Econo Lodge Parkville Place
124 Brunswick Road
Brunswick, VI 3056
Phone: (61) 3 93878477
Fax: (61) 3 93878556
124 Brunswick Road, Brunswick, VI, AU, 3056
- Phone: (61) 3 93878477
- Fax: (61) 3 93878556
The Brunswick Town Hall is a historic structure built in 1876 in the style of the second empire. It can be booked for weddings, festivals, markets, exhibitions, concerts and other events. Its old-world feel makes it the most-sought after venue for locals and tourists alike.
Founded in 1862, Melbourne Zoo is Australia's oldest and the third oldest in the world. It has changed greatly over the years, replacing the old barred cages and pits with more animal friendly enclosures. The zoo is divided into bio-climatic zones using landscape immersion to help animals acclimatise to the Australian environment and is at the forefront of the captive Lowland Gorilla breeding program. The butterfly house, lion park and primate enclosure are among the highlights. In summer locals flock to the twilight jazz sessions.
Also known as the Chapel of the Holy Spirit, Newman Chapel was built in 1942 and is a fine example of "Decorated Gothic" style of architecture. With a maximum capacity for 240 people in its aisle, the church is also a venue for weddings, local celebrations and other religious gatherings held throughout the year.
The University of Melbourne has been a center of academic excellence in Melbourne for quite some time. It is 1/8th of the presitigious group of universities in Australia known as the Sandstone Universities, including the Universities of Sydney, Western Australia, Tasmania, Queensland, and others. With a student population of around 44,000 and a beautiful array of gothic revival buildings, it is definitely worth a stroll around the grounds for a look around.
For something individual, retro or off-beat, head to Brunswick Street. It's more upmarket than nearby Smith or Gertrude Street, but still boasts an eclectic mix of independent traders. Visit Shag for vintage clothing or Ministry of Style for rave wear. Clover stocks Japanese-inspired clothing and home-ware. There's also a smattering of bookshops, design stores and retro music shops (such as Dixon Recycled). If you need to escape the urban crowds, step into Fitzroy Nursery. This Brunswick Street institution is a haven of plants, trickling fountains and garden art.
The Rose Street Artists' Market is a unique concept of giving budding artists an outlet to showcase their work. It is regarded as a hidden treasure by the people of Melbourne. The work found on this street has impressed many. You may find a lot of unusual stuff, like furniture designs, fashion ensembles, intricate jewelry or paintings. Over 600 individuals sell their work here. They have developed this unique concept of having numerous displays and artists, where you can meet each one individually and buy their stuff. The market also features live entertainment for visitors.
The buildings of Brunswick Street betray its age. This is one of the oldest areas of Melbourne and, subsequently, has been listed for National Trust heritage. Over the years, the street has become an inner city haven for artistic types, which means Brunswick Street now oozes with culture, color and performers. During the week, it is a homely district with casual cafes and groovy gift and clothing stores. At night and on the weekends, it is bursting with people seeking out the most social places in Melbourne, as well as enduring street activity; there is never a dull moment on Brunswick Street. The culture extends from the shops out onto the street. You do not need a wallet full of money to enjoy the delights Brunswick Street has to offer. Simply stroll, browse and drink up the atmosphere.
Built in 1853, St Marks Anglican Church is one of the oldest parishes of the city and is known for its several liturgical services. Besides the usual church events like mass, you can also catch musical events by gospel bands, charity events and much more. There is also a community center that host many community events and programs.
Situated on the outskirts of the city, Carlton Gardens surround the magnificent Royal Exhibition Building and new Melbourne Museum. Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, it is certainly the pride of the city and is surely a must visit attraction.
Raised in 1859, the Victorian Trades Hall represents the trade union movement of the 19th Century. It has been refurbished and renovated on several occasions. For more details, check the website.
Established in 1917, the Moonee Valley Racing Club hosts the prestigious Carlton Draught Cox Plate race. Spectator facilities at the track are probably the best in Melbourne, with the grandstand situated closer to the track than anywhere else. Throughout the year, harness racing is also held on Saturday nights, with the Interdom series held during January and February, attracting some of the best pacers and trotters in the land. Moonee Valley is also the first venue to host thoroughbred racing periodically throughout the year.
Horticultural Hall, the classic 19th-century castle marvels visitors with its brilliant architecture. The castle designed by William Ellerker, provides a unique spectacle with its brilliant and original architectural pattern where brilliant spatial experimentation is visible. The Horti Hall gallery hosts exhibitions which display a range of contemporary artists.