Shadow Play by Peppers offers Southbank apartment accommodation in a prime position – within a short walk of the Melbourne CBD and a coin toss from the Crown Entertainment Complex.
From the front doorstep of this hotel, head south along Clarendon Street to enjoy the parklands around Albert Park Lake, or splash around at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre. Follow the same road in the other direction and you’ll come to the Yarra River, which provides a buzz of activity including river boats passing by along with restaurants and cafes lining its banks. Also on its shores you will find the Polly Woodside Maritime Museum and the Melbourne Conference and Exhibition Centre.
Staying on the south side of the river, you are within an easy walk of many of Melbourne’s best attractions, including Melbourne Arts Centre and the National Gallery of Victoria. From there you can cross St Kilda Road and enjoy the serene beauty of the Royal Botanic Gardens, pay your respects at The Shrine of Remembrance, or enjoy an outdoor concert at Sidney Myer Music Bowl.
In the heart of Melbourne city is the historic Flinders Street Station, which provides a good vantage point to explore the best of this artistic city. Across the road is Federation Square or head further into town and explore the array of shopping centres including Bourke Street Mall and the exclusive stores dotted along Collins Street. Or you may prefer to hop a tram to the delicious food offerings of Queen Victoria Market, or the trendy boutiques along Chapel Street.
Things to do in Melbourne
- City Circle Tram
- Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria
- Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)
- Shrine of Remembrance
- State Library of Victoria
- National Gallery of Victoria
- National Sports Museum
- Block Arcade
- South Melbourne Market
- Luna Park Melbourne
- Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne events not to miss
- Jan – Australian Open Tennis
- Feb – White Night Melbourne
- Feb – Twenty20 International Cricket
- March – Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix
- March – Melbourne International Comedy Festival
- March – Melbourne Food and Wine Festival
- Sept – Royal Melbourne Show
- Sept – AFL Grand Final
- Oct – Melbourne Marathon
- Nov – Melbourne Cup Carnival
- Dec – Cricket: Boxing Day Test