Melbourne Travel Vacation Hotel Tourist Attractions

Melbourne Skyline (By Donaldytong, via Wikimedia Commons)

Melbourne Skyline (By Donaldytong, via Wikimedia Commons)

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Melbourne Australia – One of the World’s Most Livable Cities

Bolte Bridge Dusk, Melbourne, Australia (By Jes, via Wikimedia Commons)

Bolte Bridge Dusk, Melbourne, Australia (By Jes, via Wikimedia Commons)

Melbourne, Australia’s second largest city and Victorian capital, is one of the most livable cities in the world. As the artistic and cultural center of Australia, Melbourne is home to the Australian Ballet and other opera, theater, and dance organizations.

Melbourne’s suburbs are linked by trams which are convenient form of transportation. The City Circle Tram is free and runs every 10 minutes in a loop past Melbourne Central, the Treasury Gardens and other attractions.

Melbourne Tourist Attractions – Gallery, museums, parks and gardens

Central Melbourne, Yarra River passed underneath the Swan Street Bridge (via Wikimedia Commons)

Central Melbourne, Yarra River passed underneath the Swan Street Bridge (via Wikimedia Commons)

Melbourne offers visitors excellent parks, gardens and museums. In this Victorian Capital, visitors also enjoy wandering its city center, shopping areas, and the diverse suburbs.

Melbourne Zoo has a Gorilla Rainforest, Butterfly House, and Treetop Exhibit. Tourists can reach the Melbourne Zoo from city by public tour bus. The National Gallery of Victoria contains an excellent collection of Aboriginal, colonial Australian, Asian, and European art works. Rialto Towers Observation Deck, Performing Art Museum, Royal Botanic Gardens and Treasury Gardens are all major tourist attractions in this beautiful city.


Australian Open Tennis Tournament

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The Australian Open is a major tennis tournament held annually over the last fortnight of January in Melbourne, Australia. First held in 1905, the tournament is chronologically the first of the four Grand Slam tennis events of the year – the other three being the French Open, Wimbledon, and the US Open.

Margaret Court Arena,    Australian Open. Rod Laver Arena, the centre court, in the background.

Margaret Court Arena, Australian Open. Rod Laver Arena, the centre court, in the background.

Australian Open Tennis Tournament features men’s and women’s singles; men’s, women’s, and mixed doubles and junior’s championships; as well as wheelchair, legends and exhibition events. Prior to 1988 the tournament had been played on grass. Since 1988 two types of hard court surfaces have been used at Melbourne Park – green Rebound Ace to 2007 and blue Plexicushion from 2008.

The Australian Open typically has high attendance, second only to the US Open. It was also the first Grand Slam tournament to feature indoor play during wet weather or extreme heat with its three primary courts, the Rod Laver Arena, Hisense Arena and the newly refurbished Margaret Court Arena equipped with retractable roofs.[source: Wikipedia]

Melbourne 1956 Summer Olympic Games

Melbourne is notable as the host city for the 1956 Summer Olympic Games (the first Olympic Games held in the southern hemisphere, with all previous games held in Europe and the United States).[source: Wikipedia]

Melbourne Luxury Hotels

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Crown Towers Hotel

Crown Towers Hotel, Melbourne, Australia

Crown Towers Hotel, Melbourne, Australia

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Rising above Melbourne’s vibrant Southbank precinct, Crown Towers Hotel offers spacious luxury rooms with views of the city or Port Phillip Bay.

Crown Towers guest room features original artworks and marble bathrooms. Each room includes a large plasma-screen TV with laptop on-demand movies system, an iPod docking station, and a separate walk-in closet. The city and bay views are framed by floor-to-ceiling windows.

Crown Towers Hotel, Melbourne, Australia

Crown Towers Hotel, Melbourne, Australia

Guests at Crown Towers Melbourne Hotel have access to the restaurants, movie theaters, nightclubs, bars and shopping within the Crown Casino and Entertainment Complex. Crown Spa offers a range of facials, massages, beauty treatments and therapies. It also has a 82 ft heated indoor pool, sun terraces and a fully equipped fitness center.

