How to make the most of Melbourne’s West

Melbourne is beautifully composed of multicultural suburbs coming together to create one big melting pot of people, food, shops and attractions. The best way to experience the city is to base yourself outside the CBD and get lost going to and fro.

Get Lost in the ‘burbs

When visiting friends and family, live like a local and stay in the suburbs. Just west of Melbourne CBD lies Footscray, a neighbourhood full of delicious food, shops and markets. Or, head to Williamstown to get a glimpse of life on the bay. Stroll along the waterfront and take in gorgeous views of the city or pop into a cafe to catch up with mates over a good feed.


Coffee, anyone?

Explore the CBD

There’s plenty to see and do in and around the CBD, so spend a day wandering through the graffiti-laden alleyways, marveling at the diverse architecture, sipping on delicious coffee and hitting up the main sites like Queen Vic Market, Federation Square, the NGV and Melbourne Zoo.


Graffiti in Melbourne alleyway

Travel Farther Afield

When staying west-side, you’ve already beat the city traffic to get to the famous Great Ocean Road. Torquay is less than 100km away, so if you’re looking for somewhere beautiful to go when visiting family, why not hit the road to soak up some sunshine along the coast? If you’re lucky, you might even spot a koala grazing in the trees. And let’s face it, whether you’re a tourist or local, there’s no arguing that koalas are cute.


Great Ocean Road

Top it off with a Nightcap!

After a day (or more) of exploring Melbourne and surrounds, end your day right with a quality pub meal and your comfy hotel room only steps away. Nightcap at Glengala Hotel offers just that, with recently renovated rooms offering modern comfort at affordable prices. What better way to reflect on a fun day out than with a drink in hand and your room only steps away?

Where to stay?


Nightcap at Glengala Hotel

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