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St. Paul's Cathedral Melbourne

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 away from the central train hub Flinders Station and is within the City Circle tram loop, which is free public transportation. 

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

About Melbourne

Located on the Southern coast of Australia’s Eastern seaboard, Melbourne is perhaps Australia’s most cultured and exciting city. Melbourne features include Victorian-era architecture, cultural institutions, museums, art galleries, theatres and spaciously landscaped parks and gardens. Its 3.5 million population is multicultural and places a large importance on the Australian Football League (AFL) 

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.

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Queen Victoria Market (QVM) Melbourne CBD

Queen Victoria Market

The Queen Victoria Market, situated in the heart of Melbourne, is an essential shopping destination that offers an authentic experience for visitors.

State Library Victoria, Melbourne CBD

State Library Victoria

State Library Victoria, established in 1854, is one of Melbourne's most iconic landmarks and Australia's oldest public library.

Treasury Gardens, Melbourne

Treasury Gardens

The Treasury Gardens is a public park located in the heart of Melbourne's central business district. Established in the mid-19th century.

parliament house, Melbourne

Parliament House

Parliament House is a historic building located at the intersection of Spring and Bourke streets in Melbourne.

Royal Exhbition Building in Autumn, Carlton Gardens

Royal Exhibition Building

The Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne's Carlton Gardens was constructed to serve as the main venue for the 1880 Melbourne International Exhibition.

Federation Square Melbourne CBD nearby Mercure Welcome Hotel

Federation Square

Discover the heart of Melbourne at Federation Square, a contemporary and vibrant public space that offers an array of cultural attractions, eateries, shops, and events.

flinders street station at night nearby Mercure Welcome Hotel Melbourne

Flinders Street Station

Welcome to the iconic Flinders Street Station, one of Melbourne's most recognisable landmarks and Australia's oldest train station.

National Gallery Victoria Melbourne nearby Mercure Welcome Hotel

National Gallery of Victoria (NGV)

Melbourne is renowned for its thriving cultural scene, and the NGV International is one of the city's most iconic destinations for art lovers.

Sidney Myer Music Bowl Melbourne nearby Mercure Welcome Hotel

Sidney Myer Music Bowl

The Sidney Myer Music Bowl is a beloved outdoor venue located in the lush Kings Domain Gardens, just a 20-minute walk from our hotel or 9-minutes by car.

south melbourne market nearby Mercure Welcome Hotel

South Melbourne Market

The South Melbourne Market is a beloved landmark that has been a hub of activity for locals and visitors since 1867.

Albert Park during sunset nearby Mercure Welcome hotel

Albert Park

Discover the beauty and history of Albert Park, a natural oasis located just a stone's throw away from Melbourne's bustling city centre.

St Kilda Pier and Breakwater during sunset nearby Mercure Welcome hotel

St Kilda Pier & Breakwater

St Kilda Pier and Breakwater offers breathtaking panoramic views of the Melbourne skyline and Port Phillip, making it a popular destination for a leisurely stroll or fishing.

Luna Park Amusement Park St Kilda

Luna Park

Located in the lively area of St. Kilda, just 4 kilometres from Mercure Welcome hotel, Luna Park is a historic amusement park that first opened in 1912 and continues to thrill visitors of all ages to this day.

Shrine of Remembrance South Melbourne

Shrine of Remembrance

The Shrine of Remembrance, located in Melbourne Victoria, is a national war memorial that was built to honour Australian veterans who served in the First World War and all other conflicts.

Royal Botanic Gardens, South Melbourne

Royal Botanic Gardens

Experience the beauty of nature at the Royal Botanic Gardens, one of Melbourne's oldest and most iconic attractions.

Fawkner Park Autumn trees, South Melbourne

Fawkner Park

Fawkner Park is an idyllic urban parkland located in South Yarra, Melbourne.

Melbourne Cricket Ground, MCG, Melbourne

Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)

Since 1853, the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) has been a key landmark in Australian sport.

St. Pauls Cathedral, Flinders Street exterior

St. Paul’s Cathedral

St. Paul's Cathedral is an iconic Anglican church that attracts over 400,000 visitors annually, making it Victoria's most visited sacred site.