With its rugged cliff-laden coastline, historic goldfield towns and buzzing state capital Melbourne, the celebrated state of Victoria is an unforgettable place to stay read more...
Make a stop in magnificent Melbourne
Victoria's resplendent state capital Melbourne is renowned for its sophisticated cultural scene and superb colonial-era architecture. A meticulously planned city, this striking metropolis is regarded as Australia's most 'European' in outlook and boasts stylish accommodation to match.
The so-called 'Paris end' of the city's famous Collins Street is home to some of Melbourne's most upscale accommodation, with many 5-star hotels lining this bustling boulevard. More boutique options are dotted throughout popular inner-city suburbs such as St Kilda and Carlton.
Get out and explore the Great Ocean Road
Winding its way around some of Victoria's most dramatic coastline is the 350 kilometre-long Great Ocean Road. Starting in the picturesque seaside town of Torquay and meandering across countless clifftops to Portland, this stunning landscape of unspoiled coastal scenery is one of Australia's most popular tourist attractions.
Bed and breakfasts abound along the Great Ocean Road, with many situated along the eastern portion of the drive in towns like Torquay and Apollo Bay. Motels are another popular accommodation option for obvious reasons, however vacancies are snapped up quickly at the height of the summer holiday season.
Strike it lucky on the goldfields
The discovery of gold in Victoria in the mid-19th Century saw the state's population boom and the twin goldfield towns of Ballarat and Bendigo boast plenty of fine architecture from the era. They're also ideal for experiencing a genuine bush hotel stay, with the two towns offering plenty in the way of accommodation options.
The Hotel Shamrock in Bendigo is a local institution and this historic goldrush-era hotel has provided accommodation to the town since 1854. Craig's Royal Hotel in Ballarat is of a similar vintage, opening in 1853 and soon establishing itself as one of the grandest of grand hotels to service the Victorian goldfields.
Mantra Lorne + Car Hire
Mantra Lorne Commencing it's life as Erksine House, Mantra Lorne is tastefully built around the oldest permanently operating guesthouse in Victoria, and it's history is extricable interwoven into the fabric of Lorne itself. - Built upon 12 acres of beautiful landscaped gardens and enjoying the st...
Travel Dates: 1 August - 30 October, 5 - 17 December 2015
ibis Melbourne Hotel and Apartments + Tour
ibis Melbourne Hotel and Apartments ibis Melbourne Hotel and Apartment is well located within easy walking distance of the famous Queen Victoria Markets, the legendary Lygon Street restaurant precinct and the Melbourne Central Shopping District. All 250 rooms provide luxury inclusions at an econo...
Travel Dates: 1 August - 1 October, 4 October - 29 October, 8 November - 30 December 2015, 1 - 15 January 2016
Travelodge Docklands, Melbourne 4-Star
Travelodge Docklands Located right in the new Docklands waterfront precinct in the heart of Melbourne, Travelodge Docklands will provide the perfect base for you to explore all of Melbourne's exciting attractions including; the MCG, Crown Casino, Melbourne Aquarium, Rod Laver Arena, Etihad Stad...
Travel Dates: 1 April - 16 June, 18 June - 25 September 2015
2015 BMW Caulfield Cup
The Caulfield Cup Carnival offers the ultimate major event experience, with value for money packages. With a reputation for combining charm, sophistication and style with heart-pounding racing excitement, it's a tradition that grows stronger each year. Leafy surrounds, world-class racing, enterta...
Travel Dates: 16 - 18 October 2015
Causeway 353 Hotel, Melbourne
Causeway 353 Hotel Located in the centre of Melbourne's CBD, offering contemporary modern accommodation with a warm and inviting ambience. Causeway 353 Hotel is set amongst an array of eateries, quirky retail shops and fashionable boutiques, and is just a short distance away from Melbourne's many...
Travel Dates: 1 - 31 August, 1 - 24 December 2015, 2 - 14 January 2016 (Sunday to Thursday night stays only)
Ibis Styles Kingsgate
Built in 1926, the Ibis Styles Kingsgate Hotel, like Melbourne, provides traditional European charm and service, together with modern facilities. The Kingsgate is in a superb location with direct access to the major shopping precincts of Melbourne CBD, Southern Cross Station, the Docklands, Facto...
Travel Dates: 1 February - 23 March 2016
Great Ocean Road Self Drive
Great Ocean Road Self Drive 3 nights, 4 days Day 1 Melbourne Spend the day exploring Melbourne's classic architecture, visit exciting art galleries and museums and see all the back alley ways with funky art and coffee shops Day 2 Melbourne - Lorne 142 km Travel down to Lorne with it's fresh air...
Travel Dates: 1 August - 1 October, 4 - 30 October, 9 November - 15 December 2015.
ibis Styles Kingsgate Hotel, Melbourne
Ibis Styles Kingsgate Hotel Built in 1926, the Ibis Styles Kingsgate Hotel, like Melbourne, provides traditional European charm and service, together with modern facilities. The Kingsgate is in a superb location with direct access to the major shopping precincts of Melbourne CBD, Southern Cross S...
Travel Dates: 1 April - 9 October, 12 - 30 October, 9 November - 30 December 2015, 2 - 17 January, 1 February - 23 March 2016.
Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix, Phillip Island
Get to the 2015 Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix to see the greatest riders on earth accelerate their way to the finish line, all vying to stand atop one of the most sought-after podiums on the world circuit. With the likes of Rossi, Pedrosa, Lorenzo and Marquez on the grid, you'll feel every twi...
Travel Dates: 16 - 18 October 2015
Mercure Melbourne Treasury Gardens + Tour
Mercure Melbourne Treasury Gardens Mercure Melbourne Treasury Gardens is located in the centre of Melbourne, overlooking the Treasury Gardens. The perfect place to stay while exploring great Melbourne attractions like Federation Square, the MCG and Parliament House, Mercure Melbourne Treasury Gar...
Travel Dates: 22 May - 16 June, 18 June - 17 July, 25 July - 30 September 2015