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Find holiday homes to rent in Brunswick, VIC, Australia

The inner-city suburb of Brunswick, Victoria, draws millions of people, from nearby locals to travellers looking for holiday homes to rent. Known as a hotspot of Melbourne’s multiculturalism, a quarter of Brunswick’s residents come from abroad. Local art museums, baths and environmental education opportunities attract some travellers, while others prefer the activities of sports, games and nightclubs. No matter which group you are in — or if you are interested in a bit of both — you’ll find Brunswick a lively and friendly inner-city suburb.


Learn Brunswick’s history at your holiday home

Many travellers come to Brunswick to visit the historical sites near their holiday homes. You might visit Moreland City Council or look at the Victorian Heritage Register to choose your favourite sightseeing opportunities. Brunswick is well-known for its historic churches, particularly Christ Church and St. Patrick’s Cathedral. The latter is noted for its gorgeous stained glass and marvellous Gothic architecture. Travellers also enjoy the Parliament House of Victoria, where they can not only take tours and learn about Australian history and government, but also have traditional high tea.


Activities and attractions in Brunswick

Are you looking for attractions to see in the area? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Brunswick a fun spot to go on holiday. Here are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Melbourne Zoo (1.4 mi / 2.3 km)
  • SEA LIFE Melbourne (3.7 mi / 6 km)
  • State Netball Hockey Centre (1.5 mi / 2.4 km)
  • Melbourne City Baths (2.8 mi / 4.5 km)
  • Fairfield Boathouse (3.1 mi / 5 km)
  • Melbourne Star Observation Wheel (3.4 mi / 5.4 km)
Day trips

Day trips near your pet-friendly accommodation in Brunswick

If you are renting a pet-friendly accommodation in Brunswick, you and your pet might enjoy some day trips. Brighton Beach is a popular place to start. Travellers love the pristine golden sands and the opportunity to spend a day with their families at the ocean. Wine enthusiasts might enjoy touring Yarra Valley vineyards. Locals and visitors also love hiking in Dandenong, which offers trails for hikers of all levels. You might take a leisurely stroll, cycle around the challenging Devil’s Elbow or take the kids on the Puffing Billy steam train.

Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Brunswick

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Brunswick is a great place to get out in nature. Here are some of the area’s noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • St. Kilda Beach (7 mi / 11.3 km)
  • Royal Botanic Gardens (4.4 mi / 7.1 km)
  • Luna Park (7.1 mi / 11.4 km)
  • Princes Park (1 mi / 1.6 km)
  • Royal Park (1.6 mi / 2.6 km)
  • Batman Park (1.7 mi / 2.7 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Brunswick

The nearest airport is in Melbourne, VIC (MEB-Essendon), located 4.4 mi (7.1 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into Melbourne, VIC (MEL-Tullamarine), which is 9.1 mi (14.6 km) away.

It's easy to get around Brunswick by catching a ride on the metro at Brunswick Station, Anstey Station or Jewell Station.

How to get around

Navigating Brunswick and your holiday accommodation

You can get to Brunswick, Victoria, from almost any airport in the world. You may need a connecting flight if you are travelling from overseas and will probably fly into Melbourne or Avalon Airport. Once there, you can take a taxi, shuttle or Skybus to your holiday accommodation. Many visitors use regular bus lines or Skybuses, which are usually faster. Every airport has a clearly marked bus zone. If you prefer, taxi and Uber rides are readily available, too. With so much to do in the area, you may find that you can walk or bike to nearby destinations to take in the sights along the way.

Food & drink 

Sample cuisine in Brunswick

Brunswick, as well as Melbourne, are noted for their pop-up cafes. Some locals say visiting Melbourne means hopping from one cafe to another. This gives you plenty of opportunity to find specialised international cuisine, from Vietnamese and Chinese to Italian and Greek. However, you can also get delectable homespun dishes with traditional Australian ingredients. Visitors enjoy the fish, especially Murray cod and yellow perch. Yarra Valley wines are huge here, and the region’s Sauvignon Blanc is particularly refreshing with the seafood meals.

Essential info

Essentials regarding your Brunswick holiday rental

When staying at a holiday rental in Brunswick, keep some essential info in mind. It will ensure your holiday remains fun, safe and as relaxing as possible. Brunswick is home to about 4 million people, including thousands of international students. Thrift and secondhand shops are common here. Haggling may be acceptable in some instances. Take your cue from patrons around you about what's appropriate. Some holiday sites and beaches are pet-friendly, but it is against the law to harness your dog to the back of a bike or other vehicle in this city. It is also illegal to sing ‘rude or bawdy’ songs within earshot of people in Brunswick. Emergency services are available at 000. If you are on a mobile phone, dial 112. Ambulance Victoria is available should you need transport to a hospital right away.

Where to stay near Brunswick?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,170 holiday rentals near Brunswick. From 335 Houses to 1,675 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Brunswick is on HomeAway.

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

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

  • Brunswick Station: 2,203 holiday rentals
  • Anstey Station: 2,203 holiday rentals
  • Melbourne Central: 2,357 holiday rentals
  • St. Kilda Beach: 2,377 holiday rentals
  • Melbourne Cricket Ground: 2,372 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Brunswick 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 Brunswick?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 335 Houses in Brunswick. Our other popular types of Brunswick holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 1,675 holiday houses
  • Villas: 6 holiday houses
  • Cabins: 14 holiday houses

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 Brunswick?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 678 holiday homes with pool available in Brunswick. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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