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Melbourne Map

Travelling across any nation requires a handy guide, and in the case of Australia, there is no better accompaniment than a Map of the Melbourne suburbs. Mebourne Tourist Maps, Suburbs &...

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Melbourne Ferries

Melbourne has a number of transport options including train, tram and buss. But have you ever thought about taking one of Melbourne’s ferries to your next waterside destination? There are...

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Melbourne Information Centre

The Melbourne Information Centre is your one-stop shop for information on activities and things to do whilst in Melbourne. There are a number of information centres scattered throughout...

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Melbourne trains

There are two types of Melbourne trains – the Metropolitan system (Metro) which services the city and inner suburbs and the VLine country trains which connect the outer suburbs to the...

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Myki

Myki is the Melbourne public transport ticketing system that uses a reusable smart card which can be retained and cash is loaded onto the card to pay for travel. The Myki system requires...

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Spirit of Tasmania

The Spirit of Tasmania is a large passenger and car ferry that travels between Melbourne and Devenport, Tasmania. The journey between the two locations takes between 9-11 hours and there...

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VLine

Melbourne has two types of trains – the Metropolitan system (Metro) which services the city and inner suburbs and the VLine country trains which connect the outer suburbs to the...

Melbourne City Tourist Shuttle

Melbourne City Tourist Shuttle

Melbourne has also a free tourist bus shuttle service for all visitors to the city. This free hop-on and hop-off shuttle is popularly known as the ‘Melbourne City Tourist...

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Weather

Melbourne’s year-round balmy climate makes it a favourable destination all year round. This southern Australian city boasts a climate that locals often refer to as “four seasons in...

City Circle Tram

City Circle Tram

The City Circle Tram was first introduced for the convenience of tourists in Melbourne. This free transport is is incredibly useful to many families who visit Melbourne every year. This...

Southern Cross Station

Southern Cross Station

Melbourne is served by many different forms of public transport; including buses, trams, taxis and trains. However, the railway system is the most convenient and popular mode of...

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Flinders Street station

Flinders Street Station is one of Melbourne’s most famous cultural icons. As the transport hub of Melbourne, Flinders Street Station is a popular meeting place and a convenient launching...

Places to stay in Melbourne

Places to stay in Melbourne

Melbourne offers a wide range of accommodation options for travellers, allowing individuals to choose from different places to stay in Melbourne. What makes Melbourne a great place to visit...

Melbourne Airport

Melbourne Airport

Melbourne is connected to countless domestic and international destinations by two main airports. The much larger airport is located at Tullamarine; located only 20kms from the Melbourne...

Flights to Melbourne

Flights to Melbourne

Australia is a prime destination for tourists from all over the world. This explains why flights to Melbourne play a vital role in accessing the country. As one of the most reliable ways to...

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Melbourne trams

Melbourne has a very convenient tram system that runs within the central business district and surrounding suburbs. Within the CBD, there are also “Free Tram Zones” where you can travel...

Airport Bus

Skybus

The city of Melbourne is served by a number of public transport systems, however there is no train currently linking Melbourne Airport to the CBD. However, the airport does have a bus...

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Melbourne Bike Share

If you are looking for a cheap and efficient way to get around Melbourne, try the Melbourne Bike Share program where you can pick up a bike from one location and drop it off at another. For...

Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park

French Island Ferry

French Island is a National Park which is located just off the coast of Victoria. Accessible only by the French Island Ferry, French Island is an oasis of native flora and fauna perfect for...

Albert Park

Melbourne Time

Melbourne is located on the south-eastern coast of Australia in Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) and has a GMT of +10. In the summer time, sunrise is typically between 6.30-7am and...

Port Phillip Bay

Port Phillip Bay

Port Phillip Bay is one of the largest bays located in Southern Victoria and extends over 1,930 square kilometres. Even though this bay is quite shallow, it is a navigable area and is one...

car rental

Car Rental

Visitors often find it convenient to rent a car to explore Melbourne and its many tourist attractions. Hiring a car also helps you get around easier around surrounding suburbs where public...

