As a capital of culture, Melbourne caters to fanatics of everything from art to food to sports. With a strong European influence, Melbourne is a cosmopolitan city that thrives on fashion, art and theatre. Spend your days perusing boutiques, catching a show or strolling through museums. And when that gets to be too much, there’s ... Read More
“The whole hot air balloon experience was great because the weather, the crew and the fantastic service were perfect. Our pilot (Andy) was very friendly and an amazing leader to show us the most attractive places in Melbourne from the sky. We took great pictures of the Rod Laver Arena, MCG stadium, F1 track, and the beautiful city of Melbourne.
The experience didn't stop there as we're taken to have a delicious buffet breakfast with a wonderful view at the Sofitel Hotel.
We highly recommend "Picture This Ballooning" for this experience because they arranged our early pickup, took care of us during the trip and finally dropped us off at our next destination.”
“I have to congratulate Jess and Picture This for a fantastic experience in booking the flights today.
Jess was FANTASTIC. She was very friendly, patient, knowledgeable and extremely helpful in explaining everything I wanted to know along with being courteous and extremely professional. It was a pleasure having her on the other end of the phone helping me make a decision on booking my Christmas presents.
She went beyond what one has come to expect from a customer service representative in this day and age, and I have to say I have booked two flights with Picture This based fully around Jess's friendly and professional manner.
I went from hoping to make some polite enquiries of a number of different companies to booking and paying for two people on flights with your company simply due to her pleasant manner. The whole process including receiving my e-ticket was completed within the space of one call.
Please pass on my comments to Jess and thank her for helping make the process so easy.”
“This tour was fantastic.
My tour guide, Kelly, was super knowledgeable, funny, and a pleasure to be around!
The group of people from different countries, regions, and ages made it the best tour I have been on.
Below are a few highlights:
1. BBQ in the Grampians
2. Bay of Martyrs
3. Seeing koalas and kangaroos in their natural habitat
4. The scenery along the Great Ocean Road
5. A boomerang lesson
6. The entire trip was lovely.”
As a capital of culture, Melbourne caters to fanatics of everything from art to food to sports. With a strong European influence, Melbourne is a cosmopolitan city that thrives on fashion, art and theatre. Spend your days perusing boutiques, catching a show or strolling through museums. And when that gets to be too much, there’s always an exciting sporting event about to start or a sunny beach to relax on. A visit to Melbourne should include an exploration of the different neighbourhoods that range in atmosphere from flashy to hipster and everything in between. If there’s one word to describe Melbourne, it’s ‘cool’.
Take in the Melbourne skyline from the St.Kilda pier, especially magical at sunset.
The Royal Botanical Gardens are a breath of fresh air in the city, and a fine example of Victorian influence.
Sports fans need to take a visit to Melbourne Cricket Ground, one of the most famous sporting venues in the world.
A trip to Melbourne Zoo is a guilt-free experience, as it is the world’s first zoo to become completely carbon-neutral.
Hipsters should head to Hosier Lane, a well-known spot for street art.
Chinatown is home to a myriad of authentic asian cuisines to took into.
Federation Square is a great point to acquaint yourself with Melbourne’s landmarks, explore the cultural offerings and catch a free event or two.
Peruse the biggest open-air market in the southern hemisphere at the Queen Victoria Market.
Get yourself a Myki travel card which is reloadable.
Taxis are expensive, so avoid them if possible.
There’s a free tram service within the Central Business District and there’s also a free tourist shuttle bus around the city.
The best time to visit Melbourne is in the autumn from March to May.