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The modern metropolis of Melbourne is the perfect destination for a family holiday in the land of Oz.

The city of Melbourne is a modern metropolis on the eastern coastline of Australia. This delightful city is a family friendly location, and with all its outdoor space and parklands, as well as the lengthy coastline and golden beaches, it has the feel of a small town but offers the lifestyle of a large conurbation.

Melbourne is famous for being the home of fictional Ramsay Street, known throughout the world as the location of Neighbours, and the relaxed feel and friendly atmosphere created by the locals here, make this a very inviting city to visit.

Melbourne is a party city, hosting a variety of festivals on an annual basis that bring the people together to have fun and celebrate. One of the favourite festivals is the Moomba festival held every March. This carnival-like party is hosted to celebrate the city’s cultural diversity, and it’s considered to be one of the best family events of the year. There are fireworks, street parties and parades, as well as sporting activities and the arts to enjoy. Young children can have fun in the travelling petting zoo, have their faces painted and enjoy a variety of fairground rides. This festival is a good example of the family friendly atmosphere this city is famous for.

The weather in Melbourne can be very changeable and it’s not unheard of for residents to experience all four seasons in one day depending upon the time of year. The summer months are December to March, so if you fancy spending Christmas on the beach then this is the ideal destination for you. Just remember to pack a few long sleeved tops as well as your shorts to stave off those, thankfully infrequent, chilly days.


Things to do in Melbourne with Children

Melbourne has a fantastic transportation network that’s envied around the world for its efficiency, and that goes for its tramcars. They offer a great way to get around the city, but when you’re not riding in one, you and your family could be dining in one! Head over to the Colonial Tramcar Restaurant for a family evening meal in style. Little ones are welcome too. More details...

The Grampians National Park is a fantastic location for a day visit. These stunning mountains, considered to be one of the World’s oldest ranges, offers the opportunity to enjoy a guided hike through the Australian outback, following in the footsteps of Aboriginal people and hunting for native wildlife along the way. The minimum age is four years, although ideally only children old enough to cope with a hike would enjoy this trip. More details...

Families with children over six years of age can enjoy a Melbourne Sunrise Balloon Flight. There is no better way to view this delightful city than from high above its streets at dawn. The flight lasts an hour but you’ll be away for about four hours in total. You’ll be welcome to help with the preparation and getting the balloon off the ground if you want to get involved, but if you want to kick back and relax, then you can do just that. More details...

On a Day Trip to Phillip Island, you and your family can experience the delights of this tiny landmass, wondering at the penguins, handling the koalas and sampling chocolate in its very own factory. A fantastic - and tasty - day out for the whole family. More details...

Home to thousands of aquatic animals, the must-see Melbourne Aquarium is well worth a visit with four exciting worlds to discover and enjoy.
Step into the wonderful world of Australia’s largest indoor interactive theme park, Galactic Circus is centrally located within the Crown Entertainment Complex.


Family friendly hotels in Melbourne

Medina Executive is made up of 63 spacious studios and apartments, centrally located in Melbourne’s Central Business District. The apartments have separate bedrooms, living rooms and kitchen facilities (not studios). More details...


Family friendly holidays in Melbourne

The Westin Hotels are always fantastic when kids are concerned and Melbournes Westin is regarded as one of the best hotels in the City. Its Kids Club is designed to welcome the youngest of guests, as well as assist families in discovering all the fun and exciting things that Melbourne has to offer. More details...

Mt Buller Day Trip with Ski or Snowboard Lesson or Unlimited Lift Pass


Enjoy a day on the slopes of one of Australia’s leading alpine winter playgrounds, Mt Buller. Only a 4-hour drive from Melbourne, Mt Buller is an ideal location to learn to ski, and with a lesson by professional instructors, you will be snowboarding or skiing down the mountain in no time! For the more advanced skier or snowboarder, take advantage of the unlimited lift pass and test your skills on the challenging black-diamond runs. Whether you are a snow boarder or skier, expert or novice, there is something for everyone.

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Melbourne Sightseeing and Attraction Pass


See Melbourne and beyond with a See Melbourne Card or Five in One Attraction Pass. It's the smart travel companion for every visitor to Melbourne. You can choose between a one day Melbourne Pass which allows you to visit three of Melbourne's top attractions in one day, a Five in One Attractions Pass which allows you to visit any five attractions from Melbourne's top attractions over a 3 month period or a two, three or seven day See Melbourne Card which gives you unlimited access to over 35 of Melbourne's top attractions over consecutive daysSpecial Offer - Purchase a 2-day See Melbourne Card and receive a 3-day See Melbourne. Special offer valid for travel until April 30, 2013 - Book Now!

