Destination guide

Head to the arty city of Parkville

Come and experience Parkville and its art galleries, entertainment and musicals. Travellers to this welcoming city praise the zoo, university setting and bird watching. Melbourne Cricket Ground and St. Kilda Beach are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our holiday rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.


Activities and attractions in and around Parkville

Are you hoping to discover attractions to see during your stay? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Parkville a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. Here are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Melbourne Zoo (0.1 mi / 0.2 km)
  • SEA LIFE Melbourne (2.3 mi / 3.7 km)
  • State Netball Hockey Centre (0.2 mi / 0.4 km)
  • Melbourne City Baths (1.5 mi / 2.4 km)
  • Melbourne Star Observation Wheel (1.8 mi / 3 km)
  • Sidney Myer Music Bowl (2.8 mi / 4.6 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Parkville

Whether you're an active traveller or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Parkville is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are some of the area's noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • St. Kilda Beach (5.7 mi / 9.2 km)
  • Royal Botanic Gardens (3.2 mi / 5.2 km)
  • Luna Park (5.8 mi / 9.3 km)
  • Royal Park (0.1 mi / 0.2 km)
  • Princes Park (0.7 mi / 1.1 km)
  • Flagstaff Gardens (1.6 mi / 2.6 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Parkville

The nearest airport is in Melbourne, VIC (MEB-Essendon), located 5.1 mi (8.2 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into Melbourne, VIC (MEL-Tullamarine), which is 9.8 mi (15.8 km) away.

Catch a ride on the metro at Royal Park Station for ease of access to the rest of the city.

How many holiday rentals are available around Parkville?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,198 holiday lettings around Parkville. From 336 Houses to 1,697 Flats, 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.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Parkville?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Parkville. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • University of Melbourne: 2,436 holiday lettings
  • Melbourne Zoo: 2,424 holiday lettings
  • Royal Park: 2,430 holiday lettings
  • State Netball Hockey Centre: 2,428 holiday lettings
  • Royal Park Station: 2,422 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Parkville listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Parkville?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 336 Houses in Parkville. Our other popular types of Parkville holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 1,697 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 7 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 14 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Parkville?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 686 holiday homes with pool available in Parkville. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.