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A unique Melbourne destination

Albert Park is an ideal location for travellers after a more active and lively trip to Melbourne, as well as those seeking big entertainment. This suburb is only three kilometres from Melbourne’s CBD and sits on the edge of Port Phillip Bay, renowned for its waterfront views and a plethora of dining experiences.

Albert Park Lake with view of the city

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The accommodation in Albert Park is mainly situated around Albert Park Lake, a popular location for joggers, runners and dog walkers due to its lakeside walking circuit. It is also the sight of the Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix, with the Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit racing around the lake itself.

Famous Melbourne cuisine

If you’re chasing that famous Melbourne cuisine after a day of sightseeing, there are several eateries, cafes and restaurants in Albert Park. Take a walk down Beaconsfield Parade along the foreshore or down Victoria Avenue for the widest variety of options to pick from in Albert Park, from street side venues to restaurants and cafes right over the pier or by the lake.

Albert Park dining with steak and wild mushrooms

Art exhibition at Gasworks Arts Park

Gasworks Arts Park

Albert Park is also home to an interesting art space: the Gasworks Arts Park. The art precinct has a number of galleries, exhibitions, theatres, studios and of course a cafe.

The area hosts markets, festivals, performances and children’s programs. There’s always something new going on in Gasworks, all on the original site of the South Melbourne Gas Plant built in 1872.

Melbourne’s own Formula 1 racetrack

One of Albert’s Park’s crown jewels is the Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit, with the Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix race day being a must-see event for any petrol head. Be sure to bear race day in mind when looking at Albert Park hotels, as rooms will book up fast! After a day of high octane action, be sure to quench your parched throat at one of Albert Park’s many bars and bistros, several of which are in walking distance of the race track.

Albert Park formula one race

Albert Park aerial photo

Open green spaces

There’s a range of parks and open green spaces available to dry off after a swim, such as Albert Park’s lakeside areas or the St Vincent Gardens. These places also offer great opportunities for picnics, as the park has barbeque facilities. The streets provide an eclectic mix of charming Federation and pre-war homes between new, modern style buildings, especially along the foreshore. Walking around is lovely, but you’re bound to work up an appetite.

Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre

In addition, the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre is right by the lake, and its facilities offer a huge range of courts for table tennis, basketball, squash, badminton, volleyball as well as a range of pools available for booking if you’re looking to get some exercise and or have some fun with the family.

Playing squash at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre Albert Park

Albert Park lake in Melbourne

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Albert Park is the place to be for those who like to get active with its multiple sporting, swimming and walking areas. Its creative park areas offer some peaceful downtime and a place to rest after savouring some of Melbourne’s amazing culinary offerings.

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