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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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The property was nice
  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2018
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2018

Lovely Property with modern faciltiies and plenty of comfortable space.

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Excellent city location, very comfortable property, all facilities modern and everything you need for a great city escape. Will visit again and highly recommended.
  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2018
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2018