Accommodation, Transport and Dining

Melbourne short-term accommodation booking sites

Last Minute


Melbourne recommended accommodation

Punthill Apartment Hotels

The Olsen

Quest Apartments

The Westin

Air B&B *we recommend the areas of Brunswick, Fitzroy, Carlton, Collingwood or the CBD

Long-term accommodation tips

Air B&B

Fairy Floss realestate 

Write to the ETLab and see if anyone is going away/ has accommodation (we also have a hot tips list)


Airport Sky Bus

$34.00 return - Melbourne CBD to Melbourne Airport 24/7

Myki travel card

Tram, train and bus public transport network

*$4.60 per day for Zone 1; free transport in CBD

Silver Taxis



Our favourite restaurants include:

Mabu Mabu- Australian indigenous  food  (CBD)

Chin Chin - CBD

MoVida - CBD

Tonka - CBD

City Wine Shop - CBD

Marion Wine Shop - Fitzroy

Fonda - multiple locations

David's Restaurant - South Yarra

General eating/ places to go

Queen Victoria Markets

Places to visit

Royal Botanic Gardens  (Melbourne CBD)

Royal Botanic Gardens (Cranbourne)

Yara Park Flying Fox colony

Abbotsford Convent

National Gallery of Victoria (NGV)

Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI)

Mornington Peninsula hot springs and region (dolphin swimming, surfing, nature walks)

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