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Where to stay in Melbourne
Melbourne Central Business District
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Explore the magnificent Southbank riverfront, experience the city’s cultural charms in the arts precinct and see a glimpse of colonial history in central Melbourne.
Explore this eclectic neighbourhood, which features hotels, galleries, bars and a casino complex on the south side of Melbourne's Yarra River.
Just behind Melbourne’s iconic St. Kilda Beach, this historic suburb is famous for its art scene, live music venues, mouth-watering cakes and the wild rides of Luna Park.
Some of Melbourne’s best designer shopping can be found in this historically affluent inner-city suburb bordered to the north by the winding Yarra River.
A gorgeous harbour with waterfront dining and jaw-dropping city skyline views… this might sound more like another popular Australian city, but surprise – it’s Melbourne!
Families will find kid-friendly activities in Melbourne, and visitors give high marks for the shopping, renowned art, and fascinating museums. Tourists who journey to this vibrant city can discover its architecture, restaurants, and theaters. Top sights in the city include Melbourne Cricket Ground, St. Kilda Beach, and Bourke Street Mall.
- There are 1260 hotels and other accommodations in Melbourne
- The closest major airport is in Melbourne, VIC (MEB-Essendon) 11.2 from the city center
- The next closest is in Melbourne, VIC (MEL-Tullamarine) 18.9 away
Sightseeing and Staying in Melbourne
Known for its art, museums, and theaters, the city's cultural venues include National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Museum, and The Butterfly Club. Families come for attractions such as SEA LIFE Melbourne, Melbourne Zoo, and Puffing Billy Steam Train. The city's natural beauty is on display at St. Kilda Beach, Royal Botanic Gardens, and Luna Park.
In Melbourne, you'll find 1260 hotels and other lodging options so you'll have a variety of choices for a perfect holiday retreat. These are top ones based on Expedia user reviews:
- Bungunyah Apartments - With a stay at this 4-star apartment, guests can enjoy access to free parking and a library, along with an in-room kitchen. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its helpful staff.
- Eagle Hammer Cottages - This 4.5-star cottage features free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking.
- Arcadia Cottages - With a stay at this 4.5-star cottage, guests can enjoy access to free breakfast and free parking, along with an in-room kitchen.
Other favorite sights in Melbourne include Melbourne Cricket Ground, Bourke Street Mall, and Melbourne Central.
Getting Around Melbourne
With so many choices for transportation, seeing all of Melbourne is simple. You can access metro transit at Flagstaff Station, Melbourne Central Station, and Flinders Street Station. If you'd like to explore more of the area, hop aboard a train from Southern Cross Station, Showgrounds Station, or Spotswood Station.
Dressing for Melbourne
- Between January and March, you can expect average temperatures of 80°F during the day and 50°F at night
- From April to June, the average during the day is 68°F, while the average at night is 41°F
- July through September has daytime averages of 64°F with nighttime averages of 41°F
- In October-December, you can expect daytime averages of 75°F and nighttime averages of 45°F
- Melbourne gets about 0.47 inches of rain per year
- Usually February and January are the hottest months with an average of 78°F, whereas July and June are often coldest, averaging 41°F
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