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Flights to Melbourne (Essendon)

Essendon Airport is located 10km (a 25 minute drive) from the CBD and getting to/from Melbourne’s Essendon Airport is easy.

Melbourne is a city of passions. Traditional home to AFL, the football season brings out fans young and old for six months of the year. Melbourne is also known for a number of other sporting events and occasions, including the Formula One Grand Prix, Motor Cycle Grand Prix, international cricket, The Australian Tennis Open and the Melbourne Cup. For those interested in a different kind of culture, Melbourne has a thriving live and visual arts scene. From live music venues where independent bands play, through to the National Gallery of Victoria and Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) and the range of theatre performances (large scale musicals through to innovative, shoestring fringe theatre) – there is always something to do and see in Melbourne. You can while away hours in the CBD, shopping at leading fashion stores and exploring Melbourne’s famous laneways – dotted with fine dining establishments, wine bars and clubs. A short tram or train ride will take you out to some of the city’s well known inner urban precincts including Carlton’s famous Lygon Street and the seaside suburb of St Kilda. Not far from Melbourne lies the Yarra Valley. This region is famous for grape growing and wine making along with gourmet food and good eating.

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Places to stay in Melbourne

Choosing a hotel in Melbourne can be difficult because there are so many enticing choices. Do you want to stay in a hotel on a leafy backstreet in a trendy neighbourhood or along the city's ever-bustling laneways? Do you go for a hotel with great on-site restaurants or a lively rooftop bar? Do you prefer cutting-edge interiors or breathtaking views? Regardless of which of these welcoming hotels you choose, you will have a memorable stay.

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