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Explore Hawthorn in holiday homes to rent

Located in the vibrant city of Melbourne, Hawthorn is a quiet suburb that offers respite from the hustle and bustle of the city, but it’s still close enough to enjoy all the popular attractions. Whether you’re looking for fun with the kids, a romantic couple’s retreat or a little break on your own, Hawthorn holiday homes to rent provide you with all you need for a fun-filled holiday.


Historic sites near Hawthorn holiday rentals

Hawthorn is close to numerous historic sites of interest to a history buff. Holiday homes can be found near places like the Flinders Street Railway Station, a domed, Edwardian railway and metro hub, and the Melbourne Museum, a natural history and cultural museum with dinosaur and regional history exhibits. You may also enjoy the Melbourne Cricket Ground, the home of Australian football and the National Sports Museum, and the Shrine of Remembrance, a World War I shrine and memorial complex with exhibitions and gardens. History buffs can explore the Old Melbourne Gaol as well, which is a museum and former prison that offers guided tours.

Things to do

Things to do near Hawthorn holiday rentals

Hawthorn boasts many exciting attractions to explore on your trip. Holiday homes can be found near places like St Kilda Beach, a famed beach with a boardwalk, pier and excellent wind conditions for water sports, and the Healesville Sanctuary, a zoo with animals native to Australia, animal encounters, bird shows and a play area. You should also visit the Royal Exhibition Building, a landmark 19th-century building with a dome and landscaped gardens, and the Dandenong Ranges National Park, a bird-filled forest with native birds, picnic areas and trails.


Activities and attractions in Hawthorn

Are you hoping to discover attractions to visit during your stay? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Hawthorn a fun spot to go on holiday. Here are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • SEA LIFE Melbourne (4.1 mi / 6.5 km)
  • Melbourne Zoo (5.1 mi / 8.2 km)
  • Studley Park Boathouse (2.1 mi / 3.4 km)
  • Collingwood Children's Farm (2.1 mi / 3.4 km)
  • Yarra Bend Golf Course (2.2 mi / 3.6 km)
  • Fairfield Boathouse (2.9 mi / 4.7 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Hawthorn

Whether you're an active traveller or just want to appreciate the scenery, Hawthorn is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are a few of the area's most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • St. Kilda Beach (4.4 mi / 7 km)
  • Royal Botanic Gardens (3 mi / 4.8 km)
  • Luna Park (4.2 mi / 6.7 km)
  • Yarra Bend Park (2 mi / 3.2 km)
  • Fitzroy Gardens (2.8 mi / 4.5 km)
  • Birrarung Marr Park (3.2 mi / 5.1 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Hawthorn

The nearest airport is in Melbourne, VIC (MEB-Essendon), located 10 mi (16 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Melbourne, VIC (MEL-Tullamarine), which is 14.7 mi (23.6 km) away.

Utilise the area's public transport and catch a ride on the metro at Glenferrie Station or Hawthorn Station to more easily navigate the city.

Food & drink 

Outdoor fun near Hawthorn holiday homes

Hawthorn is privy to Melbourne’s rich culinary culture and international cuisine. Restaurants in the area boast dishes from Italy, China, Greece, Vietnam, Turkey and Spain, though a variety of other ethnic dishes are available. The seafood is supreme, especially the Murray cod and trout, and meats like lamb, beef and kangaroo are prominent. The meals in Hawthorn are complemented by the famed Yarra Valley wines, particularly the crisp Sauvignon blanc and smooth Cabernet Sauvignon. No matter the craving, you’ll find a range of options near your holiday accommodation in Hawthorn.

Family friendly

Family fun near Hawthorn holiday homes

If you’re travelling with kids, you’ll find a range of kid-friendly attractions near Hawthorn. Holiday homes can be found near locations like the Melbourne Zoo, a Victorian-era zoo with over 300 species from around the world, and SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium, an aquarium with exotic marine life and hands-on programs with sea creatures. Kids will also enjoy Luna Park Melbourne, a traditional theme park with thrill rides and kiddie rides, and the Werribee Open Range Zoo, a family-friendly zoo with African animals and safari tours.

Good for couples

Romantic holiday rentals in Hawthorn

Couples looking for a retreat in Hawthorn will be spoilt for choice. In addition to the range of intimate, romantic holiday rentals, you can also enjoy days sightseeing in places like the Yarra Valley, an area filled with wineries, vineyards and breweries, and Federation Square, a district with restaurants, museums and arts venues. You may also enjoy the Royal Botanic Gardens, a riverside mixture of plants and flowers, and Queen Victoria Market, a long-standing marketplace with food, clothing and historic landmarks. The National Gallery of Victoria, a public gallery with Australian and international artwork and artefacts, is also a must-visit.

How many holiday accommodation are available around Hawthorn?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,444 holiday rentals around Hawthorn. From 420 Houses to 1,836 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Hawthorn is on Stayz.

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

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

  • Swinburne University of Technology: 2,687 holiday rentals
  • Hawthorn Station: 2,646 holiday rentals
  • Glenferrie Station: 2,668 holiday rentals
  • Melbourne Central: 2,582 holiday rentals
  • St. Kilda Beach: 2,596 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Hawthorn 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 Hawthorn?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 420 Houses in Hawthorn. Our other popular types of Hawthorn holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 1,836 holiday houses
  • Villas: 22 holiday houses
  • Cabins: 12 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 Hawthorn?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 772 holiday homes with pool available in Hawthorn. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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