Location is everything
Melbourne Lifestyle Apartments are located in Collins Street’s west end, with easy access via the free tram network into the Central Business District.
It is approximately an 8 minute walk along the Yarra River to the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, South Wharf DFO, Southbank, Crown Casino and all the restaurants along this strip.
Catch a free tram and explore the city, or make your way to the office within minutes.
There are a multitude of restaurants, café’s laneways, boutiques, shopping experiences, markets or cultural activities to enjoy.
The location has easy access to freeways leading in and out of the city, and it is only 26 minutes by car from Melbourne Airport to the Apartments.
As the gateway to Victoria, we are located in an ideal spot to easily visit the Great Ocean Road to the west, or get on the freeway to the east to visit Phillip Island!
Even better is our proximity to the fabulous shopping options in Melbourne, with Direct Factory Outlets at South Wharf and Spencer Street an easy 8 minute walk or short tram drive. Melbourne Central, Queen Victoria Market and South Melbourne Market are all close by and easy to get to.
Melbourne Airport Tullamarine
Melbourne Airport, colloquially known as Tullamarine Airport, is the primary airport serving the city of Melbourne, and the second busiest airport in Australia. It was opened in 1970 to replace the nearby Essendon Airport
Federation Square is a venue for arts, culture and public events on the edge of the CBD of Melbourne. It covers an area of 3.2 ha (7.9 acres) at the intersection of Flinders Street and Swanston Street built above busy railway lines and across the road from Flinders Street station
Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre
The Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre is the name given to two adjacent buildings next to the Yarra River in South Wharf, an inner-city suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. The venues are owned and operated by the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Trust.
The Royal Melbourne Zoological Gardens, commonly referred as the Melbourne Zoo and simply as the Zoo among locals, is a zoological park in Melbourne, Australia. It is located within Royal Park in Parkville, approximately 4 kilometres north of the centre of Melbourne. It is the primary zoo serving Melbourne.
Bourke Street Mall
Bourke Street is one of the main streets of Melbourne’s Central Business District and a core feature of the Hoddle Grid. It was traditionally the entertainment hub of inner-city Melbourne, and is now also a popular tourist destination and tram thoroughfare.
Docklands Stadium, also known by naming rights sponsorship as Marvel Stadium, is a multi-purpose sports and entertainment stadium in the Docklands precinct of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Hidden Spaces In Melbourne
Alpha60 concept store in Chapter House
This extraordinary retail space, just adjacent to St Paul’s Cathedral, has to be seen to be believed. Walk up two flights of stairs to an elegant and lofty hall with high ceilings, expansive glass windows and a grand piano. In addition to showcasing Alpha60’s quirky, distinctly Melbourne take on classic cuts and styles, it’s also a place for artistic collaboration. Recent pop-up performances include the MSO’s Secret Symphony series and a preview of Tao Dance Theatre during the AsiaTOPA Festival. It was also the location for Broadsheet’s White Noise creative hub during White Night Melbourne. Find the entrance near the original Alpha60 store on Flinders Lane.
Where Banksy left his mark
Before the city laneways were a bonafide tourist attraction, they had already been discovered by the world’s most famous street artist. Although Banksy’s work is increasingly difficult to find, you can still see one of his infamous rat stencils. Head down ACDC Lane past Cherry Bar, and head into Duckboard Place. You will find it hiding in a doorway
East and West Germany, in a bar
A nod to Berlin’s historical past, the Berlin Bar is hidden up a staircase behind a locked door. Ring the doorbell and enter a bygone era when the German way of life – and architecture – was starkly divided. Make sure you have a drink in both rooms. The west offers opulent, kitschy luxury, while the east is minimalist, with touches of communist propaganda.
Out of Africa, in a bar
Sandwiched between two retail stores along Little Collins Street, it’s easy to miss the neon rhino sign for Polepole Bar and Kitchen. It’s worth finding. Serving addictively fragrant modern African cuisine and beers, then make your way to Glamp cocktail bar after dinner. In an indoor glamping tent, it’s the ultimate romantic spot to hide away. Grab a seat, warm up and be transported to another world.
Hidden vaults in the Old Treasury Building
The Old Treasury Building tour is more than a trip down memory lane. It’s home to the original vaults where gold bullion was stored during the Gold Rush era. Explore the vaults with free entry Sunday through to Friday.
On the rooftop of Jimmy Watson’s, Wolf’s Lair is the city oasis you need to visit. A rooftop garden decked out in green astroturf and quirky decorations, head here for a beer in the autumn sunshine.