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Footscray: Melbourne's Melting Pot

Footscray is one of the most unique neighbourhoods in Melbourne. Due to its cultural diversity and quirky nature, the suburb attracts artistic types, immigrants, students, and tourists. But all eccentricity aside, Footscray is also a fabulous centre from which to explore Melbourne.

Located just five kilometres from Melbourne's city centre, Footscray puts all of Melbourne's attractions within easy reach. In fact, one of the biggest benefits of staying in Footscray is the Footscray train station, with regular service in and out of the city. The suburb is also serviced by local trams and buses.

Unique To Footscray

Footscray is known for its wide range of shops and restaurants with a variety of different cultural influences. Historically, the suburb was known as a working-class neighbourhood due to its proximity to Melbourne's factories, and Footscray remains an unpretentious, down-to-earth neighbourhood today. Over the years, Footscray has served as a haven for new immigrants, including those from Italy, Yugoslavia, Vietnam, and Africa. Today, Footscray has well-earned a reputation for having the finest Vietnamese cuisine in the city. Though a recent influx of young professionals and families has led to increased gentrification throughout the neighbourhood, Footscray is still known for having some of the most budget-friendly prices in Melbourne.

One notable feature of the suburb is Footscray Park, one of the largest and loveliest Edwardian parks in Australia. Covering 15 hectares on the Maribyrnong River, the park is dotted with picturesque ponds, statues, memorials, and gardens.

The neighbourhood is a perfect holiday destination for avant-garde fans, with numerous modern theatre companies and art galleries. Sports clubs are also common in Footscray.

The Footscray Market

Footscray's biggest claim to fame is the Footscray Market. You'll find nearly every type of edible oddity or rare ingredient here at the Market, no matter if you're looking for pigs' ears or lotus blossoms. You'll find ingredients here that aren't available anywhere else in Australia. Even if you're not interested in the more exotic ingredients, you'll still find terrific fresh seafood at the Footscray Market.

Another terrific foodie-friendly place to visit is the Little Saigon Shopping Centre, revered by locals and visitors alike for its fresher-than-fresh produce and fish. Still not tired of seafood? You'll need to make one more trip to Conway Seafood to peruse what's arguably the best seafood in the city.

Melbourne Accommodation In Footscray

Footscray accommodation tends to reflect the suburb's history, meaning no holiday rental is alike. The suburb boasts plenty of Art Deco architecture and some Footscray holiday rentals reflect this. Don't let the suburb's working-class roots fool you: while some Footscray accommodation is certainly modest, others are luxury rentals with all the latest amenities. Some even have community pools!

If you're looking for a quirky place to experience Melbourne's diverse culture firsthand, you won't find a better neighbourhood than Footscray. Located only a few kilometres from Flemington Racecourse, it is also the ideal destination for those attending the Melbourne Cup.

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Beautiful apartment in a great location.

5 of 5
We met Sue, one of the owners when we arrived at the apartment, she was very friendly and helpful showing us to the car space and then taking us up to the apartment and giving as a quick tour. The whole building is very well presented especially the apartment, it was well set out and perfect size for our family of 4 with 2 bedrooms and a decent size lounge/dining room. The location is great, only 5 min walk to the large Fawkner park with plenty of room for the kids to run around and play on the equipment. Public transport is available just outside the apartment on St Kilda Rd and there is a parking space available under the building if you have a car. With minimal traffic you can be at Chadstone Shopping Centre in about 15 minutes or in the heart of the city in under 10 minutes. Great views of the city and Albert Park from the apartment, and even better if you venture to the rooftop after dark. Overall the apartment was very clean and well set out, with a well stocked kitchen making cooking as easy as being at home. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and I would have no hesitation recommending this place to family and friends.
  • Review Submitted: Apr 14, 2018
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2018

Skyline is yours

5 of 5
4th time now and still the view of Melbourne city amazes me . The apartment is clean and decorated tastefully. Pay a little extra for the parking and it's worth it. Rachael is always helpful and ready to answer questions. Thank you Nathan and Mark also . See you in the future soon. Who ever stays will never regret it ..
  • Review Submitted: Apr 13, 2018
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2018