Looking for accommodation like a serviced apartment in the Melbourne CBD? Your journey starts here. Voted the world's most liveable city seven years running, Melbourne is a thriving hive of culture, nightlife and a seemingly unending stable of dining options. Day or night, you'll be spoilt for choice - there's plenty to see and do.
The city centre is one of the best places to live when visiting Melbourne. Step outside Fraser Place Melbourne, your convenient, clean and comfortable serviced apartment accommodation, and into Exploration Lane. Turn left, and you're just mere metres away from Melbourne's famed street trams on La Trobe St. Jump onboard for free travel around the Melbourne CBD and convenient drop-offs in front of the State Library, the Parliament of Victoria, Federation Square, Bourke St Mall, Fitzroy Gardens, Flinders St Station and Docklands.
One of the best Melbourne serviced apartments, Fraser Place Melbourne combines modern, stylish and comfortable interior design with easy, convenient living in the heart of the CBD. The property's 112 studio, deluxe, executive and premier rooms excel in cleanliness and comfort, meaning you can focus on experiencing the best Melbourne has to offer.
Melbourne is set up for travellers of all styles and needs. The city boasts a wealth of serviced apartment options for long stay or short-stay accommodation needs, as well as reliable and versatile public transport options. As for things to see and do in Melbourne, the city can lay claim to many of Australia's top cultural and sporting centres, including the National Gallery of Victoria, the Melbourne Museum, the Princess Theatre, Rod Laver Arena at Melbourne Park, and Marvel Stadium. Melbourne also hosts some of Australia's - and the world's - top live sporting events, including the Melbourne Grand Prix, The Australian Open, and international Cricket tests.
With a global sensibility - perhaps the product of the many different nationalities that have formed Melbourne's cultural fabric over the years - the city also boasts a world-renowned dining scene. Melbourne's 'all-night' culture, especially in the Melbourne CBD, means you'll find dining to suit every taste and budget almost any time of day or night.
Fashion-forward Melburnians will tell you the city is also a hub for Australia's top designers - and they'd be right. Notable fashion hotspots include Collins St in the Melbourne CBD, Brunswick St in Fitzroy and Chapel Street in South Yarra, which is easily reached by public transport from the city centre.
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Melbourne's reputation as a thriving cultural hub is well deserved. The city features a remarkable variety of arts, history and cultural venues and experiences year-round. Lovers of history will enjoy the Melbourne Museum with its range of permanent and temporary exhibitions focused on the history of Victoria. Art enthusiasts will revel in an exploration of the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), which hosts some of Australia's and the world's most important artistic works.
Looking for something a little more offbeat? Explore the laneways of the Melbourne CBD for an ever-changing public collection of graphic street art, or head to Fitzroy where you'll find an eclectic range of small galleries. Closer to your serviced apartment accommodation, turn left on La Trobe St from Exhibition Lane and enjoy a short walk to the State Library of Victoria.
For lovers of the gastronomic arts, there are few places better in the world to explore innovation and inspiration on the plate than Melbourne. Within easy walking distance of Fraser Place Melbourne, you'll find a staggering variety of different dining options for all tastes and budgets. Hungry for a midnight snack? Turn right down Exhibition Lane out of your serviced apartment accommodation and then right again onto Lonsdale St. A block later and across the road, you'll find Stalactites. Since 1978, the 24-hour Greek restaurant has been an enduring stalwart of the Melbourne food scene, serving up uncomplicated, fresh and flavourful Greek-inspired food to diners day and night.
Melbourne is a year-round sport and sporting events city, with a long history of hosting major local, national and international sports including football, tennis, cricket and horse racing. Ask any Melbournian though and most likely they'll say the king of sports is Australian Rules Football, otherwise known as 'Aussie Rules' or the AFL. Between March and September, catch the country's top teams in and around the Melbourne CBD at notable venues including the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). The MCG is easily reached by public transport from Fraser Place Melbourne's serviced apartments.
After a day spent at work or with friends and family in the city centre shopping and dining, one of the best things to do in Melbourne is head over to the Royal Botanic Gardens just south of the Melbourne CBD. Sitting along the Yarra River, the gardens are a fascinating collection of flora from around Australia and the world, with many species endemic to Victoria. It's a place of calm, quiet and relaxation. Meander through the gardens' paths and stop for a coffee, a late lunch or ice cream along the way.
As Australia's second-largest city, Melbourne is a centre for business. Many of Australia's top companies are domiciled in the Melbourne CBD for the convenience and proximity to services the city's excellent layout and public transport affords. The Melbourne CBD has plenty of serviced apartments for short stay use by business travellers looking for comfort and convenience, close to many of the city centre's main integrated office and retail complexes.
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Arriving at Melbourne's Tullamarine Airport via international or domestic arrivals, there are multiple options to travel to the Melbourne CBD and your serviced apartment. A taxi is the most direct way to your accommodation however for the more thrifty traveller, multiple bus options exist including public buses and the privately-owned SkyBus, which offers a fast, frequent and affordable Melbourne City Express bus. In addition, travellers may opt to hire a car. Melbourne airport has pick-up and drop-off offices for most major car rental companies.
What is the best way to get around in Melbourne?
The best way to get around Melbourne is to use the city’s extensive tram and rail networks, which connect through major transport hubs throughout the Melbourne CBD.
What is Melbourne known for?
Melbourne is known for its fantastic cafe culture, art scene, and sporting events. People also come to Melbourne to experience its world-class dining and for business.
What are the top 5 things to do in Melbourne?
The top five things to do in Melbourne include: taking in the energy and wonderful food at the Queen Victoria Markets, visiting the National Gallery of Victoria, seeing a game of AFL at the MCG, exploring Melbourne’s laneways and wandering through the Royal Botanic Gardens along the banks of the Yarra River.
When is the best time to go to Melbourne?
Melbourne is a year-round city with four seasons, however the winters can be rainy with lows in the single digits celsius. In the Autumn, the city looks particularly beautiful with autumnal colours in Melbourne’s many parks and gardens.
Where is the best area to stay in Melbourne Australia?
The best area to stay in Melbourne is the Melbourne CBD, close to Melbourne’s hub for public transport, the best shopping and dining, and most important sights including the National Gallery of Victoria and the Queen Victoria Markets.