Townhaus is connected to the vast array of entertainment that Melbourne has on offer. The many delights of the World’s Most Liveable city await discovery in all directions. West Melbourne itself is home to charming cafés, verdant gardens and delicious cuisines from around the globe. To the north, Queen Victoria Market, along with cosy bars, local fashion boutiques and famed cultural performance venues line the streets of North Melbourne. A short walk to the southeast is the CBD, providing easy access to the rest of the city and all it entails.
Toasta & Co. is the perfect place for a Saturday
afternoon treat (or any day of the week for that
matter) or for a healthy meal that nourishes to the
Located at 181 Adderley Street, the café offers food from both Toasta and Von Crumb food trucks, as well as a breakfast menu, grab-and-go salads and baguettes, and smoothies and milkshakes. It’s also licensed, because toasties always taste better with a pale ale.
Townhaus is located in one of the most connected spots in all of Melbourne. North Melbourne Station
is less than 10 minutes’ walk away, while Southern Cross Station is less than 15 minutes walk to the east,
joining with every Melbourne metro line as well as regional and interstate lines. In all directions, there
are multiple tram and bus lines taking residents across the city.
Train Stations: North Melbourne (750m), Southern Cross (1.2km), Flagstaff (1km)
Tram lines: 30, 35, 86, 57, 58, 59
Bus lines: 216, 219, 220, 232, 234, 235, 236, 237
The ever-evolving Docklands precinct is just a five-minute drive or
15-minute walk from Townhaus. Home to many of Melbourne’s main
attractions and business headquarters, it offers a wealth of entertainment,
from dining and retail to parks and cultural events. Marvel Stadium hosts
regular major sporting events, including AFL games, while ferry services
run from the harbour to Portarlington for day trips to the Bellarine Peninsula.
Situated on the north bank of Victoria harbour is Waterfront City. A niche district within the Docklands, it is home to a redeveloped shopping centre, the Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, the O’Brien Group Arena ice skating rink, a HOYTS cinema complex and a fresh food and fish market, as well as an array of eateries.
Only ten minutes’ walk from Townhaus, Flagstaff Gardens is a picturesque
park with CBD views. On sunny days, these stately gardens are filled with
people eating lunch, practicing yoga or playing impromptu busking sets.
This is the perfect place for picnics in warm weather as Queen Victoria
Market is only a short stroll away.
Barbeques draw crowds for parties in the summer, while a bowling lawn is a charming place to enjoy a game with friends. Along William Street, tennis courts double as volleyball, handball and netball courts and a playground ensures that the gardens are a great visit for kids. A number of sculptures and memorials highlighting local history are also worth a view, as are the magnificent Moreton Bay fig trees.
The Queen Victoria Market is a classic Melbourne institution less than
15-minutes’ walk from Townhaus. Over 140 years old, its stalls range from
fresh fruit and vegetables, meats and cheeses to handmade craft and
clothing. The Market is a major Melbourne tourist destination, adding to
its social and cultural significance. Many of the original market structures
remain intact, presenting visitors with nineteenth century streetscapes and
a working market place.
Spanning several city blocks, Queen Vic Market is the largest open-air market in the Southern Hemisphere. A night-market is run in summer and winter months, with live music performances and take-away food stalls serving dishes from around the world.