South Melbourne Region Highlights & Essential Things To Do
Discover Your Local South Melbourne Area
Melbourne's Southern Region embraces some of the greatest hidden gems of Victorian community values and lifestyle. Something for everyone, The Cities of Kingston and Glen Eira have plenty of places to go and things to do.
Accelerate your G-Force by starting off at the Moorabbin Air Museum located next to the Moorabbin Airport. A vast collection of Australian made and designed aircraft from the flying machines of 1910 to modern jet fighters, the Air Museum covers Australia's long history of air travel and military aviation.
Shop till you drop at Moorabbin DFO with over 120 clearance outlets of well-known brands. DFO is famed for its capacity for bargains, with heavy reductions to be found all year round. Find some on-trend pieces for a fraction of their usual retail price. When you are exhausted from shopping and craving delicious treats, why not head over to the USA Foods Factory Outlet which has all the favourites from America.
Family days are perfect at the Maribyrnong River, the second major river in metropolitan Melbourne. Engage in the activities of boating, cycling along bike paths, fishing, or just simply some light bushwalking. If you'd like something a little more exciting for the family head over to the Caulfield Racecourse, one of Australia's best-known horse-racing tracks. Commonly known as "The Heath" by local racegoers, it is home to the Melbourne Racing Club and provides a great day out.
If the kids are in need of some fun, Glen Eira City Council hosts a Story Telling Festival every year. Presenting a festival that celebrates stories and those who tell them, there are an eclectic bunch of events to suit all age groups, interests and budgets. Stop off and have brunch with Elliot Perlman at the beautiful Rippon Lea House ballroom.
Since its opening in 1975, the Glen Eira City Council's Gallery has established a prominent reputation within the Melbourne public gallery scene. An exemplary display of arts away from the city centre, the Gallery offers an exhibition program rich in diversity and scope. The Gallery plays an important part in contributing to a rich cultural life for the residents of Glen Eira and the wider community.
Indulge in a little community and stop to smell the roses. By slowing down and interacting with the human element in a communal setting, you're sure to see what's on that makes the southern region so special.
South Melbourne Events & What's On
- My Brother Jack Bus Tour 11.30am–12.30pm Balaclava Road
- AWTEX - The Australian Woodturning Exhibition Kingston Arts Centre & Kingston City Hall (formerly Moorabbin Town Hall)
- Beautiful As The Moon, Radiant As The Stars: The Jewish Woman Kadimah Jewish Cultural Centre
- Rippon Lea Gardens Tour Rippon Lea Estate
- Trial class: Belly Dance - A Modern Approach (Beginners) Chi Flow Yoga Studio
- Night Mixed Competition Parkdale Tennis Club
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