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Highlights in Melbourne
- Vibrant, world-class city
- Amazing nightlife
- Exotic parks
- Culture, art and music
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Holiday homes and rentals in Melbourne
Melbourne is considered the coolest city in Australia. From its Victorian architecture to its robust art scene, chic cafés and diverse restaurants, its glorious world-class street art, exotic parks and fabulous coastline, a holiday home in any part of this city will put you right on the doorstep of memorable sights and attractions. Look out especially for homes with glorious sea views in the electrifying neighbourhoods of St.Kilda and Brighton.Holiday homes to shape memories for a lifetime
Melbourne boasts a fantastic range of quite spectacular properties that epitomise luxury coastal living. With one to seven bedrooms, they are suitable for couples, families and large groups. Expect nothing less than grandiose swimming pools, terraces overlooking the sparkling sea, spacious and airy living areas, and BBQs. For smaller groups, there is a wide range of smaller rentals to choose from, from luxury downtown abodes overlooking the city to more modest but well-appointed outfits in the suburbs.
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The area and getting around
Melbourne offers numerous diverse neighbourhoods that convey their own vibe, attractions and joie de vivre. The Central Business District, right in the middle of the city, is home to many popular sights, such as Eureka Tower and the National Gallery of Victoria, and Chinatown with its cheap and exotic feeds. St Kilda is a historic neighbourhood by the sea, renowned for its palm-lined boardwalk, beautiful sunsets and crazy nightlife.A neighbourhood for everyone in Melbourne
Fitzroy is the heart of Melbourne’s alternative, bohemian life, and an inner-city magnet for all things cool and kooky. Come for specialty bookshops, art galleries, boutique clothing stores and beyond-decent eateries. Footscray is a melting pot of cultures from Vietnam to Ethiopia and the place for an unparalleled range of exotic restaurants. Brunswick is many locals’ favourite neighbourhood, with wonderful street art, friendly people and the best prices in the city.
Travellers and activities
Melbourne has come a long way in the last 2 decades and shattered its previous reputation as a staid, stuffy city. These days, you can take your pick of great restaurants at 1am, see late-night gigs and party until the sun comes up. St. Kilda is Melbourne’s famous nightlife area and the heart of Melbourne’s wild side, this is where it will be. Start your night at a height, on a rooftop bar such as the hugely popular Naked in the Sky, and watch as the lights switch on across Melbourne’s cityscape. Lubed up, head to one of the mega clubs such as Magic Mountain Saloon, which hosts amazing club nights every weekend featuring the best of Australia’s electronic music scene.Melbourne for shopaholics
Melbourne is renowned for its world-class shopping. Let’s go from top end down. With its superior range of high-quality clothing, Chapel Street is the place to go for local and international celebrities, as is Collins Street with its plethora of fancy brands. Bourke Street Mall is a pedestrianized section of the street boasting historical Victorian architecture and the finest, top of the shelf brands. For a bohemian street feel and alternative fashion stores, head straight to Brunswick Street with its chic street fashion items at nominal rates and great value clothes.
„Melbourne has the largest tram system outside of Europe, and the fourth largest in the world overall. Undoubtedly the best way to get around!“
Top 5 travel tips in Melbourne
A highlight of anyone’s visit to the city, the tour run by the graffiti artists from Blender Studies comes highly rated. You will learn so much about the art scene in Melbourne and develop a greater appreciation for why the city attracts so many artists from all around the world.2. Take a day trip to a winery
Wine tours are extremely popular in Melbourne. The Mornington Peninsula is a famous wine-producing region just 45 minutes from the city, home to 40 wineries. Tour operators in the city offer day trips that include a 2-course lunch and visits and tastings to the region's finest vineyards.3. Stroll around the Royal Botanic Gardens
This tranquil sanctuary covers 94 acres and contains a collection of 10,000 native and exotic plants, breathtaking landscapes and iconic buildings. Make sure to walk the 3.8-kilometre walking track known as ‘The Tan’ that circles the gardens.4. Mosey Queen Victoria Market
Melbourne’s number one outdoor market, with an eclectic selection of food sellers and knick-knack. Come at the weekend when all the stalls are out. In the food hall, make sure to take advantage of the many free wine samples available at Swords Wines. And the wine there is fantastically priced!Live music on a shoestring
Melbourne locals love listening to live music, and Cherry Bar calls itself ‘pretty much the best rock ‘n’ roll bar in the world’. With free admission throughout the week, it often hosts big-name after-parties and rock stars! For the best place to catch emerging rock acts, and also with free entry, head to the widely popular The Esplanade in St Kilda.
FAQs: Holiday Homes & Rentals in Melbourne
On average, how much do holiday rentals in Melbourne cost?
Melbourne is the most exclusive city in Australia to spend your holidays, at an average annual price of €313.63 per night, according to 2020 data.
When are holiday rentals cheaper in Melbourne?
Travellers who want to be budget-friendly should visit Melbourne in November, December, and June the cheapest months of the year, with average prices of €232.6, €243.27, and €299.93 per night, respectively, based on data collected in 2020.
In which months is it more expensive to rent a holiday rental in Melbourne?
In 2020, the month that had the highest annual average in Melbourne was January, with an average price of €353.02 per night. This was followed by May, with an average of €343.78, and April, with €342.24.
Are there usually many holiday homes available in Melbourne?
When visiting Melbourne we recommend you to be proactive, as 57% of rentals are usually booked, according to last year's data.
When are more holiday homes available?
In 2020, the months with the largest number of available properties in Melbourne were May, April, and August with average availabilities of 55.2%, 54.5% and 52%, respectively.
When are there fewer rental options available in Melbourne?
According to data from 2020, the months when it is most difficult to find accommodation in Melbourne are, in order, December (with 22.33% of available rentals), January (26%), and November (31.75%).
How many holiday rentals does Holidu have in Melbourne?
We have grouped together the offers from 10 different partners in Melbourne, so we can offer you around 5200 properties. You're going to have a hard time choosing your favourite!