Melbourne Overview
Sporting Events Nature/Outdoors
Known for its style, and elegance, Melbourne sits at the confluence of the Yarra River and the shores of beautiful Port Phillip Bay. Its glamorous festivals, vibrant nightlife, flourishing art scene, and passion for fine food and wine, makes this one of Australia's most popular destinations.
Much of the well preserved nineteenth-century architecture that abounds here was built just after the discovery of gold, and reflects the new found prosperity that typified those exciting times, and the beautifully tended parks and gardens that dot the city create a pleasant serenity in an otherwise fast paced metropolis.
Known as the culture capital of Australia, Melbourne is also host to many of the continent's most prestigious sporting events including, the Australian Open Tennis Championships in January, and the ultra glamorous Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix in March, in addition to the Spring Horse Racing Carnival culminating in the Melbourne Cup, and an abundance of Food and Wine festivals, both in Melbourne and around the state.
As you might imagine in a city that hosts so many events, accommodations here are stellar, and offer a full range of services, styles, and locations. Whether enjoying a quaint cafe, or soaring above the city in a hot air balloon, Melbourne is a city you will remember long after your Australian vacation is over. Click here to browse all of our Australian destinations