Luxury Travel in Melbourne

As a major city and prime business hub in Australia, Melbourne has much to offer in terms of splurge hotels and luxury travel. Those tourists ready to indulge themselves on the best Melbourne hotels, restaurants and spas will be faced with the usual dilemma: choose one of the international hotel chains or opt for the local atmosphere? While the risks are minimum in both cases, your choice is ultimately a matter of taste. The only thing I can tell you so far in terms of luxury travel in Melbourne is that you will certainly not lack options:


Luxury Travel Tours

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The area around Melbourne is particularly beautiful so if you happen to spend several days in this city it is worth adventuring outside the city limits. Yarra Valley, one of Australia’s main wine producing regions, is only several miles north of Melbourne. In addition to the natural beauties, Yarra Valley is a great place to experience the countryside in style by booking a luxury lodge, wine tasting tours or trying out some leisure activity like hot air balloon panoramic tours, horse riding or even golf.
For a scenic, slow-paced trip from Melbourne to Adelaide, your best choice would be the Overland, a refurbishes historic train with luxury amenities like private bedrooms and delicious meals. As for Melbourne itself, for several hundred dollars you’ll be able to snap unforgettable city panoramas by booking a short cruise, dinner cruise, helicopter ride or even acrobatic flight.

Splurge Hotels in Melbourne

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Choosing your hotel might be the most difficult decision you’ll make when traveling to Melbourne. Five and four star franchise hotels are the standard around the city center, but you can also find more remote, traditional lodges in the beautiful surroundings of Melbourne. To list just a few names of popular Melbourne hotels: Hyatt Regency, Sofitel, Crown Metropol, Rendezvous and Windsor Hotel Melbourne.

Melbourne Gourmet Restaurants

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Italian, French and Chinese cuisine are the three cooking styles dominating the Melbourne gourmet restaurant scene. As Melbourne Business District represents the very heart of the city, the majority of the expensive restaurants are located in this area. For some Chinese Delicacies, you can try out the top rated Flower Drum and Skills. French and Italian gourmet food is present in the chic Vue de Monde, Scusami and Grossi Florentino restaurants. For authentic Australian food cooked by awarded chefs, options include the Botanical and Sails on the Bay.

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