Monday, June 25, 2007

Melbourne - A Tourist Heaven

Situated atop Port Phillip Bay, Melbourne is Australia's second largest city. A tour to Melbourne would be akin to Mecca for shoppers. The phrase "shop till you drop" holds true for Melbourne, as there is such an exciting range of shops, malls and boutiques. Melbourne is the favored destination for the fashion fraternity and lovers of fine art. Hotels in Melbourne are world class and cater nicley to both the domestic and the international tourist.

Exploring Melbourne
If you want to settle for a joyride you can board a City circle tram service. You can take a tram ride to St. Kilda and take a walk by the quayside. The art lovers can enjoy themselves by having a look at the National Gallery of Victoria, the Victorian Arts Centre and the Myer Music Bowl.

The history buffs can have a trip down in time by visiting the Captain Cook's cottage in Fitzroy Gardens, Ripponlea near St Kilda and the Old Melbourne Gaol. Other major attractions include St Pauls Cathedral and the Rialto Towers observation deck on the 55th floor.

Being a popular tourist destination, Melbourne accommodation offers its tourists a lot of options to choose from, ranging from extremely luxurious to economic accommodations. Melbourne is the home to a lot of popular events and festivals. Booking for Melbourne hotels in advance during a tourist season is recommended.