Destination guide

The riverfront setting of Southbank is ready to explore

Enjoy the architecture and other features of Southbank. Travellers especially like the casino gaming, riverfront and restaurants in this romantic and cosmopolitan city. 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.


Sightseeing in and around Southbank

Do you want to discover attractions to visit while you're in the area? Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that Southbank has to offer. These are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • SEA LIFE Melbourne (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • Melbourne Zoo (2.8 mi / 4.5 km)
  • Sidney Myer Music Bowl (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • Melbourne City Baths (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
  • Melbourne Star Observation Wheel (1.7 mi / 2.7 km)
  • Albert Park Golf Course (1.7 mi / 2.8 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Southbank

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, Southbank is a great place to get outside. These are some of the area's most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • St. Kilda Beach (3 mi / 4.8 km)
  • Royal Botanic Gardens (0.8 mi / 1.3 km)
  • Luna Park (3 mi / 4.9 km)
  • Alexandra Gardens (0.6 mi / 1 km)
  • Birrarung Marr Park (0.8 mi / 1.2 km)
  • Treasury Gardens (1 mi / 1.6 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Southbank

Fly into Melbourne, VIC (MEB-Essendon), the closest airport, located 7.7 mi (12.4 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into Melbourne, VIC (MEL-Tullamarine), which is 12.4 mi (20 km) away.

How many holiday rentals are available around Southbank?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,250 holiday lettings around Southbank. From 1,781 flats & apartments to 299 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 Southbank?

Roll straight out of bed and stroll to those must-visit attractions. Or simply jump straight into the excitement and energy of city living! Spend your next escape living like a local just steps from the main streets, with city centre accommodation. HomeAway has 430 centrally located getaway rentals available. Alternatively, you may be searching for a different vibe. HomeAway has a wide range of choices, including:

  • 86 golf-front holiday accommodation options.
  • 68 town holiday accommodation options.
  • 67 shore-front holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent an apartment in Southbank?

Forget about bland hotel rooms. Soak up this destination from the comfort and convenience of your very own apartment. You can choose from 2,497 different options on HomeAway. If you make your booking early, you could spend as little as £19 a night. Or perhaps you'd rather go for one of the area's other popular self-catering accommodation options, like:

  • House: 442 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £14 per night.
  • Townhome: 81 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £54 per night.
  • Studio: 35 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £36 per night.

Can I stay in Southbank in a large group?

Whether you're setting off on a break with the whole family or spending a week away with your old school crew, it's always heaps of fun being under the same roof! The good news is that HomeAway has options to suit you. Apartment holiday rentals are the top option here for large groups of travellers. Our international database currently has 404 available. In and around the area, the rental options that can house larger sized groups include:

  • Searching for properties that can sleep 6 of you? We have 564 that will be ideal. The prices start from £44 per night.
  • After a place for 5 people? We have 330 that will work well. The starting price is £54 per night.
  • Planning a trip away with 8 guests? We've got 136 rental properties that will suit. Prices begin at just £66 per night.

You and the squad will be well looked after when you arrange your Southbank escape through us!

Where are the cheapest holiday rentals in Southbank?

Cramped hotel balconies are no place to spend those precious holiday moments! Discover our value-for-money holiday rentals now and make sure everyone in your group has room to spread out. When it comes to finding a terrific deal, the first place you look should be Middle Park. Here, HomeAway has 65 holiday rentals at an average price of £97 a night. There are another 217 HomeAway holiday rentals awaiting you in or around Albert Park. The average price here is £102 per night.