Mercure Welcome Melbourne

265 Little Bourke Street Melbourne VIC 3000

Melbourne City Attractions And Activities

What to do in Melbourne

Mercure Welcome Melbourne’s hotel accommodation is located in the city centre of Melbourne only minutes walks from the central train hub Flinders Station and with free city centre loop tram stop right on the hotel’s doorstep.

Located right on one of Melbourne’s most famous shopping dstinations, Little Bourke Street, you walk out of the hotel and within a minute you’re either walking through the doors of Melbourne David Jones, Melbourne flagship store, or the Myers Melbourne shopping centre, or Emporium – the choice is yours!

About Melbourne

Located on the southern coast of Australia’s eastern seaboard, Melbourne is perhaps Australia’s most cultured and politically conservative city. Melbourne features include Victorian-era architecture, bounteous cultural institutions museums, art galleries, theatres and spaciously landscaped parks and gardens. Its 3.5 million population is multicultural and entirely sports-mad.

Melbourne prides itself on being a great city. It's hardly surprising, with its spectacular combination of old and new architecture, elegant streetscapes, harmonious ethnic communities and lavish parks & gardens. Include Australia's best dining; an efficient transit system and a packed events calendar and you have all the ingredients for one of the most enlightened and liveable cities in the world.

Melbourne has a lively passion for social eating and drinking, which is reflected in the thousands of restaurants serving up gastronomic experiences from around the world. Everywhere you look you will uncover a vast array of fashionable cafes, where you can enjoy Melbourne's existential coffee culture to the fullest.

Melbourne is a style-setter with some of the best shopping and nightlife in Australia. Whether you are searching for haute couture or vintage clothing, sparkling chardonnay, über-chic bars, clubs or jazz venues, Melbourne has it all.

Melbourne's standing as the cultural capital of Australia is authenticated in a non-stop program of festivals, major art exhibitions and musical extravaganzas. The city boasts many sporting spectaculars and a range of crowd-pleasing events, from the high-octane excitement of the Australian Grand Prix to the beautiful floral displays of the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show.

When you venture outside Melbourne, diverse regional areas and attractions proffer dramatic coastal vistas, ski slopes, outback wilderness, vineyards, rugged mountain peaks and enthralling wildlife. Attracting visitors from all four corners of the globe. All attractions and activities are easily accessible, ensuring your Melbourne experience is even more rich and rewarding.

Key Melbourne tourist attractions include:

  • Federation Square | NGV & Ian Potter Gallery
  • Flinders Street Station
  • Arts Centre/Southbank
  • National Gallery of Victoria
  • Kings Domain Gardens, Sidney Myer Music Bowl
  • Victorian College of the Arts
  • Melbourne Theatre Company
  • Melbourne Recital Centre
  • ACCA – Australian Centre for Contemporary Art
  • Malthouse Theatre
  • Clarendon Street, South Melbourne
  • ANAM – Australian National Academy of Music
  • Australian Tapestry Workshop
  • South Melbourne Market
  • Athletics Victoria – Site of Melbourne’s New Athletic Track
  • Albert Park – Australian Grand Prix Track
  • Albert Park Village, Bridport Street
  • MSAC – Melbourne Sports & Aquatic Centre
  • Albert Park Golf Driving Range
  • Middle Park Village, Armstrong Street
  • Fitzroy Street, St Kilda
  • Beaconsfield Parade
  • Catani Gardens
  • Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron
  • St Kilda Pier & Harbour
  • Penguin Tours
  • St Kilda Sea Baths
  • Stoke House & Donovan’s Beachfront restaurants
  • Marine Parade
  • Espy Hotel
  • Historic Palais Theatre
  • Luna Park amusement park
  • Acland Street, St Kilda
  • St Kilda Town Hall
  • Junction Oval/St Kilda Cricket Ground
  • Wesley College
  • Belgian Beer Garden & Cafe
  • St Kilda Road – Australia’s Premier Boulevard
  • Melbourne Synagogue
  • Latrobe’s Cottage
  • Shrine of Remembrance
  • Royal Botanical Gardens
  • Domain Road Village
  • The Tan Track
  • Fawkner Park
  • Toorak Road, South Yarra
  • South Yarra Station
  • Chapel Street, Prahran
  • Church Street, Richmond
  • Swan Street, Richmond
  • Richmond Station
  • Rugby & Soccer Rectangular Stadium
  • MCG – Melbourne Cricket Ground
  • National Sports Museum
  • Melbourne Park Hisense Arena
  • Melbourne Park – Rod Laver Arena
  • Yarra River Walk
  • Birrarung Marr
  • ACMI – Australian Centre for the Moving Image
  • St Paul’s Cathedral