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An Insider's Guide to the World's Most Lovable City

Melbourne Australia is magic! It's a city that's always changing. Like a kid growing up, Melbourne is growing up too, replacing the old with the new and always conscious of its heritage, it's always fascinating to watch as the city matures.

Melbourne's a unique city in as much as it can sometimes provide the unsuspecting visitor with 4 seasons in one day.  I'm a local, an insider and I love the place so much that I've created this website to provides an intimate look into why Melbourne has been voted as the most lovable city in the world.

Welcome to Family Getaways Melbourne Australia where you will find plenty of things to do and places to explore with your family and friends. City attractions, explore the bay areas close by, free things to do and trips beyond the city boundaries. And remember, when out exploring, wear comfy shoes, perhaps a hat, as the sun gets mighty hot when it does show its face (even in the cooler months). Carry something warm to throw on 'just in case the weather turns bad' and check the weather forecast as you may need to carry an umbrella.

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Top Things To Do In Melbourne Australia
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The city boast some iconic attractions you have to visit. 

>> All Attractions

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So much to see and so much to do in and around Melbourne.

>> Here's what you can do

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Visit the historical Melbourne Zoo, right in the heart of the city

>> Zoo's Attractions

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Wander through Melbourne's beautiful parks and gardens

>> Get in touch with Nature

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Try your hand at solving some of Melbourne's best mazes.

>> Amaze Me

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Wander down the aisles of our diverse and exciting markets

>> Market to Market

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There's nothing like sitting by the ocean and looking out to sea. 

>> Sand between your toes

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Pack the picnic hamper, visit Melbourne's best Picnic spots.

>> Plenty of Picnic Places


Explore Historical Melbourne Australia


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Melbourne has preserved some of its best city and district history.

>> The history of this fine city

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The new and the old intermingle here in Melbourne's Museums. 

>> Discovery at its best

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The Art Deco era is proudly showcased in and around the city. 

>> Discover Art Deco Beauty


What To Do Each Month In Melbourne Australia


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With so much to see and do in and around the city, it sometimes can become confusing.

To make it easier to decide, I have taken each month and chosen the best things to do that you and your family and friends will love to do. 

Take out your calendar and fill in the blanks.

I'm sure that you will find plenty of variety in the selections. Some are free activities, always a bonus, and the others usually low cost but jam packed full of fun for all.


Where To Stay In Melbourne Australia


The Greater Melbourne currently has close to 400 hotels, most of them concentrated in the central city. Choosing your style of accommodation needn't be difficult and the site will give you some examples of Luxury and Budget styles that might be of interest.

I've chosen Booking.com as my Affiliate partner to help with your decision. If it's Luxury Accommodation you are after or you are looking for a more Budget Style stay, look no further. 


Explore Beyond Melbourne Australia


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Travel into the Victorian countryside or explore the diverse coastline.

>> Daytripping the countryside

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Top 10 tours to try try. Sit back, relax as these are all planned for you.

>> Best Tours to enjoy

Take off on a Short break from Melbourne

Explore further afield. Australia is a huge continent , come explore

>> Where could you be in a few hours?


Helpful Information Makes Your Time In Melbourne More Fun


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Use publiclic transport, drive yourself or just walk, we're here to help

>> How to get around

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Flying in/out can be stressful. We're here to make your travel easy.

>> Up, up in the air

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Melbourne is renowned for its diverse and changeable weather.

>> The Weather each month

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Special info for you. When is the start and finish of Daylight savings.

>> When is Daylight Savings 


Have Some Fun - Interact With Family Getaways Melbourne 


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We would all love to know where you have been?

>> Tell us all about it here

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Share your beach photos with us all. Love to see them.

>> Got a favorite one?

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Win a great prize by sharing your Family Beach Photo.

>> You gotta be in it to win it!

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Can't find your answer. Ask me here.

>> I'll find your answer

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I've created some beautiful sea glass products for you, your family and friends.

>> Come visit my shop

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With the help of Zazzle I have designed beautiful unique Australian themed posters

>> Check out my range

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Uniquely Australian and fun to learn about, this section of my website is a must to visit.

>> Is it a myth or legend?

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About Family Getaways Melbourne


My goal with Family Getaways Melbourne.com is to help you enjoy everything that my Hometown has to offer. As I discover new places, I'll share the experience with you.   

I'm hoping you will find everything you need for your Melbourne Getaways on my site. If not, please reach out to me with questions and let me know how I can help!

Enjoy ~ Marylyn

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