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Best Things to do in Albert Park

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by Geoff Edlund (subscribe)
Always on the hunt for creative, fun, and interesting places, events, and experiences.
Published May 8th 2013
Albert Park Lake is a suburb with great restaurants, beautiful scenery, and a wide range of sporting facilities.

1. Where is Albert Park?

Albert Park is 3 kilometres south of Melbourne. The suburb has a large park, lake, and beach frontage.

Albert Park Lake
View of the CBD from Albert Park Lake


2. What is the history of Albert Park?

The original parkland was swamp, and covered in trees. In 1857, a railway line was opened from Melbourne to St Kilda that stopped at Albert Park, but was later discontinued.

3. Who lives there?

3 in 4 residents are born in Australia, and 1 in 3 are professionals or managers.

4. Are there sporting facilities?

Albert Park is home to the Formula One Grand Prix, the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre, and many other sporting venues and groups.

5. What are the restaurants like?

Most of the restaurants are on Bridport Street and Victoria Avenue. There is a large selection of Italian, and modern Australian restaurants.

6. Are there any good pubs?

The Albert Park Hotel is at the corner of Montague Street and Dundas Place. The Beach Hotel is at 97 Beaconsfield Parade Albert Park.

7. What are the houses like?

Most of the properties are semi-detached or terrace houses.

8. Is it expensive to live there?

At $1.25 million for an average house, renting may be an option.

9. How do I get there?

Several tram routes service Albert Park, including tram route 1 (along Victoria Avenue), tram route 96 (light rail), and tram route 112. Bus services also run through the suburb.

10. Any other important information about Albert Park?

A stroll along Beaconsfield Parade at the end of tram route 1 is a great way to spend a sunny afternoon.

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