While you are in Thornbury, why not spend a few hours exploring surrounding areas like Lygon Street, Brunswick Street and Fitzroy.
To gain a deeper understanding of Melbourne, visit one of its many cultural destinations. Visit some of the interesting museums including Abbotsford Convent in Abbotsford. The area is a great place for those who love art. Don’t miss the Ian Potter Museum of Art in Carlton.
If you're here with children, discover a world of wonder at the Studley Park Boathouse in Kew. Admire many kinds of interesting creatures at Melbourne Zoo in Parkville and the Collingwood Children's Farm in Abbotsford.
If you are into nature, head to the nearby green spaces. These are good spots to breathe deeply and relax. There are some pleasant urban parks, so why don’t you go out and enjoy Royal Park in Parkville, Princes Park and the Yarra Bend Park in Kew.
Get familiar with the local sports teams in Thornbury by catching a game at the iconic Hisense Arena, the stomping ground of the Melbourne Tigers and the Melbourne Vixens. Even if you don’t like sports, you can still enjoy the impressive interior of the stadium at one of the many concerts hosted here.
After spending the day seeing the sights around Thornbury, get a good nights sleep at one of the area’s hotels or serviced apartments. Take your pick from the Sleep & Go, Preston, the Vibe Hotel Carlton, Parkville, or the Rydges Hotel Bell City, Preston.