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Destination guide

Book Greater Melbourne pet-friendly accommodation

If you're looking for a city holiday with pet-friendly accommodation in Melbourne, Greater Melbourne is the perfect place. You'll be close to all the attractions of the city, such as the vibrant Federation Square and its exciting nightlife, the Melbourne Arts Precinct and its cultural attractions and the idyllic Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria. With so much to see and do, you'll never run out of unforgettable excursions, and there's plenty you can enjoy with your dog. If you prefer to spend more time in the wild, you can visit places like Dandenong Ranges National Park to enjoy hiking on wilderness trails with your pet.

Things to do

Sightseeing near Greater Melbourne holiday rentals

Culture vultures rest easy – Melbourne offers plenty for you. Take in a ballet, opera or theatrical performance at the Arts Centre Melbourne, or visit the National Gallery of Victoria to view fine Australian and indigenous works of art. History comes alive at the Melbourne Museum and the Royal Exhibition Building, where exhibits explore the city's storied past. For those who prefer to spend their days outside, the Royal Botanic Gardens offers more than 10,000 plant species. If you have kids staying in your Greater Melbourne vacation rental, they'll love seeing the dazzling collection of animals at the Melbourne Zoo.

Activities

Things to do near Greater Melbourne holiday homes

It's no secret that Australians love cricket – sports enthusiasts make pilgrimages to the capital city just to watch a cricket match or take a tour of the historic Melbourne Cricket Ground. If you'd rather participate in sports, Melbourne's beaches provide opportunities for swimming, fishing, kitesurfing, boating, waterskiing, kayaking, canoeing and scuba diving. After a vigorous workout, treat yourself to some goodies at the Queen Victoria Market, a Victorian-era building stuffed with food stalls. Enjoy some retail therapy in the city's cosy shopping arcades lined with galleries and boutique shops.

Weather

Climate for your stay in Greater Melbourne holiday homes

No matter what time of year you book a Greater Melbourne vacation rental, comfy conditions are on tap. Summers in Melbourne are warm but mild, with top temperatures rarely exceeding 26 degrees. Even the dry heat is often mellowed by cool breezes off Port Phillip Bay. You'll probably need to bundle up during the crisp winters, but even in the coldest months – namely June and July – highs hover around a tolerable 14 degrees. Spring brings colourful flowers and warmer weather, but you'll need to prepare for the rainfall, particularly in October, which is Melbourne's wettest month.

Family friendly

Kid-friendly activities near Greater Melbourne holiday homes

Kids will love the array of attractions in Greater Melbourne. Family-friendly holiday homes to rent are available near places like the Puffing Billy Railway, an open-air train with dining carriages that travels through the Dandenong Ranges, and SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium, a huge aquarium with thousands of exotic marine species like sharks and saltwater crocodiles. Kids will also like Luna Park Melbourne, a traditional theme park with roller coasters and a giant, ornate carousel.

Good for couples

Couple's retreat near Greater Melbourne holiday homes

Greater Melbourne is filled with romantic locations and activities for couples. Holiday rentals are available near places like the Crown Melbourne, a riverside entertainment complex with spas, restaurants, bars and a casino, and the Dandenong Ranges National Park, a scenic forested park with birds and hiking trails. You’ll also like the Fitzroy Gardens, an urban green space with a model Tudor village, tree-lined walking paths and cafes.

Where to stay near Melbourne?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 6,610 holiday rentals near Melbourne. From 1,683 Condos/Apartments to 4,108 Houses, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Melbourne is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Melbourne?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Melbourne. From HomeAway.com.au travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Rye: 1,917 holiday rentals
  • Cowes: 1,252 holiday rentals
  • Ocean Grove: 819 holiday rentals
  • Daylesford: 466 holiday rentals
  • Sorrento: 1,861 holiday rentals

HomeAway.com.au offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Melbourne! Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Melbourne?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Melbourne with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a perfect city break:

  • Rye: 1,917 holiday homes
  • Cowes: 1,252 holiday homes
  • Ocean Grove: 819 holiday homes
  • Daylesford: 466 holiday homes
  • Sorrento: 1,861 holiday homes

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Melbourne?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of holiday homes near to airports. Airports with a large selection of rentals in Melbourne are:

  • Melbourne, VIC (AVV-Avalon): 738 holiday houses
  • Melbourne, VIC (MEL-Tullamarine): 1,726 holiday houses
  • Melbourne, VIC (MEB-Essendon): 1,846 holiday houses

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Melbourne?

HomeAway.com.au offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places to visit in Melbourne. From HomeAway.com.au travellers, the more popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Melbourne Central: 1,990 holiday rentals
  • Dandenong Ranges National Park: 691 holiday rentals
  • Melbourne Cricket Ground: 2,001 holiday rentals
  • Melbourne City Marina: 1,982 holiday rentals
  • Melbourne's GPO: 1,991 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Melbourne listed on HomeAway.com.au where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday homes.

Explore destinations around Melbourne

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