Below are all flights to Melbourne (MEL), Victoria in Australia. We compare cheap one-way and round trip flights to all Australian destinations including Melbourne airport from airlines including Jetstar (JQ), Virgin Australia (VA), Tiger Airways (TT), Qantas Airways (QF). Discount return air fares to Melbourne start at $170.45 from Jetstar (JQ) to $610.45 from Qantas Airways (QF). Airfares may include deals for non-stop or multi-legged economy, business and first class tickets to Melbourne,Australia (AU).
|Flying With||Departing||Returning||Class||Prices From (AUD)|
|Jetstar||27 November 2013||04 December 2013||Economy||$122.95|
|Jetstar||25 June 2013||28 June 2013||Economy||$146.45|
|V Australia||07 June 2013||10 June 2013||Economy||$147.91|
|Qantas Airways||14 June 2013||16 June 2013||Economy||$148.15|
|Jetstar||16 June 2013||19 June 2013||Economy||$148.95|
|Tiger Airways||06 June 2013||13 June 2013||Economy||$153.90|
|Jetstar||13 October 2013||27 October 2013||Economy||$162.95|
|V Australia||25 October 2013||28 October 2013||Economy||$168.15|
|Jetstar||25 May 2013||27 May 2013||Economy||$170.45|
|Jetstar||08 October 2013||25 October 2013||Economy||$194.90|
|Tiger Airways||08 July 2013||28 July 2013||Economy||$195.40|
|V Australia||20 July 2013||21 July 2013||Economy||$195.70|
|V Australia||16 August 2013||20 August 2013||Economy||$202.43|
|Jetstar||13 June 2013||16 June 2013||Economy||$202.95|
|Tiger Airways||21 June 2013||28 June 2013||Economy||$206.85|
|Qantas Airways||04 October 2013||13 October 2013||Economy||$217.09|
|Tiger Airways||14 June 2013||17 June 2013||Economy||$217.40|
|Virgin Australia||05 July 2013||09 July 2013||Economy||$219.10|
|Qantas Airways||23 August 2013||26 August 2013||Economy||$225.65|
|Tiger Airways||29 June 2013||05 July 2013||Economy||$226.85|
MelbourneAlthough Melbourne is the second largest city in the country, I had never really explored and gone to see all the attractions the city had to offer. So when my husband surprised me with a long weekend getaway I couldn't have been more pleased! A short flight later and we arrived at the Melbourne Airport, which was quite modern and efficient. We had done some research and knew of the shuttles and skybus options to get us into the city, but since it was a weekend of luxury we opted to take a cab. Thankfully there wasn't much traffic and we arrived at our hotel in less than 30 minutes. Well worth the $40!
Out hotel was located in Southbank, and although we didn't have a car with us I noticed a parking lot available. It certainly wasn't the most expensive of hotels in the city centre, but I was pleased with the affordable rates. I would rather splurge on fine food and wine than accommodations anyhow! After dropping off your bags we wanted to enjoy the night, and grab a bite to eat. We found quite a unique Chinese vegetarian restaurant called the White Lotus, which was the perfect light meal for me. There seemed to be quite a number of bars in the area, but with no recommendations we just tried our luck and popped in one of the first ones we saw. The Carlton Club turned out to be my husband's favorite spot in the city. The rooftop bar was breathtaking, and a nice change of pace.
The following day I set out to explore as much of the city as I could. The Melbourne Aquarium was first on the list, and certainly did not disappoint. It was very modern, and we could have spent the whole day there, but I wanted to stop one more place before lunch. The Rialto Towers was stunning! We went all the way up to the 55th floor onto the observation deck and the view was just amazing. Lunch was next on the agenda, so we had a quick sandwich before continuing out sightseeing. Throughout the rest of the trip, we managed to visit St. Patrick's Cathedral and the National Gallery of Victoria, as well as take a river cruise that left just near to our hotel. It was a wonderful trip, and the only problem was that I had to return home!