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Four cool ideas for Melbourne adventures with the kids

Sea creatures, a giant eye in the sky, African wildlife and a mighty festival in the CBD make up four great suggestions for family adventure in Melbourne. Grab a Melbourne car rental and strap yourself in for these must-do activities.
Melbourne Star Observation Wheel
See Melbourne from up high with a birds-eye view on the three-year-old Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, which celebrated its birthday in style on Sunday. Catriona Rowntree hosted the “sparkle party” which included the one millionth guest and all sorts of carnival activities in the Melbourne Star’s Piazza followed by 30-minute flights in panoramic cabins for guests […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Spring sensations in Melbourne

Spring is one of the most sensational times to visit Melbourne. Not only are the flowers across the city’s gardens in full bloom, but the sun starts to come out after a long, cold winter. Hire a car from Melbourne Airport and explore one of these events.
AFL Grand Final (pictured)
After a season of suspense, every footy fan in Australia has their sights set on the AFL Grand Final. The big game is full of excitement and drama, with the two top teams battling it out in front of a packed area. Be one of the 100,000 screaming fans watching […]

Six ways to enjoy an escape to Sorrento

HOLIDAYS hot spots in Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula don’t get much more glam than stylish Sorrento, about an hour and a half drive in your Melbourne rental car from Melbourne’s CBD and wedged in between Portsea and Rye.
But you don’t have to be a high flyer to live it up in Sorrento, a beachside haven with cosmopolitan cafes, shopping strip and beautiful boulevard to explore. Here are six ways to make it all happen.
STAY: And the winner is Sorrento Holiday Accommodation at www.sorrentoholidayaccommodation.com.au where you have a choice of two absolute gems – The Erlandsen Entertainer sleeping 16 and […]

 
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