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Southbank Vacation: Coronavirus Information

Consider protecting your Southbank trip with our holiday waiver. Travellers who book a Southbank package are eligible to purchase our holiday waiver, which gives travellers ultimate flexibility and covers all change or cancel penalties, one time, for any reason.

Most Southbank hotels offer free cancellation. Consider booking refundable hotels rather than non-refundable ones. Just look for the ‘free cancellation’ message during your hotel search. Prices can vary, but right now we believe that flexibility matters.

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What are the best places to visit in Southbank?

Preparing for your trip to Southbank? Like a few pointers about what to do when you get there? That's what we're here for!

If you plan to base yourself in Southbank, there's no way you'll be able to miss seeing the Crown Casino and Entertainment Complex. This famous attraction draws in visitors from all corners of the world. Ready to see what all the hype is about?

A packed day of sightseeing can really tyre you out. Thankfully, you'll only have to travel a short distance to get to the RMIT University and SEA LIFE Melbourne. These conveniently situated wonders won't disappoint!

People have said, "Art teaches nothing, except the significance of life." Wonder at the profound works at National Gallery of Victoria, and take a moment to envision the story of each piece. Travellers have a wonderful range of things to do in this destination. Bring your favourite book, find an inviting spot and take a moment to breathe in the natural garden air at Royal Botanic Gardens. Still have some time to spare? Melbourne Central is an excellent place to go if you're after a bit of window-shopping. With crowds of people bustling in and out, you'll have lots of fellow shopaholics to keep you company!

What are the most popular activities for a Southbank holiday?

You don't have to sleep in fancy hotels or fly at the pointy end of the plane to have an outstanding holiday. Just dive into all the fun things you can do while you're there!

Kick-start your trip to Southbank by trying one or two of these activities:

For a full range of options, take a look at our Southbank things to do page.

What types of accommodation options are available in Southbank?

With a number of accommodation to choose from in Southbank, you'll always be able to discover one that suits. Cheap holidays and luxury getaways — Expedia has everything you need.

Thinking about where to spend your evenings? Just keep in mind — cheap doesn't have to mean bed bugs and outdated linen! You'll discover clean, affordable options such as the Vibe Savoy Hotel Melbourne (630 Little Collins Streets) and the Urban Central Accommodation - Hostel (334 City Road). When only the finest things in life will do, rest your head in style at the Anchor on Collins (325 Collins Street) or the Cityviews 3 Bedroom (180 City Road). These upmarket retreats are also in the vicinity.

If you're planning to check out the Crown Casino and Entertainment Complex and you want to stay nearby, you'll have some great properties to choose from. The Crown Towers is only 0.2 miles away, and the Cityviews 2 Bedroom is a mere 0.3 miles away.

Is there an airport in Southbank?

Trying to find out how to make the trek from Tullamarine Airport (MEL) to Southbank? Once you've collected your bags, you'll be 12 miles to the northwest of the neighbourhood.




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The Langham, Melbourne AU$230
Reviewed on 27 Mar. 2020
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The Langham, Melbourne

The Langham, Melbourne

One Southgate Avenue, Southbank, VIC
     
    4.7 of 5
    5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    we liked everything, our room was beautiful. located in the best place

    Experience Bella Hotel Apartments
    Reviewed on 29 Mar. 2020
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    Experience Bella Hotel Apartments

    Experience Bella Hotel Apartments

    250 City Road, Southbank, VIC
       
      4.1 of 5
      4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

      Everything was close to what we needed. It was my second time staying there and it won't be my last

      WRAP on Southbank AU$139
      Reviewed on 17 Mar. 2020
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      WRAP on Southbank

      WRAP on Southbank

      133 -139 City Road, Southbank, VIC
         
        4.4 of 5
        4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        Well located, good sized rooms and very helpful staff. Just disappointed that a 7night booking was reduced to 3nights due to need to get back to UK before flight restrictions imposed due to coronavirus. Next time I will avoid paying up front!

        Mantra Southbank Melbourne
        Reviewed on 25 Mar. 2020
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        Mantra Southbank Melbourne

        Mantra Southbank Melbourne

        31 City Road, Southbank, VIC
           
          4.3 of 5
          4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          The property was stylish and modern. The amenities were excellent. It was well located although initially was a little hard to find, only because we didn’t know the city. The restaurant located at the hotel was fantastic. The food and service was awesome. The only thing we were disappointed in was ...

          Travelodge Hotel Melbourne Southbank AU$127
          Reviewed on 20 Mar. 2020
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          Travelodge Hotel Melbourne Southbank

          Travelodge Hotel Melbourne Southbank

          Corner of Southgate Ave & Riverside Quay, Southbank, VIC
             
            4.3 of 5
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Great location on southbank, short walk to the cbd. Great food options close by and close to public transport.

            Quay West Suites Melbourne AU$235
            Reviewed on 31 Mar. 2020
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            Quay West Suites Melbourne

            Quay West Suites Melbourne

            26 Southgate Avenue, Southbank, VIC
               
              4.7 of 5
              5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Absolutely fabulous staff, location, suite, amenities + buffet breakfasts!! Despite staying at Quay West Suites during the fateful weekend of the cancelled Melbourne Grand Prix followed by the ban of spectators at an MCG International cricket match, we had a magical weekend away! The staff at Quay ...

              Holiday Inn Express Melbourne Southbank
              Reviewed on 14 Mar. 2020
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              Holiday Inn Express Melbourne Southbank

              Holiday Inn Express Melbourne Southbank

              35-47 City Road, Southbank, VIC
                 
                4.6 of 5
                4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                A1 all round service, happy hour, room had essentials

                Imagine Marco AU$109
                Reviewed on 29 Mar. 2020
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                Imagine Marco

                Imagine Marco

                42-48 Balston Street, Southbank, VIC
                   
                  4.4 of 5
                  4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Enjoyable property minutes walk from trams and the river.

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