Attractions

Architecture in South Melbourne, Port Melbourne & Albert Park

St Vincent Place

For a taste of Victorian-era finery, take a stroll in St Vincent Pl, a heritage precinct in Albert Park. Consisting of a long, arch-shaped street skirting a central landscaped garden, it's considered Australia's fin…
Market in South Melbourne, Port Melbourne & Albert Park

South Melbourne Market

Trading since 1864, this market is a neighbourhood institution, its labyrinthine guts packed with a brilliant collection of stalls selling everything from organic produce and deli treats to hipster specs, art and cr…
Lake in South Melbourne, Port Melbourne & Albert Park

Albert Park Lake

Elegant black swans give their inimitable bottoms-up salute as you jog, cycle or walk the 5km perimeter of this constructed lake. Lakeside Dr was used as an international motor-racing circuit in the 1950s, and since…
Arts Centre in South Melbourne, Port Melbourne & Albert Park

Gasworks Arts Park

This former gas plant lay derelict from the 1950s before finding new purpose in life as an arts precinct, with red-brick galleries, a theatre company (check website for shows) and ultra-dog-friendly parkland. You ca…
Landmark in South Melbourne, Port Melbourne & Albert Park

Station Pier

Melbourne’s main sea terminal, Station Pier has great sentimental associations for many migrants who arrived by ship in the 1950s and '60s, as well as for service people who used it during WWII. It has been in opera…