Discover The Melbourne We Love
Something for everyone.
Melbourne events are world-class and the city is home to local talent as well as drawing international superstars from sports and arts and entertainment.
See our monthly calendar of Melbourne events.
Attractions & Landmarks
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.
See our full list of Melbourne bucket list attractions & landmarks
Shopping In Melbourne
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 Events Melbourne
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.
Melbourne Must Know
Melbourne is known for having four seasons in one day, and can err on the side of unpredictable, but that's what makes it so magical.
Getting around Melbourne is easy with the public transport system plus taxi ranks located throughout the CBD and an Uber always only minutes away.
All the 'In the know' events and festivals in Melbourne. See our monthly calendar of events so you can plan your next stay.
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Melbourne’s Riverside & Casino
Only a short walk from the hotel, you can enjoy a night out on Southbank and at the Crown Entertainment complex and then stroll back to luxury with our prestigious Collins Street address.
Melbourne’s Southbank precinct houses some of the best restaurants and bars in the city plus great shopping and the Crown Entertainment complex full of family friendly activities and the extensive casino for those feeling lucky.
Starting at Hamer Hall and running along the river until the Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre, Southbank is a bustling riverside locale frequented by locals and visitors alike.
The Crown Entertainment complex is home to a variety of restaurants, a fully licensed cinema, live performances and the casino. Stretching over the equivalent to two city blocks it is the largest casino complex in the Southern Hemisphere and one of the largest in the world.
Eat & Drink
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. Our recommendations include Bonnie Coffee where they really understand coffee, Merchant Osteria Veneta – Guy Grossi’s Venetian Italian eatery, and the internationally renowned fine dining restaurant, Vue de Monde. Shannon Bennet’s Vue de Monde is the Australian evolution of silver-service, where dining meets theatre and serves one of the best degustation menus in town with food that is invention, modern and delicious.
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.
Inner City Suburbs
Moving out of the city, take time to visit the inner city microcosms of Fitzroy and Collingwood. The suburb’s outer walls are coated with beautiful street art, showcasing the local council’s devotion to free expression and creativity.
This part of Melbourne is full of unique stores. Tarlo & Graham is a unique stockist of all things antique, decorative and peculiar. James Makin, one of Melbourne’s most renowned contemporary art galleries, is located in an old Collingwood warehouse down the street.
And not far from there is South of Johnson, experience a dog friendly space, and one of the best breakfast and coffee the city has to offer. And when you have finished exploring and are ready for lunch or dinner, try Saint Crispin with its cutting edge culinary designs with wines to match.
Out of the City
The Yarra Valley is the heart of Victoria’s wine country and makes for an enjoyable day trip from Melbourne. If you are looking for an extra indulgence try Microflite’s Wine, Food and Fly Tour, it’s a 19 minute helicopter ride to remember, with the best birds-eye views of the city. This unforgettable trip takes you from the Yarra River all the way to the source in the Yarra Valley.
Touch down in Yerring Station the jewel of the Yarra Valley attracting tourists and wine enthusiasts from around the globe. Here you’ll enjoy contemporary architecture, a private cellar tour, delicious food and some of the Yarra Valley’s most sought after wines.