See the Airfare Experts for flights to Melbourne
In need of a hearty dose of art, culture and good food? A trip to Melbourne might be just the thing! Check out Flight Centre's latest airfare deals with Qantas, Virgin Australia, Jetstar, Tigerair and Regional Express before you know it you could be making your way through laneways or strolling along St Kilda beach. Accessible from other Australian capital cities and a number of regional centres, it's never been easier to book your flights to Melbourne!
Average flight time: Between 60 minutes and two hours from the state capitals in the country’s south-east corner – Hobart, Adelaide, Canberra, Sydney, Brisbane – and a little over four hours from Perth and Darwin.
Daily flights from: Each state and territory capital as well as many regional airports.
Major airlines: Qantas, Virgin Australia, Jetstar, Tigerair and Regional Express.
Melbourne cruise holidays
If you've been thinking about booking a cruise holiday and Melbourne is on the itinerary, you won't have any problem finding things to do on the mainland! Aside from being a bustling port, Melbourne also offers leisurely cruising opportunities on its famous Yarra River.
What about a Melbourne holiday package?
Chat to a Flight Centre consultant today about Melbourne holiday packages and book your airfares, hotels and added extras all in the one place. We make it simple to organise your holiday so you can rest assured knowing your plans are in safe hands.
Explore Melbourne with a tour
Melbourne has a lot to offer its visitors and tours are an effortless way to see the sights. Outdoor lovers will enjoy a kayak tour while foodies can savour Melbourne's tasty offerings on a walking tour through the city streets.
Hire a car on your Melbourne holiday
There's more to Melbourne than its inner city delights. Why not hire a car and discover the quiet achieving outer suburbs or venture further out to wine country?
More destinations to discover
While there’s more than enough in the big smoke to keep you entertained, it would be a shame to visit Victoria without leaving the city to discover some of the regional delights. So hire a car or buy a train ticket and savour a sea or tree change.
Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road, winding around the coast between Torquay and Warrnambool in Victoria’s south-west corner, is one of the world’s greatest scenic drives passing attractions like the 12 Apostles and Bells Beach and through sleepy surfside hamlets. Start early and do a small section on a day trip or make it a multi-day expedition and linger in Lorne or Apollo Bay, stroll a section of the Great Ocean Walk, follow the Otway Harvest Trail, venture into the Great Otway National Park, learn to surf at Anglesea, and remember the pioneering days at Warrnambool’s Flagstaff Hill.
The inland city that was home to the Eureka Stockade boomed during the Gold Rush – riches from the diggings built the stately Victorian structures on Lydiard Street – and has evolved into a sophisticated settlement known for a lively culinary culture and busy arts scene. Visit Sovereign Hill to step back in time to the Gold Rush and return after dark to see the sound-and-light show Blood on the Southern Cross, browse the Art Gallery of Ballarat which is Australia’s oldest regional gallery and home to an enviable Australian art collection, and explore the Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka.
The Yarra Valley, an easy 60-minute drive from Melbourne, is an revered food and wine regions with 50 cellar doors as well as a swag of restaurants and cafes sitting in the shadows of the Yarra Ranges National Park’s rugged mountains. Drive the Black Spur to Marysville, follow the Coldstream Trail or Cider & Ale Trail for a gourmet experience, visit the Healesville Sanctuary or Dame Nellie Melba’s Coombe estate, indulge at the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery, or ascend to Lake Mountain and go hiking in the summer or cross-country skiing in winter.