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Flights to Melbourne introduce you to a cosmopolitan city where café culture shapes life.

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You can book up to nine passengers per booking, including adults, teenagers, children, and infants.

Each adult passenger can bring one infant.

Children traveling alone or in a different cabin class from their parents are considered Unaccompanied Minors and must pay the full adult fare. Please get in touch with us to book this service.

  • You can book up to nine passengers per booking, including adults, Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW), children, and infants.
  • Each adult or OFW passenger can bring one infant.
  • All OFWs must submit the required documents to receive the tax exemption.
  • Children traveling alone, or in a different cabin class from their parents, are considered Unaccompanied Minors and must pay the full adult fare. Please get in touch with us to book this service.
  • You can book up to nine passengers per booking, including adults, Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs), teenagers, children, and infants.
  • Each adult or OFW passenger can bring one infant.
  • All OFWs must submit the required documents to receive the tax exemption.
  • Children traveling alone, or in a different cabin class from their parents, are considered Unaccompanied Minors and must pay the full adult fare. Please get in touch with us to book this service.
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Flights to Melbourne

Ask anyone to name their favorite city in Australia, and it’s likely they’ll choose from the two largest, Sydney and Melbourne. There’s a friendly rivalry between the two, and while Sydney might be the biggest, Victoria’s state capital has plenty to offer travelers too.

For one thing, it’s got one of the most exciting arts and culture scenes in Australia. In many ways, it’s also the country’s cultural capital, boasting institutions such as the National Gallery of Victoria and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and sporting events like the Australian Open tennis tournament. And that’s without mentioning the Australian Football League (AFL) team, Melbourne FC. The fans are some of the most passionate you’ll ever cheer with, so be sure to catch a game.

Melbourne is home to a bustling street-art scene, a vibrant community of filmmakers (and film lovers), and a strong economy that keeps the money flowing and the restaurants and nightlife venues full of happy patrons. The city’s chefs are constantly experimenting; Melbourne's location between East and West, Old World and New World, allows them the flexibility to imagine dishes you won't find elsewhere. Dining in Melbourne can be as simple or as complex as you want it to be, and that's all part of the fun. Whether you're willing to try anything on your plate or happy to stick to the basics, there’s a restaurant or five for you.

There’s a thriving cafe culture too; in fact, the city is home to some of the best cafes in the country. Ask the locals; they’ll definitely have strong opinions about where to go for your morning cup. In the afternoon, head for the coast. Melbourne has some brilliant beaches, from rugged Bushrangers Bay to family-friendly Mothers Beach.

The hotel options in Melbourne are as endless as the views in the Aussie outback. The inner city has recently experienced a revitalization as hotels invade the central business district, which is also experiencing a population boom. If you're after something completely different, check out Neds Gully Campground for a true Outback experience.

All things considered, the city has enough luxury hotels, exciting attractions, and hidden gems to keep the most enthusiastic visitors entertained. And it’s not just tourists who love Melbourne—in fact, you might find that a short stay turns into something much longer. It routinely ranks among the most liveable cities in the world; no wonder over 4 million people currently call it home.

What to do in Melbourne

Walk around Federation Square

If Melbourne is the cultural center of Australia, then Federation Square is its beating heart. This is where you'll find the National Gallery of Victoria Australia and the Australian Centre for the Moving Image. Sample one of the many restaurants, or check out the events schedule.

Federation Square
Corner Swanston & Flinders Street
VIC 3000
+61 3 9655 1900

See the view from the Melbourne Star Observation Wheel

Take the 30-minute enclosed ride on the Melbourne Star Observation Wheel for the best perspective of the city, and share it with up to 20 of your closest friends. You'll be able to view sites up to 40 km away, including Port Phillip Bay, Mount Macedon, and the Dandenong Ranges. All you have to do is stand still and keep your eyes open.

Ozmosis Harbour Town
101 Waterfront Way
Docklands
VIC 3008
+61 3 8688 9688

Stroll around the Royal Botanic Gardens

The sheer range of plants at the Royal Botanic Gardens is astounding—think camellias, rainforest flora, succulents and cacti, roses, Californian species, herbs, perennials, cycads, and offerings from Southern China. Animal species include black swans, eels, bellbirds, cockatoos, and kookaburras. And don't miss Guilfoyle's Volcano.

Birdwood Avenue
South Yarra
VIC 3141
+61 3 9252 2300

Where to eat in Melbourne

Smith + Daughter (Latin American fusion/Vegan)

Add a little vegan flair to your diet with a trip to Shannon Martinez's joint, which specializes in Spanish and Latin American fusion. It's a friendly, relaxed neighborhood spot where the food is so good that you won't even miss the meat. Try the Spanish omelette (made with tofu instead of eggs) and the mushroom ceviche.

175 Brunswick Street
Fitzroy
VIC 3065
+61 3 9939 3293

Flower Drum Restaurant (Cantonese)

This is fine dining Cantonese cuisine in the heart of Melbourne. Flower Drum is a fixture in the city's Chinatown. It originally served as an outpost that drew people to the underused area but it now operates as a focal point in the busy environment.

17 Market Lane
VIC 3000
+61 3 9662 3655

Brae (International)

If you're going to Dan Hunter's amazing location, you're going specifically to visit the restaurant. Why? Well, for one thing, it's quite a drive from downtown Melbourne. Second, it's the type of creative meal—squid ink pretzels, honeyed radicchio, and more—that you'll talk about for the entire drive back.

4285 Cape Otway Road
Birregurra
VIC 3242
+61 3 5236 2226

Places to stay in Melbourne

The Prince Hotel

It's just a short walk from the relaxing Middle Park in the bohemian district of St. Kilda, but you might not want to leave your room at the Prince Hotel. The Aurora Day Spa will keep you pampered, while the boutique hotel's smart rooms and Circa restaurant will cater to all other needs.

2 Acland Street
St. Kilda
VIC 3182
+61 3 9536 1111

The Langham Melbourne

Timeless elegance with panoramic city views and five stars to boot? That’s what you get at this hotel. Located on the Yarra River near the Royal Botanic Gardens, the Langham is the smart choice if you’re a luxury traveler not concerned with price.

Southgate Shopping Complex
1 Southgate Avenue
Southbank
VIC 3006
+61 3 8696 8888

The Cullen

The Cullen was inspired by artist Adam Cullen; you can't walk far in this boutique hotel without stumbling on a piece of his art. It's located in the hip Prahran neighborhood, just a few blocks from a wide selection of lounges, restaurants, and shops. Don't miss the dumplings downstairs at Hutong.

164 Commercial Road
Prahran
VIC 3181
+61 3 9098 1555

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