Destination guide

Head to the friendly city of Essendon

Learn about the unique charm of Essendon with a stay in a holiday home rental. This welcoming and walkable city entices travellers with its restaurants and shopping. Melbourne Cricket Ground and St. Kilda Beach are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.


Activities and attractions in and around Essendon

Are you looking for attractions to visit during your stay? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Essendon a fun spot to go on holiday. Here are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Melbourne Zoo (3.4 mi / 5.4 km)
  • SEA LIFE Melbourne (5.5 mi / 8.8 km)
  • State Netball Hockey Centre (3.1 mi / 5 km)
  • Northern Golf Club (3.2 mi / 5.1 km)
  • Melbourne Star Observation Wheel (4.5 mi / 7.3 km)
  • Melbourne City Baths (4.9 mi / 7.8 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Essendon

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to take in the scenery, Essendon is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are some of the area’s most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • St. Kilda Beach (8.8 mi / 14.2 km)
  • Royal Botanic Gardens (6.5 mi / 10.5 km)
  • Luna Park (8.9 mi / 14.4 km)
  • Royal Park (3.4 mi / 5.4 km)
  • Princes Park (3.5 mi / 5.6 km)
  • Martin Reserve (3.9 mi / 6.4 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Essendon

The nearest airport is in Melbourne, VIC (MEB-Essendon), located 1.7 mi (2.8 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into Melbourne, VIC (MEL-Tullamarine), which is 6.5 mi (10.4 km) away.

If you'd rather travel by train, the main station is Essendon Station. Walk to nearby metro transport at Glenbervie Station or Strathmore Station to more easily navigate the city.

Where to stay near Essendon?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,848 holiday rentals near Essendon. From 306 Houses to 1,413 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Essendon for a long holiday or a weekend break is on Stayz.

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

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Essendon. From Stayz travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Glenbervie Station: 2,107 holiday rentals
  • Melbourne Central: 2,133 holiday rentals
  • St. Kilda Beach: 2,201 holiday rentals
  • Melbourne Cricket Ground: 2,139 holiday rentals
  • Melbourne City Marina: 2,131 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Essendon listed on Stayz 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 Essendon?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 306 Houses in Essendon. Our other popular types of Essendon holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 1,413 holiday houses
  • Villas: 3 holiday houses
  • Cabins: 13 holiday houses

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 Essendon?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 549 holiday homes with pool available in Essendon. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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