Whatever your tastes or your budget - there is accommodation for everyone in Melbourne. A city that is always hosting sporting and artistic events – means plenty of accommodation options, and prices to match. You will always find something happening in Melbourne so it pays to book ahead. Remember Melbourne has an excellent public transport system so you don’t need to stay right in the city as long as you are near a train or tram stop.
Artists and sportspeople can celebrate together. Melbourne is rightfully proud of its reputation as Australia’s sporting and artistic capital. You will find plenty of events to enjoy in Melbourne. A vibrant music and arts scene, with fabulous museums, galleries and theatres. Or enjoy some of the best sports stadiums in the world, including the famous MCG, with national and international sporting events.
Experience a little touch of Europe, with fantastic art-deco architecture, and narrow laneways making up the inner city. Plenty of boutique shopping for fashion and art, with groovy bars and restaurants always just around the corner.
You can fly directly into Melbourne International Airport from many parts of the world. Once in Melbourne, you will find a fantastic public transport network that will easily get you to most parts of the city. There are also excellent rural and inter-state train and bus services.
Wave after wave of migration into Melbourne and Victoria has created a magnificent cultural hodgepodge - leading to a wonderful fermentation of culture and cuisine. Melbourne has long been famous for its fabulous coffee, and wonderful pastries. Yet ask any local and they will tell you there is so much more to Melbourne cuisine. From fantastic Vietnamese in Richmond to awesome African in Footscray, with Italian, Chinese, Greek and Jewish in between. You will find every possible flavour combination and delicacy your fevered mind can imagine.
Of course, there are some home-grown Australian products and foods that you should experience. Being “a happy little vegemite” is a common saying in Australia, and you should try some vegemite on toast, remember to spread it thinly. If you need something sweet to wash down that vegemite then indulge in a lamington cake. For carnivores make sure you take the opportunity to try some kangaroo or emu meat.
Excellent guided kayak excursions on the Yarra River and throughout Port Phillip Bay.
Kayak and equipment hire for self-guiding individuals or groups.
Single day and Multi-day kayaking trips.
Outstanding scenery and fabulous encounters with wildlife including sea eagles, dolphins, and seals.