Agent Tools & Info - Victoria

Victoria's history spans a spirited rise from a modest British colony to the vibrant and populated state it is today, preserved within its buildings, museums and the stories of its people.  Victoria offers some of the best food and wine experiences in Australia. With its multicultural diversity, the state has developed into a Mecca for visitors seeking fine culinary experiences.  Discover an exciting sports scene with world-class venues hosting local competitions and international hallmark events. Melbourne is widely regarded as being the sporting capital of Australia.  Victoria is a haven for a plethora of unique plants, wildflowers and wildlife. From the wide-sweeping inland plains to the white sands of the coastline, beauty and diversity abounds in every corner.

The median annual rainfall in Victoria varies considerably from greater than 1800 mm recorded in parts of the Otway Ranges and Eastern Highlands to less than 300 mm recorded in the Mallee in northwest Victoria.

Key Travel Period:  December, January & February

Key Booking Period: May & August

Average Lead Time: 50 - 106 days

Average Length of Stay: 3 nights

 

Top Selling Properties:

Causeway Inn on the Mall (V):   Located on Bourke Street Mall in the vibrant heart of Melbourne CBD, Causeway Inn On The Mall offers comfortable rooms featuring a small refrigerator, an in-room safety deposit box and an LCD TV with cable channels.

Situated in a prime position opposite the GPO shopping complex and Myer department store, Causeway Inn On The Mall is surrounded by lively cafes, boutiques, shopping arcades and department stores.

Room facilities include air conditioning, ironing board and iron, tea and coffee maker, and en suite bathroom with shower and hairdryer.  Flinders Street Station is just 600 m away. Continental buffet breakfast is served daily in the Deva Lounge. There are also a number of dining options within a 5-minute walk.

Causeway 353 (P): Located on Little Collins Street in Melbourne CBD, Causeway 353 Hotel offers stylish modern rooms with LCD TV, en suite bathroom and air conditioning. Facilities include a fitness centre, a steam room and a business centre.

Surrounded by international eateries, cafes and quirky shops, Causeway 353 Hotel offers Melbourne’s best shopping on your doorstep. The bustling Bourke Street Mall is just 300 m away. Each room features an LCD TV with selected cable channels, in-room safe, minibar and ironing facilities. Continental buffet breakfast is served daily from 6:30 in the breakfast room. Entertainment, sporting and cultural venues are within walking distance of Causeway 353 Hotel Melbourne. Tullamarine International Airport is a 25-minute drive away.

Crown Promenade (I):  Crown Promenade Hotel offers spacious rooms with views of Port Phillip Bay or the city and Yarra River. Guests have access to a restaurant, bar, indoor swimming pool and fitness centre. Each room at Crown Promenade Melbourne includes a luxury en suite bathroom, 42-inch flat-screen TV with cable channels and a minibar. High-speed Wi-Fi access is available.  Guests can work out in the fully-equipped fitness centre or relax beside the indoor swimming pool with views of the city skyline. Steam rooms and a masseuse are also available. Mesh Restaurant offers stylish modern cuisine in elegant surroundings. Tonic Bar has an outdoor terrace and serves cocktails until late. Located in Melbourne's vibrant Southbank entertainment precinct, Crown Promenade is directly linked to the Crown Casino and Entertainment Complex, offering world-class restaurants, bars and shopping. Southbank is a great choice for travellers interested in entertainment, atmosphere and city walks. 

Insider Tips

Melbourne is a hip, dynamic metropolis, with an exciting city centre, inner-city neighborhoods that are full of unique character, and lush green parks and mountain ranges where you can enjoy Australian nature at its finest. The city is known for its many laneways, its cultural diversity, excellent dining options for all budgets, and amazing street art. It’s also known for being the coffee capital of the world, and for being regularly voted as the world’s most livable city!

World's Best Coffee. It’s actually hard to find a bad cup of coffee in Melbourne: the city touts itself as a world leader in coffee and café culture, and the inhabitants are proud to be coffee snobs! Cafes in London even advertise that they have Melbourne baristas, as Australian and New Zealander baristas essentially brought high-quality coffee to the city.

Street Art.  The city council has designated certain areas as approved for street artists, and the street art here is of exceptionally high quality and changes regularly; it’s a great way for budding street artists to get experience in the artistic side of graffiti, and having structured locations for this amazing creative outlet helps to reduce the levels of graffiti elsewhere, as well as adding a great urban vibe that tourists and locals both enjoy.

Get Sporty at the MCG.  The Melbourne Cricket Ground bills itself as “Australia’s favourite stadium”, with good reason. Melbourne is a sports-mad city, and the MCG is the centre of the action.  Home to the Melbourne Cricket Club, the stadium also plays host to the wildly popular AFL, as well as international soccer, rugby and various other events.  Originally built in 1853, the stadium has been renewed many times, and is the largest stadium in Australia, as well as being the 10th largest in the world: the record for the largest crowd at the MCG is around 130,000 people.  The MCG is also home to the Australian Gallery of Sport and Olympic Museum.