Melbourne’s Albert Park, located just south of the Melbourne City Center CBD, covers 225 hectares and is a growing centre for sports and recreation.
It has numerous facilities for recreation, it even has a driving range and an 18 Hole Public Golf Course, a F1 race course and Albert Park Lake itself is a wetland that provides sanctuary for native flora and wildlife.
Around the lake, you can find sporting fields, bbq areas, nine picnic areas with tables, numerous walkways and a bike track.
There are boating facilities and water activities at Albert Park Lake, where you can also hire a paddle boat. There is also a large half pipe for skateboarders and a basketball court.
You can also find excellent swimming facilities at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre, located at the north east end of the park. The Bob Jane Stadium, also located at that end of the park is for football, including soccer.
As many already know, Albert Park is also the site for the F1 Grand Prix every March.
Sitting strategically between the city centre and the beaches of Melbourne, Albert Park has grown an eclectic yet interesting collection of places to eat:
Besides a number of limited parking areas for cars, there are trams at Albert Rd and Fitzroy St. Along Cantebury road there is Light Rail and you can take Tram 112 (South Melbourne and St. Kilda beach) on the corner of Collins and Spencer Sts. in the Melbourne CBD.
Aughtie Drive, Albert Park
Tram No. 96
This world class sporting facility has an Olympic size pool, a wave and toddlers pool, a water slide, pool garden and diving complex. Great for families as well as serious sports enthusiasts.
Map showing the Albert Park, south of the Melbourne CBD - Melbourne CBD Map - Places to See.
The cosmopolitan and sophisticated city of Melbourne Australia hosts major cultural festivals, world famous horse races, smash hit musicals and international sporting events throughout the year. In fact, Melbourne is known as the sporting capital of Australia.
The Melbourne Festival, the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show, the Qantas Australian Grand Prix, the Australian Football League finals series, the Spring Racing Carnival, the Australian Open, Melbourne Comedy Festival and the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival are just a few of the key events held here every year.
You can find places to stay in throughout Melbourne Australia: luxury resorts and hotels to scenic campsites in Caravan Parks. Accommodation available includes a wide range of styles to suit almost any budget.
There are even Melbourne seaside resorts, hotels, bed & breakfasts near the beach or in the city center or suburbs, caravan parks, serviced apartments and holiday homes.
Main Photo: Albert Park, Melbourne Victoria. The CBD and Southbank are in the Distance.
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Photo: Albert Lake - Evening Sky