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Let our concierge plan your perfect Melbourne itinerary

Our “in the know” concierge team are renowned for knowing Melbourne inside and out. From the newest laneway bars, to the hottest boutique shops and best breakfast spots.

Our concierge are available to assist with all special bookings and arrangements. Whether it’s securing a table at short notice at one of Melbourne’s best restaurants, arranging a VIP transfer, assisting with a special occasion or simply recommending a great place to eat, our concierge team are happy to draw on their extensive network of contacts to create bespoke and memorable Melbourne experiences for every guest.

Connect with the InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto concierge team through +61 3 8627 1473 or through email, melbourneconcierge@ihg.com


Perfectly located with a prestigious Collins Street address in Melbourne's city centre. Step outside to experience Melbourne’s boutique shopping, renowned food scene and follow the aroma for the perfect cup of coffee. Wind your way through laneways or hop on a tram and explore Australia’s arts and sports capital.
  • Top Attractions

    Visit iconic Laneways, the beautiful of the Yarra River or discover stunning architecture in some of the oldest arcades in Australia. The CBD offers key attractions including the Eureka Skydeck, Federation Square, State Library and many more.

  • Shopping

    From big international brands to quirky local designers, Melbourne is a shopping mecca. Wind your way through the laneways and arcades to find niche boutiques to suit your unique style.
    See our top shopping locations in Melbourne.

  • Sporting

    The Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) is the heart of live sport in Melbourne. Home to the AFL Grand Final, this iconic stadium sees AFL through Winter and Cricket through summer.

  • Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

    Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the most awarded production in the history of Britain’s Olivier Awards and now playing in Melbourne until 2020.

    Visit the official site to purchase play tickets, held at Princess Theatre an easy 14 minute free city circle tram ride away.

  • Arts and Culture

    As Australia’s cultural capital Melbourne is home to ballet, opera, musical theatre and much more. Melbourne is lucky to have world-class museums and galleries with impressive permanent collections.

  • Food

    In Melbourne you are spoilt for choice when it comes to dining. Just steps from the hotel in the Rialto Precinct, you can find some of the finest establishments in hospitality and dining.

  • Bars

    When it comes to Melbourne’s bar scene, hidden laneway bars are the norm and our current favourite is Eau de Vie. Akin to the speakeasies of the 1930s, there is over 300 kinds of whisky, a cocktail degustation, and liquid nitrogen on tape.

  • MCEC

    Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, the largest convention and exhibition centre in Melbourne. Attend a conference, convention or public exhibition and stay close to the MCEC, an easy 8 minute free city circle tram ride away.

Go to itinerary

When people ask me my recommendations for a perfect 24 hours in Melbourne, I have a go-to itinerary. Start the day with an early morning visit to the Queen Victoria Markets and then have breakfast at Hardware Societe.
Once you are full and ready to explore, take a stroll south toward the river and walk along Southbank, through Alexandra Garden into the Royal Botanic Gardens and enjoy a relaxing gondola ride. While you are here, also make sure to visit the Shrine of Remembrance.

For lunch, I love +39 Pizzeria and then it’s time to discover the urban city landscape including the laneways, arcades and street art. Federation Square is also an iconic location and one of my favourite parts of it is the NGV Ian Potter Centre, spend time here in the afternoon or if you need an inside activity for inclement weather.

By: James Spielvogel
Assistant Chief Concierge

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