The famous café culture of Melbourne finds its genesis in the suburb of Carlton, where Italian owned cafes first started serving cappuccino in the 1950’s. Located just a few kilometres from Melbourne’s central business district and known as the city’s “Little Italy” because of its European style cafes and squares, this neighbourhood’s history began in 1851 when Melbourne expanded due to the Victoria Gold Rush, a history well substantiated by the Victorian mansions that still add elegance to the streets. Today Carlton is a culturally diverse area featuring many different restaurants that make it a haven for foodies.
- Take a walk down Lygon Street at the heart of Carlton, where Melbourne citizens come to sample from some of the specialist gelatarias and continental cake cafes for which the area is famous.
- Enjoy the exquisite beauty of Victorian-era landscape design at Carlton Gardens, one of Melbourne’s World Heritage Sites and the home of the Royal Exhibition Building.
- Explore the touring hall of the Melbourne Museum where past exhibits have included everything from Egyptian mummies to dinosaurs from China.
Melbourne features modern and efficient public transportation and Carlton is well connected to it. The Tram is one of the cheapest and best ways to get around the city and there are many routes that pass through Carlton. There are also several bus routes that stop at various points including Lygon Street at the heart of the area. Cycling is very popular in Melbourne and most of the streets here have bike lanes where cyclists can safely ride. From the Melbourne Airport just take a shuttle to the central business district, which is only a short walk away.
249 hotels in Carlton, AU
Space Hotel Melbourne provides quality accommodation and friendly services in the heart of Melbourne CBD. Famous attractions of the city, such as Chinese Museum, Princess Theatre and Queen Victoria... More
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Quest Collins Street Central is an ideal choice of accommodation to spend short or extended vacation. Located in the heart of the Melbourne's CBD, this hotel is close to all the activities and... More
BEST WESTERN Atlantis Hotel invites travellers to stylish accommodations centrally located in the capital of Victoria. This chic Melbourne hotel offers an ideal urban retreat and easy access to... More
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Combining well-furnished spaces and convenient services set along Little Collins Street, Sheraton Melbourne Hotel makes for an ideal base for corporate and leisure travellers visiting Melbourne.... More
Oaks On William Melbourne Hotel welcomes business and leisure travellers on an extended stay to self-contained accommodations in the heart of the Australian metropolis. This deluxe aparthotel in... More
Adina Apartment Hotel Melbourne welcomes travellers to a plush retreat within an enviable entertainment and business precinct location in this Victoria state capital. Holidaymakers in this chic... More
Surrounded by beautiful gardens and architectural monuments, Birches Serviced Apartments Melbourne is an ideal place for a relaxed vacation. The hotel is located close to Melbourne's iconic... More