Melbourne is on fire this year! “A little Paris by day, and a little New York by night” – a nice way of describing this much-loved city.

There’s plenty in Melbourne that has your hearts a flutter, like the “intimate bars and restaurants hidden down laneways” and the “great hotels for couples to stay”. Or as one reader wrote, “shopping always wins a girl’s heart”.

Many of you gushed over her old world charm with “parks and gardens that are perfect for picnics”, “fireplaces in many bars and restaurants” and “trams to snuggle up in”, all set by “a magical Yarra Valley backdrop”. Swooning yet? We are. See visitmelbourne.com

Finalists

Sydney was loved for its “amazing restaurants and world-class hotels”, while Hobart earned points for “good food, good wine and cosy log fires for snuggling up”. Broome‘s scenery, sunsets and pearls were a hit, as was Adelaide‘s nearby wineries and “great dining”.

As well as your accommodation, you can book some pretty awesome Melbourne experiences at lastminute.com.au, too. Romantic hot air balloon ride, anybody?

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