Destination guide

Why people love visiting friendly West Melbourne

Learn about the unique charm of West Melbourne with a stay in a private vacation home. This city's shopping, restaurants and sporting events attract many visitors, and its welcoming and romantic location add to the charm. Melbourne Cricket Ground and St. Kilda Beach are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or friends trip, vacation rentals offer features like full kitchens and laundry facilities for a more convenient stay.


Activities and attractions in and around West Melbourne

Do you want to find attractions to see in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that West Melbourne has to offer. These are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • SEA LIFE Melbourne (1.9 mi / 3.1 km)
  • Melbourne Zoo (2.2 mi / 3.6 km)
  • Melbourne Star Observation Wheel (0.7 mi / 1.1 km)
  • Melbourne City Baths (2 mi / 3.3 km)
  • State Netball Hockey Centre (2.1 mi / 3.3 km)
  • Sidney Myer Music Bowl (2.7 mi / 4.4 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in West Melbourne

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, West Melbourne is a great place to get out in 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 (4.8 mi / 7.7 km)
  • Royal Botanic Gardens (3.1 mi / 5 km)
  • Luna Park (5 mi / 8 km)
  • Flagstaff Gardens (1.6 mi / 2.5 km)
  • Westgate Park (1.7 mi / 2.8 km)
  • Royal Park (1.9 mi / 3.1 km)

Traveling to and around West Melbourne

Fly into Melbourne, VIC (MEB-Essendon), the closest airport, located 5.9 mi (9.4 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into Melbourne, VIC (MEL-Tullamarine), which is 10.5 mi (16.9 km) away.

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

Where to stay around West Melbourne?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,971 holiday lettings near West Melbourne. From 321 Houses to 1,504 Condos/Apartments, find the best place to stay with your family and friends to discover West Melbourne area.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to West Melbourne?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in West Melbourne. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Rod Laver Arena: 2,197 holiday lettings
  • Elwood Beach: 2,220 holiday lettings
  • Fawkner Memorial Park: 2,162 holiday lettings
  • University of Melbourne: 2,197 holiday lettings
  • Werribee District Historical Society and Museum: 1,869 holiday lettings

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

Can I rent Houses in West Melbourne?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 321 Houses in West Melbourne. Our other popular types of West Melbourne holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 1,504 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 5 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 14 self catering accommodations

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in West Melbourne?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 635 holiday homes with pool available in West Melbourne. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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