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Experience culture with a South Melbourne farm stay

A farmhouse rental in South Melbourne is the place to find cultural, shopping and fun activities for everyone. The South Melbourne Market offers a lively atmosphere with indoor stalls serving local food, produce, meat, seafood and other fare from all over the world. The See Yup Temple is a window into Chinese Taoist culture with traditional architecture. Skinners Adventure Playground is great for letting the kids blow off steam with slides, rides, picnic areas and even a small pool. Take in some history at the World War I Shrine of Remembrance, just steps from South Melbourne farmhouse rentals.

Things to do

Things to do near South Melbourne pet-friendly accommodation

Whether you’re with a family or travelling alone, there’s plenty to do close to your South Melbourne pet-friendly accommodation. The lively South Melbourne Market is the place to find fresh food and local cafes. The Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria extends across 36 hectares with colourful flowers, trees, serene lakes, lawns and walking paths. The Melbourne Aquarium showcases over 550 species of marine life and features hands-on exhibits. For a massive traditional art collection, visit the National Gallery of Victoria, which offers exhibits from the 19th century through the modern day from Asia, Australia and all over the world.

How to get around

Getting to and around South Melbourne holiday accommodation

As a cultural capital of Australia and one of the largest cities in the nation, South Melbourne offers many easily accessible transport options. The city is served by three different airports, with Melbourne Airport the one that most people will come through to reach their holiday accommodation. The city is highly walkable but is also served by regular bus, tram, train and taxi services. Car hires are also available for those who like to self-transport and see the sites a little farther away. Whatever your preferred means of transport, you’ll find it here.

Food & drink 

Local cuisine to try near South Melbourne holiday rentals

While enjoying South Melbourne holiday rentals, you’ll want to sample the best of the regional cuisine. One thing that catches many travellers by surprise is that this area is known for its dim sum. In fact, this traditionally Chinese dish was invented in Melbourne. Melbourne is also known for its cafe culture, and you’ll definitely want to try a locally roasted coffee. Just as with other areas of Australia, meat pies packed with minced meat, gravy, mushrooms, onions and cheese are popular takeaway food. Finally, you can try Pavlova cake made from meringue and topped with whipped cream and fruit.

Essential info

Essential information about South Melbourne holiday homes

South Melbourne is quite a safe place to be and is a cultural hub in Victoria. The primary commercial district of the city is centred on and around Clarendon Street, so that’s where you will find the most popular eateries, art galleries, cafes and shopping centres. Much of the city is outfitted in Victorian architecture, so history and building buffs will find plenty to see. The town enjoys average high temperatures around 20.4°C and lows of 11.4°C year-round with about 602.6 mm of rainfall. The high travel season is between December and February.

Good for couples

Romantic excursions in South Melbourne holiday homes to rent

South Melbourne offers many things to do for couples. The Melbourne Star Observation Wheel is a massive Ferris wheel where you’ll see the entire city from a romantic view at the top. Luna Park Melbourne is an old-fashioned amusement park with rides, games, food and all the charm and romance of days gone by. At the Royal Melbourne Zoological Gardens, you can see over 320 species of animals nestled in the serene grounds of Royal Park. Finally, you can visit Port Melbourne Beach for white sands, deep blue waters and romantic sunset walks.

Where to stay near South Melbourne?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,791 holiday rentals near South Melbourne. From 1,351 Condos/Apartments to 264 Houses, 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 South Melbourne is on HomeAway.

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

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

  • South Melbourne Market: 2,019 holiday rentals
  • Melbourne Central: 2,007 holiday rentals
  • Melbourne Cricket Ground: 2,022 holiday rentals
  • Melbourne City Marina: 1,996 holiday rentals
  • Melbourne's GPO: 2,008 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around South Melbourne listed on HomeAway.com.au 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 Condos/Apartments in South Melbourne?

Yes, of course. HomeAway.com.au offers 1,351 Condos/Apartments in South Melbourne. Our other popular types of South Melbourne holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 264 holiday houses
  • Townhouses: 65 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 10 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Studios and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in South Melbourne?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 457 holiday homes with pool available in South Melbourne. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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