Honeymoon guide to Melbourne

Melbourne is regarded by many as Australia’s cultural heart and is one of Australia's most popular destinations for a honeymoon or romantic getaway.



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Introducing Melbourne

Be entertained by a multicultural treasure trove of surprises along Melbourne’s leafy Victorian-era boulevards, cafe-filled laneways reminiscent of Europe and in personality-filled suburban neighbourhoods.

Founded in 1835, Australia’s second city considers itself the sporting and cultural capital of Australia: visit the Melbourne International Arts Festival in October to see and hear a diverse showcase of theatre, dance, visual arts, opera and music events.

Or thrill to world-renowned sporting events, including the Spring Racing Carnival (November), Australian Open tennis tournament (January) and Australia Grand Prix (March).

What to do and see in Melbourne

Enjoy the city’s numerous gardens and parks: walk, jog or cycle around Melbourne’s Botanical Gardens or along the leafy banks of the Yarra River.

Perhaps play a round of golf on the West Course at Royal Melbourne Golf Club, which is generally acknowledged as the best course in Australia.

Sip an espresso pick-me-up at one of sidewalk cafes in Melbourne’s cobble-stoned Federation Square while critiquing the unique architecture or discover the city’s staggering choice of restaurants, bars, clubs, trendy boutiques and unbeatable art galleries – all easily reached on foot or by tram.

Admire Australia’s finest collection of international art including paintings by El Greco, Manet and Rembrandt at the National Gallery of Victoria or browse for the latest fashions along the ‘Golden Mile’ on Collins Street in Australia’s shopping capital.

Must-see attractions in Melbourne

Old Melbourne Gaol

Explore this gritty, 19th century prison, complete with tiny cells and historic artefacts, including the scaffold where infamous bushranger Ned Kelly was hanged in 1880.

Federation Square

Stroll past unusual architectural features in Melbourne’s piazza-style cobbled-stoned square and relax in one of the more than 16 bars and restaurants that surround the square.

National Gallery of Victoria

Explore Australia's finest collection of international art including paintings by Gainsborough, Constable, Van Dyck, El Greco, Monet, Manet, Magritte and Rembrandt.

Melbourne Museum

Wander through eight spectacular galleries for a fascinating tour of Victoria's natural environment and cultural history.

Immigration Museum

Discover more about the eight million immigrants who have poured into Australia since 1788.

Where to stay in Melbourne

Melbourne ofers a huge range of accommodation options to suit all budgets.

Find the best deal, compare prices and read what other travellers have to say about these hotels in Melbourne at TripAdvisor.

Getting around Melbourne

Melbourne (Tullamarine) Airport is located 22km northwest of the city centre, a 25-minute taxi or bus ride. Trams are convenient with stops often found in the middle of the road. The City Circle Tram offers a free 40-minute ride, passing many of Melbourne's attractions.

Weekend Getaways

Then take control from the driver’s seat and discover a range of exciting weekend getaways just a short drive from the Melbourne city.

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Latest update Melbourne honeymoon destination: 5 August, 2018

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