Destination guide

Friendly East Melbourne will entice you

Enjoy the cathedral and other features of East Melbourne. This welcoming and walkable city is known for its sporting events, gardens and restaurants. Melbourne Cricket Ground and St. Kilda Beach are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Many of our vacation rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around East Melbourne

Are you searching for attractions to see during your stay? Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that East Melbourne has to offer. These are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • SEA LIFE Melbourne (1.4 mi / 2.3 km)
  • Melbourne Zoo (2.6 mi / 4.1 km)
  • Sidney Myer Music Bowl (0.9 mi / 1.4 km)
  • Melbourne City Baths (1.2 mi / 1.9 km)
  • Collingwood Children's Farm (1.5 mi / 2.4 km)
  • Studley Park Boathouse (1.7 mi / 2.7 km)
Natural features

Exploring the gardens and other natural features in East Melbourne

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to take in the scenery, East Melbourne is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are a few of the area's noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • St. Kilda Beach (3.7 mi / 6 km)
  • Royal Botanic Gardens (1 mi / 1.7 km)
  • Luna Park (3.7 mi / 5.9 km)
  • Fitzroy Gardens (0.1 mi / 0.1 km)
  • Treasury Gardens (0.4 mi / 0.7 km)
  • Birrarung Marr Park (0.6 mi / 0.9 km)
How to get there

Traveling to and around East Melbourne

Fly into Melbourne, VIC (MEB-Essendon), the closest airport, located 7.6 mi (12.3 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you can also fly into Melbourne, VIC (MEL-Tullamarine), which is 12.4 mi (19.9 km) away.

You might consider catching a ride on the metro at Jolimont Station for ease of access to the rest of the city.

Where to stay around East Melbourne?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 2,085 vacation rentals near East Melbourne. From 357 Houses to 1,567 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 East Melbourne are on HomeAway.

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

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

  • Fitzroy Gardens: 2,272 vacation rentals
  • Peter McCallum Cancer Centre: 2,275 vacation rentals
  • Cooks Cottage: 2,271 vacation rentals
  • Melbourne Central: 2,264 vacation rentals
  • Melbourne's GPO: 2,266 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around East 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 East Melbourne?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 357 Houses in East Melbourne. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in East Melbourne include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 1,567 rentals available
  • Villas: 10 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 East Melbourne?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 578 vacation rentals with pool available in East Melbourne. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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