Travelling to Melbourne for your hair transplant – key VIC information
Many Gro patients travel into Melbourne, Victoria, Australia from other states or regional Victoria to have their hair transplant in Melbourne. On this page you will find important information to make booking your trip easier and a more enjoyable stay in Melbourne, the Victorian capital city.
Accommodation options in Melbourne
Melbourne is one of Australia’s biggest cities and there are many accommodation options for any budget from Air BNB places to hotels, motels and apartments. Our Melbourne clinic is in Docklands, South Melbourne, Australia. For convenience and to reduce stress on the day of your procedure, ensure you are staying in or near Docklands or a short uber or taxi ride to your accommodation. When choosing accommodation, there is no city in Australia where it is more important to take into account traffic on weekdays than Melbourne. If you are not from Melbourne we suggest you don’t drive in Melbourne if you can help it. The one-way roads etc can be quite confusing. Expect to pay between $100-$150 per night for a lower end 2-3 star room, up to $500+ for a higher-end hotel. The price of accommodation in Melbourne will change during the year and around major events, with tourist numbers increasing closer to Christmas.
What to do in Melbourne
If you arrive early in Melbourne, Victoria and you would like to look around, you immediately notice the different culture from any other city. Flush with some of the best cafes and coffee you will find anywhere in Australia, you will not be disappointed. On this page we have given you what we believe are the top four things to do if you have time. Make sure you allow time to visit the Docklands, South Melbourne clinic to meet the Gro team or ask any last-minute questions you might have about your hair transplant. An important note if you do arrive early and will be exploring Melbourne. Make sure you wear a hat and sunscreen. We don’t want your new forehead or crown becoming sunburnt the just before your hair transplant.
One of the most internationally renowned zoos in Australia is the Melbourne Zoo, Australia. It is located in the Royal Park in Parkville, around 4 km north of the centre of Melbourne. Containing over 300 animal and mammal species from Australia and around the world. The Zoo is easily accessible via public transport with buses and rail connections. The Royal Park station is the closest rail station on the Upfield railway line, and is also accessible via tram routes 19 and 58.
The Queen Victoria Market
One of the major landmarks in Melbourne is The Queen Victoria Market, located in the central business district of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (not far from Docklands). Covering over 70,000 square meters, it is the biggest open-air market in the Southern Hemisphere. Construction started on The Queen Victoria Market in the mid 1860s and was officially opened in 1878. This landmark is special to Victorians as it is the last remaining major market in the CBD and well worth a visit.
Flinders Street Railway Station
Melbourne is known for it’s trams travelling down the middle of the major roads in Melbourne. Flinders Street railway station is a historic station opened in 1854 to Victorians. It is located on the corner of Flinders and Swanston streets in the central business district of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia and serves the entire metropolitan rail network. If you are travelling in from rural Victoria, you many arrive at Flinders Street Railway Station as it servers some country services to eastern Victoria.
National Gallery of Victoria
If you are interested to get involved in the culture and art of Melbourne then there is no better place to do this than at The National Gallery of Victoria (also known as the NGV). It is an art museum in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Opened in 1861, it is Australia’s oldest, largest and most visited art museum.