Melbourne is set around the shores of Port Phillip Bay and laid out in a large rectangle Melbourne boats a lively and cosmopolitan pulse, famous for its sense of style and elegance, Melbourne boasts glamorous festivals and events, Australia’s best shopping, a lively passion for eating and drinking, and a flourishing interest in the arts.
Restored and preserved nineteenth-century architecture, built following the discovery of gold, provides a heady reminder of a prosperous age, while beautifully tended parks and gardens present a therapeutic respite from the pace of city life.
We love the city of Melbourne, our most European city and so easy to navigate, lots to see and do. Another great advantage is that there is so much to see and do outside of the city – and much of it is only an hour’s drive!
One of our recommendations is Stay at Rydges Melbourne, in the heart of Melbourne.
Mornington Peninsula is just gorgeous with its rolling hills of olive groves and vineyards and lovely accommodation options with ocean views. This is food and wine country with local produce is served in restaurants and sold at bustling markets. All an hour from Melbourne.
Yarra Valley and the Dandenong Ranges offers wared winning wineries and village life with natural surrounds.
The Goldfields – experience the drama and delights of the gold rush era which are carved in the landscape and architecture. Contrasts perfectly with contemporary restaurants, galleries and boutiques in the Goldfields villages.
Check out great deals and packages and chart your own course for a wealth of treasures, old and new.
Great Ocean Road – travel one of the world’s most scenic roads through the Great Ocean Road region which covers south-west Victoria and is home to the famous 12 Apostles. We specialize in Great Ocean Road travel round trip back to Melbourne or Melbourne to Adelaide or vice versa.