Going to the F1 race in 2006 and trying to decide on a series of hotels within my price range: Raddison Flagstaff, Novetel or St. Kilda. The first two are little farther 4-5 KM (and a little cheaper, too) than St. Kilda, which I read is only .5 km away from Albert Park. Will taking the tram from the Raddison and Novetel be worst than walking the .5 km. And will these hotels be far from the race activities?
I'm only going to be there for the 4-day race activities and then trying to head north for some scuba diving afterward.
Also, I read that Melborne Cricket Ground is the place to watch Australian Rules Football? Will the season have started already and do you think there will be a game played during race weekend?