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Destination guide

Explore Greater Melbourne from holiday homes to rent

As the capital city of the south-eastern state of Victoria, Melbourne buzzes with activity. The bustling big city boasts towering skyscrapers, but you'll find the real treasures in its narrow alleyways filled with scores of trendy restaurants and bars. Melbourne also features a thriving arts scene, complete with major museums and galleries. Set on the shores of Port Phillip Bay, and featuring the Central Business District intersected by the Yarra River, Melbourne offers a watery landscape. As a result, Greater Melbourne vacation rentals typically place you near a host of outdoor, water-based activities, from fishing to swimming.

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 Greater Melbourne?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 3,054 holiday rentals near Greater Melbourne. From 725 Houses to 1,930 Condos/Apartments, find the best place to stay with your family and friends to discover Greater Melbourne area.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Greater Melbourne?

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

  • Rye: 2,055 holiday rentals
  • Cowes: 1,355 holiday rentals
  • Melbourne City: 2,483 holiday rentals
  • Ocean Grove: 883 holiday rentals
  • Daylesford: 504 holiday rentals

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Greater 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 Greater Melbourne?

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

  • Rye: 2,055 holiday homes
  • Cowes: 1,355 holiday homes
  • Melbourne City: 2,483 holiday homes
  • Ocean Grove: 883 holiday homes
  • Daylesford: 504 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 Greater Melbourne?

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

  • Avalon Airport (AVV): 804 holiday houses
  • Melbourne Essendon Airport (MEB): 2,580 holiday houses
  • Melbourne International Airport (MEL): 2,442 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 Greater Melbourne?

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

  • Dandenong Ranges National Park: 809 holiday rentals
  • Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary: 440 holiday rentals
  • Martha Cove: 3,730 holiday rentals
  • Melbourne Central: 2,631 holiday rentals
  • Fitzroy Gardens: 2,643 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Greater Melbourne listed on HomeAway 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 Greater Melbourne

Rye
2,055 holiday rentals
Cowes
1,355 holiday rentals
Melbourne City
2,483 holiday rentals
Ocean Grove
883 holiday rentals
Daylesford
504 holiday rentals
Sorrento
1,992 holiday rentals
Blairgowrie
2,002 holiday rentals
Torquay
1,042 holiday rentals
Anglesea
895 holiday rentals
Rosebud
2,363 holiday rentals
Mount Martha
1,105 holiday rentals
Dromana
2,058 holiday rentals
Barwon Heads
873 holiday rentals
Portsea
2,250 holiday rentals
Ventnor
1,425 holiday rentals
Healesville
264 holiday rentals
Saint Andrews Beach
2,012 holiday rentals
Mornington
663 holiday rentals
Smiths Beach
1,232 holiday rentals
Flinders
1,749 holiday rentals