Melbourne & Surrounds

Melbourne is set around the stunning shores of Port Phillip Bay and is home to some of Australia's most significant historical sites, flourishing gardens and parks, art and cultural offerings and an eclectic fusion of inner-city suburbs that all offer their own distinct personality and charms. With some of the country's best fashion and shopping, dynamic dining precincts, cultural and café hubs to discover, Melbourne offers travellers a veritable melting pot of experiences to try. Whether it is a weekend city break, a holiday sampling the diversity of ten different Victorian regions or a long-term stay, Melbourne is the city of endless possibilities when it comes to planning the perfect escape. For travellers from afar who need a stop over or those catching an early morning flight, Mantra Tullamarine Hotel is the perfect Melbourne Airport hotel situated only five minutes drive from Melbourne International Airport.

Melbourne's CBD sits on the northern banks of the Yarra River and is renowned for its eclectic mix of cultural experiences. Often referred to as the style-setter, Melbourne boasts a passion for fashion, food, wine, the arts all of which can be witnessed as you wander the endless myriads of streets that form the city centre.

Located 20 minutes north-west from Melbourne's central business district, Tullamarine is home to Melbourne's major domestic and international airport. Tullamarine's residential area is contained in the circular loop of the Moonee Ponds Creek while the Tullamarine Freeway provides easy access to the Melbourne CBD and its surrounds.

Preston is 9 km from the Melbourne CBD and 20 minutes from the airport. Public transport includes trains, trams and buses. Visitors will find dining and shopping at their fingertips, including Northland Shopping Centre, Preston Markets, and the cafes and restaurants along High Street.

Box Hill is about halfway between the Melbourne CBD and the Dandenong Ranges. It's one of the main commuter hubs of Melbourne, so you shouldn't have any problems using the public transport system.