Time to visit Mint Melbourne St Kilda Rd?
Posted on 04-Jul-2013
Melbourne is often considered the cultural capital of Australia, and it certainly lives up to the label. There is plenty to see, do, and experience in this cosmopolitan city on the banks of the Yarra River. With beachside casual and inner city sophistication, Melbourne attractions are extensive, with museums, art galleries, and many places to visit close to the city. Transport is well organised, making it easy for visitors to move around and explore all that Melbourne has to offer.
In fact one of the reasons Melbourne is considered to be one of Australia's most liveable cities is because it is so easy to get about. The uncomplicated layout of the city, with streets running parallel to one another, makes it so easy to find your bearings. The majority of city and surrounding attractions and shopping precincts can be accessed using the public tram, train and bus services.
St Kilda Road is the city’s tree-lined main artery and gateway to lush parks and well-known landmarks. It is also a busy business precinct with many of the world’s leading companies conducting their business from offices in this area.
Whether you are here on business or for leisure there are plenty of activities, events and attractions to take advantage of - both man made and natural. For arts lovers you can visit The National Gallery of Victoria (international collection) or the Arts Centre. Browse the Arts Centre Market, held on Sundays along the footpaths to the river or for music head to the King’s Domain for a show at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl, a shell-shaped outdoor performance venue with a fine pedigree.
Nearby Albert Park Lake and the Domain Parklands that line St Kilda Road are perfect for walking, jogging, or you can just while away the day on Alexandra and Queen Victoria gardens’ manicured lawns surrounded by fountains and statues. But it is major events that take centre stage in Melbourne, Australia’s ‘events capital’. Whatever the month, a major event is always thrilling the city whether it’s for arts, culture, fashion or sports. Visit in March to see the Food and Wine Festival, The Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix, The International Flower and Garden Show and The International Comedy Festival. AFL football holds the city in thrall from March to September and every October and November the Spring Racing Carnival is known as Australia’s premier horse racing season. January in Melbourne is tennis time with the Australian Tennis Open being held and throughout the year the sports stadiums are home to a wide range of music festivals and artists.
Why not plan your next visit to stay at Mint Melbourne St Kilda Rd around one of these events?