The 26th of January 1788 was the official day that Captain Arthur Phillip became the Governor of the new colony of New South Wales. This date became a celebration day that was eventually named Australia Day. It is a day Australians are awarded, Orders of Australia from the Queen, the Australians of the Year are named and mass Citizenship Ceremonies take place across the country. There are music concerts, breakfasts, dinners, ocean swimming races, a wreath laying ceremony, a flag raising ceremony, Bar B Ques, big bands, RAAF aerial displays and a people's march. The Fireworks are usually best seen from Federation Square. This really is a wonderful time to be in Melbourne.
Accommodation in Melbourne
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The Langham Hotel is one of the most elegant hotels in Melbourne. Set on the edge of the Yarra River in Southbank. You will not only enjoy the convenience of the location but the excellence of the service and ambiance as well. Make sure you sample one of their famous buffet breakfasts.
Oaks on Market
This Oaks property is in the middle of the city between the shops and the legal and financial precinct.
The Westin Melbourne
Looking over City Square this luxurious, chic, contemporary property is one of Australia's leading Hotels.
This five star property offers an atmosphere of finesse and style in the heart of the city.
Novotel Melbourne on Collins
Walk out your door into the myriad of fabulous Melbourne shops. Spacious hotel rooms with friendly service, from very professional staff is what to expect in this well appointed accommodation in Melbourne's city centre. Great food, great shopping, great service all in one location, what more could you ask for!