While we nestle up to the idea of a cold winter in many parts of the country, in the southern hemisphere, Melbourne, Australia has already welcomed spring. Here are six reasons you should book the next flight to the arts capital of the country for a holiday.
Because There’s Cricket at Melbourne Cricket Ground
If there’s one cricket team that we love more than our own, it is team Australia. Check online for their schedule and catch a match at the legendary cricket stadium. Also pay a visit to MCG when it’s empty—you’ll feel goosebumps from just realizing how many famous cricketers have made history on the grounds.
Because Sea Life Melbourne is Not Just For Kids
Almost everybody you know will have visited this popular aquarium in Melbourne at least once. Meet friendly penguins, explore a shipwreck site, watch sharks, stingrays, and crocodiles among other animals on a leisurely afternoon.
Because the Eureka Skydeck Suspends You at 300 Metres
Rise to a height of 285 metres above ground in 38 seconds—Eureka Skydeck is the fastest elevator in the southern hemisphere that takes you to a viewing platform high in the sky. From here, you can get splendid views of the Dandenong Ranges, Albert Park Lake, the MCG, and Federation Square among others. Fifteen metres above this is The Edge, a glass cube that suspends you 300 metres above Melbourne.
Because You’ll Never Want to Leave the Crown Entertainment Complex
Live theatre, concerts, bars and discotheques, interactive museums, seafood buffets, village cinemas, and e-sports tournaments: there is something for everybody at the Crown Entertainment Complex. If you want to know how to live like a local, go here on weekends when the hub is most crowded.
Because Gastronomy Takes Everything a Notch Higher
If you are an elite traveller who likes to book tables at the newest, trending restaurants in the city, Melbourne, Australia is for you. In the past decade, world renowned chefs from Europe, North America, and Asia have flown down to elevate Melbourne’s already thriving dining scene to a whole new dynamic level. New restaurants to visit this year include Birregurra’s Brae and Igni in Geelong.
Because Malaysia Airlines Has Perfect Connections to Melbourne to Make Your Travel Enjoyable
Brand New Aircraft: Airbus A330, flying on all Australia routes Ex Kuala Lumpur. The business cabin that comes with a full-reclined lie flat seats, so the long journey is also restful.
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6 TRIPS OUT OF MELBOURNE
Is this your first holiday in Australia? Take a quick tour out of Melbourne to visit some of Victoria’s other natural treasures.
Yarra Valley and the Dandenong Ranges
Surrounded by magnificent forests, pretty mountain villages, and beautiful waterfalls in the Dandenong mountains, wine connoisseurs can find themselves at home in the Yarra Valley that boasts some of the finest wineries in the country like the Domaine Chandon and Fergusson Winery & Restaurant.
If you love being amidst raw nature, visit Phillip Island to make acquaintance of some magnificent creatures roaming freely in their natural habitats- a trip to Summerland Beach to watch tiny penguins, an eco boat tour to Australia’s largest fur seal colony at Seal Rocks, and koalas in the woodlands of Koala Conservation Centre.
If you want to give the fast-paced city of Melbourne a break, head for a wellness trip to the Mornington Peninsula, replete with hot springs, spa retreats, and beautifully manicured gardens.
Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road that stretches 243 kms along the south-eastern coast of Australia between Torquay and Allansford lends itself fabulously to a road trip. Rent a car and drive through an astonishing seascape, sprawling farmlands, and the awe-worthy rock formations at the Twelve Apostles.
Remember the Gold Rush years? Date-keepers will love Australia’s most famous outdoor museum that recreates Ballarat’s first decade after the discovery of gold in 1851. Get a guided tour of the $1,60,000 gold pour or take a horse-drawn carriage to visit the town that looks straight out of the 1800s.
Snow is not far out of reach. If you like snowboarding, skiing, or just play around on toboggans, check into one of the many snow resorts near Hotham or Falls Creek on a weekend away from the city.
Check out the year-round fares for Malaysia Airlines flights from major Indian cities.
DELHI to MELBOURNE: ₹46,537
MUMBAI to MELBOURNE: ₹48,474
BENGALURU to MELBOURNE: ₹47,763
CHENNAI to MELBOURNE: ₹51,304
HYDERABAD to MELBOURNE: ₹46,829