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Melbourne Attraction Pass: Melbourne Aquarium, Eureka Skydeck 88 and Old Melbourne Gaol


Save time and money with the Melbourne Attraction Pass! Visit three of Melbourne's premier attractions -- the Melbourne Aquarium, Eureka Skydeck 88 and Old Melbourne Gaol. The pass allows single entry to each attraction and is valid for six months from the date of collection.Special Offer - Save 10% on the recommended retail price of single entry to each attraction with the Melbourne Attraction Pass - Book Now!

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Great Ocean Road Small Group Eco Tour from Melbourne


Experience the spectacular Great Ocean Road on a full-day tour from Melbourne. Your small, personalized eco tour takes you by comfortable minibus along the winding Great Ocean Road to Kennett River, where you're guaranteed to spot koalas in their native habitat. The Great Ocean Road eco tour continues to the Otway Ranges for strolls at Maits Rest panoramic rainforest walk.

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Puffing Billy Steam Train, Yarra Valley and Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary Day Tour


Visit the Dandenong Ranges and Yarra Valley on a day trip from Melbourne that takes you riding through forests of towering mountain ash gum trees and giant tree ferns on the Puffing Billy steam train and meeting Australia's unique wildlife at the Healesville Sanctuary. Discover the beauty of Melbourne's most scenic regions as you feed cockatoos and rosellas in the Dandenong Ranges, and visit Victoria’s premier wine-growing region in the Yarra Valley.Special Offer - Save 20% on the recommended retail price. Special offer valid for travel until August 31, 2013 - Book Now!

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Great Ocean Road 2-Day Adventure Tour from Melbourne


Take an extra day to enjoy one of the world's great coastal drives - The Great Ocean Road in Victoria on a two day guided coach tour. With its dramatic scenery of striking contrasts, this region near the Victorian capital of Melbourne, boasts powerful seas, golden beaches, peaceful townships, giant cliffs and lush forests. You'll catch all the highlights including the Twelve Apostles, Port Campbell National Park and Loch Ard Gorge to name just a few.

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Phillip Island Little Penguins Parade Evening Tour


Take a Phillip Island evening tour from Melbourne and see the heartwarming phenomenon of these little penguins as they emerge from the surf and waddle to the safety of their dune burrows. From your nearby vantage point you'll be able to watch the penguins feed their waiting young with the pilchards and anchovies they've caught.

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Phillip Island: Penguins, Koalas and Kangaroos Day Tour from Melbourne


See penguins, koalas and kangaroos on a day trip to Phillip Island, Melbourne's wildlife wonderland and holiday island. Visit a wildlife park to get up close with koalas and kangaroos, then watch sea birds and fur seals in the rocky formation known as the Nobbies. At sunset, take your place at Summerland Beach to enjoy the nightly Penguin Parade, as cute little penguins waddle up the beach to their burrows after a day spent fishing at sea. To enhance your Penguin Parade experience, choose from a range of upgrade options: view the penguins from an exclusive viewing platform with Penguin Plus, interact with rangers and watch the parade from the exclusive Skybox, or choose the Ultimate Penguin Parade and enjoy a specially guided small-group tour at a secluded beach location.Special Offer - Save up to 20% on the recommended retail price. Special offer valid for travel to August 31, 2013 - Book Now!

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The Official 'Neighbours' Tour of Ramsay Street


Everybody needs good neighbours! Welcome to Ramsay Street, where the dramas unfold every day on the set of Australia’s long-running soap opera, 'Neighbours.' On this official tour, see the actual houses and the street that provide the backdrop of this internationally loved Aussie television show, and meet one of the cast members.

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Ballarat and Sovereign Hill Day Tour with Optional Wildlife Park from Melbourne


Step back in time and experience the Australian gold Rush era. Explore the wonders of Ballarat as well as Sovereign Hill, a replica of an old gold-mining town, where you can tour the underground mines, ride a stagecoach and pan for gold! An optional addition to your tour is a visit to the Ballarat Wildlife Park where you can get up close and personal with the creatures of the Australian bush, and, if you dare, a crocodile at feeding time! Take a chance on striking gold.

