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South Melbourne Guide: Spend Less, Do More

Welcome to South Melbourne

South-bank-View-over-thge-BarraksBetween the Southbank riverfront to the north and Albert Park to the south is South Melbourne. Offering some of the region's best shopping and dining, South Melbourne attracts locals and tourists with discriminating taste.

Nightlife: Pubs and clubs

South-Bank-City-SkylineSouth Melbourne has become one of the area's best places to club-hop. There is a host of hip bars, cafes and nightclubs clustered along Clarendon Street - Blue Room, Honey Bar and Star Bar. Other South Melbourne hot spots include The Motel, Butterfly Club, Q Eleven and the St. Ali cafe and coffee bar.


Since 1867 the South Melbourne Market has been tantalising shoppers with hundreds of stalls filled with food, clothing, handicrafts, giftware and more. The market is open during normal business hours on Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Recently there has been a return of the market's Style After Dark clothing and accessories event every Thursday evening, from late October through to late November.

Arts and entertainment

South-Melbourne-sun-setThe Raw Gallery is a unique exhibition space that focuses on works that celebrate the music industry. The warehouse-style showroom is industrial cool, with fine art photography dedicated to rock ‘n' roll and pop culture; the multifunctional space also houses vintage vinyl, fashion and books.

Getting around by car

South Melbourne to Melbourne Airport: 41 min (26.9 km) via M2

South Melbourne to Melbourne CBD: 17 min (2.8 km) via Moray St

South Melbourne to St Kilda: 13 min (5.3 km) via Canterbury Rd and State Route 33

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.Some Local Attractions and Points of Interest:Some Local Attractions and Points of Interest:

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