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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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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