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7 Days Melbourne during NY 2015!

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7 Days Melbourne during NY 2015!

Planned a trip to Melbourne from Dec 27 - Jan 3rd :)

Dec 27 - Arrive PM, spend 2 days in Melbourne City

Dec 29 - Depart for GOR, stay one night at Port Campbell

Dec 30 - Jan 3rd: Melbourne? Yarra? Philip Island? suggestions!

Mostly going to be a slow holiday, lots of sightseeing, driving, bumming, EATING and NY partying :)

Would really appreciate if you guys can give me some tips especially for the Dec 30 - Jan 3rd period and any suggestions on where would be a great place for NY celebrations :)

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1. Re: 7 Days Melbourne during NY 2015!

Hello,

Is this itinerary for NYE 2014 going into NY 2015?

Just to get you started, for NYE in Melbourne, the festivities are best along the Yarra River, rather than viewing it from your hotel. So any accommodation within walking proximity to the river is most ideal, but if you happen to choose a property by the river, it will be considerably more expensive. The rates *currently* are still very reasonable for NYE, but the later you leave it, the more limited your options will be.

Edited: 19 July 2014, 03:06
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2. Re: 7 Days Melbourne during NY 2015!

Thanks for the tip! Yup its over the NY 2014 and NY 2015 :) Know it'll be super expensive so trying to tie things down now before it gets too expensive :)

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3. Re: 7 Days Melbourne during NY 2015!

Many hotel have already raised their rates to what is typical of NYE, but if you don't mind hotels that are just off the very centre of the city, there are some rates that are quite amazing for NYE. Some standouts;

* Melbourne Marriott - 5 Star, only 15 mins walk from Southbank, NO minimum stay, $260

* Novotel Melbourne on Collins - 4.5 Star, one of the most best/centrally located, 10 mins walk from Southbank, $296

* Oaks on Collins - 4.5 Star apartment hotel, easy walk to Southbank, two night minimum $287

* Oaks on Lonsdale - 4.5 Star apartment hotel, easy walk to Southbank, two night minimum $252

* Punthill on Burke - 4.0 Star apartment hotel, easy walk to Southbank, NO minimum stay $217

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Edited: 19 July 2014, 04:17
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4. Re: 7 Days Melbourne during NY 2015!

For your GOR trip, it will be very busy as it is the summer school holidays and lots of people head down this way for a couple of weeks. Often places have a minimum night stay so best to get onto that part now to make sure you can find somewhere with availability that will allow you to book just one night.

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5. Re: 7 Days Melbourne during NY 2015!

Thanks @KVE1005 and @L0stris

Seems like it'll be an expensive holiday haha :) I'm looking around $150 per night at Melbourne through AirBnB and looks like there are some good options. I'll be driving for the entire 7 days - so don't mind if I'm staying slightly further from city center to save some costs.

@L0stris - thanks for the heads-up! Will book my hotel right after this for GOR!

For the Dec 30 - Jan 3rd

Dec 30 - Open

Dec 31 - Nice dinner, then NYE celeb

Jan 1 - Open

Jan 2 - (Monday) Philip Island, penguins, etc (Question - should I spend a night East of Melbourne after Philip? and where?)

Jan 3 - Flight at 4.30pm & back to reality haha

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