BrunswickAustralia

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Join the exciting and culturally diverse communities that enrich the galleries, cafés and pubs of this inner-northern suburb of Melbourne.

Brunswick is an eclectic suburb where a contemporary crowd of university students and young families mingles with the neighbourhood’s multicultural founders. Stroll down Brunswick’s main street, Sydney Road, and find hip bars, friendly pubs and vintage clothing boutiques alongside Mediterranean grocery stores and Middle Eastern restaurants.

This suburb is home to some of Melbourne’s most popular cafés. Pick from several breakfast haunts around Nicholson Street, Lygon Street or Sydney Road. Enjoy inexpensive bakery goods with the student crowd on Sydney Road, or treat yourself to an exciting sensorial experience in a café serving locally roasted specialty coffee. Sydney Road has an intriguing selection of independent galleries and design studios showcasing work by local artists. Browse collections of the latest season’s designs at boutique fashion stores.

Rent a bike and cycle north along the Merri Creek Trail that snakes along Brunswick’s eastern border to find yourself at CERES Community Environment Park, just off Nicholson Street. This open area is a green oasis with educational workshops on the environment, cafés, plant nurseries and markets selling fresh organic produce. Hit the Brunswick Baths just off Sydney Road for a relaxing swim in the pool or a soak in the spa.

As night falls, be sure to visit one of Brunswick’s live music venues to catch acts by local musicians or touring performers. Brunswick has several pubs, as well as a wide selection of atmospheric bars serving cocktails and locally brewed craft beers. Experience Middle Eastern ambiance at one of the shisha bars along Sydney Road.

Brunswick is accessible via the Upfield train line and three tram lines, which travel north along Sydney Road, Lygon Street and Nicholson Street from the city center. Buses connect East Brunswick to West Brunswick at several major intersecting streets. Make the most of Brunswick’s designated bike paths, which include the lush and green Merri Creek Trail and the Upfield Bike Path. Visit Brunswick in March to take part in the Sydney Road Street Party, a one-day celebration of the suburb’s cultural diversity and local talents. Combine your visit to Brunswick with a trip to the Melbourne Zoo, located nearby the suburb’s southwestern border.

Top hotels in Brunswick

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Melbourne's Princes Park Motor Inn
Melbourne's Princes Park Motor Inn
3 out of 5
2 Sydney Rd, Brunswick, VIC
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
AU$120
per night
Feb 25 - Feb 26

Situated in a regional park, this motel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Princes Park, University of Melbourne and Melbourne Zoo. Royal Children's Hospital and Royal ...

4.3/5Excellent! (2,071 reviews)

"Great value, great location. Rooms very clean and comfortable. Free parking too - what’s not to love!"…"

Reviewed on 12 Feb. 2020

Melbourne's Princes Park Motor Inn
Brunswick Tower Hotel
Brunswick Tower Hotel
3 out of 5
188 Moreland Road, Brunswick, VIC
AU$88
per night
Feb 17 - Feb 18

Located in Brunswick North, this motel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Princes Park, University of Melbourne and Melbourne Zoo. Moonee Valley Racecourse is 2.8 mi ...

3.8/5Good! (810 reviews)

"Happy with the accommodation there and everything seems to be in working order."…"

Reviewed on 8 Jan. 2020

Brunswick Tower Hotel
Artel Apartment Hotel Melbourne
Artel Apartment Hotel Melbourne
3.5 out of 5
756 Sydney Rd, Brunswick, VIC
AU$133
per night
Mar 16 - Mar 17

Located in Brunswick North, this apartment building is within 3 miles (5 km) of Princes Park, University of Melbourne and Melbourne Zoo. Royal Children's Hospital ...

4.3/5Excellent! (67 reviews)

"Close to trams and shopping, good on site secure parking"…"

Reviewed on 11 Feb. 2020

Artel Apartment Hotel Melbourne

Popular activities in Brunswick

Rod Laver Arena
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Rod Laver Arena

4.5/5(1,202 reviews)

Take a tour of Melbourne Park’s primary tennis court, come here to witness an exciting Australian Open tennis match or see a major pop concert.

Melbourne Cricket Ground
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Melbourne Cricket Ground

4.5/5(1,788 reviews)

Australia’s premier stadium is a symbol of Melbourne’s sporting heritage, drawing thousands of fans to cricket, football, rugby and soccer matches and events.

Brighton Beach
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Brighton Beach

4.5/5(614 reviews)

Take time out from the pulse of the city to relax in the calm waters of one of Melbourne’s most picturesque beaches.

Princess Theatre
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Princess Theatre

4.5/5(613 reviews)

Spend an evening enjoying a meal, watching a dramatic performance and looking for the friendly in-house ghost at this majestic Melbourne theatre. 

SEA LIFE Melbourne
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SEA LIFE Melbourne

4.5/5(961 reviews)

Find out more about what goes on beneath the waves in one of Australia’s most impressive marine attractions.

Queen Victoria Market
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Queen Victoria Market

4.5/5(3,599 reviews)

Soak up the atmosphere and bag yourself a bargain at this popular Melbourne institution.

Top activities in Brunswick

Eureka Skydeck 88 Ticket
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Eureka Skydeck 88 Ticket

AU$22

Experience Melbourne from the Eureka Skydeck 88 and catch a bird's-eye view of the city skyline and beyond. Upgrade to the Edge experience for a unique chance to stand on a switch-operated glass cube that slides out from the building with you inside.

Melbourne Zoo Tickets
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Melbourne Zoo Tickets

AU$38

You won’t believe how many animals there are at Melbourne Zoo. Over 320 species from around the world can be found in the beautiful natural setting just five minutes from the city centre. There's always something new to enjoy.

Yarra Valley Small-Group Wine Tour from Melbourne
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Yarra Valley Small-Group Wine Tour from Melbourne

AU$140

Escape to the picturesque Yarra Valley on this small-group day tour from Melbourne and visit 4 of the regions top wineries. Indulge yourself with a delicious lunch while enjoying vineyard views and a series of wine tastings.

Great Ocean Road & 12 Apostles Small Group Day Tour
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Great Ocean Road & 12 Apostles Small Group Day Tour

AU$119

Miles of rugged beaches, wave-carved rock formations, and dense rainforest await on this full-day adventure along Australia's most famous scenic highway. Cruise along the Great Ocean Road to see icons like the 12 Apostles, stroll beneath towering trees to spot koalas and lorikeets, and linger over lunch in seaside Apollo Bay.

Great Ocean Road Small-Group Eco Tour from Melbourne
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Great Ocean Road Small-Group Eco Tour from Melbourne

AU$135

Explore Australia's most spectacular coastal route, the Great Ocean Road on this full day trip. Bear witness to an amazing array of stunning attractions as well as highlights of the Great Otway and Port Campbell National Parks.

Melbourne 12 seats standard service
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Melbourne 12 seats standard service

AU$20

• Dooler Airport Transfers and Chauffeur Service is committed to the success of your business or leisure travel. We are proud to provide all of our clients with the highest level of personalised care and chauffeur service.Standard sedan max 2px &2 large bags • Available 7/24.

Reviews of Brunswick

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Top Destination

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4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Jan 28, 2020

Some great cafes & eating options close by

5/5 - Excellent

Jan

Jan 22, 2020

Loved the multicultural feel to Brunswick. Fabulous food, pubs, coffee and so close to the centre of Melbourne

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Dec 11, 2019

Excellent food options

3/5 - Okay

Laney

Dec 2, 2019

Seemed like a great area, shame about the noise at night.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Nov 30, 2019

Loved multiple food options just short walk away...

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Nov 30, 2019

Great food... Many options

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