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Discover the Best of Greater Melbourne Suburbs

Looking for Activity and Accommodation in Melbourne? Nightcap Hotels got you covered! Check our Top Picks below and experience the best of Melbourne!

Laverton North 

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This rural-urban fringe suburb is an undiscovered gem that offers travellers a quiet escape from the hustle and bustle of city centre whilst still offering convenient transport options making it easier for you to explore the best of Greater Melbourne.  

 

If you have a free day and want to fill your schedule, we recommend visiting the Werribee Open Range Zoo which is located in one of Laverton North’s neighbouring suburbs, only a 19-minute drive from the Nightcap at Westside Hotel. For the ultimate African Safari experience, take the open bus tour and journey across the spacious terrain which is home to some of Africa’s favourites including, Rhinos, Giraffes, Cheetahs, Lions and many more species. 

 

In need of a good coffee and delicious street food eat? Laverton’s Rubbles and Riches weekend market's are a must-see if you are in the suburb, and only a short 3-minute drive from your Nightcap Hotel! With over 1400 stalls that offer everything from fresh produce, plants, clothing and second-hand treasures, there is something to suit everyone’s unique taste and budget. 

 

Sunshine

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As one of Melbourne’s most culturally diverse suburbs, Sunshine is the ideal location for any foodie travellers looking for an authentic cuisine experience. With an abundance of local cafes and restaurants offering everything from Vietnamese, Chinese, Japanese, Greek, Italian, African, Turkish and many more, there is something to suit everyone palette. 

 

For a breakfast treat, we recommend stopping by Grind Coffee Bar, well-known by locals for serving up the best coffee in Sunshine. For lunch try some of Melbourne’s best empanadas at La Morenita Latin Cuisine, a family-owned business that specialises in South African delicacies. If you're looking for a cheap yet hearty meal for dinner we recommend Xuân Bánh Cuốn, a tasty little pocket that offers a refined menu of Vietnamese classics. For something truly authentic, their delicate rice paper crepes is a  must-try! Best of all, these tasty little hubs are conveniently located within a 9-minute driving radius of the Glengala Hotel

 

Braybrook 

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Located in the heart of Melbourne’s western suburbs lies Braybrook. Positioned just 12km from the CBD, Braybrook offers the perfect blend of Melbourne’s rural and urban culture. With an abundance of frequently running transport options, this suburb is an ideal place to be based when visiting Melbourne. 

 

Located just a short 17-minute drive from Nightcap at Aspley Hotel is ScienceWorks, a popular science technology museum that is bursting with modern and interactive exhibitions suitable for all ages. Check out their website to see the latest exhibitions. If you're looking for a truly unique cinematic experience visit the ScienceWorks’s Melbourne Planetarium after hours, to witness a full-dome immersive film that transports you into an entirely different world. Enjoy a drink from the bar and marvel at the unmatched beauty of the planetary surrounds! 

 

Coolaroo 

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Nothing beats the perfect day out like indulging in the ultimate wine touring experience, luckily for you Nightcap at Coolaroo Hotel is perfectly situated in the peaceful northern suburbs and only a 17-minute drive away from Coolaroo’s close-by wine tours. 

 

Mike’s Full-day Wine Tours is one of Melbourne's highly sort out wine touring experiences with everything from transport, wine tastings and gourmet lunch fully catered for.  Discover some of Melbourne’s best boutique wineries as you explore the plush terroir of the Macedon Ranges and the Yarra Valley. You simply cannot go past this highly personalised, affordable and most importantly memorable experience to complete your Melbourne travels.

 

Doncaster

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Doncaster is a suburb in the north-east Melbourne, just 14km outside of the Melbourne CBD. Surrounded by a number of beautifully maintained recreational reserves as well as nearby shopping malls and local markets, Doncaster proves to be an ideal suburb for travellers to enjoy a relaxed stay in Melbourne. 

 

If your on the hunt for some truly unique gifts and one-of-a-kind pieces? Then The Fine Design Markets at Manningham City Square is a must-visit and is only 13-minute walk from the Nightcap at Shoppingtown Hotel. Buzzing with local crowds, these markets play host to around 70 stalls that feature everything from handmade jewellery to clothing, a wide selection of artwork that pays tribute to Melbourne’s local art scene. 

 

After a morning spent wandering the markets, treat yourself to a relaxing afternoon by visiting Marshall Reserve, 11-minute walk from Manningham City Square. This large open park provides the ideal setting for a picnic as well as a number of walking paths to entertain a lazy afternoon in Melbourne.

 

Chadstone 

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A buzzing suburb of Melbourne, home to one of the largest major shopping centres in Australia it is no wonder Chadstone earned the title as the fashion capital. 

 

Just a short walk from Nightcap at Matthew Flinders Hotel, Chadstone Shopping Centre boasts an impressive portfolio of designer boutiques and luxury fashion labels. With over 90 eateries, this shopping centre offers the very best when it comes to food. With an abundance of activities including HOYTS Cinema Complex and Australia’s first and only Legoland, this all-encompassing retail experience is perfect for those convenient shoppers looking for a one-stop-shop to fill a day’s schedule. 

 

Sandringham 

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This bay-side suburb of Melbourne is situated between Hampton and Black Rock overlooking Port Phillip Bay. If you appreciate sightseeing with that delves into some of Melbourne’s rich culture, we strongly recommend walking the foreshore coastal trails. These tracks have over 90 interpretive signs that are etched into the rugged terrain by Australian artists to pay homage to the stories of Bayside’s indigenous Boon Wurrung tribe. But before you hit the trails be sure to visit the Band Rotunda, a landmark situated on the cliff along the Sandringham foreshore coastline that looks over the beach. The best part is, the Band Rotunda sits opposite Nightcap at Sandringham Hotel

 

A mere 6 mins drive North you will arrive in Brighton, home to another one of Melbourne's iconic attractions, Brighton Bathing Boxes. The colourful and vibrant surrounds provide the perfect landscape to capture truly Instagram-able moments. 

 

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