Melbourne Holidays

Holidays in Melbourne are synonymous with long afternoons nursing freshly roasted coffee along the banks of the Yarra River, and cooler evenings sipping a juicy pinot noir along to a jazzy beat. The vibrant streets of this metropolis are coloured with street art and inspiring architecture. Continue indoors and out of the midday sun to explore the variety of galleries and museums that encapsulate the spirit of the city.

Melbourne is where trendy meets classic. Hip cafés, classy restaurants and chic boutique shops line the streets, welcoming couples and individuals alike. Walk, run or cycle the Maribyrnong River Trail for magnificent views of the city skyline. If you fancy a slower pace, while away a lazy afternoon perched in front of the kaleidoscopic beach huts on Brighton beach. Large nature reserves, zoological and botanical gardens are delightful entertainment for families, and the almost endless line up of sporting events provides great fun for groups both large and small.

Cultural charm on a holiday in Melbourne

  • Experience Australia’s cultural capital
  • Encounter native animals and wildlife
  • Shop, drink and dine in style
  • Chill out on charming beaches
  • Explore the wonderful scenery
  • Stay in world-class hotels

At Hayes & Jarvis, we combine over 65 years of experience with a passion for travel to offer bespoke luxury holidays. With trips to over 60 destinations worldwide, we plan each one of our holidays with personal expertise so that you can enjoy the unique experiences Melbourne has to offer.

Melbourne is famously recognised as one of the mellowest cities in the world, so pair your holiday in Melbourne with Tasmania, for an action-packed and picturesque adventure. For some down time, complement your Melbourne holiday with Bali and enjoy the tranquillity and pampering that this luxury island has to offer. Alternatively, round off your trip with some fun island-hopping in Fiji; home to more than 300 islands, it is a beach lovers’ haven

Destination Highlights
  • Stroll around the Royal Botanic Gardens
  • Drive the Great Ocean Road
  • Visit Luna Park, with the world's oldest continually-operating rollercoaster
  • Enjoy a free tour on the City Circle Tram

Time Zone

+11 hours (GMT)

Flight Time

London to Melbourne is around 21 hours, with 1 stop at a choice of destinations. Flight times vary dependent on stop-over destination and onward connection.


Australian dollar (AUD)

Visa Information

All visitors require an Australian Tourist Visa. You can apply for visas online on the Australian Department of Affairs website.



Health Information

No mandatory vaccinations are required, but it's important to contact your GP for the latest recommendations

Melbourne Attractions

  • Phillip Island Nature Park

    Melbourne is a nature lover’s dream come true, and there are ample opportunities to get up close and personal with local wildlife. A trip to Phillip Island Nature Park will see you penguin watching along the pale sandy shores. Feed kangaroos and wallabies from the palm of your hand, and observe koalas at tree level from the raised board walk. The park provides a natural home environment for more than 30 other species of animals.

  • Great Ocean Road, Victoria

    Drive the Great Ocean Road

    No holiday to Melbourne is complete without a Great Ocean Road trip. With Hayes and Jarvis, you can enjoy a unique experience like none other. Head down Gibson steps at low tide (weather permitting) and you will find yourself in the perfect spot for unrivalled views of the twelve apostles. Stop off at the most southern point of the trail to admire the Cape Otway light station, for some spectacular sunset views.

  • Margaret River vineyard

    Yarra Valley Visit

    Less than an hours’ drive from the city, you will find yourself in wine country. Yarra Valley hosts over 460 vineyards and winemakers, and 270 restaurants, making this a fantastic trip for gourmet foodies as well as wine lovers. Deliciously crisp mornings are a treat for hikers and cyclists who can enjoy the sun rising over the valley through the fog from one of the many vantage points.

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