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Cheap flights to Melbourne, Australia

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Melbourne (wsantoso, Dec 2008)

I want to go to Melbourne! How do I get there?

Getting a cheap flight to Melbourne is as easy as picking up the phone and talking to your travel agent! Tullamarine Airport boasts a wide range of services and facilities including Internet kiosks and WiFi access, baby change rooms, showers, and disabled access.

All terminals cater for food, beverages, and duty free shopping, and there are Travellers Information Service Kiosks located in terminals 1 and 2. A medical centre resides in terminal 1 in case of emergencies. There are taxis, public buses, and a reasonably priced Skybus shuttle service every 10 minutes to the city.

How easy is it to see everything?

Melbourne is a thrumming metropolis offering many affordable options for getting around. Car hire is available from the airport or a range of private companies in the city, but if you don't like to drive, the highly efficient Metlink transport system is the answer, running trains, buses and trams to all suburbs and surrounding areas from 5 a.m to midnight, and later on weekends.

The City Circle tram is free to ride, and skirts the perimeter of the CBD every 12 minutes. It passes major tourist attractions and links to other public transport services leading out of Melbourne city. A water-taxi service is available on the Yarra River, and for private charter tours, bookings are essential.

Which major attractions should I visit?

There are so many things to see and do in Melbourne, you'll have a hard time deciding, so here are some suggestions: For an exciting family day out, thrill to the adventure of an African safari at Werribee Open Range Zoo just half an hour from the city centre.

Take it easy on a Yarra River cruise or visit the amazing Federation Square and marvel at the modern architecture. Don't forget your camera when you visit the Eureka Sky Platform, which at 88 floors up is the highest viewing platform in the southern hemisphere! Feeling lucky? Visit the Crown Casino and play to win a fortune!

How about shopping and entertainment? Where do I find the best venues?

Melbourne is brimming with malls, department stores, clothing and specialty stores, riverfront restaurants, cafes and everything in between! Melbourne Central in the heart of Melbourne's CBD is packed with over 300 retailers stocking everything from the latest fashions to specialty food items.

Little Collins Street is the hub of upmarket culture where famous designer labels abound, including Kenzo, Alannah Hill and AG, or get some fashion on your feet at Giallo or Dolci Firme. Visit the National Gallery of Victoria's latest exhibition, or enjoy a dramatic play at the Malthouse Theatre. Book a flight to Melbourne today, and experience it all for yourself!

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  • Melbourne is 12 mi from Tullamarine Airport (Melbourne, Australia).
  • Tullamarine Airport (Melbourne, Australia)
    • Right now, 61 airlines operate out of Tullamarine Airport.
    • Tullamarine Airport offers nonstop flights to 57 cities.
    • Every week, at least 5,964 domestic flights and 1,547 international flights depart from Tullamarine Airport.
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