Coburg is a great place to base yourself in Melbourne as a large number of the area’s star attractions are within easy driving distance. The Fawkner Memorial Park and Martin Reserve are amongst the popular destinations in the area. Two other interesting attractions you’ll find within a short distance of Coburg are the Northern Golf Club and the Pipeworks Fun Market.
If you are looking for great family fun, head to the children’s attractions. Take photos, walk past the many exhibits and learn about animal biodiversity at Melbourne Zoo in Parkville.
When it’s time escape the city, head to the nearby green spaces. Locals and visitors alike love to hang out in places like Royal Park in Parkville and Princes Park. There is a charming atmosphere here and well-designed gardens.
If you are ready to splash some cash, browse the Northland Shopping Centre in Preston.
You’ll find Coburg’s sporting heart at the iconic Etihad Stadium, home of the popular Carlton Football Club Australia rules football (AFL) team in summer. Etihad Stadium also offers fascinating tours when there is no game on, giving sports fans a chance to learn about the stadium’s operations and about current and past local heroes.
When you’re ready to rest your weary head after discovering the many charms of Coburg, check in to one of the area’s numerous bed-and-breakfast, hotel and short-stay apartment options. Whether you’re staying for a night or a few weeks it’s hard to go past the Sleep & Go, Preston, the Vibe Hotel Carlton, Parkville, and the Rydges Hotel Bell City, Preston.