Melbourne

Travel Guide
Brighton Beach featuring a city, a sunset and a beach

Australia’s capital of style artfully blends the elegance and grace of yesteryear with the bold new world of modern design and culture.

Melbourne is a city with one eye fixed on the past and another on the future. It’s the capital city of the state of Victoria and the country’s capital of style, where good food, coffee, fashion and art are revered.

Exploring the city center will immediately bring Melbourne’s fusion of new and old to light. Stroll down Collins Street to see Victorian-era churches, art deco hotels and daring post-modern structures. Close by is Bourke Street Mall, where trams trundle through a boulevard of heritage-listed buildings tastefully converted into modern shops.

At nearby Federation Square, this delightful collision of the past and present continues. Angular modern buildings stand in futuristic contrast to neighboring Flinders Street Station, St. Paul’s Cathedral and the timeless elegance of the Yarra River. While at “Fed Square,” visit the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) to learn about the country’s history of film and television, and experiment with the latest digital technology.

Cross the river and explore Southbank’s restaurants and bars, the National Gallery of Victoria and the Royal Botanic Gardens. Then take the elevator to Skydeck 88 in the Eureka Tower for breathtaking views of the park-filled city.

Once you’ve explored the city center, jump aboard one of Melbourne’s iconic trams and explore the suburbs. Not far from downtown is Carlton, where you’ll find the Melbourne Museum, and the espresso bars and restaurants of “Little Italy” on Lygon Street.

Pack your towel and swimming costume and head to the seaside suburb of St. Kilda. After a dip in Port Phillip Bay, browse the suburb’s famous cake shops and vintage stores before heading to the bright lights and thrill rides of Luna Park. Stay overnight in one of St. Kilda’s boutique hotels then rise early for a sunrise walk along the coastline to the brightly colored “bathing boxes” of Brighton Beach. Have your photo taken by these heritage-listed structures, a perfect memento of this effortlessly stylish and most liveable of cities.

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Where to stay in Melbourne

Oaks Melbourne on William Suites
Oaks Melbourne on William Suites
4.5 out of 5
350 William Street, Melbourne, VIC
The price is NT$2,979 per night from Oct 28 to Oct 28
Located in Melbourne Central Business District, this luxury aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Flagstaff Gardens, Hardware Lane, and Queen Victoria Market. ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (3,278 reviews)
"Great location."

Reviewed on 2021/9/2

Oaks Melbourne on William Suites
W Melbourne
W Melbourne
5 out of 5
408 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, VIC
The price is NT$6,790 per night from Nov 8 to Nov 8
Located in Melbourne Central Business District, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of SEA LIFE Melbourne, Federation Square, and Crown Casino and Entertainment ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (45 reviews)
Great way to spend Lockdown 5.0 Eve
"Had a wonderful stay. We checked in an hour early which was great seeing Melbourne went into another lockdown a couple of hours later. The room was very funky and cool. bed was comfortable and the bathroom was very cool - loved the heated toilet seat. Staff were lovely and very helpful. Had drinks ..."

Reviewed on 2021/7/16

W Melbourne
Sheraton Melbourne Hotel
Sheraton Melbourne Hotel
5 out of 5
27 Little Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC
The price is NT$5,391 per night from Nov 10 to Nov 10
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 ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (993 reviews)
"Lovely staff, nice clean and beautifully styled rooms. Great location. Hotel is on the smaller side, my only complaint is we were on the street side of the hotel and on the 14th/top floor and could hear noisy cars but noise stopped by 11."

Reviewed on 2021/7/17

Sheraton Melbourne Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Aura on Flinders Serviced Apartments
Aura on Flinders Serviced Apartments
3.5 out of 5
707/534 Flinders st, (Enter via 7 Katherine Pl), Melbourne, VIC
The price is NT$1,549 per night from Nov 3 to Nov 3
Located in Melbourne Central Business District, this aparthotel is steps from Yarra Riverfront, SEA LIFE Melbourne, and Flinders Lane. Collins Street and Rialto ...
4/5 Very Good! (1,796 reviews)
a great stay
"great view, good facilities and friendly staff"

Reviewed on 2021/7/11

Aura on Flinders Serviced Apartments
Oaks Melbourne on William Suites
Oaks Melbourne on William Suites
4.5 out of 5
350 William Street, Melbourne, VIC
The price is NT$2,979 per night from Oct 28 to Oct 28
Located in Melbourne Central Business District, this luxury aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Flagstaff Gardens, Hardware Lane, and Queen Victoria Market. ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (3,278 reviews)
"Great location."

Reviewed on 2021/9/2

Oaks Melbourne on William Suites
Pegasus Apart'Hotel
Pegasus Apart'Hotel
4 out of 5
206 A'Beckett Street, Melbourne, VIC
The price is NT$2,497 per night from Oct 26 to Oct 26
Located in Melbourne Central Business District, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Flagstaff Gardens, Queen Victoria Market, and Melbourne Central. ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (6,039 reviews)
Recommend place to stay
"Lovely and spacious, great location."

Reviewed on 2021/7/23

Pegasus Apart'Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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