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Comfort Inn Essendon

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93 Bulla Road Essendon North, Melbourne, VI, AU, 3041

  • Phone: (61) 3 93742433
  • Fax: (61) 3 93741516
3.7 out of 5 (6 reviews)
67% of guests recommend this hotel

Attractions

»Queens Park

Not far from Moonee Valley Racecourse and the bustling Moonee Ponds shopping center lies the peaceful and pretty Queens Park. Like a miniature version of Melbourne's Botanic Gardens it has a lake, complete with ducks and other feathered creatures, and enough flowers, shrubs and trees to keep budding horticulturists happy. There are interesting and challenging adventure playgrounds to explore, as well as a maze featuring art works and sculptures. If all this makes the tribe hungry you can adjourn to Max's Tea Rooms for a snack or a meal.

Kellaway Avenue
Melbourne, VIC 3040

»Moonee Valley Racing Club

Established in 1917, the Moonee Valley Racing Club hosts the prestigious Carlton Draught Cox Plate race. Spectator facilities at the track are probably the best in Melbourne, with the grandstand situated closer to the track than anywhere else. Throughout the year, harness racing is also held on Saturday nights, with the Interdom series held during January and February, attracting some of the best pacers and trotters in the land. Moonee Valley is also the first venue to host thoroughbred racing periodically throughout the year.

110 Wilson Street
Melbourne, VIC 3039

»Flemington Racecourse

The home to the race that stops the nation, Flemington Racecourse is the place to be on the first Tuesday in November when Australia's richest horse race, the Melbourne Cup is held. The race attracts the premier thoroughbreds from Australia and New Zealand with a handful of overseas raiders also trying their luck. Check website for more details.

Epsom Road
Melbourne, VIC 3031

»Horseshoe Bend Farm

Horseshoe Bend Farm is an urban farm with lots of animals straight out of the "Old Macdonald" song to delight the little ones. Pigs, chickens, goats, sheep, and horses are all there to be patted and admired, while the more mechanically minded young ones can inspect (and climb on) the old tractors and farm equipment. The original farm house has been converted into a tea house and shop, surrounded by a lovely cottage garden. The Farm caters well for groups and can provide pony rides and guided tours by prior arrangement.

Horseshoe Bend Road
Melbourne, VIC 3036

»Brunswick Town Hall

The Brunswick Town Hall is a historic structure built in 1876 in the style of the second empire. It can be booked for weddings, festivals, markets, exhibitions, concerts and other events. Its old-world feel makes it the most-sought after venue for locals and tourists alike.

233 Sydney Road
Melbourne, VIC 3056

»Quang Minh Buddhist Temple

Quang Minh Temple is located in the picturesque suburb of Baybrook. Built by Vietnamese Buddhist immigrants in Victoria, lead by venerable Thích Tắc Phước, the congregation associated with this place dates back to the 1980s. Embodying its name, which means 'bright light', it continues to show the way to the followers of Buddhism in Australia. This temple is also the venue for the annual Quang Minh Tet festival.  

18 Burke Street
Melbourne, VIC 3019

»Melbourne Zoo

Founded in 1862, Melbourne Zoo is Australia's oldest and the third oldest in the world. It has changed greatly over the years, replacing the old barred cages and pits with more animal friendly enclosures. The zoo is divided into bio-climatic zones using landscape immersion to help animals acclimatise to the Australian environment and is at the forefront of the captive Lowland Gorilla breeding program. The butterfly house, lion park and primate enclosure are among the highlights. In summer locals flock to the twilight jazz sessions.

Elliott Avenue
Melbourne, VIC 3052

»Newman Chapel

Also known as the Chapel of the Holy Spirit, Newman Chapel was built in 1942 and is a fine example of "Decorated Gothic" style of architecture. With a maximum capacity for 240 people in its aisle, the church is also a venue for weddings, local celebrations and other religious gatherings held throughout the year.

887 Swanston Street
Melbourne, VIC 3052

»The University of Melbourne

The University of Melbourne has been a center of academic excellence in Melbourne for quite some time. It is 1/8th of the presitigious group of universities in Australia known as the Sandstone Universities, including the Universities of Sydney, Western Australia, Tasmania, Queensland, and others. With a student population of around 44,000 and a beautiful array of gothic revival buildings, it is definitely worth a stroll around the grounds for a look around.  

801 Swanston Street
Melbourne, VIC 3010

»St Mary Star Of The Sea

St Mary Star Of The Sea towers over the city's skyline and is regarded as one of the most beautiful edifices in Australia. The now restored Parish church conducts baptisms, weddings and other sacramental rituals on a regular basis.

33 Howard Street
Melbourne, VIC 3003

»Wonderland Fun Park

Wonderland Fun Park is a complete entertainment package for the whole family. There are a number of rides, dining options as well as facilities for private events like birthday parties and corporate meetings and family getaways. Drop by for a day of pure fun and enjoyment! Check website for prices of coupons for all rides.

120 Pearl River Road
Melbourne, VIC 3182

»Brunswick Street

For something individual, retro or off-beat, head to Brunswick Street. It's more upmarket than nearby Smith or Gertrude Street, but still boasts an eclectic mix of independent traders. Visit Shag for vintage clothing or Ministry of Style for rave wear. Clover stocks Japanese-inspired clothing and home-ware. There's also a smattering of bookshops, design stores and retro music shops (such as Dixon Recycled). If you need to escape the urban crowds, step into Fitzroy Nursery. This Brunswick Street institution is a haven of plants, trickling fountains and garden art. 

Brunswick Street
Melbourne, VIC 3065
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