Often compared with global cities like Paris and New York, Melbourne has a character all its own. With its hip restaurants, avant-garde fashion and eclectic street and performing art scene, Melbourne is constantly buzzing with events and life. Travelers from all over the globe visit the Melbourne Arts Precinct, which houses the performing arts complex of the Arts Centre Melbourne, and the National Gallery of Victoria, which showcases some of the best Australian and indigenous art. Visit the many charming neighborhoods of the city – each displaying its own quirks and character, thanks to the rich diversity of ethnic communities, local eateries, and pubs. Melbourne, however, is perhaps best experienced through its many festivals, including sports events, such as football, cricket, tennis and F1 racing tournaments.
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Grampians National Park
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Places: Sydney (3 days) → Kangaroo Island (3) → Melbourne (2) → Ayers Rock/ Uluru (2) → The Daintree Rainforest (2) → Lizard Island (3) → Sydney (1)
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Art Series – The Cullen, barely half an hour’s drive from the airport, offers you a unique and arty experience in downtown Melbourne. This quirky boutique hotel is inspired by the late contemporary artist, Adam Cullen, and features his original paintings and sculptures.
Park Hyatt Melbourne, less than half an hour’s drive from the airport, offers you a wonderfully luxurious stay in this chic global city. Located in a lovely historic precinct, right opposite St Patrick's Cathedral, much of the city’s popular landmarks are within walking distance.
The Blackman Hotel is strategically located on Saint Kilda Road, steps from the Melbourne’s central business district. Housed within the historic Airlie Mansion, this contemporary hotel is a short stroll from attractions.