Situated in the state of Victoria, on the banks of the Yarra River, you will find the huge, sprawling metropolis of Melbourne.
Famed as the filming location of Neighbours, being totally sports mad, and also being a fantastic base for the nearby natural areas, Melbourne is a fantastic destination, and one which receives countless new visitors every single year, as well as repeat ones too.
Of course, as with any city, finding accommodation is your number one concern, but the good news is that there are many cheap hotels Melbourne around if you shop carefully, and this will not only give you a great base, avoiding the need to commute too much, but it will also mean you save cash, which can be spent whilst you’re there!
The Docklands area is better known as the city centre, and this is where most of the city’s business is done; of course, there is also a lot of nightlife, shopping, and entertainment to be found here, and the waterside area is also very cosmopolitan, and packed no matter what time of year.
If you want to find even more entertainment, head to Southbank where you will also find plentiful culture, in the form of theatres, museums, and galleries. There is also the Crown Casino in this particular part of the city, so you may even find you win a small fortune!
Melbourne is fantastically placed as a base for exploring further afield, and you will find may wine regions and nature not too far away from the city itself. The Great Ocean Road is certainly within reach, and this is an area which many people dream of seeing; even if you only see a section of it, you will be blessed indeed. Staying within the city limits however is just as entertaining, with St Kilda a very popular spot. Here you can enjoy a seaside vibe, with some beautiful beaches to chill out on, and plentiful nightlife too.
South Melbourne is where you will find Albert Park and Port Melbourne, perhaps the most historic part of the city, with Clarendon Street famous for its olde-worlde vibe.
There is so much to see and do in Melbourne that you certainly will not be bored during your visit, and with even more outside the city limits, hiring a car and exploring on your own steam is a great idea – shop around for the best car hire deals, and away you go!