Melbourne

Travel Guide
Melbourne
From historic monuments to ultra-modern malls, ancient art to cutting-edge culture, Melbourne effortlessly blends past and present.

The capital of the state of Victoria is one of Australia’s most stylish and sophisticated cities, combining old-world colonial charm with modern-day convenience. Visitors will be quickly seduced by its food and its fashions, its art and its architecture, its culture and its coffee.

The city centre is packed with heritage-listed buildings, many of them dating back to Victorian times. The historic churches and sumptuous art deco hotels, the elegant arcades of Bourke Street Mall and Flinders Street Station, the oldest train station in Australia, sit comfortably alongside the futuristic glass-and-steel exhibition spaces around Federation Square and the iconic Eureka Tower, which offers panoramic views across the city from the observation deck on the 88th floor.

There’s no shortage of cultural contrasts either, from state-of-the-art digital technology at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image and contemporary painting at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, to international and indigenous masterpieces at the National Gallery of Victoria and local treasures at the Melbourne Museum. The latter is even home to one of Australia’s great sporting icons, the legendary racehorse Phar Lap.

Take a breather in one of the city parks, wander around the Royal Botanic Gardens, or head off for a dip in the cooling waters of Port Phillip Bay at St. Kilda or Brighton Beach. Jump on and off Melbourne’s famous trams to explore the four corners of the city, maybe alighting at the popular beach-front Luna Park to ride the historic rollercoaster, or visit bustling, atmospheric Queen Victoria Market to pick up some delicious locally sourced produce.

Dining out is a breeze in cosmopolitan Melbourne, where you can easily sample a different cuisine every night. Head for Lygon Street, Australia’s “Little Italy”, for the best pasta and pizza outside the old country, enjoy the bohemian atmosphere of Flinders Lane in the heart of the city’s cultural quarter, or go upmarket in stylish Collins Street, home of the famous art deco Hopetoun Tearooms.

Melbourne is sometimes called the gateway to Australia and this friendly, sophisticated and culturally diverse city certainly gives visitors a perfect introduction to the country’s rich heritage, stunning natural beauty and infectious zest for life.

Where to stay in Melbourne

Atlantis Hotel, Melbourne
Atlantis Hotel, Melbourne
4 out of 5
300 Spencer Street, Melbourne, VIC, 3000
The price is ₹6,127 per night from 8 Jan to 9 Jan
₹6,127
per night
8 Jan - 9 Jan
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly motel in Melbourne. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and a fitness centre. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,838 reviews)
"Guy at reception was friendly and down to earth :)"

Reviewed on 6 Dec 2022

Atlantis Hotel, Melbourne
Stamford Plaza Melbourne
Stamford Plaza Melbourne
5 out of 5
111 Little Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC, 3000
The price is ₹10,393 per night from 22 Dec to 23 Dec
₹10,393
per night
22 Dec - 23 Dec
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Melbourne. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and 24-hour room service. Our guests praise the WiFi and the comfy rooms in their reviews. ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (1,003 reviews)
"Walking distance to most things, close to trams & trains. Lovely staff , clean, tidy rooms"

Reviewed on 4 Dec 2022

Stamford Plaza Melbourne
The Victoria Hotel Melbourne
The Victoria Hotel Melbourne
3.5 out of 5
215 Little Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC, 3000
The price is ₹6,908 per night from 12 Dec to 13 Dec
₹6,908
per night
12 Dec - 13 Dec
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Melbourne. Enjoy free WiFi, a fitness centre and on-site parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,343 reviews)
Great Location
"Good central location to shops. Happy hour very busy and enjoyable. Car parking not available at site. Don't pay at reception cost $45 would have been only under $20 for overnight stay if you pay at the parking station."

Reviewed on 6 Dec 2022

The Victoria Hotel Melbourne
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.
Pegasus Apart'Hotel
Pegasus Apart'Hotel
4 out of 5
206 A'Beckett Street, Melbourne, VIC, 3000
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly aparthotel in Melbourne. Enjoy free WiFi, a fitness centre and on-site parking. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (6,358 reviews)
"New clean helpful staff car parking"

Reviewed on 3 Dec 2022

Pegasus Apart'Hotel
Oaks Melbourne on William Suites
Oaks Melbourne on William Suites
4.5 out of 5
350 William Street, Melbourne, VIC, 3000
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury aparthotel in Melbourne. Enjoy free WiFi, a fitness centre and on-site parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (3,488 reviews)
"The staff were friendly. The room was clean."

Reviewed on 7 Dec 2022

Oaks Melbourne on William Suites
Oaks Melbourne on Market Hotel
Oaks Melbourne on Market Hotel
4 out of 5
60 Market Street, Melbourne, VIC, 3000
Stay at this 4-star family-friendly aparthotel in Melbourne. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and room service. Our guests praise the clean rooms in their reviews. ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (3,817 reviews)
"I liked the 24hr reception, dinning option of in house or room service and staff friendliness"

Reviewed on 30 Nov 2022

Oaks Melbourne on Market 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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