Visit and explore Melbourne
If you’re looking for a holiday destination to satisfy all your senses, Melbourne should be at the top of your bucket list. The bustling city has trendy laneways packed with street art, a calendar jam-packed full of events year-round, and a dining scene to impress even the fussiest of foodies. Newcastle Airport offers Newcastle to Melbourne flights every day of the week.
Melbourne is the perfect spot for culture vultures to get their big city fix. If you love art, history and culture, make sure you check out the National Gallery of Victoria and ArtVo. Other top attractions include the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Eureka Skydeck, and the City Circle Tram. Melbourne is known as the fashion capital of Australia, so a trip to the city wouldn’t be complete without paying a visit to the many Victorian designer flagship stores. You’ll also find international brands and vibrant markets – the Queen Victoria Market should be at the top of any Melbourne itinerary.
Eat & Drink
The foodie hot spot has countless restaurants, cafes and bars where you can wine and dine until your hearts content. Stop by Lygon Street for some authentic Italian hospitality, or seek out something sweet on Acland Street, St Kilda where cake shops and bakeries abound. Don’t forget your daily coffee fix – Melbourne is home to some of the best cafes in the world!
Base yourself in the Victorian capital and discover a wide range of major festivals and special events throughout the year. Sporting fans will have a blast cheering on their favourites at the Australian Open, Melbourne Cup or AFL, while lovers of live performance will be spoilt for choice with theatre, music and comedy at every turn. You can currently see Hamilton or Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at two of the city’s finest theatres.
Explore the regions
Looking to immerse yourself in nature? Get out of the city and explore Victoria’s breathtaking coastline - the Great Ocean Road is less than a two-hour drive from Melbourne’s CBD.
You can fly to Melbourne from Newcastle Airport 7 days a week thanks to Qantas, Jetstar and Virgin Australia.