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If it's your first time travelling to the Victorian capital on flights Perth to Melbourne, you'll want to stay in the CBD. It's the best area to stay for sightseeing, as the city's top attractions are easy to access. The CBD is also home to incredible street art galleries and there's plenty of lively bars, pubs, cafes and restaurants.
If you're buying cheap flights Perth to Melbourne and want to keep your budget in check, book a hotel in South Melbourne. It's home to beautiful Victorian-era homes, markets and pretty parks. Plus, the neighbourhood has several hostels and affordable hotels.
Want to experience the best of Melbourne's nightlife? Stay in the lively neighbourhood of Fitzroy. Situated near the CBD, Fitzroy is where you'll find a hub of city's creatives, as well as many bookstores, galleries and incredible eateries. Once the sun goes down, Fitzroy's many bars, clubs and restaurants open their doors. It's an excellent place for young travellers or foodies buying Perth to Melbourne return flights.
Richmond is an inner-city suburb. Although this neighbourhood once had a run-down reputation, it has emerged in recent years as one of Melbourne’s trendiest areas. Stay here if you want to be close to boutique shops, delicious restaurants and local breweries. The neighbourhood is also home to the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) making it a top choice among sports fans buying flights Perth to Melbourne. It is close to the arenas of Melbourne Park - Rod Laver Arena, Margeret Court Arena, Melbourne Arena - where the Australian Grand Slam is held every January.
Are you buying Perth to Melbourne flights for the whole family? Search for hotels in St Kilda. It's a historic suburb in Melbourne that's close to the beaches and inner-city attractions. There's plenty of kid-friendly activities to choose from, and there are good family-friendly restaurants around, including options for takeaway fish and chips - to be enjoyed near the foreshore, of course!
Landmarks and Monuments You Can't Miss in Melbourne
For architecture lovers, a visit to Federation Square is a must. The ultra-modern design of this precinct makes for a striking contrast against Melbourne's other Victorian -era buildings. Travellers buying cheap flights to Melbourne from Perth can attend one of the 2,000 events held here annually. Federation Square also has free WiFi if you're running low on data.
Melbourne Cricket Ground
Did you know that Melbourne is the sporting capital of Australia? So it is little surprise that one of the city's top attractions is the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Dating back to 1853, the stadium is considered one of the best in the world, and has played host to the Olympic Games in 1956 and the Commonwealth Games in 2006. Travellers booking plane tickets to Melbourne from Perth can attend one of the daily tours and stop by the National Sports Museum.
National Gallery of Victoria
The National Gallery of Victoria is one of the oldest public art galleries in the country. It houses more than 70,000 pieces of art, including a great collection of work by Indigenous Australian artists. One of the major highlights of the building is The Great Hall. Travellers buying Perth to Melbourne flights can even lie on the floor to get a better view of the incredible stained glass ceiling above.
The Cost of Visiting Melbourne
Here's a handy guide as to what travellers booking cheap flights to Melbourne from Perth can budget for on their visit to Victoria:
Accommodation: The average hotel price for a basic private room for two is usually $140 AUD ($149.57 NZD) per night.
Transportation from the airport: The cheapest way for travellers arriving on Perth to Melbourne flights to get from Melbourne Airport (MEL) into the CBD is with the SkyBus. It costs $19 AUD one way and leaves every 10 minutes. A taxi ride from the airport into the centre of Melbourne costs about $60 AUD ($64.10 NZD), and there is a $.3.65 AUD ($3.90 NZD) additional levy for pick-ups from Melbourne Airport (MEL).
Food: It's easy for travellers booking cheap flights Perth to Melbourne to spend at least $30 AUD on food per day. A sandwich may cost between $10 to $12 AUD ($10.68 -$12.82 NZD) and dinner for two at a restaurant can start at $50 to $75 AUD, depending on where you choose to go. A cup of coffee is $4 AUD ($4.27 NZD), and a bottle of beer from a bar is $8 AUD ($8.55 NZD).
Getting around: Travellers buying Perth to Melbourne return flights can save money on transport in Melbourne by using the free public tram service. The City Circle Tram and the Free Tram Zone go past many of Melbourne's top sights. If you want to use the other trams, you can get a weekly pass for $31 AUD ($33.12 NZD).
- Free attractions: You don't have to spend a fortune to explore Melbourne. Travellers booking flights Perth to Melbourne can take advantage of the many free activities the city has to offer. Some of the top free attractions are the Royal Botanic Gardens, the State Library of Victoria, the RAAF Museum and Melbourne Town Hall.