Melbourne: Family Holiday
Australia's multicultural hub
Melbourne is a wonderful family holiday destination. From its miles of golden beaches to walks in Melbourne’s many beautiful parks, there are also a multitude of attractions and activities to appeal to all ages. There are plenty of places to get out and about in and around Melbourne. The banks of the Yarra River offer barbecue and picnic facilities, fishing platforms and jetties. In addition, there are miles of trails and paths for cyclists, walkers and joggers. Swimming and sailing are right on the city's doorstep, too.
Take a dip in the Middle Brighton Baths. Walk or in-line skate the seaside walkway stretching from the city to Brighton Beach. Albert Park, just 1 mi/3 km from the Central Business District and home to the Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix, is another terrific place to walk, run, sail, play a round of golf or feed families of black swans. The premier spot is St. Kilda Beach—everyone goes there.
A colourful beach promenade makes for great people-watching, and the Esplanade Sunday Market, held every Sunday morning, is a good place to pick up quality art and second-hand goods. There's also a huge Moroccan-style boutique and restaurant complex, which houses the St. Kilda Baths: Melbourne's only heated, indoor saltwater swimming pool. There are many types of holiday accommodation available for a stress-free family holiday in Melbourne and some of the better accommodation on the north shore has facilities like swimming pools and rooms with TV and internet. Food is plentiful and very varied in Melbourne with many restaurants, cafes and ice cream bars scattered around the city. A family break to Melbourne makes for a great holiday, and one that your family will not forget.