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Warrook Cattle and Sheep Farm, Koalas and Penguin Parade Day Tour from Melbourne


Head out of Melbourne for the day and experience life on a real, working Australian farm. Experience a taste of the 'true-blue' Australian farming lifestyle at Warrook, a 300 acre working cattle farm situated one hour from Melbourne. See the historic homestead with its antique furniture, take a hayride, watch sheep dogs in action or try milking a cow. Afterwards, top off your day on the farm with an evening visit to Phillip Island to see the ever-popular Penguin Parade.

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Full-Day Great Ocean Road Sunset Tour from Melbourne


Spend the day exploring the Great Ocean Road, and later enjoy the amazing views of one of the most famous and scenic coastal stretches in the world as the sun sets. Enjoy and take in the breathtaking coastline where every twist and turn introduces you to stretches of uninterrupted beaches, dramatic coastlines and the lush rainforest of the Otway Ranges. This is a day that will be etched in your memory forever as the scenery provides you with an amazing postcard backdrop for unforgettable photo opportunities.

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2-Day Combo: Melbourne City Tour, Yarra River Cruise and Great Ocean Road Day Trip


See Melbourne's best attractions, cruise on the Yarra River and take a trip down the Great Ocean Road over two days within a seven day period. Spend a day discovering Melbourne. You'll see Flinders Street Station, Queen Victoria Markets, Shrine of Remembrance, Royal Botanic Gardens and more. On the 2nd day, explore the Great Ocean Road on a full-day trip from Melbourne. Ideal for first time visitors to Melbourne, this 2-day combo package includes three of our most popular Melbourne tours and represents a saving of up to 35%.Special Offer - Save up to 35% on the recommended retail price on three of our most popular Melbourne tours by booking this 2-day combo package! - Book Now!

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Melbourne Super Saver: Great Ocean Road and Phillip Island plus Melbourne Attraction Pass


Travel along the Great Ocean Road, see Phillip Island's little penguins and visit your favorite Melbourne city sights! This super saver combines Melbourne's top experiences by taking you to the Twelve Apostles on a Great Ocean Road classic tour, drops in to see the parade of cute little penguins on Phillip Island, and includes entry to Melbourne's top attractions -- all with an overall savings of more than 25% compared to booking the tours separately.Special Offer - With this package you are guaranteed to save over 25% compared to booking the tours separately! - Book Now!

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Phillip Island Penguin Small Group Eco Tour from Melbourne


See all the world class attractions of Phillip Island in one day on this small group eco tour from Melbourne. Indulge yourself with wine tasting at The Phillip Island Winery and tasting of a range of Gippsland's cheeses, see chocolates being made at the Phillip Island Chocolate Factory and get up close to koalas at the Phillip Island Koala Conservation Center. The highlight of your Phillip Island experience will begin at dusk as you watch the fairy penguins waddling up the beach into their burrows in the sand dunes. Traveling in a small group, maximum 24 people, will allow you to explore all that Phillip Island has to offer in an intimate and relaxed atmosphere.

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Great Ocean Road Shipwrecks and Wild Clifftops Luxury Small Group Ecotour


Discover the breath-taking scenery of the Great Ocean Road on this luxury day trip from Melbourne. Traveling in a small group, maximum ten people by luxury vehicle, this is an intimate and unique way to explore Victoria's south-west coast. Travel through Otway Rainforest, see the famous12 Apostles rock formations and during a stop at Loch Ard Gorge, your guide will share the intriguing story of Victoria's most tragic shipwreck that gave the gorge its name.

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River Gardens Melbourne Sightseeing Cruise


Cruise up Melbourne's famous Yarra River and enjoy the sights of Melbourne's scenic gardens, parklands and famous sporting arenas. This one-hour sightseeing cruise is a wonderful chance to view the scenic river gardens and Herring Island.

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Port of Melbourne and Docklands Sightseeing Cruise


Spend a leisurely hour or so cruising down Melbourne's famous Yarra River. Learn about the historical Victoria Docks and the landings of the early settlers on this sightseeing Melbourne cruise.

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Melbourne City Sights Morning Tour with Optional Yarra Cruise


A Melbourne city morning tour is perfect if your time is limited in Melbourne. You'll see all the major attractions on your 3.5-hour city tour and discover that Melbourne is a wonderful blend of heritage buildings and modern skyscrapers, vibrant cafes and cosmopolitan restaurants. And when you return to Melbourne, you'll know exactly what to do on a longer visit.

