Where to stay around Greater Melbourne?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 5,100 holiday lettings near Greater Melbourne. From 2,908 houses to 1,628 apartments, find the best place to stay with your family and friends to discover Greater Melbourne area.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Greater Melbourne?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Greater Melbourne. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Melbourne City: 1,926 holiday homes
  • St Kilda: 1,865 holiday homes
  • Mornington Peninsula: 4,420 holiday homes
  • Port Melbourne: 1,855 holiday homes
  • St. Kilda Beach: 2,048 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Greater Melbourne! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Greater Melbourne?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Greater Melbourne with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Melbourne City: 1,926 holiday lettings
  • St Kilda: 1,865 holiday lettings
  • Port Melbourne: 1,855 holiday lettings
  • Sorrento: 1,993 holiday lettings
  • Mornington: 632 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Greater Melbourne?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of self catering accommodations near to airports. Airports with a large selection of self catering accommodations in Greater Melbourne are:

  • Melbourne Essendon Airport (MEB): 2,003 self catering accommodations
  • Melbourne Airport (MEL): 1,898 self catering accommodations
  • Melbourne International Airport (MEL): 1,907 self catering accommodations

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Greater Melbourne?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Greater Melbourne. From HomeAway travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • St. Kilda Beach: 2,048 holiday rentals
  • Melbourne Central: 2,035 holiday rentals
  • Melbourne City Marina: 2,026 holiday rentals
  • Cooks Cottage: 2,041 holiday rentals
  • The Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Centre: 2,127 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Greater Melbourne listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

Make a self catering apartment or holiday rental in Melbourne, Australia your home away from home

Melbourne, Australia’s second city, is the capital of the state of Victoria in southeast Australia. It is known as a centre for the arts, entertainment, sport and tourism as well as being a hub of industry and commerce. It is often referred to as the “Cultural Capital of Australia”.

Things to Do in Melbourne, Australia

Like most major cities, Melbourne has many parks, great shopping and plenty of cultural attractions. The Immigration Museum gives an informative display of the personal and moving stories of the early immigrants. The historic Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens also have a unique place in Australia’s early history and it is well worth taking a guided tour. Cricket fans can watch a match at the Melbourne Cricket Grounds where Aussie Rules Football is also played. Those staying in holiday rentals in Melbourne will be able to take advantage of the renowned restaurants and cafés from Chinatown to trendy St Kilda Beach. Melbourne has many beautiful sandy beaches which are perfect for swimming, surfing, fishing and volleyball. Go sailing, kitesurfing or windsurfing at Port Philip Bay or take a dawn balloon ride over the Yarra Valley.

Places to Visit Around Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne Aquarium offers a recreated Barrier Reef with giant tunnels and tanks showing colourful reef fish, corals, sharks and rays. Bold visitors can dive with the sharks – if they dare! Get a good look at Melbourne from the Eureka Skydeck, 88 floors above the city. The observatory has panoramic views and The Edge experience allows visitors to step out into a glass platform. On a historic note, the Old Melbourne Gaol has an interesting past with some macabre exhibits including death masks and the scaffold where Ned Kelly was hung. It also re-creates various historic scenarios to entertain visitors.

Weather in Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne holiday rentals enjoy a pleasant oceanic climate with hot summers and mild winters. However, Melbourne is best known for having a very changeable climate particularly in spring and summer when it can be sunny one minute with rain or hail the next. January is the hottest month, averaging 26°C (79°F) and July is the coldest with daytime highs around 14°C (57°F). The rainy season is from May to September but Melbourne has showers at any time of year.

Travel to Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne holiday rentals are served by Melbourne (MEL) Airport which has both domestic and international flights. It is about 23km from the centre of the city and there is a bus transfer with Skybus Super Shuttle. The main airlines using Melbourne Airport are Qantas, Cathay Pacific, Malaysia Airlines, Virgin and Jetstar Airways making it very easy to book longhaul flights. It is also the hub for the domestic Tiger Airways for visitors wanting to make connecting flights from other parts of Australia.

Activities and attractions in Melbourne

Are you hoping to discover attractions to see in the area? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Melbourne a fun place to get away to. Here 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)
  • Puffing Billy Steam Train (22.5 mi / 36.3 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)

Exploring the natural landscape of Melbourne

Whether you're an active traveller or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Melbourne is a great place to get out in nature. Here are a few of the area's noteworthy 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)
  • Dandenong Ranges National Park (21.4 mi / 34.5 km)
  • Flagstaff Gardens (0.5 mi / 0.7 km)
  • Alexandra Gardens (0.7 mi / 1.1 km)