Keen for a Melbourne getaway but away from the bright lights of the city? Essendon is way more ‘laxed than most other bustling Melbourne
suburbs, but it’s still just 20 minutes from the centre of the buzz. This suburb is most famous for being home to the Essendon Football Club, one of the most successful AFL teams in Australia! And for the ladies, there’s plenty of shopping. Organise your posse of friends and book your Essendon accommodation with us now!
If you’re a crazy Bombers fan, then live up your fan status at the home club on Windy Hill. Don your Bombers scarf and jersey and stop in for lunch at the Terrace Bistro, then catch some entertainment and linger through the afternoon with a few cold ones at the Lounge Bar. What better way to indulge your fanaticism? To really make your friends jelly back home, take a tour of the famous Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) or the Roman amphitheatre-style Etihad Stadium. If you’re lucky, you might even catch a game if you didn’t already snag your ticket three months ago!
If the sound of all that Bombers talk doesn’t get you pumped, maybe you’d prefer to pump up your suitcase with a few new buys. Who are we kidding? Of course you would! Head straight to Essendon Direct Factory Outlet (DFO) to scour your way through new season buys and sale racks with up to 70% off. You’ll be all blinged up in no time! For something a little more local, check out the Essendon Fields Shopping Centre, which has 15 speciality stores and a supermarket. For fresh local produce, don’t miss the North Essendon Village Farmers Market, where you can pick up the perfect picnic basket full of breads, deli items, homemade smallgoods, fresh produce and scented soaps.
For a bit more scenery and action, head to the Essendon Airport for a Jet Fighter Flight, Supersonic Flight or Warbird Adventure flight. Whether it’s extreme speed, aerobatics or military combat manoeuvres that’ll spread your grin across from ear to ear, you’re bound to love one of these adrenalin-pumping sky-high escapades above the entire city. For something a wee bit gentler, take to the river with a private ride on a Melbourne Water Taxi, which can pick you up from Canning Street and tour you around the waters.
A stay in Essendon whips together a mix of adrenalin-pumping adventure, cool and classy shopping finds, and the crazy fun of acting out your fanatical love for the Bombers. And it’s still just 20 minutes to the Melbourne CBD
! Dig in and organise your Essendon hotel with us so you can live every lastminute!
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