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Small-Group Melbourne Sightseeing Tour


This sightseeing tour introduces you to the highlights of Melbourne including Queen Victoria Market, Town Hall, Flagstaff Gardens and the Old Royal Mint. Learn about the city’s history and culture from your guide and enjoy time to explore some sites by foot. Admission to the amazing Eureka Skydeck is included. This small-group tour is limited to 12 people, ensuring a more personalized experience.

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Our recommended family friendly hotel in Melbourne
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Adina Apartment Hotel Melbourne, Flinders Street

  
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Adina Apartment Hotel Melbourne, Flinders Street

Dom Wczasowy Jawor is located in the quiet, picturesque part of Ustroń. It offers homely rooms with free Wi-Fi and a balcony. The restaurant offers a breakfast buffet and various cold drinks. Each room at the Jawor offers a dining area and a private bathroom with shower. There is a TV and a telephone. Wonderful views of the mountains can also be enjoyed. Guests are welcome to use a Finnish sauna and relax in a hot tub. There is also a fitness centre and a games room, as well as table tennis facilities. The More details

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Medina Executive is made up of 63 spacious studios and apartments, centrally located in Melbourne’s Central Business District. The apartments have separate bedrooms, living rooms and kitchen facilities (not studios)



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The Lyall Hotel And Spa

  
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The Lyall Hotel And Spa

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LittleTravellers.com review of The Lyall Hotel And Spa

The two-bedroom suites are best for families at the Lyall. The Suites are equipped with cooking facilities and refridgerators stocked with ice cream and chocolate! There are no laid-on activities for children here, but the nearby Royal Botanic Gardens and Fawkner Park is well worth a visit. You could borrow one of the hotels push bikes to get around. The hotel restaurant offers a special menu if need be, and high chairs, packed lunches and are happy to heat up baby food or milk if required.



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BreakFree Heritage On Little Bourke

  
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Habitat Apartments

  
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Somerset on Elizabeth Melbourne

  
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Somerset on Elizabeth Melbourne

Fortaleza’s San Phillip Flat Hotel is located 4 km from Praia de Iracema Beach and city centre, and has air-conditioned accommodation, a pool and room service. It offers free Wi-Fi and parking. The rooms are simple and spacious, and decorated with a touch of colour. They come with a minibar, TV and private bathroom. There are apartments available with a kitchenette. Guests can enjoy a buffet breakfast each morning in the breakfast room or in their room. It includes a variety of fresh fruits, More details

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Causeway Inn On The Mall

  
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327 Bourke Street Mall 
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City Garden Hotel

  
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Located 100 metres from the bike path and on the edge of the woods, Residence Kristall is 700 metres from the centre of Predazzo. It offers free outdoor parking, a wellness centre, and spacious apartments. The mountain-view apartments come with elegant parquet floors and wooden ceilings. Each features a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, and a fully equipped kitchen. Most apartments are complete with a balcony. The wellness centre is set in the basement, and is complete with Finnish sauna, More details

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Mercure Welcome Melbourne

  
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Mercure Welcome Melbourne

A 5-minute drive from JR Chitose Train Station, Hotel Grand Terrace Chitose offers modern accommodations with free wired internet access. Guests can use free Wi-Fi at the lobby area and borrow free bicycles to travel around the city. A free shuttle is available from Shin Chitose Airport, which is a 10-minute drive away. The air-conditioned rooms feature a flat-screen TV, a sofa and an electric kettle with green tea bags. Yukata robes and slippers are provided for all guests, and rooms come with More details

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The Swanston Hotel Melbourne, Grand Mercure

  
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The Swanston Hotel Melbourne, Grand Mercure

A 15-minute walk from Ito Train Station, Yokikan offers Japanese-style accommodations with free Wi-Fi and a satellite TV. Guests can take a mini cable car up to the outdoor hot-spring baths in the mountains. An indoor public hot-spring baths and massage services are available as well. The air-conditioned rooms feature tatami (woven-straw) floors and Japanese futon bedding. Each includes a fridge, electric kettle with green tea bags and a private toilet. Japanese Yukata robes are provided for all More details

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Causeway 353 Hotel

  
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353 Little Collins Street 
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