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Melbourne - A grand city with graffiti lined streets, ocean drives and fine parks and gardens

Melbourne regularly features in lists of the world’s most liveable cities. Brightsun Travel offers a range of fantastic holidays to Melbourne where you can discover why. Melbourne’s CBD or Central Business District is the busiest part of the city, where trains, trams, banks, botanical gardens, impressive state library buildings and shopping centres converge. But it's by no means the prettiest part. Leaving the CBD by foot or on one of Melbourne’s slick trams will easily take you to wonderful pockets of art and culture, incredible markets, tasty bakeries and vibrant Vietnamese neighbourhoods. In the north of the city, passing through the famous Queen Victoria Market, one of Melbourne’s biggest and best food markets, is Fitzroy, a trendy inner city suburb where you will find croissanteries that look more like space age museums (and could rival any croissanterie in Paris), and graffiti lining the back streets to make for some eye catching meandering. Fitzroy North is argued by many Melburnians to be its best suburb, with fantastic bakeries, restaurants and the beautiful Edinburgh Gardens with spectacular views of the city skyline. Neighbouring Collingwood is a mix of edgy up and coming Melbourne alongside flagship stores of some of Australia’s best loved cosmetics and clothing brands.

Exploring Melbourne’s inner and outer city suburbs would keep you entertained for days. Brightsun Travel offers several cheap holidays to Melbourne to place you at the very heart of the action, allowing you to design a city tour of your very own. To the east of Melbourne you have streets lined with bars and restaurants in Richmond, South Yarra and Prahran. You can act like a local in Prahran market, where every weekend chefs and locals come together in search of some of Australia's best produce. Head south to the bay side suburb of St Kilda and hang around until dusk to catch penguins nesting in its rocky shores. Go west and you will find specialist bakeries in Spotswood, tree lined streets in Yarraville and a vibrant Vietnamese neighbourhood in Footscray. Just outside its city boundaries, Melbourne boasts one of the most scenic coastal roads in the world, the Great Ocean Road, and the cool misty forests of the Dandenong Ranges are easily reachable by train. Brightsun Travel has all kinds of exclusive holidays to Melbourne and can help you arrange your ideal getaway to this diverse corner of Australia.

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