Flights to Melbourne
The following carriers provide frequent direct flights from most major centre’s across Australia.
- Qantas – www.qantas.com.au
- Virgin Australia – www.virginaustralia.com
- Jetstar – www.jetstar.com.au
- Tiger Airways – www.tigerair.com
Every arrival at Airport is met by a shuttle bus and taxis that will take passengers into Melbourne city. The trip will take around thirty minutes.
If you’d like to drive yourself, rental cars are available: Hertz, AVIS, Europcar and Budget.
The friendly driver of the Melbourne Skybus will take you into Melbourne city and drop you at your accommodation (hotel or motel). You can also book this airport shuttle bus to pick you up and take you to the airport when you’re ready to leave – just make a booking more than two hours before you want to be picked up. Most hotels will be happy to make the booking for you.
Express from Melbourne Airport to Southern Cross Station – One way trip $18 round trip $36.
The taxi rank is located directly out the front of the Airport building. If you need a mini-van or special taxi please ask one or our kerbside assistants who will radio one through for you. If there are no taxis available, phone numbers for the major taxi companies are listed inside the terminal near the baggage carousels.
Taxi from the airport to the CBD will cost between $60 – $70 dependent on traffic.
Uber drivers pick up travellers from two locations at Melbourne Airport. For Qantas, International and Virgin Australia passengers, the ride-share pick up zone is lane 1 of the forecourt.
For Jetstar, TigerAir, Rex or AirNorth passengers, the pick up zone is level 2 inside the T4 Ground Transport Hub.
Passengers can be dropped off anywhere along Departure Drive and the T4 Transport Hub drop off zone on level 1. This is the same for all the public drop off zones.
A cultural interpretation of the Parkville campus landscape that provides an experience of connection to country which Wurundjeri people continue to have both physically and spiritually. The Walk is self guided.
Billibellary’s Walk is named after the Ngurungaeta, or clan head, of the Wurundjeri people at the time of Melbourne’s settlement. The walk is a cultural interpretation of the University’s Parkville campus landscape.
The walk is designed to help participants hear the whispers and songs of the Wurundjeri people that lie within the University of Melbourne’s built environment. The walk alerts us to signs and stories that may not be apparent to visitors, but which provide some insight into the experience of the Wurundjeri people of the Woiwurrung language group who have walked the grounds upon which the University now stands for more than 40,000 years. It is intended to provide the impetus for further exploration of issues pertinent to the Aboriginal community.
The walk is intended to operate as a self guided walk using the Billibellary’s Walk smartphone application and/or downloadable map and narrative.
Experience Melbourne’s mix of cultures in its myriad restaurants, cafes, bistros and bars. Whether you’re after modern, traditional, exotic or homespun flavours – Melbourne’s eclectic dining scene offers a startling array of the world’s great cuisines, from popular favourites to the truly groundbreaking.
Share a drink while snacking on high end tapas in a laneway eatery, take on a Szechuan chilli dish in Chinatown, or break out of the CBD and discover the city’s specialist eating destinations – Richmond for Vietnamese, Carlton’s ‘Little Italy’, Fitzroy for Spanish and Brunswick for Lebanese.
Great coffee withing walking distance
- Queensberry Pour House
- Seven Seeds
- Cafe Scopa
- Cafe Briscola
- Animal Orchestra
- Wild Timor Coffee
Eureka Skydeck 88
Located on the banks of the Yarra River, Eureka is perfectly positioned for a 360 degree, floor-to-ceiling view of Melbourne’s CBD, sports precinct and beyond. With a range of activities for the entire family, Eureka is Melbourne’s must see attraction. With awe inspiring views from the highest viewing platform in the Southern Hemisphere, Eureka Skydeck 88 will change the way you look at Melbourne!
Queen Victoria Markets
The Queen Victoria Market has been the heart and soul of Melbourne for more than a century. A historic landmark spread over two city blocks, it’s a vibrant and bustling inner-city Market where you can shop for everything from Australian fruit and vegetables, and local and imported gourmet foods, to cosmetics, clothing and souvenirs.
Melbourne Museum showcases Australian social history, Indigenous cultures, science and the environment. Located adjacent to the World Heritage listed Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens, and home to IMAX Theatre Melbourne. Winner of the Australian Tourism Awards for Best Major Tourist Attraction in Australia for 2011, the Melbourne Museum is a must-see.
Home to thousands of aquatic animals, including one of Australia’s largest Saltwater Crocodiles, SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium takes you on an interactive adventure from the depths of the ocean to the icy waters of Antarctica. With interactive animal encounters, iconic state-of-the-art displays, and animal feeds, SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium is an excellent, educational and engaging experience, not to be missed.
Royal Botanic Gardens
Attracting over 1.8 million visitors annually, the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne is a treasured part of Melbourne’s cultural life and a valuable asset to the heritage-rich city. With its stunning vistas, tranquil lakes and diverse plant collections, the Gardens are a place of continual discovery and delight. The Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne holds a number of walks and tours which introduce visitors to the history, cultural significance and horticultural diversity of Melbourne’s finest garden.
Home to major cultural attractions, world-class events, tourism experiences and an exceptional array of restaurants, bars and specialty stores, this modern piazza has become the city’s meeting place. Federation Square hosts over 2000 events each year, it buzzes with cultural festivals, exhibitions, event launches, performances, forums, films, concerts and fashion shows. Life at Fed Square is so rich that there’s sure to be something exciting going on whenever you visit!
Over 250 species from around the world can be found in the beautifully landscaped settings of Melbourne Zoo, just five minutes from the city centre.
Stroll through Asian and African rainforests, where tigers roam through the trees and monkeys swing from the branches, then take the time to stop and see eye to eye with beautiful orangutans in their special elevated exhibit. Explore the award-winning Trail of the Elephants or view koalas, platypus, kangaroos, wombats and other unique native wildlife in the Australian bush setting.
National Gallery of Victoria
The National Gallery of Victoria has two magnificent galleries located a short walk apart, both with free entry to the permanent collection. Victorians and visitors can now enjoy two public art galleries within one magnificent arts precinct.
Stretching from the top of Saint Kilda Road across the Yarra River to Federation Square, this cultural heartland encompasses the transformed National Gallery of Victoria International on St Kilda Road, The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia at Federation Square, and The Arts Centre, all within a short stroll from each other.
Chinatown Melbourne is the longest continuous Chinese settlement in the western world with some of the best dumplings in Melbourne. Here is our list of where to find the best dumplings in Chinatown:
Hutong Dumpling Bar
14-16 Market Ln (between Bourke st and Little Bourke St)
Shop 7-8, 194-200 Bourke St
146 Little Bourke St
178 Little Bourke St