Of all the great cities in Australia, few have the range of diverse things to do and places to see that Melbourne does. Even Sydney, often cited as the jewel in the crown of Australia, has to take a step back and allow Melbourne centre stage when it comes to a great city destination.
We looked at what makes Melbourne so great, as well as ideas for places to stay, eat, and visit during your trip.
Quite simply, it is a city that has something for everyone, no matter what their tastes. People from around the world travel to the city and the expatriate population in Melbourne is huge, too. Wherever you are from, friendly faces abound in Melbourne, and you can always expect to find something that will make you feel perfectly at home.
Until you visit the city, it is impossible to sum it up well enough.
Where to Stay
There is a great range of both hotels and hostels across the city, depending on your budget and the experience you are looking for. Don’t be fooled into thinking that an expensive hotel means more luxury and a better standard of accommodation, however, as the hostel network offers a range of inspirational places at a fraction of the usual price.
Should you plump for a hotel, then The Langham offers a luxurious setting and great views of the city from its terraces. If you are looking for a hostel as an alternative, then Nomads is a great place to head, is relatively new, and popular among locals for a drink as well as travelers staying overnight.
Where to Eat
Melbourne is so culturally diverse that you can find anything here, whether it is Spanish tapas, a Lebanese buffet, a Sushi Bar, or a casual café for a pizza.
The Aviary is one of the top restaurants in the city for dining in fine luxury and style, while those on a more limited budget should check out the Bombay Beat restaurant, or Gurkha’s Café, both of which offer amazing food at an affordable price.
Touring the city is easy, whether you hire a car, use a relocation campervans service or use the extensive bus, train, and tram network, all of Melbourne is within easy reach.
Make this amazing city your first port of call when you head Down Under, and you may well find that you don’t wish to travel anywhere else!
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