Today Melbourne is the second-largest city in Australia and the capital of the state of Victoria. Melbourne is built on a coastal plain at the top of the giant horseshoe shaped Port Phillip Bay, which also serves as the mouth of the mighty Yarra River.
Located on the southern coast of Australia’s eastern seaboard, Melbourne is perhaps Australia’s most cultured and politically conservative city. Melbourne features include Victorian-era architecture, bounteous cultural institutions museums, art galleries, theatres and spaciously landscaped parks and gardens. Its 3.5 million populations are multicultural and entirely sports-mad.
Melbourne is often called the cultural capital of Australia, with its many art galleries, film festivals, orchestras, choral and opera productions, vibrant live music scene, and a strong food, wine and coffee culture. People in
Melbourne tend to dress up more than in Sydney, partly due to the colder climate. Many bars and clubs have strict dress regulations, such as requiring collars and dress shoes for men.
Melbourne is a city with a very European passion for shopping, coffee and fine cuisine. In the mazy and laneways of the CBD, a myriad of intimate bars and cafes with outdoor tables offer prime people-watching positions. Or you might prefer dining in the cultured ambience of a nineteenth-century Melbourne hotel.
Melbourne City Centre: The tidy layout makes the Central Business District, which is just 2km long by 1km wide, easy to get around. Most of its major attractions are on the borders of the CBD or near the banks of the Yarra River, which marks the southern border of the city centre.
North Melbourne & Flemington: Melbourne Zoo, Queen Victoria Markets and Flemington Racecourse home to the famous Melbourne Cup and Spring Racing Carnival. Located on the city’s fringe North Melbourne hosts
Richmond and east Melbourne: North Richmond is Melbourne’s Little Vietnam while the southern part of the district, Bridge Road. It is famous for low price fashion outlets.
South Yarra & Toorak: Just south of the river is an elegant and classy precinct. With countless boutiques, jewelers, tailors and exclusive homeware outlets.
Carlton & Fitzroy: The cultural scenery takes a sharp turn to the urban alternative at Brunswick Street, Fitzroy. Live music, retro cafes, diverse restaurants and whole food alternatives abound along this bohemian boulevard just a kilometer from central Melbourne.
St Kilda Road: Connecting Melbourne City to seaside St Kilda. Good access to the Royal Botanical Gardens and Albert Park.
St Kilda & Albert Park: Visit the Sunday markets along the Esplanade, the beach, the parks, the historic pier and the wide skating, riding and walking paths.
Hotels of Melbourne
City East Motel Melbourne: 181 Langridge Street, Abottsford Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC,
Australia Hotel Grand Chancellor Melbourne: 131 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Mantra On The Park Apartment Melbourne: 333 Exhibition Street, Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Punt Hill Essendon Grand Apartments Melbourne: The Punt Hill Essendon Grand Apartments is located 14 kilometres north of Melbourne commercial business district in the vibrant suburb of Essendon. The Melbourne Airport is only 15 minutes from the property.
Seasons Heritage Melbourne: Located on St Kilda Road, the Seasons Heritage Melbourne is close to the Albert Park area, beach and shopping areas at Chapel Street. This property is 5 kilometres from the Melbourne City and 30 kilometres from Melbourne International Airport.
Medina Executive St Kilda Melbourne: Medina Executive St Kilda is situated in the heart of vibrant St Kilda, surrounded by cafes, restaurants and bars, with the beach at the end of the street. The city, Southgate and the casino are all a short tram ride away.
Highlander Apartments Melbourne: Nestled on the corners of Flinders and Highlander Lane, the Highlander Apartments Melbourne is in the historic and entertainment end of the Melbourne CBD. This property is just few minutes walk from Crown Casino, Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centers, Aquarium, Southbank restaurants, Observation Deck as well as Telstra Dome.