Flemington is the ideal destination for travellers interested in sightseeing, world-class cuisine and culture. Of course, it is also home to the famous Flemington Racecourse, which holds events throughout the year. The popularity of the races has also led to a plethora of tourist-friendly attractions popping up across the suburb, as the government continues to invest in turning it into an attractive destination for both tourists and city workers seeking a neighbourhood that delivers both convenience and style.
Flemington is becoming an increasingly desirable area for those looking to commute into central Melbourne for work. It therefore offers a huge selection of accommodation options, including an excellent range of serviced apartments. These properties are perfect for anyone planning an extended stay in Flemington, as they offer a range of benefits, such as room cleaning and reception, whilst also offering an enhanced level of privacy and personal space. They also have the added benefit of full kitchen facilities, which is ideal for those looking to self-cater a longer trip.
Flemington is an up-and-coming suburb that has seen plenty of investment in its attractions and amenities in recent years. If you are looking for a social atmosphere and plenty of great restaurants and nightspots, then you’re sure to find the area has plenty to offer. Combined with its ample sporting facilities, there’s plenty to take in in the immediate vicinity.
Of course the racecourse is the focal point of the area; not only does it hold numerous racing events throughout the year, but also plays host to everything from rock concerts to food festivals. The adjacent plaza is also an attraction within itself, offering plenty of shops, boutiques and restaurants for those who are looking to take a break from watching the horses.
Of course, Flemington’s location as a Melbourne suburb means it also has all of the city’s attractions on its doorstep. Whether you are looking to explore Aboriginal culture, modern art galleries or simply enjoying world-class cuisine, then you will find Flemington is the perfect place from which to explore everything the Melbourne area has to offer.
Flemington has no shortage of great restaurants, ranging from local specialties to international cuisine. Places like Peppa, Parrot House Restaurant and Mama Bear Cafe are great places to go if you want classic Australian dishes, whilst those seeking something a little more exotic have numerous options, including WAYO Japanese Dining, Laksa King, and Chef Lagenda Malaysian Kitchen.
Whilst Flemington isn’t one of Melbourne’s premier retail destination, it nonetheless has plenty to offer the casual shopper. Most of the mainstream shops are located along Racecourse Road, including Newmarket Plaza, which offers a selection of popular retailers, including fashion brands and electronics goods. There are also plenty of places to pick up groceries, such as Organic Wholefoods Flemington and Newmarket Quality Meats.
Flemington Racecourse is undoubtedly the biggest attraction in the region, playing host to numerous racing events throughout the year, including the Melbourne Cup, which draws thousands of visitors each year. There’s also the adjoining complex of shops and restaurants, offering plenty more entertainment. Those looking to explore the area further may wish to check out Maribyrnong River Cruises, or the Melbourne Star observation Wheel.
Flemington benefits from being part of Melbourne’s extensive public transport network, comprised mainly of buses and a light railway service. The area is served by several dedicated bus services, running to and from the city centre as well as out towards Frankston and Mornington. There are also plenty of taxi and private hire firms operating locally, making for a convenient way of getting around.
The finance, manufacturing, and tourism sectors are the main drivers behind Melbourne’s thriving economy. Several large domestic firms operate in the region, such as ANZ - an international banking and financial services group, Telstra - one of the Australia’s largest telecommunications groups and a major local employer, and Bhp Billiton. Manufacturing is represented by firms such as Amcor and BlueScope.
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