Trip time! Discover the local cuisine and zoo in trendy North Melbourne.

The cosy suburb of North Melbourne is a historic residential district in the heart of the city, where Victorian-era townhouses line the wide streets and busy cafés have heritage shop fronts. Spend some time strolling along the suburb’s main streets and check out a string of boutique stores and cafés. Admire the heritage architecture of the suburb’s 19th-century municipal buildings and attend one of the local events in this charming community.

Stroll down Victoria Street and Errol Street to experience North Melbourne’s buzzing central junction. Here, wide heritage awnings and a busy tramline will make you feel like you’ve been transported back in time to 19th-century Melbourne. Take a seat at one of the outdoor tables of a bustling café and enjoy a cup of coffee while you watch the trams come and go. In the evening, make the most of North Melbourne’s restaurants and bars, many of which have atmospheric courtyards to the rear of the historic street front.

Check out the magnificent architecture of the North Melbourne Town Hall, completed in1876, and the Metropolitan Meat Market, built in 1874. Both of these heritage-listed buildings are now theatre and arts venues. Check the posters outside of either building to find out what cultural events are occurring during your stay.

More intriguing Victorian-era architecture can be found around the residential streets. Most of these ornate residential townhouses are in the “Boom Style,” so named for the area’s rapid growth during the gold-rush era of the late 1800s.

Visit the Arden Street Oval to find the home of the North Melbourne Football Club, which is a contending team in the Australian Football League. Watch training sessions or head to one of Melbourne’s major sports arenas to watch the team competing in the national league.

North Melbourne is situated directly north from Melbourne’s central business district and is an easy walk from the city centre via the historic Queen Victoria Markets. You can also catch trains, trams and buses to the neighbourhood. Pick from a huge array of accommodation options in the city centre and take a trip through history to North Melbourne.

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Where to stay in North Melbourne

Melbourne Central Business District
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Melbourne Central Business District

Urban, Shopping, Architecture

4.5/5 (813 Ratings)

Explore the magnificent Southbank riverfront, experience the city’s cultural charms in the arts precinct and see a glimpse of colonial history in central Melbourne.

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Top Hotels in North Melbourne

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Melbourne Metro YHA - Hostel
3 out of 5
78 Howard Street, North Melbourne, VIC
$47/night
Aug 25 - Aug 26
4/5Very Good! (167 reviews)

Situated in Northern Suburbs, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of University of Melbourne and Queen Victoria Market. Melbourne Central and Marvel Stadium ...

4/5Very Good! (167 reviews)

"Reasonable price and not far from Queen Victory market"…"

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2019

Melbourne Metro YHA - Hostel
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Mercure North Melbourne
3.5 out of 5
Corner Harker St And Flemington Rd, North Melbourne, VIC
$70/night
Aug 29 - Aug 30
3.7/5Good! (1,122 reviews)

Located in the heart of Northern Suburbs, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Royal Children's Hospital, Royal Women's Hospital, and Royal Melbourne Hospital. ...

3.7/5Good! (1,122 reviews)

"Great location as we were visiting my grandmother at petermac cancer hospital, staff let me park there for the day even no I checked out. Fantastic"…"

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2019

Mercure North Melbourne
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Arden Motel North Melbourne Pty Ltd
3 out of 5
15 Arden St, North Melbourne, VIC
$68/night
Aug 22 - Aug 23
3.9/5Good! (34 reviews)

Situated in Northern Suburbs, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Royal Melbourne Hospital and University of Melbourne. Queen Victoria Market and Royal ...

3.9/5Good! (34 reviews)

"Very close to Melbourne. Didn’t like the stairs, it’s was hard getting my luggage up them."…"

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2019

Arden Motel North Melbourne Pty Ltd

Popular things to do in North Melbourne

Queen Victoria Market
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Queen Victoria Market

4.5/5 (296 Ratings)

Explore this huge open-air market to enjoy Melbourne’s freshest produce and best bargain shopping.

Melbourne Cricket Ground
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Melbourne Cricket Ground

4.5/5 (124 Ratings)

Australia’s premier stadium is a symbol of Melbourne’s sporting heritage, drawing thousands of fans to cricket, football, rugby and soccer matches and events.

St Kilda Beach
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St Kilda Beach

4.5/5 (203 Ratings)

This seaside suburban village is home to Melbourne’s favorite beach, an iconic amusement park and a street lined with pastry shops.

SEA LIFE Melbourne
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SEA LIFE Melbourne

4/5 (62 Ratings)

Catch a rare view of Southern Ocean and Antarctic marine life at one of Australia’s premier aquariums.

Bourke Street Mall
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Bourke Street Mall

4.5/5 (273 Ratings)

Melbourne’s premier retail precinct is filled with boutiques and big department stores set in charming heritage-listed arcades.

Royal Botanic Gardens
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Royal Botanic Gardens

4.5/5 (171 Ratings)

Find a leafy haven or attend an educational workshop amid the magnificent array of exotic and native flora at one of the world’s finest botanic gardens.

Top activities in North Melbourne

Great Ocean Road Small-Group Eco Tour from Melbourne
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Great Ocean Road Small-Group Eco Tour from Melbourne

$92

Explore Australia's most spectacular coastal route, the Great Ocean Road on this full day trip. Bear witness to an amazing array of stunning attractions as well as highlights of the Great Otway and Port Campbell National Parks.

Great Ocean Road & 12 Apostles Small Group Day Tour
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Great Ocean Road & 12 Apostles Small Group Day Tour

$81

Miles of rugged beaches, wave-carved rock formations, and dense rainforest await on this full-day adventure along Australia's most famous scenic highway. Cruise along the Great Ocean Road to see icons like the 12 Apostles, stroll beneath towering trees to spot koalas and lorikeets, and linger over lunch in seaside Apollo Bay.

Yarra Valley Small-Group Wine Tour from Melbourne
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Yarra Valley Small-Group Wine Tour from Melbourne

$95

Escape to the picturesque Yarra Valley on this small-group day tour from Melbourne and visit 4 of the regions top wineries. Indulge yourself with a delicious lunch while enjoying vineyard views and a series of wine tastings.

Phillip Island Wildlife & Penguin Parade Small Group Tour
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Phillip Island Wildlife & Penguin Parade Small Group Tour

$87

There are few things cuter than watching hundreds of little penguins scurry across the sand and this day trip to Phillip Island is the perfect way to get up close to Australia's captivating wildlife.

Great Ocean Road Full-Day Tour
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Great Ocean Road Full-Day Tour

$81

Journey along one of the world's most spectacular routes, the Great Ocean Road, on this full-day trip from Melbourne. Soak in the dramatic coastline vistas, pass by uninterrupted beaches and the lush Otways rainforest.

Melbourne 5 seats standard service
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Melbourne 5 seats standard service

$22

• Dooler Airport Transfers and Chauffeur Service is committed to the success of your business or leisure travel. We are proud to provide all of our clients with the highest level of personalised care and chauffeur service.Standard sedan max 2px &2 large bags • Available 7/24.