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We love Melbourne. It is very cosmopolitan and draws you in, with its narrow streets full of great restaurants and specialist shops, and its Arts Centre, which is very much like Southbank with its theatres and restaurants by the river. The bridge looks nothing like Hungerford Bridge though. This one is festooned with thousands of padlocks left as love tokens, with messages such as ...
... and we were definitely not going to need the heavy winter coats we had left behind. Steve’s colleague loaded our bags and dropped them off at the hotel while we immediately began our day-long tour down the Great Ocean Road (the B100).
Our drive first took us through proper Melbourne and the Central Business District (or the "CBD"). Melbourne was founded in 1835, and the gold rush in the 1850s brought a population boom to the city. Today, approximately 4.1M people ...
... the busy city that Melbourne is. I took a one hour ride on the free Melbourne sightseeing tram and stopped off at Federation Square from where I managed to take in the lunchtime rush in the cafe alleyways precinct, and also found some alleys filled with graffiti art. One of the buildings in Federation Square is part of the National Gallery of Victoria, so when it started getting up to 30 degrees out on the street I had a good look around ...
We've spent the last week staying in Melbourne. We had a great time and especially enjoyed the time spent with Mum and Dad! 4 months is the longest by far I've gone without seeing my parents and we've all missed them immensely! Sunday afternoon we caught the tram into the city and Mum and Dad met us at the tram station. Their friends Steve and Jacky were with them, so we got to catch up with them too! We called into a pub and had a ...
... down to the pub in the village to have dinner. One of the dogs seemed to have a sore leg and so the next morning we arranged to take her to the vet, a torn ligament, no more mad running around on the farm, so it was decided that we would have lunch and head back to Melbourne where she would be more confined. It took two hours back to Melbourne as Korumburra is 120 kms south of Melbourne and Vicki lives across on the other side of the ...
Other places to stay in Melbourne
Docklands, Melbourne | 4 star hotelfrom $175
- Brilliant Hotel & Staff
- Pleasantly surprised....
- Uncomfortable beds
Southbank, Melbourne | 4 star hotelfrom $101
- Location, location, location
- Great Value for Money
Melbourne CBD, Melbourne | 3 star hotelfrom $98
Melbourne CBD, Melbourne | 5 star hotelfrom $241
- Westin is better
- Good location, great room
- Love it!
Melbourne CBD, Melbourne | 4 star hotelfrom $212
- We would love to go back
- Good choice for Melbourne
- Very Dissapointed
Southbank, Melbourne | 5 star hotelfrom $264
- Fantastic Stay at Crown Towers!
- Very poor
- I love Crown - especially Crystal Club
Melbourne CBD, Melbourne | 2 star hotelfrom $95
- Great location...but...
- Watch out!! There might be a mouse in your room
- We never stay anywhere else
Arrival Drive, Melbourne Airport, Melbourne | 3 star hotelfrom $185
- Outstanding Customer Service
- Two different experiences
- Fab view of the Airport, Kept my 2 year old happy.
Melbourne CBD, Melbourne | 4 star hotelfrom $165
- Good value, pleasant stay
- Good Location, Average accomodation
- Most enjoyable
Melbourne CBD, Melbourne | 3 star hotelfrom $94
- Good location
- Worst experience ever
- Great Location
Southbank, Melbourne | 5 star hotelfrom $225
- Perfect experience
- Langham Melbourne Beaut Little Spot of Luxury
- Great first stop
Melbourne CBD, Melbourne | 4 star hotelfrom $139
- Above average
- Will not stay here again
- My Choice Always
Melbourne CBD, Melbourne | 4 star hotelfrom $130
- Okay weekend at Oaks on Market
- A good find
- Great hotel in a Great Location
Melbourne CBD, Melbourne | 3 star hotelfrom $145
- VERY dirty and outdated
- Really nice and good location!
- Asians Beware!
South Wharf, Melbourne | 4 star hotelfrom $178
Southbank, Melbourne | 4 star hotelfrom $180
- Lovely hotel
- Like an IKEA catalog
- Crown for Business
East Melbourne, Melbourne | 5 star hotelfrom $235
- Beyond What We Expected
- Gorgeous hotel, lousy service
- Park Hyatt
Melbourne CBD, Melbourne | 5 star hotelfrom $210
- Wow! A 5 Star European Style Aussie Hotel!
- Not bad, but not great
Melbourne, Melbourne | 4 star hotelfrom $130
Melbourne CBD, Melbourne | 5 star hotelfrom $174
- Nice except for size and noise
- Gradually fading, but still one of the better choices
- Very unprofessional and under trained staff.
192 Wellington Parade, Melbourne | 4 star hotelfrom $156
10-14 Centre Road, Melbourne | 3 star hotelfrom $163
- Es ist ein Holiday Inn
- Comfortable Airport Hotel
- Wouldn't go back
Melbourne CBD, Melbourne | 5 star hotelfrom $226
- Great - if it's your sort of style
- What you would expect from the Westin...
- The Ultimate Melbourne hotel
Melbourne, Melbourne | 4 star hotelfrom $133
Melbourne CBD, Melbourne | 4 star hotelfrom $148
- Fabulous Location
- Best place we stayed at in Oz
- Dig It!!!
Melbourne CBD, Melbourne | 4 star hotelfrom $162
- Really good
- Great service at Saville
- Perfect holiday