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With great weather all year-round and plenty to see and do, why not check out our cheap flights to Melbourne here at Globehunters?
With historic architecture, as well as loads of great events and sports teams to check out, Melbourne is a vibrant city with a lot to offer, whether you’re here for business or pleasure.
While it is a relatively new city, Melbourne is still full of history and culture, with Victorian 19th-century buildings standing alongside the more modern skyscrapers along the Yarra River such as Freshwater Place.
Other notable landmarks worth checking out include the Parliament House, with its large white columns, St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Flinders Street Station.
The city is also the cultural hub of Australia, with lots of art galleries and live music to check out too.
If you head a little further out from the city centre, there’s plenty more to discover in the surrounding neighbourhoods, each which has a diverse and distinct feel.
For example, in Fitzroy, you’ll find quirky cafés, galleries and music venue, or in Carlton, you’ll find Melbourne’s own ‘Little Italy’, with some of the city’s most beautiful buildings, including the Carlton Gardens, which are a UNESCO World Heritage site.
So why not check out our fares here at Globehunters and come and explore all that Melbourne has to offer for yourself?
If you’ve never visited Melbourne before, here are five important things to know:Time Difference: UTC +10 hoursCurrency: Australian Dollar ($)Native Language: EnglishWeather: Warm summers and cool winters, but known for its very changeable weather.Sales Tax: 10% (0% for essentials)
If you’re catching a domestic flight to Melbourne, here are some important things to know.
Flight times to Melbourne vary from around the country, but here are some examples:
- Sydney: 1h 35m
- Brisbane: 2h 25m
- Perth: 3h 30m
- Darwin: 4h 10m
- Gold Coast: 2h 20m
Of course, with this being a domestic route, there are no entry requirements, so you’ll only need your passport if you’re checking in at the airport, but make sure you have some form of photo ID.
The following airlines offer direct flights to Melbourne from around Australia:
- Alliance Airlines
- Fly Corporate
- Jetstar Airways
- King Island Airlines
- Free Spirit Airlines
- Regional Express Airlines
- Sharp Airlines
- Tigerair Australia
- Virgin Australia
Melbourne is home to four airports:
- Melbourne (MEL)
- Avalon (AVV)
- Essendon (MEB)
- Moorabbin (MBW)
The city’s main airport and a hub for a number of airlines such as Jetstar, Tiger, Qantas and Virgin Australia, Melbourne Airport is located 14 miles from the city centre next to the suburb of Tullamarine.
While there is a proposed rail connection, currently you’ll have to catch the Skybus Super Shuttle to Southern Cross railway station or take one of the many bus services into the city centre.
This airport serves Jetstar Airways flights from Adelaide, Gold Coast and Sydney and is located in Avalon, Victoria, about 30 miles south-west of Melbourne, with a Skybus shuttle service available to the city.
Once the city’s major airport, Essendon now only handles a small number of flights from smaller airports such as Orange, Merimbula, Dubbo and Wollongong.
Located in the southeast of the city, this small airport only handles flights from King Island, Tasmania.
If you’ve never visited Melbourne, here are ten of the best things to see and do:
- Great Ocean Road
- Yarra River
- Federation Square
- Flinders Street Railway Station
- Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria
- Puffing Billy Railway
- Queen Victoria Market
- Yarra Valley
- National Gallery of Victoria
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We can also assist you in booking your hotel and car hire, so feel free to get in touch with one of our friendly and experienced travel consultants to find out more.