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Melbourne travel guide

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NSW TrainLink offers twice-daily trains from Sydney to Melbourne, making travel easy and convenient.

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Things to do in Melbourne

Melbourne is a vibrant and cosmopolitan city, renowned for its dining and shopping options. From boutiques and department stores to the famous Queen Victoria Markets, there's something for everyone.

Melbourne offers a thriving arts and entertainment scene, with festivals, sporting events, theatres, galleries, and a music scene that's second to none. Melbourne is also a sports capital, hosting events like the Australian Open Tennis, AFL Grand Final, and Melbourne Cup, to name just a few.

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Getting to Melbourne

The Melbourne XPT train runs from Sydney to Melbourne twice daily, once in the morning and once at night.

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Getting to and from the Airport

Skybus services run between Melbourne Airport at Tullamarine and Southern Cross (Melbourne) Station, where NSW TrainLink services arrive and depart.

Getting around Melbourne

Exploring Melbourne is easy aboard the Visitor Shuttle bus, plentiful trams and public buses, taxis and several hire car companies. There are also day trips to tourist attractions including the Blue Dandenong Ranges, the spectacular Great Ocean Road or the fairy penguins on Phillip Island.

For local public transport options, Visit the Metlink website or call 131 638.