February 14, 2018

We’re calling this now. Great trips in 2018 are going to be all about sneaking another couple of days onto a sweet getaway to an Australian city—starting with Melbourne, of course. Here are our top 5 reasons why the opportunity to extend your Melburnian escape is going to be too tempting to pass up.


1. Every District Gives Melbourne a Unique Twist

At The Sebel Melbourne Docklands & Residences, we welcome you into one of Melbourne’s newest CBD districts. Docklands is known for its eye-catching and soaring architecture, harbour views and ultra-modern feel.

It is just one of the myriad of characterful places awaiting you in Melbourne’s CBD and inner-city suburbs. By tram, train or foot, we urge you to take a look around and see which corner of Melbourne charms you the most. You’ll need more than one day, of course.


2. The laneways won’t discover themselves

Unsure about the whole laneway thing in Melbourne? Been to see the street art in Hosier Lane … and that’s the extent of it? We hate to break it to you, but you are definitely missing out. Without these narrow poky streets, these hidden gems may never have come to be:

We all love food, but we couldn't possibly eat at all of these places in a few short days. View the art laneway art before setting aside some time to devour addictively delectable tapas at Movida or nipping over to the illustrious Eau De Vie speakeasy for a whisky sour like you’ve never tried it before.


3. With Over 1600 cafés, you’ll want to check off a few

Best cup of coffee in the world? Melbourne. (Quite possibly true, especially if a latte is your caffeine calling. And even if it isn’t!) A famous highlight and oft-quoted vice of the city’s residents, you’ll be kicking yourself later if you don’t make time to savour a brew from one Melbourne’s best.

Here are our 5 CBD favourites, all a short tram ride or walk from The Sebel Melbourne Docklands:

 Another upside of the abundance of great coffee? Your adventuring is sure to never be running on empty.


4. Dart to regional Vic and Back, it won’t disappoint

The Great Ocean Road, the Yarra Valley and the Macedon Ranges might not be going anywhere anytime soon, but you’ll continue to miss out unless you extend your stay.

While the city is a culturally studded marvel, the picture of the Twelve Apostles, serenity of Victoria’s high peaks, and rural magic of inspired vineyards is something we definitely do not suggest you deny yourself of. Let the city be your intermediary, as your jet off to unveil the sights lying further afield. Our concierge can always help you with your questions.


5. While you could see the CBD in a day, you wouldn’t want to

You may think that a two-night stay is precisely double a one-night stay, but it seems something magic transpasses over the course of those extra 24 hours. People just tend to relax more and open up to all the curious possibilities available to them in an eclectic place.

Join us at The Sebel Melbourne Docklands and let us show you how to relax, revive and ignite your love of Melbourne over a couple of memorable days. Did we mention our special offers?