Destination guide

The exciting area of Melbourne awaits your stay

Enjoy the area's architecture, art galleries and museums and make a vacation rental your home during your stay in Melbourne. This cosmopolitan city is known for its shopping, restaurants and sporting events. Bourke Street Mall and Melbourne Central are a couple of places to search for that perfect souvenir. With a vacation 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 find top things to see and do during your stay? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Melbourne a fun spot to vacation. These are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • SEA LIFE Melbourne (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
  • Melbourne Zoo (2.1 mi / 3.3 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)
  • State Netball Hockey Centre (2.2 mi / 3.6 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Melbourne

Whether you're an adventurous traveler or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Melbourne is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are some of the area's most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • 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)
  • Flagstaff Gardens (0.5 mi / 0.7 km)
  • Alexandra Gardens (0.7 mi / 1.1 km)
  • Treasury Gardens (0.7 mi / 1.2 km)
Transport

Transportation to and around Melbourne

Fly into Melbourne, VIC (MEB-Essendon), the closest airport, located 7 mi (11.2 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Melbourne, VIC (MEL-Tullamarine), which is 11.7 mi (18.9 km) away.

It's easy to get around Melbourne by catching a ride on the metro at Melbourne Central Station, Flinders Street Station or Parliament Station.

Where to stay near Melbourne City?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 1,875 house rentals near Melbourne City. From 1,350 Condos/Apartments to 363 Houses, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Melbourne City is on HomeAway.

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

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Melbourne City. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Melbourne Central: 1,973 vacation rentals
  • Spencer Street Station: 1,977 vacation rentals
  • Melbourne Recital Centre: 1,978 vacation rentals
  • Melbourne Cricket Ground: 1,989 vacation rentals
  • The District Docklands: 1,968 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Melbourne City! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Melbourne City?

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Melbourne City:

  • Hampton Park: 64 rentals
  • South Yarra: 1,832 rentals
  • Knoxfield: 231 rentals
  • Bentleigh: 1,690 rentals
  • Elsternwick: 1,819 rentals

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

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when travelling by plane to Melbourne City?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of lodging choices in Melbourne City are:

  • Melbourne International Airport (MEL): 1,829 home rentals
  • Melbourne Moorabbin Airport (MBW): 2,181 home rentals
  • Melbourne Essendon Airport (MEB): 1,919 home rentals

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

Near which points of interest can I spend my holiday in Melbourne City?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Melbourne City. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Melbourne Central: 1,973 vacation homes
  • Spencer Street Station: 1,977 vacation homes
  • Melbourne Recital Centre: 1,978 vacation homes
  • Melbourne Cricket Ground: 1,989 vacation homes
  • The District Docklands: 1,968 vacation homes

But there are many other points of interest around Melbourne City 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.