Melbourne, in the Australian state of Victoria, is a very popular holiday destination with both Australian and overseas visitors. Melbourne’s international airport (Tullamarine) is just 20 minutes away from the city centre (CBD or central business district). This short Melbourne Accommodation Tullamarine article covers some of the hotel accommodation near to Tullamarine, and also covers some of the sights and landmarks in Melbourne itself.
Melbourne, on the Yarra River in Victoria State is the capital of that state and the second largest city in Australia (pop. 4 million). The Yarra runs into a large and sheltered bay, Port Philip Bay, which is simply referred to as The Bay by native Melbournians. The city and suburbs are situated in a long arc around the eastern and northern parts of the bay.
Just north of the Yarra, is the city’s CBD (Central Business District). The city is a major centre for commerce, for the arts, and for sports, tourism and entertainment. Many sights, landmarks and other attractions are clustered in the CBD and its neighbourhood, and there are also many top hotels, and excellent shopping, dining and nightlife.
The Australian film/TV industries were both founded in the state of Victoria, and Melbourne’s Federation Square now hosts the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI). This state-of-the-art facility is designed to showcase all types of screen content, ranging from silent films to video games. Exhibits are both from Australia, and from other countries. The large collection at ACMI includes film posters and promotional shots, and entry to the building is free. Other events at ACMI may be charged for, and details of these events (screenings, special exhibitions etc) can be checked in ACMI’s online calendar.
Melbourne is also notable for world class sport, especially tennis, horse racing, motor sport and cricket. One the of four tennis Grand Slam events (Australian Open) is held every year at Melbourne Park, and the Melbourne Cup also attracts a world class field of competitors at Flemington Racecourse in November. Melbourne Cricket Ground hosts Australian home Test and one day internationals most years.
Melbourne International Airport is at Tullamarine. The Australian carriers, Qantas and Virgin Blue, use this as an international hub. Domestic flights to other Australian state capitals are also scheduled from here.
There are many possible hotels to choose from near the airport. The Best Western Airport Motel and Conference Centre offers superior four star rooms, with foxtel and free wireless internet in each room. The Best Western is just five minutes from the airport, and courtesy airport transfers are included in the price.
The Reflections Restaurant at the Best Western serves an a la carte dinner menu, with a full range of wine and beers. In the mornings there is a full buffet breakfast in this modern restaurant.
Another Tullamarine accommodation possibility is the Hilton Melbourne International Airport Hotel. This is connected to the airport by a covered walkway, while still being just twenty minutes away from Melbourne’s city centre.
Jasmine Zahara is a popular article author with a home office in Melbourne Accommodation and is excited about this part of Australia. Jasmine contributes articles on all provincial Victorian topics and sees Beechworth Victoria as one of the most desirable country Australia hot spots.