Melbourne is the most populous city in all of Victoria, and Southbank is one of the most popular neighbourhoods in that city. As the cultural destination of the city, you can find plenty to do in between the towering skyscrapers, especially around the promenade and footbridge area. These attractions are suitable for all ages as well, so considering the wide availability of local spacious holiday rentals, you can bring the whole family along for the trip.
Where to book your Southbank accommodation
Southbank may just be a small neighbourhood in Melbourne, but it's packed full of exciting things to do. To make sure you're getting the most out of your holiday excursion, think about where you want to book your Southbank accommodation. You can find a waterfront area in Southbank, of course, but some travellers may be more interested in a centre-city atmosphere. Fortunately, there are plenty of options either way.
Booking Southbank accommodation by the Yarra River
On the northern edge of Southbank, you'll find the Yarra River flowing directly through the middle of Melbourne. Along the banks of this river lies a wide variety of attractions you may enjoy, including a collection of high-end restaurants by the river offering delicious food and stunning views in equal measure that everyone can enjoy. It's also home to Crown Melbourne, an entertainment complex with a casino, spas and several high-end shops. Booking Southbank accommodation by the Yarra River typically means finding an apartment. The best are going to be higher up since they can offer the most scenic views across the river to the rest of Melbourne. Convenient amenities are prevalent, including a full kitchen and close proximity to public transportation.
Finding Southbank accommodation by the Arts Centre
Southbank is known as the cultural hub of Melbourne, and that's predominantly because of its numerous artistic institutions. Several are located along the eastern side of the neighbourhood around St Kilda Rd, so booking your rental around there can put you close to the best art in town. You'll find the Arts Centre Melbourne and State Theatre, where you can enjoy visual and performance art alike. Of course, the National Gallery of Victoria is also in this area. Southbank accommodation in this area tends to be a bit more modest, offering mostly apartments, with some cottages available as well. Even the southern apartments and houses can put you close to the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art.
Top picks for quality Southbank accommodation
When it comes to finding the ultimate in Southbank accommodation, you'll have a lot of options to sort through first. To narrow down your search before you get started in earnest, it's helpful to look at the most popular destinations first. They tend to offer insight into what the average experience in a Southbank rental is like while also showing off some of the more sought-after features and amenities. Take a look at a handful of top picks for the area.
Riverside apartment Southbank accommodation
For a luxurious experience in this Melbourne neighbourhood, you may want to consider this riverside apartment. Located on the 35th floor, this 1-bedroom Southbank accommodation offers scenic views of the river and city skyline while putting you close to the Crown Melbourne entertainment complex. Inside, you'll find a full kitchen and a living room that features an LCD flat-screen television. You'll even get free WiFi.
Southbank accommodation with scenic view
When you book this Southbank accommodation, you don't have to decide between a scenic view and proximity to the arts centre. In fact, you'll find yourself directly between the Arts Centre Melbourne and the National Gallery of Victoria. Inside, you'll find 2 bedrooms with room enough for 6 people to sleep comfortably, so you don't have to hesitate to bring the whole family along. You'll have a balcony and a fully equipped kitchen, and the linens and towels are provided for you.