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5 step guide to a Melbourne city escape between Christmas and New Year

It’s a long way off but there’s a certain time of year the rest of the human race are either snoozing or have escaped to somewhere else when it comes to Melbourne city and inner city ‘burbs. With Christmas and Boxing Day out of the way and many catching their breath before New Year’s suddenly arrives, Melbourne’s a little sleepy and there are some great hotel deals on offer if you’re looking for a quick getaway.
For a two night, three day stay and play in the big smoke, here are five suggestions for a great Melbourne short stay in […]

This summer's hottest beach destinations near Melbourne

Summer is the best time to explore the great beach destinations that are only a short drive away. Whether you like to surf, fish, play around in the sand or lounge around by the sea, Victoria’s coastline has a beautiful slice of paradise for everyone.
Grab a cheap hire car deal from Melbourne Airport and check out these fantastic summer destinations, which are less than two hours from the CBD.
Phillip Island
It’s the place where Victoria’s thrill-seekers flock all year round. Phillip Island offers great waves for surfing, body-surfing and body-boarding. Parents with small children can also enjoy family-friendly […]

4 great day trips close to Melbourne

Melbourne’s many exciting attractions and experiences draw in 2 million international tourists every year. However, too many people tend to confine themselves to the CBD. It’s worth taking a day trip from Melbourne. Why not add on a couple of days to explore some of the treasures of country Victoria with a day trip from Melbourne? Snap up a cheap hire car deal at Melbourne Airport and give one of these day trips below a go.
Werribee Open Range Zoo (pictured)
If you’re going to visit only one zoo during your stay in Melbourne, then this is it! Werribee Open Range Zoo is […]

Family activities in Ballarat and surrounds

Ballarat is a great place to visit with the family during the summer holidays. There are so many activities from panning for gold to roaming one of regional Victoria’s best art galleries.
All you need to do is grab a cheap hire car from Melbourne. Drive just over an hour north west of the city and you’ll find yourself in the beautiful city of Ballarat. When you arrive take up one of these family activities.
Sovereign Hill (pictured)
Ballarat is most famous for Sovereign Hill. Step back in time to the 1850s when the Gold Rush swept the world, luring […]

Seven new attractions in Melbourne in 2017

THERE’S a big problem when comes to visitors wanting to explore Melbourne, the world’s most liveable city. With so many diverse and big drawcard attractions, where the hell do you start and what do you see and do? For someone arriving in our state via the air, jumping in a Melbourne airport car rental, and setting forth for adventure and discovery, the good news is while there’s a plethora of old favourites to choose from perhaps a good idea is to look forward to what’s going to be new in 2017.
The Visit Victoria gang say food and wine will […]

Four museums in Melbourne you must visit

Melbourne is home to world class museums. They all offer an exciting educational experience. Instead of just reading about history and humanity’s greatest accomplishments in print, you can actually see them for yourself in person at one of these unique museums.
New exhibitions are always coming and going, which means it’s always a good time to visit. Hire a car from Melbourne Airport and pencil in a date to explore one of these venues.
Melbourne Museum (pictured)
This venue is perhaps the city’s most famous museum. Almost every Victorian child has visited the Melbourne Museum at some point. It has won […]

Sink your teeth into these Melbourne food adventures

Melbourne is a food-lover’s paradise. There are plenty of food adventures for you to experience around the city.
Hire a car from Melbourne Airport and sink your teeth into one of Melbourne’s best food adventures.
Go Italian at Degraves Street (pictured)
Degraves Street is one of the most charming places in Melbourne. Bluestone cobbles cover and gorgeous cafes line the street. It’s home to some of the best desert dishes in town. You’ll find an endless array of homemade Italian dishes, such as fresh pizza and pasta. Café Andiamo or Il Tempo are some of the venues that are regularly packed […]

Australian Adventure Festival heads to East Gippsland

The second annual Australian Adventure Festival heads to East Gippsland over three days from Friday October 21 to Sunday October 23.
The family-friendly event, which brings together a range of adventure sports into a single, ultimate outdoor festival provides athletes with events across several disciplines in some of the most beautiful wilderness in Australia.
Nestled in Victoria’s eastern corner, East Gippsland has a mild climate and stunning natural environment with high-country grandeur, isolated beaches, rugged coastal outcrops and Australia’s largest inland water system, the Gippsland Lakes.
It is rich in natural attractions, ranging from the remote wilderness of the UNESCO-recognised […]

Don't miss these Melbourne Cup Carnival events

melbourne cup

Springtime in Melbourne is one of the most exciting times of the year. Fashion, fine dining and racing all combine for an exciting season, which finishes with the Melbourne Cup.
Hire a car from Melbourne Airport and make sure you don’t miss these events this racing season.
Cox Plate
October 21 at Moonee Valley Racecourse
There’s a reason the Cox Plate is known for being ‘the race where legends are made’. The Cox Plate was first run in 1922. Since then, there have only been three horses who won the Melbourne Cup and went on to win the Cox Plate […]

AFL grand final fever – five places to stay in Melbourne

STAR footballers retiring, others being given the flick, a coach sacked and season over for 8 Australian Football League teams. Yep, it’s the end of the home and away season in the AFL and it all turns a little stir crazy as the other 8 teams are a chance in this year’s finals – it’s time to find some accommodation and snap up a bargain rental car at Melbourne Airport for that big day on October 1 when the MCG comes alive for a full day of entertainment and footy action.
CLOSE TO THE ACTION
Pullman on the Park
Upscale […]

 
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