Avalon Airport

Avalon Airport

Avalon Airport is the second major airport that services Melbourne. The airport is located in the city of Avalon – just 50 km south-west from Melbourne. If you are driving from the...

Station Pier

Station Pier

Station Pier or Railway Pier was a vital part of Melbourne since 1854. After its inauguration in that year, the pier became a major arrival spot.

Westgate Bridge

Westgate Punt

The Westgate Punt is a ferry service that runs between Spotswood Jetty and Westgate Landing in Port Melbourne. Many pedestrians and cyclists use this ferry service as a way of travelling...

Bolte Bridge

Bolte Bridge

Melbourne’s urban environment includes a number of unique structures, skyscrapers and bridges – each signifying the distinctiveness of this city. One such structure in Melbourne is...

CityLink

CityLink

CityLink is Melbourne’s network of freeways that spans a distance of approximately 22kms. The tollways consist of the North end (Citilink) which includes the Tullamarine Freeway, West...

Essendon Airport

Essendon Airport

Out of the four airports that serve Melbourne, Essendon Airport is certainly one of the busiest. In the 1950’s, Essendon Airport was established as the second international airport...

Moorabin Airport

Moorabbin Airport

Melbourne is also served by another airport in the south-eastern suburbs, known as the Moorabbin Airport (or Harry Hawker Airport). Unlike the other airports in Melbourne, this one is a...

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Melbourne Airport Transfers

The Melbourne International Airport located at Tullamarine is connected by a number of transport options and local taxi services. With the airport just 20kms from the city CBD, the...

Metropolitan Ring Road

Metropolitan Ring Road

The Metropolitan Ring Road, also known as the M80 Ring road, is a large freeway in Northern Melbourne which links the northern part of the city to Eastern and Western suburbs. The...

Princes Freeway

Princes Freeway

The Princes Freeway connects Geelong to Melbourne on the west side and Morwell and Melbourne to the East (along with the Monash Freeway). The popular freeway is denoted as the...

Tullamarine Freeway

Tullamarine Freeway

An urban freeway located in Melbourne, the Tullamarine Freeway serves an important role in connecting the Melbourne Airport to the city centre. As the main road that connects the airport to...

Western Ring Road

Western Ring Road

The Western Ring Road, informally referred to as the M80 Ring Road, is a freeway in Melbourne that connects the suburbs in the northwest to each other without the need for having to travel...

Westgate Bridge

Westgate Bridge

Melbourne’s West Gate Bridge is one of the most notable and unique steel box girder bridges. Westgate Bridge’s unique structure includes cables, steel box girder, and concrete base.

Campervan Hire

Camper Van Hire

Backpackers, families and groups can have a great time travelling around Victoria by hiring a camper van. In Melbourne, a number of car rental companies offer campervan and caravan hire...

Geelong Ring Road

Geelong Ring Road

Geelong Ring Road stretches for 27kms past Geelong’s suburbia, connecting the Midland Highway and the Hamilton Highway. One of the greatest advantages of the Geelong Ring Road is that it...

West Gate Freeway

West Gate Freeway

Previously known as the Lower Yarra Freeway, the West Gate Freeway is one of the major freeways in Melbourne. It is also the busiest freeway in Australia. The West Gate Freeway plays a key...

Monash Freeway

Monash Freeway

One of the major freeways interconnecting Australia’s urban centres, and commonly known as the M1 Freeway, the Monash Freeway is amongst the busiest in Victoria. By connecting...

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Melbourne Buses

Melbourne buses are a convenient and low cost way to get around Melbourne every day of the week. One of the main advantages of using a bus to get around Melbourne is that they can travel to...

Cabs Melbourne

Cabs Melbourne

Travelling within Melbourne is relatively easy with the availability of Melbourne cabs (also referred to as taxis). The cabs, conveniently located in the CBD, are easy to identify as they...

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If you need any advice or information regarding any specific areas of Melbourne, places to stay or things to see and do, please do not hesitate to contact us. We have lived in Melbourne...