Destination guide

The exciting area of South Melbourne awaits your stay

Enjoy the area's art galleries, entertainment and temples and make a vacation rental your home during your stay in South Melbourne. Travelers like the biking, zoo and spas in this cosmopolitan and walkable city. Melbourne Cricket Ground and St. Kilda Beach are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. If you need more space to accommodate a family vacation or friends trip, rental homes often come with separate dining areas and spacious living rooms.


Activities and attractions in South Melbourne

Are you hoping to find attractions to visit while you're in town? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes South Melbourne a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. These are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • SEA LIFE Melbourne (0.9 mi / 1.4 km)
  • Melbourne Zoo (3.3 mi / 5.2 km)
  • Sidney Myer Music Bowl (0.7 mi / 1.2 km)
  • Albert Park Golf Course (1.3 mi / 2.2 km)
  • Melbourne City Baths (1.7 mi / 2.8 km)
  • Melbourne Star Observation Wheel (2 mi / 3.2 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in South Melbourne

Whether you're an adventurous traveler or just want to appreciate the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in South Melbourne. Here are a few of the area's most eye-catching natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • St. Kilda Beach (2.5 mi / 4.1 km)
  • Royal Botanic Gardens (0.8 mi / 1.3 km)
  • Luna Park (2.6 mi / 4.2 km)
  • Alexandra Gardens (0.9 mi / 1.5 km)
  • Birrarung Marr Park (1.1 mi / 1.7 km)
  • Albert Park Lake (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)
How to get there

Traveling to and around South Melbourne

Fly into Melbourne, VIC (MEB-Essendon), the closest airport, located 8.1 mi (13 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Melbourne, VIC (MEL-Tullamarine), which is 12.8 mi (20.7 km) away.

Where to stay around South Melbourne?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 2,054 vacation rentals near South Melbourne. From 355 Houses to 1,545 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best places to stay near South Melbourne are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to South Melbourne?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in South Melbourne. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • South Melbourne Market: 2,235 vacation rentals
  • Melbourne Central: 2,247 vacation rentals
  • Melbourne's GPO: 2,247 vacation rentals
  • Southern Cross Station: 2,243 vacation rentals
  • The Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Centre: 2,338 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around South Melbourne listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in South Melbourne?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 355 Houses in South Melbourne. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in South Melbourne include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 1,545 rentals available
  • Villas: 8 rentals available
  • Cabins: 17 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in South Melbourne?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 575 vacation rentals with pool available in South Melbourne. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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