Destination guide

Take in the waterfront beauty of Port Melbourne

Enjoy the history and other features of Port Melbourne. This scenic city attracts visitors thanks to its seaside and parks. Melbourne Cricket Ground and St. Kilda Beach are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. If you're looking for accommodation options with space to entertain friends and family, HomeAway has plenty of options to choose from. Many rental homes offer full kitchens and laundry facilities, perfect for big groups.


Activities and attractions in Port Melbourne

Are you hoping to find attractions to visit during your stay? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Port Melbourne a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. Here are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • SEA LIFE Melbourne (2.2 mi / 3.6 km)
  • Melbourne Zoo (3.8 mi / 6.2 km)
  • Melbourne Star Observation Wheel (1.9 mi / 3 km)
  • Melbourne Seaplanes (2.1 mi / 3.4 km)
  • Sidney Myer Music Bowl (2.9 mi / 4.6 km)
  • Melbourne City Baths (3 mi / 4.8 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Port Melbourne

Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Port Melbourne is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are a few of the area's most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • St. Kilda Beach (3.6 mi / 5.8 km)
  • Royal Botanic Gardens (3.1 mi / 4.9 km)
  • Luna Park (3.8 mi / 6.1 km)
  • Sandridge Beach (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
  • Westgate Park (0.6 mi / 1 km)
  • South Melbourne Beach (1.8 mi / 2.8 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Port Melbourne

The nearest airport is in Melbourne, VIC (MEB-Essendon), located 7.6 mi (12.2 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Melbourne, VIC (MEL-Tullamarine), which is 12.1 mi (19.5 km) away.

How many holiday rentals are available around Port Melbourne?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,041 holiday lettings around Port Melbourne. From 1,523 flats & apartments to 303 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a city-centre property in Port Melbourne?

If you're into staying in the heart of the action, you might like to consider booking someplace central. HomeAway has 430 city centre holiday homes available. Of course, that mightn't work for everyone. Fortunately, HomeAway has a bunch more options, including:

  • 91 golf-front holiday accommodation options.
  • 70 shore-front holiday accommodation options.
  • 68 seaside holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent an apartment in Port Melbourne?

Having space to spread out, cooking up delicious dinners, great views — if any of this appeals to you, an apartment rental could be a great choice. You can take your pick from 2,459 different options on HomeAway. If you make your booking early, you could spend as little as £19 per night. Or maybe you'd rather one of the area's other popular self-catering accommodation options, like:

  • House: 464 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £14 per night.
  • Townhome: 86 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £66 per night.
  • Studio: 35 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £36 per night.

Can I stay in Port Melbourne in a large group?

Getaways with family can be heaps of fun, particularly when you're staying under the same roof in a fantastic new place! If you'll be visiting with a big group, HomeAway can help out. At the moment, apartment holiday rentals are all the rage for big groups of travellers here, and we have 398 listed on our database. Around the area, the properties that are suitable for large groups of guests include:

  • If yours is a crew of 6, we have 1,102 holiday rentals just right for that size. Stay a night for as little as £49.
  • Require a rental property for 5 guests? We have 660 that will serve you well. You can book one for as little as £54 per night.
  • Going away with 8 guests? We have 268 rental properties that fit the bill. Prices begin at just £66 a night.

So never fear! When you book with us you can bring your uncle, your brother and all your pals to Port Melbourne.

Where are the cheapest holiday rentals in Port Melbourne?

HomeAway has loads of great budget-concious possibilities. Treat your squad to a lavish night out or hang around a bit longer with the money you'll have leftover. Middle Park is a terrific area to investigate if you want to keep a handle on your budget. HomeAway has 65 holiday rentals, and the average price is an affordable £97 per night. Another 217 HomeAway holiday rentals are on offer in or around Albert Park. With an average price of £102 a night, you're sure to grab a deal worth bragging about.