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Destination guide

Why people love visiting vibrant Melbourne

Come and experience Melbourne and its architecture, art galleries and museums. Travellers to this cosmopolitan city praise the shopping, restaurants and theatres. Local cultural sights include National Gallery of Victoria and Melbourne Museum. With a holiday rental, you get a home away from home – many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.

Activities

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)
Natural features

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)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Melbourne

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

If you prefer to travel by train, Spencer Street Station, Showgrounds Station and Spotswood Station are the main stations that serve the city. It's easy to get around Melbourne by catching a ride on the metro at Flagstaff Station, Melbourne Central Station or Flinders Street Station.

How many holiday rentals are available around Greater Melbourne?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,932 holiday lettings around Greater Melbourne. From 1,860 flats & apartments to 677 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.

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.co.uk travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Melbourne City: 2,338 holiday homes
  • Parkville: 2,147 holiday homes
  • Phillip Island: 1,958 holiday homes
  • Mornington Peninsula Shire: 3,944 holiday homes
  • Southbank: 2,250 holiday homes

HomeAway.co.uk 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: 2,338 holiday lettings
  • Parkville: 2,147 holiday lettings
  • Southbank: 2,250 holiday lettings
  • St Kilda: 2,297 holiday lettings
  • East Melbourne: 2,265 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:

  • Avalon Airport (AVV): 814 self catering accommodations
  • Melbourne Essendon Airport (MEB): 2,427 self catering accommodations
  • Melbourne Moorabbin Airport (MBW): 2,688 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.co.uk offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Greater Melbourne. From HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Melbourne Central: 2,478 holiday rentals
  • Point Impossible Nudist Beach: 1,586 holiday rentals
  • Little River Station: 242 holiday rentals
  • Melbourne City Marina: 2,469 holiday rentals
  • DFO South Wharf: 2,475 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Greater Melbourne listed on HomeAway.co.uk 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.

Explore destinations around Greater Melbourne

Melbourne City
2,338 holiday rentals
Parkville
2,147 holiday rentals
Southbank
2,250 holiday rentals
St Kilda
2,297 holiday rentals
East Melbourne
2,265 holiday rentals
Torquay
1,024 holiday rentals
Coburg
2,096 holiday rentals
Notting Hill
844 holiday rentals
Anglesea
861 holiday rentals
Rye
1,947 holiday rentals
Altona
2,111 holiday rentals
Daylesford
480 holiday rentals
Blackburn
1,130 holiday rentals
Fitzroy
2,248 holiday rentals
Mount Martha
1,017 holiday rentals
Patterson Lakes
138 holiday rentals
Bundoora
1,868 holiday rentals
Williamstown
2,220 holiday rentals
Sandringham
1,869 holiday rentals
Cowes
1,322 holiday rentals