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Albert Park Guide: Spend Less, Do More

Welcome to Albert Park

Albert-Park-Aerial-ViewSeparated from Melbourne centre by Southbank and South Melbourne, Albert Park is suburb that includes a gorgeous stretch of beachfront located on Port Philip Bay and a large park of the same name. It is characterised by wide tree-lined streets, Victorian architecture, pavement cafes and parks.

Albert Park and Lake

Explore more than 220 hectares of sporting and recreational areas at Albert Park and Lake.

Since 1996, Albert Park has been the site of the Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit and Formula One Australian Grand Prix. The park is transformed into a 5.3km course that challenges the best Formula 1 drivers in the world. The park is also home to the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre, a soccer stadium and golf course.

Beaches

The Albert Park coastline boasts a wide expanse of sandy beaches alongside the calm waters of Port Philip Bay - making Albert Park perfect for swimming and boating. The Kerferd Road pier and cafe, Plum Garland Memorial Playground, and the Sandbar Restaurant all overlook the beach.

Eating

Albert Park is an affluent suburb that is popular with professionals and its cafes, restaurants and stores reflect this.

You'll find bay-front dining at its finest at Albert Park, where the grand, tree-lined boulevards, palm trees, expansive views, and stunning architecture all combine to enhance any meal. The Beach restaurant on Beaconsfield Parade has al fresco dining available. The diners at The Point on Aquatic Drive can enjoy breathtaking water views as well as the award-winning steaks.

Take a walk to St Vincent's, a fashionable square development in Victoria based on the English style, and famous for its delicious cafes, delicatessens and stylish boutiques is Victoria Avenue.

Getting around by car

Albert Park to Melbourne Airport: 43 min (26.6 km) via M2

Albert Park to St Kilda: 12 min (4.7 km) via Canterbury Rd and State Route 33

Albert Park to Melbourne CBD: 18 min (4.6 km) via Princes Hwy

At Cheaperthanhotels and Cheaperthancars we have a wide range of car rental discounts at convenient locations and accommodation to meet all budgets and taste. We really do believe that the less you spend, the more you will have to do when you get there.

 

Your Cheaperthanhotels Team

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