Home to magnificent examples of the late Victorian era of architecture and one of the cities wealthiest suburbs, Albert Park is known internationally as the location for the Australian Formula One Grand Prix, a road circuit which circumnavigates Albert Park Lake.
Albert Park is bordered by the suburbs of Port Melbourne to the west, South Melbourne to the north, Middle Park to the east and Port Phillip Bay to the south. St Vincent's Gardens and the surrounding Victorian architecture is a sight to behold.
Tram route 1 terminates at South Melbourne beach, while tram routes 12, 58 and 96 also go through the inner south.
Albert Park and LakePublic parkland and lake
Clarendon Street has heaps of shops of all varieties.
South Melbourne MarketA large food and retail market, with lots of shops selling fresh food as well as delis, cafes and clothes shops. It retains many of the features of yesteryear.
Safeway South MelbourneJust opposite the market. Open till 12.
phone: +61 3 9690 5557address: 303 Clarendon StreetAn eclectic mix of 20th-century decorative and household items. Stock can include some relatively inexpensive home furnishings. Stuff seems to change regularly.
phone: +61 3 9690 2227address: 127 Dundas Place, Albert ParkThis excellent bookstore has a wide range of well selected works.
address: 144 Bridport Street, Albert ParkPopular old-school hamburger cafe
address: 303 Clarendon StreetEclectic mix of mainly 20th century pieces. Stock changes regularly.
phone: +61 3 9529 4300address: 65 Queens RoadThe Albert Park hotel is ideally located opposite Albert Park Lake, home of Australia’s Grand Prix track. A modern Albert Park hotel moments from St Kilda Road business district and a short tram ride to Melbourne's CBD.
The Albert Park GatehouseLovely 3 bedroom apartment located just around the corner from the vibrant Victoria Avenue.
The StablesA unique 2 bedroom apartment set amongst the beautiful suburb of Middle Park
phone: +61 3 9690 2220address: Cecil StDorm beds from $19, double/twin $58, triple $72.
The Glass HouseThe Glass House. A spacious 3 bedroom apartment situated close to the famous South Melbourne Market.
Napier CottageA lovely 2 bedroom cottage situated only 5 minutes walk from the Clarendon Street shopping precinct.