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Presently, the city's permanent population is approximately 4,200,000. The center of Melbourne is 5 miles from Essendon, while Tullamarine Airport is 6 miles to the northwest of this neighborhood.
You shouldn't miss Fairfield Boathouse and Abbotsford Convent. These attractions are in the vicinity! If you have lots of time, zip on over to National Sports Museum and Fitzroy Gardens. And finally, Essendon North and Strathmore are two close by neighborhoods you should make your way to.
You will find Federation Square, one of the top sights in the region, 6 miles to the southeast.
Be sure to spend time at Royal Botanic Gardens and Melbourne Museum while you are exploring the city center. You might also like to check out National Gallery of Victoria and Eureka Tower.
Inquire about self-guided tours and one-off exhibits at Grainger Museum and Asia Society and Museum. You're bound to find something the whole family will appreciate.
Try out Northern Golf Club and Westgate Golf Course for fast fairways and challenging hazards. Work on your putting, play a round with the locals and then head to the nineteenth hole for a cold drink.
CERES Community Environment Park and Ormiston Gorge and Pound are some top places to get outside and enjoy a warm day.
If it's a beautiful day out, grab a good book and head down to a local park. Top ones include Fawkner Memorial Park, Martin Reserve, Royal Park and Brimbank Park.
Would you like to do some last-minute shopping? Highpoint Shopping Centre and DFO Essendon have never met a shopper they didn't like.
You never know what stories will unfold at University of Melbourne and Melbourne General Cemetery. These time-weathered sites have their fair share of stories to tell.
Watch a game at Etihad Stadium with the Carlton Football Club, the Essendon Football Club or the North Melbourne Football Club and you'll be a fan for life. If you're thinking of seeing a game featuring the Carlton Football Club, make sure you wear navy blue and white.
If you aren't sure where to stay in Essendon, head to our Essendon lodging options. There are 328 different accommodations to select from in this highly popular destination.
A few examples of upmarket short or long stay lodgings in Essendon are the AKOM Docklands, 26 Rakaia Way, and the Crown Towers, 8 Whiteman Street. Alternatively, The Nomads Melbourne, at 196-198 A'Beckett St, and the Urban Central Accommodation - Hostel, at 334 City Road, are a couple of choices worth considering if you are a bit more budget conscious.
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Situated in a shopping district, this motel is within 3 mi (5 km) of DFO Essendon, Royal Melbourne Showgrounds, and Moonee Valley Racecourse. Flemington Racecourse and Highpoint Shopping Centre are also within 3 mi (5 km).
Situated near the airport, this luxury apartment building is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from DFO Essendon and within 6 mi (10 km) of Flemington Racecourse and Highpoint Shopping Centre. Melbourne Zoo and University of Melbourne are also within 9 mi (15 km).
Situated in Essendon, this apartment building is 1.2 mi (2 km) from DFO Essendon and within 6 mi (10 km) of Flemington Racecourse and Melbourne Zoo. University of Melbourne and Queen Victoria Market are also within 6 mi (10 km).
Located in Melbourne Central Business District, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of State Library of Victoria, Etihad Stadium, and SEA LIFE Melbourne. Melbourne Central and Queen Victoria Market are also within 1 mi (2 km).
Located in Melbourne Central Business District, this luxury apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Eureka Skydeck 88, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, and Malthouse Theatre. Polly Woodside and SEA LIFE Melbourne are also within 15 minutes.
Set within the Southbank shopping/business complex and 200 meters (656 feet) from Yarra River, this modern-style hotel is just across Princes Bridge from the city center and within walking distance of Eureka Skydeck 88. The Victorian Arts Centre, Crown Casino, and Melbourne Cricket Ground are nearby.
Located in the very heart of the city, the hotel is walking distance to world class shopping, famous theatres, major sporting venues, vibrant entertainment, exceptional restaurants, Crown Casino, and the Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre.
This family-friendly Melbourne hotel is located in the business district, within a 15-minute walk of Princess Theatre, Bourke Street Mall, and Melbourne Museum. Melbourne Cricket Ground and Melbourne Central are also within 1 mi (2 km).