HOTEL OPENING: NIGHTCAP AT SANDOWN PARK HOTEL
We’re excited to announce Sandown Park Hotel as the 65th venue to open as a Nightcap Hotel. Situated 30 km from Melbourne in the southeast suburb of Noble Park, Sandown Park Hotel has 14 recently renovated rooms offering modern and comfortable accommodation for those staying in the area. Guests have access to the Family Bistro and Spark Bar with numerous pool tables, plus there’s a generous function room available for special events.
Melbourne is an exciting and diverse city with so much to offer. Whether you’re wandering around the CBD or soaking up nature a bit farther afield, there’s something for everyone. Stay like a local in the suburbs and base yourself at Sandown Park on your next visit.
Here’s our guide to the top 5 things to do in and around Noble Park.
Springvale Botanical Cemetery
Sprawled across 169 hectares of landscaped gardens, Springvale Botanical Cemetery is not your everyday cemetery. There are over 80,000 trees and more than 30,000 roses throughout, as well as lovely grassy areas for picnics, paths for walking and various garden displays. It is more than just a cemetery, and well worth a wander when staying in the Noble Park area. For more information, visit their website.
Formerly known as Sandown Racecourse, Ladbrokes Park is a premium racing circuit in Melbourne. In addition to regular annual racing events (both equestrian and motor), Ladbrokes Park is a first-class function, event and entertainment complex. Check out the Melbourne Racing Club website for information on upcoming events and to plan your visit.
The City of Kingston offers nearly 13 km of sandy beaches on the Port Phillip Bay, from Aspendale to Carrum, Mentone to Mordialloc. There are a number of beaches to choose from, all of which are a short drive from Noble Park. Grab your blanket, brolly, hat and sunscreen and head out for a day at the beach! The City of Kingston website has more information on the foreshore and other attractions in the area.
Puffing Billy Railway
A classic Melbourne attraction, Puffing Billy Railway is fun for the whole family. Climb aboard the old school steam train for a fun-filled ride through the semi-tropical Dandenong Ranges full of giant trees that tower above luscious ferns. Spend some time in the small hillside towns scattered around the region, browsing the shops, cafes and restaurants. It’s best to book ahead to avoid disappointment, so have a look on the Puffing Billy website for information on the different tickets and tours available.,
With funky laneways throughout, delicious food on every corner and a diverse, rich and artistic culture, it is easy to spend days checking out every pocket of the Melbourne CBD. There are art galleries, museums, theatres, festivals, lush parks and plenty of attractions to enjoy. With an easy and thorough public transport system, it’s a breeze to get to, from and around the CBD. Have a look on the Visit Victoria website to see what’s on and to start planning your trip to Melbourne.