Are you looking for a holiday that will leave you inspired, refreshed and all-round happy? Then why not head to Melbourne and catch a show or two at the Melbourne Comedy Festival? With big names such as Milton Jones, Reginald D. Hunter and Shappi Khorsandi you’ll find world-class comedy, as well as shows from up-and-coming comedians.
Melbourne offers tourists a wide range of accommodation from hostels to boutique hotels, and serviced apartments to mid-range options, but if you’re staying in the city centre why not book a Melbourne hotel at one of our recommendations? Lindrum, which can be found at 26 Flinders Street, is a contemporary boutique hotel that prides itself on customer service and is in the centre of Melbourne’s shopping, dining and sporting district. Discover the historical delights at St Patrick’s Cathedral or the State Library of Victoria, one of Melbourne’s top free attractions. If you’re a fan of sports, visit the National Sports Museum within Melbourne Cricket Ground or book a Melbourne Sports Tour for an interesting insight into the sporting culture of the city.
Searching for luxury? The Citadines on Bourke Melbourne is an apart-hotel on Bourke Street that provides a 4 star personalised service and a swimming-pool. Most of the Comedy Festival venues are in the centre of the city, so if you’re attending a show you won’t need to travel far. Those further afield venues are easily accessible via Victoria’s public transport buses or trams.
Another popular choice is the Mantra on Russell Hotel Melbourne, a boutique hotel surrounded by cafés and popular tourist attractions, such as Chinatown and Flagstaff Gardens, Melbourne’s oldest park. The local transport will take you just a short ride to St Kilda’s Beach where you can swim, tan, as well as find plenty to eat and drink.
The Melbourne Comedy Festival is an annual event that allows new and well-known comedians alike to showcase their talent to comedy-lovers around Melbourne, and the rest of the world. It is one of three of the world’s largest comedy festivals and awards are presented to winners in a variety of categories from Best Newcomer to Director’s Choice.
If you’re not sure of what to do in Melbourne around the comedy festival shows, you’re spoilt for choice from shopping at DFO South Wharf to exploring the South Melbourne market where you’ll find an array of shopping arcades and boutiques to satisfy your retail requirements. The city is home to an exciting mix of museums, from the Museum of Chinese Australian History in Cohen Place to the Victoria Police Museum at Docklands, making it a city where there is something for everyone to discover and make your visit to Melbourne one to remember.