Melbourne Airport (MEL)
(Melbourne, VIC, Australia)
Often still referred to as the Tullamarine Airport, Melbourne Airport (MEL) lies close to the city's Tullamarine Freeway and handles in excess of 29 million passengers every single year, around five million of which are international. Famed for its exceptional facilities and boasting in excess of 180,000 annual aircraft movezn Achievement Award, the IATA Eagle Award and the Industry Innovation Award, which was presented to honour Melbourne Airport's successful upgrades ahead of the 2006 Commonwealth Games.
To travel to and from the airport, car hire firms operate on the lower levels of the short-term car park. Taxis are also heavily used at Melbourne Airport and can be pre-booked if required, although many people choose to use the 24-hour Skybus shuttles and public bus transport.
About Melbourne Tourism
Located within the state of Victoria (VIC), Melbourne is the second-biggest city in the whole of Australia and known for its thriving arts scene, superb dining and numerous nightclubs. Many shopping arcades in Melbourne date from Victorian times and add a definite historic character to areas of the city, beneath the towering glass-clad buildings. A good choice of accommodation is within reach of the airport, while just a 30-minute drive away are numerous centrally located Melbourne hotels, spread around districts such as Carlton, St. Kilda, Southbank, Williamstown and Yarra.
Many quality tourist attractions are just a short distance from Melbourne Airport (MEL) and include sightseeing cruises along the Yarra River, bargain hunting at the Queen Victoria Market, sky projections at the Melbourne Planetarium, the macabre exhibits at the Old Melbourne Gaol and Penal Museum, and regular chairlift rides up to the Arthur's Seat State Park, where the views are just breathtaking.
Melbourne Airport (MEL):|
|Address: Airport Drive, Victoria 3045, Australia, AU|
|Airport Code: MEL
Tel: +61 (0)3 9297 1600
Fax: +61 (0)3 9297 1886