Melbourne is one of Australia’s best loved cities, it is also Victoria’s capital and the commercial, executive and leisure hub of the state. Melbourne’s warm and welcoming culture is what its residents love most and is also what creates memorable experiences for visitors. Look up hotels in Melbourne CBD, being in a central location will put you within walking distance of most attractions in the city. Couples and solo travellers looking for a bit of an indulgence with sweeping skyline views, access to a plunge pool, sauna and gym to name a few special features; should make a bee line for the Oaks On Collins.
Jump on board a tram that will take you straight down to the Yarra River. Along the southern riverbank lies The Crown Entertainment Complex, a mini city in itself. The expansive property spans two city blocks and is recognized for its stunning atrium of black marble, complete with a crystal ceiling. You can choose from a wide array of riverfront restaurants and eateries. Neil Perry’s Rockpool, Rosetta and Spice Temple are world renowned names in fine dining. Shop at retail outlets for the biggest designer brands: Chanel, Prada, Bulgari among many others.
The complex is best known for housing the Southern Hemisphere’s largest casino. If blackjack and roulette do not interest you, head to the Gold Class cinema to watch the latest movie releases in style. Catch spirited live theater performances and concerts of international artistes, check out the bar and nightclub scene or kick back and cheer on your favourite sports team at the sports bar. There are even options for families including an indoor amusement park, bowling alley and interactive games. If you are in Melbourne during Christmas or Chinese New Year stop by to witness the free seasonal attractions.
Shehera Fioni is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Catalina Forbes. Her content is based on many thrilling escapades offered to travellers across the world.