Located on the southern bank of the Yarra River, Crown Towers Hotel is a 10-minute walk from Flinders Street Train Station. Melbourne Southbank is a great choice for travelers interested in entertainment, restaurants and clothes shopping.

Hilton Melbourne South Wharf Hotel

Hilton Melbourne South Wharf Hotel

Hilton Melbourne South Wharf Hotel

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Hilton Melbourne South Wharf Hotel offers luxurious accommodations with flat-screen satellite TV, iPod docks and excellent views of the city and Yarra River. It features a fitness center, fine and casual dining options and an executive lounge. Hilton Melbourne South Wharf Hotel has direct access to the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. Crown Casino is a 20-minute walk, and Melbourne Tullamarine Airport is a 20-minute drive away.

All air-conditioned rooms at the Hilton South Wharf Hotel include floor-to-ceiling windows with stunning views. The Hilton Melbourne offers concierge services and the 24-hour front desk can arrange dry cleaning, currency exchange and babysitting.

The eforea: spa at Hilton caters for a variety of guest wellness and beauty needs including massage, facials, body treatments and more. Melbourne Southbank is a great choice for travelers interested in Entertainment, Restaurants and Clothes Shopping.

Grand Hyatt Melbourne Hotel

Grand Hyatt Melbourne Hotel

Grand Hyatt Melbourne Hotel

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Grand Hyatt Melbourne Hotel, a 5-star hotel, offers luxury accommodations in the heart of Melbourne’s central business, shopping, theater and restaurant district. It is close to Treasury Gardens, Yarra River, and Wellington Park.

Grand Hyatt Melbourne Hotel provides individually decorated rooms that are furnished with Hyatt custom made beds and Egyptian cotton linen. Also included are LCD TVs and free daily newspaper. Meals and drinks are served in the hotel’s Collins Kitchen and bar. Grand Hyatt Melbourne has upper and lower lobbies and a variety of facilities that include tennis court, sauna, a gym, and indoor swimming pool.

Melbourne Central Business District is a great choice for travelers interested in Theater, Shopping and Clothes Shopping.

Pullman Melbourne Albert Park Hotel

Pullman Melbourne Albert Park Hotel

Pullman Melbourne Albert Park Hotel

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Overlooking Albert Park Lake, Pullman Melbourne Albert Park Hotel is a short walk from St Kilda Road. You can drink and dine on-site and relax with a swim in the indoor swimming pool. There is also a fitness center with a sauna and hot tub. The hotel is within a 4-minute drive of Alfred Hospital and a 5-minute drive from St. Kilda Beach. It is a 15-minute drive from Melbourne Convention Centre and a 15-minute drive from Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Windows Restaurant of Pullman Melbourne Albert Park Hotel is open daily, with gourmet buffet breakfast and a dinner menu. Espresso Bar serves specialty tea and coffee, sandwiches, salads and bakery goods. The Atrium Bar + Lounge hosts a range of beer, wine and spirits.

This property’s recreation facilities are shared with guests at the Mercure Hotel. Albert Park is a great choice for travelers interested in sports, culture and restaurants.

Rydges Melbourne Hotel

Rydges Melbourne Hotel

Rydges Melbourne Hotel

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The stylish Rydges Melbourne Hotel is located in the centre of Melbourne’s Vibrant Theatre and Entertainment District and is within moments of the exclusive boutiques of Collins Street. This deluxe hotel is only 25 kilometers away from the Tullamarine Airport.

Melbourne is sophisticated and quirky, cosmopolitan and conventional, historic and contemporary. The City has a unique diversity, vitality and ambience that positions it as one of the world’s great cities. Enjoy the portfolio of attractions Melbourne has to offer while staying at Rydges Melbourne Hotel – the National Tennis Centre, Fitzroy Gardens, the National Gallery and Arts Complex, Museums and Theatres.

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Getting there – Airlines reservations

You can reach Melbourne, Australia by airplane. All major airlines provide discount flight services to Melbourne Airport from the United States, Canada and international cities.

Getting around – Car Rental for Melbourne

All major Car Rental companies offers rental car services to Melbourne Airport. You can make reservation online to get discount rental car for your Melbourne vacation.