As one of Australia’s largest cities, Melbourne has a bustling, vibrant central business district that just happens to be one of the city’s most historic areas, too. Combine that with the new Docklands, and you have an epic urban adventure that’s just begging you to start your getaway. This is “the world’s most liveable city” for a reason. It’s stylish and artsy and the country’s cultural capital, but also laid-back and relaxed. The heart of the city is also full of Gold Rush-era architecture, hugely multicultural, and (the best part!) boasts some of the best eats in Victoria. And if that’s not enough, footy, cricket, racing and tennis all take on a sort of glow that locals and visitors alike can’t resist.
The key to it all? Our Melbourne CBD holiday packages, of course. So bring your sense of adventure and a friend to close your mouth for you when it drops open in awe. Your getaway begins!
So iconic it’s in world-famous songs, Flinders Street Railway Station could be your very first stop—especially if you ride the rails in. It’s also a famous meeting place for locals, so start shaking hands and making friends.
Want to take in the whole city all at once? Climbing to the top of Eureka Tower is a great way to start Melbourne CBD holidays. When your fingers start to twitch because they haven’t posted about your getaway in, like, three hours, check out the State Library. Free Wi-Fi (oh, and some gorgeous architecture to show the folks back home) will fix you right up. Then again, a stroll along the Yarra River in the sunshine might cure your addiction for good.
Nah, just kidding. But a healthy balance might be possible!
If you’re thinking, “All the sights are great, but where can I get some grub?” then head over to Docklands. This trendy new precinct is full of drool-worthy restaurants. Grab a brewskior a fancy cocktail at one of the bars. If it’s still early, check out local fashions at boutique shops and bring some souvenirs home to flaunt to all your friends.
Of course, the most unique shopping on holidays to Melbourne CBD is probably at the Queen Victoria Market. If the having the distinction of being the largest open-air market in the Southern Hemisphere isn’t enough to get your blood pumping, check your pulse. You may be dead.
Bored with the big city already? We doubt it. But we won’t blame you if you use our Melbourne CBD packages to explore the outer bits of the city, too. Book car hire in Melbourne CBD so you can get to places like the Melbourne Zoo in Parkville, Melbourne Museum (the largest museum in the southern hemisphere) in Carlton or the famous ‘bathing boxes’ of Brighton Beach. Join the St. Kilda vs. Fitzroy rivalry, and come out the other side in both beachy and bohemian nightlife. We won’t make you choose!
With Wotif’s Melbourne CBD package deals, you won’t have to choose between the trip of your dreams and saving money. In fact, you could save enough to tack on one of our Geelong packages , too. When you’ve got friends in the travel business, anything’s possible. So book today!
Don't spend your whole holiday lounging by the pool. It's always great to experience the world in some different and fun ways.
Searching for some fun activities for your Melbourne Central Business District trip? Keep reading for our best picks: