Things to do in Port Melbourne

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  • Peter M
    Perth, Australia2 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Departed 22 Dec 2022 from Port Melbourne on the Cunard Queen Elizabeth 14 Day Cruise to New Zealand for Christmas and New Year and returned to Port Melbourne 5th January 2023. Port of Melbourne is very accessible to Melbourne City and is reasonably well set up for the processes to Board and Disembark a cruise. Taxi can drop you closer to the ship when boarding and when disembarking it is a long walk to meet your pick up.
    Written 1 March 2023
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  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia14,057 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sandridge Railway Bridge has been repurposed as a pedestrian bridge. It spans the north and south banks of the Yarra River. The bridge provides convenient access to the Crown Entertainment Complex from the Melbourne CBD.
    Written 7 October 2023
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  • Swell Traveller
    Melbourne, Australia3,769 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sandridge Beach is the last beach before you hit the Port of Melbourne, situated in Hobson's Bay [Port Phillip Bay]. New Beach is next door and after that Port Melbourne Beach, plus Princes and Station Piers respectively. Port Melbourne Beach was formerly labelled Sandridge Beach but changed its name. The name 'Sandridge' goes back to 1839 because this area used to be full of dunes/ridges.

    The beach is in the form of a crescent, with a promenade along the length of it. There are plenty of places to sit, and trees protect the foreshore, so the wind factor is lessened. The water is relatively shallow, but there is much seaweed, and with the shipping channels nearby it would be a personal choice in regards to swimming here. The beaches here get cleaned regularly and surfaces trowled to clear any dangerous objects in the sand.

    There is a kiosk connected to the newish Life-Saving Club, where you can buy snacks, get changed and there is a car park. There is parking along the road free or pay station - be sure to check the signs.

    It is a safe and popular place for kayaking, bike riding and other exercises. Quite a few people go fishing off the stone piers/lookouts. These lookouts are a stand out of this beach and give excellent panoramic views of the area—worth a visit.
    Written 16 October 2020
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  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia14,057 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The lake in Westgate Park turns pink in late summer, when the weather gets hot. Apparently it is an annual biological phenomena. It is a blush pink color, it is quite attractive. Westgate Park is a regenerated park, with native vegetation, Westgate Park is one of Melbourne's newest parks. Driving is best, although parking can be limited
    Written 18 January 2021
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  • S4nnyBunny
    Melbourne1,876 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice way to spend a sunny weekend afternoon. Unfortunately there’s no brewery tour on offer, would have loved to partake in one. The tasting paddle is a fun way to taste their range; I think their cider and pale ales are the standouts. The supreme pizza was very adequate and tasty, the rueben was ok but I’ve had better.

    Love the DJ playing music at the front to add to the fun atmosphere.
    Written 2 June 2021
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  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia14,057 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Bill Ponsford was omong the first 10 cricketers inducted into the Cricket Hall of Fame. Ponsford, who was a heavy-set man, played spin very well but was suspect against fast bowling. Ponsford represented Australia at baseball. He is regarded as one of the best cricketers Victoria has ever produced. A stand at the MCG is named after him.
    Written 25 December 2021
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  • platypus150
    Melbourne, Australia27,724 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Lagoon Reserve comes in two parts. The one closer to the sea has a large playing field, some toilets, BBQs and tables and chairs. There are native plantings around the periphery. Across Liardet Street it is called Edwards Park and has groves of palm trees forming a shady walkway and a large children's playground.
    Written 4 December 2017
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  • Oldjack
    Greater Melbourne, Australia27,919 contributions
    2.0 of 5 bubbles
    The fact that the lake is no longer pink is not that relevant as this lake and the Westgate Park could be something very special, but it is not even good. It can be best described as scruffy bush and dead water or swamps under the West Gate Bridge and has so much potential. Sitting on the edge of the city this large area could become a feature of Melbourne with river views, the city sky-line and a fantastic recreation area. It falls so well short it is sad.
    Written 15 June 2021
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  • EndlessTravels
    Greater Melbourne, Australia35,492 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not to be confused with the excellent Buckingham reserve in sunshine this reserve was redeveloped last year and is one of the best in the area.

    New features include

    new play structure with a variety of play equipment such as slides, climbing nets, bridges, monkey bars, track glide, balance pommels, small climbing wall, tunnels, interactive panels, low ball basket hoop and cubby play under decks
    sand play area with accessible raised table, rock and log edging
    senior and junior swing frame with basket and toddler seat
    rocker and spinner
    picnic area, seating benches and informal seating logs and large stones
    Written 17 July 2021
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  • platypus150
    Melbourne, Australia27,724 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Just off Bay Street, this small patch of green is a respite from the traffic with some seating and tables. The inscriptions on the memorial are hard to read, so you might have to clamber closer.
    Written 7 November 2021
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  • EndlessTravels
    Greater Melbourne, Australia35,492 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Quite amazing playspace with a bit of everything.Great for kids that love t climb.Love the water play areas and the boardwalk area nearby. Check out the nearby Sandridge Lookout for great views. Would be excellent if had more shade
    Written 4 February 2018
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  • EndlessTravels
    Greater Melbourne, Australia35,492 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    $20 for 2 hours of barefoot bowling is reasonable. great place for a private function near the tram stop
    Written 10 February 2017
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  • Oldjack
    Greater Melbourne, Australia27,919 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    This smaller beach runs between Sandridge Beach to the west and Princes Pier to the east and was created with the apartment development behind. I can recall this area was not that attratcive way back and it looks better now.
    Written 27 October 2020
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  • Mithril74
    Burlington, Canada41 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Recently spent 8 days doing a nature safari around the southern part of NSW and Victoria in Australia. Tour was led by Martin from Echidna Walkabout Nature Tours. It was terrific! Everything ran so smoothly, right from being picked up at our hotel in Melbourne to being dropped off at the local airport in Mildura on our way home. The wildlife viewing was sensational - we got amazing views of a wide array of animals, including kangaroos, emu, flying foxes, koala, wombat, lizards, snakes and a huge variety and number of birds. Martin is an indefatigable leader with an expansive knowledge of the flora, fauna and history of the area. He made every day fun and entertaining, and ensured everyone got plenty of chances for good views and photo opportunities. The hotels were all comfortable with private facilities, the food was plentiful and enjoyable, and the small group size (7 travellers plus the guide) worked perfectly. I would not hesitate to recommend this company, and particularly Martin, to anyone considering a similar tour in this area.
    Written 27 October 2023
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  • EndlessTravels
    Greater Melbourne, Australia35,492 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nothing to really see here. Popular with locals and there dogs. Just grassed area either side of the tram line. One for the locals.
    Written 24 April 2022
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