Many of Melbourne’s most interesting sights can be found close to Armadale, so it is a convenient place to base yourself. Two of the most interesting places to see are the fabulous Jewish Museum of Australia and the remarkable St. Kilda Botanical Gardens. If time permits, be sure to also visit Acland Street and Luna Park.
Do try to see some of the nearby museums and galleries, which help make this region such a great vacation choice. The area is a great destination for art lovers. Don’t miss the National Gallery of Victoria and the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art in Southbank.
If the sun is shining get into the great outdoors and make the most of the nearby green spaces. Unwind and relax, throw a ball and catch some rays at nearby the St. Kilda Beach in St. Kilda and Elwood Beach in Elwood. On a sunny day, visit the Birrarung Marr Park and the Yarra Bend Park in Kew, one of the places where you can breathe in the fresh air. If you are looking for somewhere to chill out, sit in the shade or just enjoy the sunlight shining on the water, spend time at the Albert Park Lake.
Work on your backswing at the Albert Park Golf Course, amongst the best greens around.
If you are ready to grab a bargain, head to the various stores of Jam Factory in South Yarra, the Victoria Gardens Shopping Centre in Richmond and Prahran Market.
Those travelling without kids will enjoy an afternoon or night out at the Carlton and United Breweries in Abbotsford.
Melbourne is the home turf of the much-loved Melbourne Rebels rugby union team in autumn and Melbourne Victory soccer team. Both teams compete in regular games at Aami Park. Music fans can also browse the stadium’s entertainment guide to see if there’s a concert on during their stay.
For a real taste of this fascinating part of the world, consider making a reservation close by in one of the area’s many accommodation options. Whether you’re staying for a night or a few weeks check out the Cosmopolitan Hotel, St. Kilda, the Bayview Eden Melbourne, and the Mantra St Kilda Road.