Destination guide

Explore Hawthorn in holiday homes to rent

Located in the vibrant city of Melbourne, Hawthorn is a quiet suburb that offers respite from the hustle and bustle of the city, but it’s still close enough to enjoy all the popular attractions. Whether you’re looking for fun with the kids, a romantic couple’s retreat or a little break on your own, Hawthorn holiday homes to rent provide you with all you need for a fun-filled holiday.


Historic sites near Hawthorn holiday rentals

Hawthorn is close to numerous historic sites of interest to a history buff. Holiday homes can be found near places like the Flinders Street Railway Station, a domed, Edwardian railway and metro hub, and the Melbourne Museum, a natural history and cultural museum with dinosaur and regional history exhibits. You may also enjoy the Melbourne Cricket Ground, the home of Australian football and the National Sports Museum, and the Shrine of Remembrance, a World War I shrine and memorial complex with exhibitions and gardens. History buffs can explore the Old Melbourne Gaol as well, which is a museum and former prison that offers guided tours.

Things to do

Things to do near Hawthorn holiday rentals

Hawthorn boasts many exciting attractions to explore on your trip. Holiday homes can be found near places like St Kilda Beach, a famed beach with a boardwalk, pier and excellent wind conditions for water sports, and the Healesville Sanctuary, a zoo with animals native to Australia, animal encounters, bird shows and a play area. You should also visit the Royal Exhibition Building, a landmark 19th-century building with a dome and landscaped gardens, and the Dandenong Ranges National Park, a bird-filled forest with native birds, picnic areas and trails.

Food & drink

Outdoor fun near Hawthorn holiday homes

Hawthorn is privy to Melbourne’s rich culinary culture and international cuisine. Restaurants in the area boast dishes from Italy, China, Greece, Vietnam, Turkey and Spain, though a variety of other ethnic dishes are available. The seafood is supreme, especially the Murray cod and trout, and meats like lamb, beef and kangaroo are prominent. The meals in Hawthorn are complemented by the famed Yarra Valley wines, particularly the crisp Sauvignon blanc and smooth Cabernet Sauvignon. No matter the craving, you’ll find a range of options near your holiday accommodation in Hawthorn.

Family friendly

Family fun near Hawthorn holiday homes

If you’re travelling with kids, you’ll find a range of kid-friendly attractions near Hawthorn. Holiday homes can be found near locations like the Melbourne Zoo, a Victorian-era zoo with over 300 species from around the world, and SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium, an aquarium with exotic marine life and hands-on programs with sea creatures. Kids will also enjoy Luna Park Melbourne, a traditional theme park with thrill rides and kiddie rides, and the Werribee Open Range Zoo, a family-friendly zoo with African animals and safari tours.

Good for couples

Romantic holiday rentals in Hawthorn

Couples looking for a retreat in Hawthorn will be spoilt for choice. In addition to the range of intimate, romantic holiday rentals, you can also enjoy days sightseeing in places like the Yarra Valley, an area filled with wineries, vineyards and breweries, and Federation Square, a district with restaurants, museums and arts venues. You may also enjoy the Royal Botanic Gardens, a riverside mixture of plants and flowers, and Queen Victoria Market, a long-standing marketplace with food, clothing and historic landmarks. The National Gallery of Victoria, a public gallery with Australian and international artwork and artefacts, is also a must-visit.

Where to stay near Hawthorn?

Our 2021 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,720 holiday rentals near Hawthorn. From 1,255 Condos/Apartments to 371 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 Hawthorn is on HomeAway.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Hawthorn?

Yes, of course. offers 1,255 Condos/Apartments in Hawthorn. Our other popular types of Hawthorn holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 371 holiday houses
  • Townhouses: 72 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 9 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 Hawthorn?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 410 holiday homes with pool available in Hawthorn. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.