Melbourne's Southbank in the evening

Spend 48 hours in Melbourne – the right way

Melbourne. It’s been crowned the world’s most liveable city seven years running. But if you only have two days to experience it all, keep reading. Because here’s your ultimate guide on where to eat, stay and visit during your trip to this sensational city.

Start with some spectacular sights

In the mood to explore? Then here are some authentic sights to see:

National Gallery of Victoria – the oldest and largest museum in Australia

City Circle tram – a zero-fare tram that passes many Melbourne attractions in the city centre

Southbank – the go-to place for al fresco dining, designer shopping and casual walks by the Yarra River

Old Melbourne Gaol – a prison that held Australia’s most infamous bushranger, Ned Kelly

Melbourne Star – the Southern Hemisphere’s only giant observation wheel

Eureka Skydeck – the highest view from a building in the Southern Hemisphere

Of course, we also recommend a visit to the heritage-listed Mail Exchange Hotel, which sits on the land of Sir Robert Hoddle – our city’s first surveyor and developer of the Hoddle Grid.

It was also once Melbourne’s iconic Mail Centre and still features elements of it today, such as its old vault doors. So why not explore our building for yourself, and experience the history within its walls?

Then, please your tastebuds

If you’re after quality, Melbourne-style food, the bistro at the Mail Exchange Hotel is the place to be.

Starting from 7 am for breakfast followed on by our bistro and lounge menus available from 12 pm to a snack menu that continues until we close, we offer a range of dishes that are sure to hit the spot – every time. Using nothing but the finest locally-sourced produce, we show you why our city is a hotspot for foodies far and wide.

We’re only a hop, skip and jump from Southern Cross station and the airport SkyBuses. So, whether you’re getting off a plane (or onto one), the Mail Exchange Hotel is the most convenient place to ‘refuel’ – any time of day.

Finally, get a good night’s sleep

After stepping foot into one of the many friendly hotels in our area, you’ll know it’s right where you belong.

Our great across from Southern Cross station and Etihad Stadium, the hotels near us are perfect if you’re attending an event at the stadium.

With such a wide range of modern rooms and comfy beds offered in the Hotels on our block, you’ll have every opportunity to get a good night’s rest – so you can make the most of every daylight hour.

Want to know more? Then we’re happy to share! Contact the team at the Mail Exchange Hotel via or call 03 9994 1757 today.