Destination guide

The vibrant area of Melbourne awaits your stay

Enjoy the area's architecture, art galleries and museums with a rental holiday home in Melbourne. This cosmopolitan city is known for its shopping, restaurants and sporting events. Bourke Street Mall and Melbourne Central are a couple of places to search for that perfect souvenir. With a holiday rental, you get a home away from home – many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.


Activities and attractions in Melbourne

Are you hoping to find top things to see and do during your stay? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Melbourne a fun spot to go on holiday. These are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • SEA LIFE Melbourne (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
  • Melbourne Zoo (2.1 mi / 3.3 km)
  • Melbourne City Baths (0.6 mi / 0.9 km)
  • Sidney Myer Music Bowl (0.9 mi / 1.4 km)
  • Melbourne Star Observation Wheel (1.2 mi / 2 km)
  • State Netball Hockey Centre (2.2 mi / 3.6 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Melbourne

Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Melbourne is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are some of the area's most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • St. Kilda Beach (3.7 mi / 6 km)
  • Royal Botanic Gardens (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
  • Luna Park (3.8 mi / 6.1 km)
  • Flagstaff Gardens (0.5 mi / 0.7 km)
  • Alexandra Gardens (0.7 mi / 1.1 km)
  • Treasury Gardens (0.7 mi / 1.2 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Melbourne

Fly into Melbourne, VIC (MEB-Essendon), the closest airport, located 7 mi (11.2 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Melbourne, VIC (MEL-Tullamarine), which is 11.7 mi (18.9 km) away.

It's easy to get around Melbourne by catching a ride on the metro at Melbourne Central Station, Flinders Street Station or Parliament Station.

How many holiday rentals are available around Melbourne City?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,151 holiday lettings around Melbourne City. From 1,584 flats & apartments to 343 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a city-centre property in City of Melbourne?

One word (or maybe three) — location, location, location! Nothing comes close to spending your vacay in the heart of the action. HomeAway has 431 centrally located holiday properties available. Looking for a different atmosphere? See if any of our other properties tick your boxes. Our range here includes:

  • 100 golf-front holiday accommodation options.
  • 72 shore-front holiday accommodation options.
  • 69 seaside holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent an apartment in City of Melbourne?

Forget about impersonal hotel rooms. Explore this destination from the comfort and convenience of your own apartment. You'll be able to choose from 2,520 different options with the help of HomeAway. If you get in soon, you could be spending as little as £25 per night. Or perhaps you'd rather go for one of the area's other sought-after self-catering accommodation options, like:

  • House: 521 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £19 per night.
  • Townhome: 98 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £54 per night.
  • Studio: 38 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £36 per night.

Can I stay in City of Melbourne in a large group?

It can be tough finding time to catch up with your relatives and friends. A trip away is a wonderful opportunity to reunite and unwind. If you were hoping to kick back under the same roof, HomeAway has places for you. 405 apartment holiday rentals are ready to be booked. At the moment, they're the preferred option here for big groups. If you're wanting to stay in a larger group, the rental options that can meet your needs include:

  • If yours is a group of 6, we've got 577 properties perfectly suited for that size. Stay a night from just £44.
  • Need a holiday property for 5 people? We have 340 that will be perfect. Prices begin at just £54 per night.
  • Planning a trip away with a group of 8? We have 149 accommodation for rent that will suit. Prices start from £66 a night.

You and your crew will be more than satisfied when you organise your City of Melbourne getaway through us!

Where are the cheapest holiday rentals in City of Melbourne?

Teeny tiny hotel rooms are no place to spend your precious holiday moments! Uncover our value-packed holiday rentals now and ensure everyone in your group has room to spread out. Middle Park is heaven for bargain hunters. And with 65 HomeAway holiday rentals at an average price of £97 a night, you can see why. Another 217 HomeAway holiday rentals are on offer in or around Albert Park. With an average price of £102 a night, you're sure to snatch a deal worth boasting about.