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Summer deals open to ‘Stay and Play’ in Port Phillip

Published 13 January 2021

Image: O’Donnell Gardens, St Kilda – Visit Victoria

With holidays to far-flung destinations off the agenda for the foreseeable future, why not try a ‘staycation’ in Port Phillip and rediscover the City with the reputation of being Melbourne’s seaside playground.

With holidays to far-flung destinations off the agenda for the foreseeable future, why not try a ‘staycation’ in Port Phillip and rediscover the City with the reputation of being Melbourne’s seaside playground.

Port Phillip Council, in partnership with the Accommodation Association, has launched ‘Stay and Play Port Phillip’ packages, offering discounts and bonuses on selected accommodation and activities until 28 February 2021.

Mayor Louise Crawford said the ‘Stay and Play’ packages are the perfect way to reset and recharge for 2021.

“After a tumultuous 2020 and a disruptive start to 2021 due to COVID-19, our ‘Stay and Play’ packages couldn’t come at a better time for those of us wanting a break. We’ve collated some of the best accommodation Port Phillip has to offer and complemented it with deals from Luna Park, Melbourne Art Classes and Stand Up Paddle Boarding HQ, with more offers to be added soon. As many of our summer holiday plans have changed, a holiday ‘at home’ is the ideal way to take a break. There’s so much to do in our City and I’m sure some new discoveries will become firm favourites,” Cr Crawford said.

There’s plenty of options, whether you’re looking for a boutique hotel with all the trimmings, somewhere simpler to rest your head after a day of exploring, or a place for out of town guests to stay when enjoying long-overdue catch ups.

Australian Accommodation Association’s National General Manager Strategic Partnerships and Membership, Michelle King said ‘staycations’ are fun and hassle-free.

“The ‘Stay and Play’ packages are a great opportunity for couples and families to getaway from everyday life, while exploring everything Port Phillip has to offer, in a beautiful beachside setting,” Ms King said.

‘Play’ deals are offered directly through accommodation providers and are only available to guests.

Stay Deals are available at:

  • Adina Apartment Hotel, St Kilda
  • Mantra, St Kilda Road
  • Mercure Melbourne, Albert Park
  • Pullman Melbourne, Albert Park
  • Quest, St Kilda Road
  • The Prince Hotel
  • Tolarno Hotel.

Play Deals are available at:

  • Luna Park, St Kilda
  • Stand Up Paddle Board HQ, St Kilda
  • Melbourne Art Classes, Port Melbourne.

For more information, go to Stay and Play Port Phillip