Melbourne - book a family holiday with Air France

Marvellous Melbourne

Are you planning a visit to Melbourne for one of the major sporting events in Australia's second largest city? The city is filled with sports and it also plays the role of the country's major cultural hub. Sports, theatres, museums and art are just some of Melbourne's attractions. Fly to Melbourne from the UK with Air France and explore some of the beautiful sites, discover the city's architecture and lifestyle as well as the surrounding area. Our guide will provide some ideas of things to do and see during your stay.

Melbourne: a day out in town

Melbourne can be described as a place where cultures meet in harmony, an exciting city where there is always a musical or artistic event taking place. Both on and off the beaten track, whether for business or leisure, life here is vibrant and visitors of all ages are always welcome.
Before venturing off into the wilderness of Victoria State to great destinations such as the Grampians National Park or the coastal region known as the Great Ocean Road, here are some major attractions in Melbourne:
Federation Square: this grand piazza is a landmark in Melbourne and the venue for many large scale events. You will find restaurants, boutiques and cafés and will be likely to come upon a festival, performance or exhibition during your visit.
Block Arcade: this historic shopping arcade is a marvel to stroll through, beautiful architecture, with ornately tiled floors and stunning ceilings. You can shop and stop for tea at the quaint, Hopetoun Tea Rooms, a must if you enjoy the sensation of going back in time. A walking tour of the Lanes and Arcades of Melbourne offers discovery of Melbourne's unique shopping precinct.
Merri Creek Labyrinth: one of the city's many green areas, is home to the popular Labyrinth and Wishing Tree, set in a beautiful landscape, ideal for relaxing strolls and picnics.
If you would like to enjoy the great outdoors in true Australian style, Melbourne offers plenty of opportunity to do so without leaving the city limits. Among the great outdoor attractions, discover the Royal Botanical Gardens in Melbourne or the Fitzroy Gardens, a huge park where you can also visit Captain Cook's Cottage, and for some fun at the beach, the St. Kilda Beach is close by, with markets, restaurants and nightclubs spread along the stretch of sandy beach.
While in Melbourne, who can resist the call of the bush, the stunning nature surrounding the busy city? Day trips to interesting locations surrounding Melbourne are available, such as the winery tours to Yarra Valley or Mornington Peninsula and the Little Penguin Bus, a delightful excursion for families. This tour takes you to the Phillip Island Penguin Parade. Much to the pleasure of young and old, the hour comes for the penguins to appear… playful, natural, and delightful, much like Melbourne itself.
The list of attractions and holiday ideas is long. For more visitor information, including accommodation and restaurants, and more sightseeing, consult the Melbourne tourist office website
For flight bookings, visit Air France UK flights to Melbourne .