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Port Melbourne Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Where is it located?

Port Melbourne is a suburb located 5 km south-west from Melbourne's CBD. It is split between the local government areas of Melbourne and Port Phillip.

What are some of the top attractions?

If visiting during nice weather head over to Port Melbourne Beach, or relax at Edwards Park. Head over to Bay Street to do some shopping and sip a warm cup of coffee.

When is the best time to visit?

Port Melbourne offers warm summers, glorious springs, mild autumns and crisp winters. Choosing when to visit will depend on each traveler's choice of activities.

Port Melbourne Hotels

Explore the marbled interior of glitzy megamalls, or wander along illustrious shopping streets admiring the displays in exclusive shops windows, visit beachside resorts with thrilling theme parks, and savor decadent ice creams from promenade stalls. Port Melbourne is more than just an inner-city district, it’s a hive of activity, and a reminder of the city’s illustrious maritime past. Colossal ships cruise into the port, gliding effortlessly against the tidal swells of the Yarra River, chic shopping districts are populated with trendy cafés and old warehouses have become happening nightclubs, reverberating with the beat of music when dusk descends.

Things to see

Behind the imposing glass walls of the Crown Entertainment Complex, the electronic whirring of slot machines in its glamorous casino is masked only by the chatter of excited patrons, challenging Lady Luck on every throw of the dice or turn of a card. Glamorous bars serve expensive champagne in fluted glasses and delicate Japanese dishes are served in the authentic restaurant next door. You can catch a glimpse of the Etihad Stadium from here, a towering arena on the edge of the busy port, dominating the skyline with its metal and glass frame. It’s the home of the Australian Football League but the stage has been set in the center of its vast dome for showy performances from international stars, from U2 and Robbie Williams, to Bon Jovi and Taylor Swift. Not far away, Collins Street is a shopper’s paradise, its imposing docklands townhomes transformed into glamorous designer stores and boutique galleries. Trams rattle along the route, stopping outside the tempting window displays of Prada, Georg Jensen, and Louis Vuitton.

Hotels in Port Melbourne

Much of Port Melbourne is industrial, vast warehouses that serve the busy shipping port for which it’s named, but the south and east are pretty residential areas, with exclusive family homes that overlook Hobsons Bay. Hotels in Port Melbourne can be found around its edge, where the industrialized campuses give way to broad, landscaped parks, and quaint single-story shops. There are some great mid-budget places to stay, where rooms usually come with upgraded bathrooms, modern technology, double or twin beds, and complimentary breakfast, but if you’re looking for something a little different, some of the luxury hotels in Port Melbourne are self-catering apartments, with sleek kitchens, their own laundry facilities, and furnished balconies with exciting views over the port.

There is a range of options for all travelers. The most popular hotel in Port Melbourne is the Port Melbourne Executive Living, which has been booked 5 times from our verified guests. Our guests also highly recommended The Hamptons Apartments - Port Melbourne in Port Melbourne as it has been reserved 5 times.

Where to stay

The towering skyscrapers of Melbourne Central Business District (CBD) are visible from some of the hotels in Port Melbourne, rising into the sky in glittering, glass-fronted turrets, and separated only by the gently flowing tidal waters of the Yarra River. It beckons you to visit with a promise of glamorous restaurants, exclusive clubs, and tempting bars, lighting up the sky with neon-bright colors when darkness falls each evening. A little further around the coast, the popular beach of St. Kilda draws visitors from the pleasant beach at Port Melbourne, to enjoy the commercial seaside and tourist cafés of this famous resort. The rattling rails of speeding rollercoasters at its Luna Park can be heard along the pier, and open-air bistros serve freshly caught seafood, alongside impressive ocean views.

How to get to Port Melbourne

When you arrive in Melbourne, you’ll likely land at Melbourne Airport (MEL), a modern international airstrip with excellent facilities, numerous shops, and tantalizing eateries. You can catch a train or bus into the city, although it’s probably you’ll need to make connections to reach the Port Melbourne neighborhood. Alternatively, taxis can be pre-booked for your arrival for a convenient door-to-door service.