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Port Melbourne Guide: Spend Less, Do More

Welcome To Port Melbourne

A blend of old and new, Port Melbourne is a busy bayside suburb transformed by striking residential developments alongside restored public buildings and workers' cottages. Year-round, walkers, runners and cyclists pound the palm-lined path that hugs the Port Melbourne foreshore.

Beacon Cove and Station Pier
Architect-designed houses, streets lined with palm trees and high-rise apartment blocks overlook Port Phillip Bay, and along Beach Street there are cafes, bars and restaurants such as Bellezain, Café Zest, and the London.

Since the 1830s, Port Melbourne has been the arrival point for millions of shipping passengers. Today, Station Pier is the docking point for the Spirit of Tasmania ferry service from Devonport, Tasmania, and for international cruise ships, which are in port between November and March each year. There's also a range of glorious beachside dining options on the pier such as 3 Station Pier, Waterfront and Campari.

Bay Street
Tree-lined Bay Street has a fascinating collection of traditional pubs, hotels and historic buildings and a range of contemporary fashion and design stores including Cactus Jam and Blondies, an Endota Day Spa and delicious bakeries, patisseries and eateries such as Eurodore, a cheese larder and food store. To stretch the mind, Readings is a friendly neighbourhood bookshop known for its broad range of fiction and 'lifestyle' books. The Stray Dog Booksellers is the place for antiquarian and secondhand books.

How to get there
By tram: Number 109 (to Port Melbourne) from Collins Street (about 20 minutes).

By bus: Number 238 from the corner of Collins and Market streets to Bay Street to (about 25 minutes).

Your Cheaperthanhotels Team

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