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Sunshine is a great place to stay while you are in Melbourne as many of the city’s most popular attractions are within easy reach. Two destinations that should be at the top of every visitor’s to-do list is the fabulous Highpoint Shopping Centre and the iconic Scienceworks and Melbourne Planetarium. If time permits, be sure to also visit Westgate Bridge and HMAS Castlemaine.
Sunshine offers some interesting museums, exhibits and show venues within easy reach that make great places to visit. Acclaimed galleries, include the Ian Potter Museum of Art in Carlton.
Looking for things to amuse the kids? Take them to the various child-friendly destinations nearby. Admire many kinds of interesting creatures at Melbourne Zoo in Parkville and Melbourne Aquarium.
To surround yourself with nature, go and check out the nearby green spaces. These are great places to relax and unwind. There are some great urban parks, so why don’t you go out and enjoy Royal Park in Parkville and Princes Park.
Enjoy window shopping and treat yourself to a new outfit at popular nearby shopping hotspots such as the Queen Victoria Market, Melbourne Central and the DFO South Wharf in Southbank.
During your stay in Sunshine, catch the Carlton Football Club Australia rules football (AFL) team in summer go into battle at Etihad Stadium. If you’re visiting Melbourne with a sports nut, why not surprise them with one of Etihad Stadium’s behind the scenes tours.
At the end of a busy day discovering the sights, sounds and smells of Sunshine, recharge your batteries at one of the area’s hotels or serviced apartments. Whether you’re staying for a night or a few weeks it’s hard to go past the Travelodge Docklands, the Best Western Atlantis Hotel, and the Hilton Melbourne South Wharf.
Located in Melbourne Central Business District, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of Flagstaff Gardens and Etihad Stadium. Melbourne Aquarium and Melbourne Central are also within 1 mi (2 km).
Located in Melbourne Central Business District, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Etihad Stadium and Melbourne Aquarium. Bourke Street Mall and Eureka Tower are also within 1 mi (2 km).
Located in Melbourne Central Business District, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre and Etihad Stadium. Melbourne Aquarium and Eureka Tower are also within 1 mi (2 km).
Located in Melbourne Central Business District, this apartment is within a 10-minute walk of Rialto Towers and Melbourne Aquarium. Bourke Street Mall and Eureka Tower are also within 15 minutes.
This family-friendly Melbourne hotel is located in the business district, within a 15-minute walk of Princess Theatre, Bourke Street Mall, and Melbourne Museum. Melbourne Cricket Ground and Melbourne Central are also within 1 mi (2 km).
Set within the Southbank shopping/business complex and 200 meters (656 feet) from Yarra River, this modern-style hotel is just across Princes Bridge from the city center and within walking distance of Eureka Skydeck 88. The Victorian Arts Centre, Crown Casino, and Melbourne Cricket Ground are nearby.
This family-friendly Tullamarine hotel is located near the airport, 3.9 mi (6.2 km) from DFO Essendon, and within 12 mi (20 km) of Melbourne Zoo and Melbourne Aquarium. Melbourne Star Observation Wheel and Melbourne City Baths are also within 12 mi (20 km).
This family-friendly Melbourne hotel is located in the entertainment district, just steps from Emporium Melbourne and Bourke Street Mall. Melbourne Central and RMIT University are also within 15 minutes.