Australia’s cultural and sporting capital, also the capital of Victoria, Melbourne is a relaxed, trendy city famous for its coffee shops where you can sip great coffee and enjoy superb cakes and pastries. Art, theatre, music, literature and fabulous food make Melbourne a delight to visit.
Melbourne also boasts a thriving food scene, excellent bars, historic buildings and trendy neighbourhoods. A city that expanded in the time of the Gold Rush, Melbourne’s history is inspiring and its reputation as one of the world’s most livable cities makes it a great choice for a holiday package in Australia.
What we love about Melbourne
The city’s unique personality sets it apart from other Australian cities. With its world-class dining, great sports venues, excellent shopping, live music, rooftop bars, lanes, markets and street art, it’s a creative city to visit with many treasures. Choose to enjoy the city’s bustling activities or escape for a relaxing break a little out of town in the Mornington Peninsula, on the Yarra River or Mount Buller and Mount Hotham… There’s something for everyone to enjoy on a Thompsons Holiday in Melbourne.
Travel to Melbourne to discover a dynamic city that is famous for its diversity, innovative restaurants, superb street art, excellent coffee, and varied cultural activities. Melbourne has everything required for a perfect holiday package – style, sport, architecture, music, wineries, boutiques, culture and entertainment.
Melbourne, which has a distinctively European feel, is famous for its live music scene, beautiful Botanic Gardens where joggers and local walkers come to relax, historic sights, bustling markets and charming historic buildings. Federation Square is a great place to start sightseeing, with a variety of Australian art on display in the Ian Potter Centre and the Australian Centre for the Moving Image. Find out about Melbourne’s sports history at the National Sports Museum and the Australian Gallery of Sport, while Southbank Promenade on the banks of the Yarra River offers live entertainment, outdoor cafes plus theatre and music performances in the Arts Centre.
What to do in Melbourne:
Wherever you go in Melbourne, you will find plenty to keep you busy, from a boisterous nightlife to a variety of shopping opportunities and plenty of sports activities and events. With so many exciting things to do, you will be spoilt for choice. Thompsons Holidays can take you to see Melbourne’s attractions with an affordable holiday package. Start browsing today.