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Melbourne Holidays

Melbourne, Australia, is a beautiful city known for its arts, culture, and culinary scene. Explore iconic landmarks such as Federation Square, Flinders Street Station, and the Royal Exhibition Building. Take a stroll through the laneways adorned with street art and discover hidden cafes and boutiques. Immerse yourself in Melbourne's cultural diversity by visiting iconic museums and catching a performance at one of the city’s many theatres.

Shopaholics will delight in Melbourne's shopping districts, from high-end boutiques along Collins Street to quirky vintage stores in Fitzroy. Then as the sun sets, Melbourne comes alive with its dynamic nightlife. Enjoy rooftop bars, live music venues, and eclectic clubs scattered across the city, offering an evening to remember. Escape Melbourne’s urban bustle by exploring the city’s scenic parks and gardens, and don't miss the opportunity to take a day trip along the Great Ocean Road.

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Brady Hotel Central Melbourne

30 Little La Trobe St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

Bed and Breakfast 5 Nights
From £1539 per person View Offer

Grand Hyatt Melbourne

123 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

Room Only 5 Nights
From £1679 per person View Offer

Local Information & Travel Tips


Melbourne has an extensive public transportation network, including trains, trams, and buses, operated by Public Transport Victoria (PTV). The city's iconic trams provide convenient access to key attractions and neighbourhoods within the central business district (CBD) and surrounding suburbs. The myki card is used for fare payments on all modes of public transport in Melbourne.

Where to Stay / Visit

Melbourne is known for its diverse neighbourhoods, each with its own unique character and attractions. Some popular neighbourhoods include Fitzroy, known for its bohemian vibe, street art, hip cafes, and eclectic boutiques, St Kilda, famous for its beach, nightlife, and eclectic dining options, Southbank, offering stunning views of the Yarra River and city skyline along with arts precincts and entertainment venues, and Carlton, home to Melbourne's Little Italy, with authentic Italian eateries, as well as the Melbourne Museum and Royal Exhibition Building.


Melbourne Australia is generally considered a safe city for travellers, but it's always advisable to take common-sense precautions, especially in crowded areas and at night. Keep your belongings secure and be aware of your surroundings, particularly in tourist areas and on public transportation.

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Things to Do and See in Melbourne

Must-Visit Attractions & Places to See

Federation Square

This cultural precinct is in the heart of Melbourne and is home to iconic architecture, museums, galleries, restaurants, and event spaces. It's a hub for cultural events and festivals throughout the year.

National Gallery of Victoria (NGV)

The National Gallery of Victoria, Australia's oldest art museum houses an extensive collection of international and Australian art, totalling to over 70,000 masterpieces. The iconic venue often hosts temporary exhibitions, tours, talks, educational programmes, performances, and special late-night openings.

Melbourne Cricket Ground

Known as the "G," the MCG is Australia's largest stadium and a mecca for sports enthusiasts. Take a guided tour to learn about the stadium’s rich history or catch a cricket match or Australian Rules Football game.

Queen Victoria Market

This historic market offers a bustling atmosphere and a wide range of fresh produce, gourmet foods, clothing, souvenirs, and more. It's a great place to sample local delicacies and experience Melbourne's multiculturalism.

Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens

Melbourne’s Royal Exhibition Building is an architectural gem and UNESCO World Heritage Site that hosts exhibitions, events, and fairs. Surrounding it are the beautifully landscaped Carlton Gardens, perfect for a leisurely stroll.

Melbourne Zoo

Home to over 320 species of animals from around the world, from orangutans to unique native animals like koalas and kangaroos, Melbourne Zoo offers immersive exhibits, animal encounters, and educational programmes for visitors of all ages.

Hosier Lane Street Art

Melbourne is renowned for its eclectic street art scene, with Hosier Lane being one of the city’s most famous street art locations. Explore the city's laneways to discover colourful murals, graffiti, and stencil art by local and international artists.

St Kilda Beach and Luna Park

St Kilda Beach is situated just a short tram ride from the city centre of Melbourne, offering sandy shores, watersports, and stunning views of Port Phillip Bay. Adjacent to the beach is Luna Park, a historic amusement park with rides and attractions for all ages.

Top Day Trips to Take from Melbourne

Great Ocean Road

Embark on one of Australia's most scenic drives along the Great Ocean Road from Melbourne, taking you along beaches, rainforests, and cliff tops. Highlights include the iconic Twelve Apostles rock formations, Loch Ard Gorge, and the picturesque coastal towns of Lorne and Apollo Bay.

Yarra Valley

Yarra Valley is a renowned wine region situated around an hour’s drive from Melbourne, famous for its cool-climate wines, gourmet food, and stunning landscapes. Visit award-winning wineries for tastings, indulge in a gourmet lunch at a local restaurant, and explore the picturesque countryside dotted with vineyards, orchards, and boutique shops.

Dandenong Ranges

Escape to the lush forests and quaint villages of the Dandenong Ranges, located on Melbourne's eastern outskirts, less than an hour’s drive from the city. Take a ride on the historic Puffing Billy steam train through the towering mountain ash trees, visit the charming village of Sassafras for local crafts and Devonshire tea, and explore the serene Dandenong Ranges National Park with its scenic trails and majestic waterfalls.

Weather in Melbourne

Melbourne weather is generally pleasant year-round; the city has a temperate oceanic climate with mild to warm summers and cool winters.

Summer (December to February)

  • Average temperatures range from 14°C - 26°C
  • Warmest and sunniest time of the year
  • Summer is the peak tourist season, with many outdoor events and festivals taking place.

Winter (June to August)

  • Average temperatures range from 6°C - 14°C
  • Weather is cool and damp, with occasional rainfall and chilly winds

Autumn (March to May)

  • Average temperatures range from 11°C - 22°C
  • Autumn brings mild and pleasant weather, with cooler temperatures
  • March may still experience some warm days, while May starts to cool down as winter approaches
  • It's a great time to explore parks, gardens, and vineyards as the leaves change colour

Spring (September to November):

  • Average temperatures range from 9°C - 20°C
  • Spring brings milder weather and longer daylight hours, with occasional showers
  • September can be quite variable, with both cool and warm days, while November starts to warm up in preparation for summer
  • It's a popular time for outdoor activities, such as hiking, picnics, and flower festivals

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