etihad Stadium and a Formula 1 Grand Prix circuit, Melbourne is sports-mad, and DISCOVER AUSTRALIA offers a great range of Melbourne Sports Packages with flights and central accommodation. Get your friends together and book your Melbourne getaway to coincide with 'the race that stops the nation', the Melbourne Cup, or perhaps the titanic AFL Grand Final. Whatever your preferred code, you are sure to enjoy the famous sporting spirit this town offers.
Families on a budget who are looking for an affordable Melbourne getaway should browse through all DISCOVER AUSTRALIA Melbourne Budget Packages, as the extra package discount means less money is spent on airfares and accommodation, and more on enjoying what the city has to offer. There are heaps of family-friendly attractions and affordable accommodation options in Melbourne, so start browsing online now. If the sun is shining, take the kids down to the Melbourne Museum- the Milarri garden of watercourses, rock escarpments and native flora is a delight, as is the Children's Garden in the Royal Botanic Gardens. This enchanting garden is designed to be child-sized, and features a variety of plants specifically chosen for their 'weird and wonderfulness'. If the sun has hidden away, take a ride on the Puffin Billy, Australia's oldest-surviving steam railway, or perhaps visit the Old Melbourne Gaol.
You and your friends can take advantage of the easy-to-compare and easy-to-book Melbourne Holiday Packages available online, and start planning your next Melbourne getaway. Melbourne is positively pulsating with live music, arts, entertainment and sport, so you can use the money you have saved on flights and accommodation to really enjoy it.
Some of Australia's best loved artists have emerged from Melbourne, and future stars can be found in pubs and venues all over the city, virtually every night of the week. For a little glitz and glamour, head over to the Crowne Casino and Entertainment Complex in the suburb of Southbank. As well as a hosting a bowling alley, cinema complex, countless gambling tables and nightclubs, it is home to a number of excellent restaurants and caf?s, and close by to great accommodation options bookable with a DISCOVER AUSTRALIA Melbourne Budget Package. Forget having to juggle flights and accommodation for your upcoming holiday- simply choose your dates and enjoy the extra cash our exclusive discounted packages give you.
Melbourne Holiday Packages available online give you access to exclusive discounted rates on both flights and accommodation, which means more money in your back pocket. Why not treat yourself to a delicious meal at one of Melbourne's many acclaimed fine dining restaurants? Melbourne is a passionately 'foodie' city, and its very multicultural population has ensured that a wide range of cuisines and flavours are available. Proud Mediterranean, traditional Anglo-Celtic and Asian eateries are found around every corner, and also fuse to create the widespread 'Modern-Australian' cuisine. The good news is that there is no 'one' place for food, so our Melbourne Food Packages include accommodation all over the city. Browse online and choose one that suits you, and start planning your delicious holiday.
If the stresses of the world are getting a bit too much, book a Melbourne Spa Package with flights and luxury accommodation, and let your worries drift away. Melbourne is renowned for having many excellent day spas and wellbeing retreats close to the city centre. Everything from massage, beauty treatments, aromatherapy, manicure and hydrotherapy is available, and in the evening you can choose between experiencing some of the best live theatre and performance in Australia, or simply relaxing in your hotel. Take the stress out of your next booking by choosing a package holiday- you can rest assured that you are getting the best available rates on both flights and accommodation, so you can simply concentrate on planning your relaxing getaway.
Newly-wed honeymooners will find the romantic retreat they are looking for with DISCOVER AUSTRALIA- a huge range of Melbourne Honeymoon Packages are available online, and include luxurious private accommodation in the CBD. For a truly romantic start to your day, why not enjoy a hot-air-balloon flight over the city? See the Yarra winding through Melbourne's iconic architecture in the early morning light. For a different aerial perspective, the Eureka Skydeck 88 is Melbourne's highest lookout, and provides spectacular views over the city. In the evening, enjoy a leisurely dinner in one of the many excellent restaurants close by to many luxury accommodation options, or perhaps just relax in the privacy of your room.
Mature travellers who want to enjoy a holiday in the beautiful Grampians National Park will appreciate the convenient and hassle-free holiday packages available online with DISCOVER AUSTRALIA. Every year, the Grampians National Park town of Halls Gap hosts both the Grampians Jazz Festival and the Grampian's Grape Escape. Perhaps extend your Melbourne Holiday Package to include accommodation in this friendly town, and enjoy these fantastic events. For more natural attractions, inner-city Melbourne is well endowed with parks and reserves, such as the Royal Botanic Gardens and Birrarung Marr, so visitors can simply browse online and choose a package with central Melbourne accommodation, and enjoy some back-to-nature relaxation in these pretty reserves.
An exciting, cultural city bursting with live theatre and music, exciting architecture, delicious food and beautiful natural attractions, Melbourne has something for everyone. If you have started thinking about a Victorian getaway, browse through a great range of Melbourne Holiday Packages. Designed to suit all budgets and tastes, these specialised Holiday Packages combine exclusive low rates on both flights and accommodation, and are specially tailored to suit your particular needs- be it Budget or Luxury, Sporting or Food. Enjoy the savings these packages give you, and relax in the knowledge that you have the best deal available, and won't have to spend hours comparing and juggling flights and accommodation.