Are you heading to Melbourne soon for business or leisure? Take a minute to read this, be prepared and make the most of your travel!
Melbourne is Australia’s second largest city, there is so much to experience in this history rich city whether you’re a corporate visitor or a tourist. Take the time to get a taste of everything Melbourne has to offer!
From the second you step off the plane at the Tullamarine airport, you’ll notice that Melbourne has a diverse, multicultural population and a dynamic atmosphere. Ensure your arrival is as smooth and enjoyable as possible by pre-booking a Melbourne airport transfer with Citicar From sports fans to theatre buffs, everyone finds something special to love about Melbourne.
If you are new to Melbourne, why not start with a tour of the city? If you are using a CitiCar Melbourne chauffeur, ask your driver to go the ‘scenic route’ and tell you a little about Melbourne’s landmarks. They’ll be happy to oblige! If you have a spare day for sightseeing, there are several organised tours you might enjoy, including cultural walking tours and shopping bargain hunts.
Explore the historical gardens, architectural treasures and bustling restaurants, cafes and markets. Take a coach tour journey though the Botanical Gardens, Chinatown, Queen Victoria Market and more for only $60. Book your tour here.
Anyone who has previously visited Melbourne knows that the city is full of hidden secrets that only locals know about. With a wide range of tours available, from lanes and arcades, cafes and high tea, walking tours are a great way to experience all the gems that Melbourne has to offer.
Take a day trip from Melbourne to Victoria’s world-renowned Yarra Valley wine region. You can explore some of the region’s best know wineries such as: Domaine Chandon, Yering Station, Dominique Portet, Coldstream Hills, Balgownie Estate, TarraWarra Estate, and Yering Farm to name just a few. One tour we recommend allows you to embrace the picturesque scenery and enjoy lunch with a glass of wine at Balgownie Estate or an equivalent winery. Book your wine tour here.
Melbourne has three impressive stadiums that cater to sports, cultural events and concerts. Why not grab last minute tickets to a special event? Or, just take a tour ‘behind the scenes’, as each of these venues has its own memorabilia and museums.
This stadium hosts approximately 50 AFL matches per season in addition to regular international sporting events. These include crowd pullers like the Rugby League World Cup matches, Rugby Union Tests and soccer World Cup qualifiers. When it comes to concerts, this stadium has hosted some of the best! AC/DC, Andre Rieu and Robbie Williams are just a few of the recent visitors.
Location: 740 Bourke St, Docklands, VIC 3008.
This dome-roofed stadium has the capacity to seat over 30,000 people. It is frequently host to soccer, rugby, Monster Jam events and big-name concerts.
Location: Olympic Blvd, Melbourne, VIC 3000.
Known by locals as the ‘G’ and Australia’s favourite stadium, the MCG is more than just a sports venue. Commonly home to AFL matches and cricket games, you and your family are guaranteed to make memories on a visit to this incredible piece of Melbourne history.
Location: Brunton Ave, Richmond, VIC 3002.
Exploring and sightseeing
If sports and shopping are not your bag, how about Melbourne’s spectacular gardens and cultural centres? CitiCar Limo Hire Melbourne is the perfect choice to help you explore the city in real comfort and your driver will gladly share their local knowledge if you ask.
The Zoo is a family favourite, but is enjoyable for anyone looking to while away a few hours away from the hustle and bustle of city streets. With sanctuaries, lookouts and an interesting conservation program to learn about, there’s something for everyone at the Zoo.
Location: Elliott Ave, Parkville, VIC 3052.
Soak up the tranquil and serene surroundings of Melbourne’s inner city oasis. The well-kept grounds and undulating gardens will leave you breathless and totally relaxed. Take a stroll through the Aboriginal Heritage Walk or beyond the garden gates prior to enjoying a coffee at the gardens café.
Location: Birdwood Ave, South Yarra, Melbourne, Victoria 3141.
Explore the beauty of art and take a walk through the National Gallery of Victoria. The Gallery houses an extensive range of work by international and local artists, exhibitions, programs and events. It’s easy to see why it is the visited gallery in Australia. And entry is free!
Location: Kilda Road, Melbourne, Victoria 8004
Melbourne on business
Melbourne is one of Australia’s busiest business centres and you’ll find plenty of options when it comes to conference centres, meeting spaces or opportunities to wine and dine clients.
Connected to Melbourne’s casino, this venue is centrally located and specifically built for conferences, exhibitions and events. The centre features two main rooms, holding up to 840 people with exquisite catering and facilities.
Location: 8 Whiteman Street, Southbank, VIC 3006.
The MCEC knows how to deliver and make an event memorable. Featuring 52 meeting rooms and a whopping 30,000 square metres of open exhibition space, it is no wonder they have hosted countless concerts, exhibitions, meetings and gala dinners.
Location: 1 Convention Centre Place, South Wharf, VIC 3006.
This is an ideal location for those wanting a professional but modern environment. Featuring floor to ceiling windows, the natural light offers the facility a bright and comfortable setting. The Monash Conference Centre offers guests three seminar rooms, four boardrooms and two executive offices making it a well-equipped establishment for all your business needs.
Location: 30 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000.
Melbourne is a culture rich city with an abundance of attractions to discover. Whether you are in the city for corporate needs or are spending the weekend with friends, make sure you take the time to embrace the beauty that surrounds you.