Melbourne - A Twist at Every Turn
Melbourne is a creative, lively and ever-changing city with extraordinary surprises to be discovered in every basement, rooftop and laneway. It is an epicentre for sports, arts, entertainment, and is a foodie’s paradise!
Whether you're a gallery enthusiast, a shopping addict, coffee & food lover or theater devotee, there is a never ending list of things to do in this wonderful city.
With a cultural depth and multicultural diversity people expect from a major global city, Melbourne has a relaxed attitude that makes it easy for visitors from anywhere around the world to feel at home.
FBA is excited for Melbourne to be the meeting place for family businesses from around Australia to come together in 2019 for the 21st Family Business Conference.
Everywhere you turn there's something special to see and do in Melbourne. This is an opportunity to bring the whole family along; FBA’s Family Business Conference aims to be an experience where you can share your memories and take-outs around the board table and the dining.
WHILE YOU'RE HERE
24/7 airport to hotel transportation
The SkyBus express bus service to the city operates 24/7, every 10 minutes. The journey takes just 20 minutes and costs AU$18.75 one way and AU$36 for a return fare. Taxis from Melbourne Airport to the city centre will take 20 minutes and cost approximately AU$45 for a one-way fare.
Myki Visitor Pass
The Visitor Myki has been developed for visitors and is available at Public Transport Victoria (PTV) hubs, the Melbourne Visitor Information Centre and many hotels. The Visitor Myki costs AU$14 and is pre-loaded with Myki money for one day’s travel in Zone 1. Tram travel in Melbourne’s central business district and Docklands is free. Twenty four hour tram and train services are available on Friday/Saturday nights.
Perfect Walking City
Melbourne is set in a compact grid layout, making it very easy to navigate by foot. The Grand Hyatt is located within easy walking distance of many, restaurants, cafés, shopping and attractions. The City of Melbourne provides informative walking maps and information that can be downloaded for free.
With the Yarra River running through it, Melbourne is a great city to make your way around by boat. Jump on a Melbourne Water Taxi or take a scenic cruise departing from Southbank.
Free City Circle Tram
Operating every 12 minutes, the City Circle Tram travels the perimeter of Melbourne’s city centre, taking in many of Melbourne’s landmarks. Delegates can catch the tram at any of the specially marked stops on Flinders Street, Harbour Esplanade, Docklands Drive or Spring Street. The City Circle route uses iconic W-Class trams, offering passengers an historical experience and commentary along the way.
See Melbourne’s vibrant city on-board an open-top double decker bus. Melbourne is renown for it’s major sporting and cultural events, stylish fashion, the arts, food and wine and much more!
RACV Melbourne Bike Share Scheme
Melbourne’s Bike Share Scheme allows users to hire one of 600 bikes at the 50 docking stations around the city centre.