Albert Park and Middle Park

Where to shop, dine and relax in the neighbourhoods of Albert Park and Middle Park.

There is far more to this historic and highly sought-after area than its picturesque and iconic lake that is home to the annual Formula One Australian Grand Prix.

Albert Park and Middle Park are host to some of the finest 1930s and 1940s architecture in Melbourne, with pretty attached and row housing lining its leafy streets and rose-adorned parks, much dating back to Victorian and Edwardian eras, such as magnificent terraces of St Vincent's Place.

Shopping strips

  • Victoria Avenue
  • Bridport Street
  • Dundas Place
  • Armstrong Street
  • Mills Street

Things to see and do

  • Walk or cycle Albert Park Lake and see the resident black swans
  • Tee off at Albert Park Gold Course
  • Beach time at Albert Park or Middle Park Beach and a stroll along Kerferd Road Pier
  • Picnic stop at the beautiful and historical St Vincent Gardens to admire all the blooms and amazing botany including some very old trees
  • Shopping stops at either or all of Bridport Street, Victoria Avenue and Armstrong Street to support some wonderful local businesses and boutiques
  • Visit Gasworks Arts Park that showcases more than 200 performing arts events and 30 visual arts exhibitions each year
  • Go for a swim at Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre

Discover Albert Park's hidden gems

In autumn, we took you on a tour of Albert Park to discover some of the many hidden gems that await. 

We visited Chris from Avenue Bookstore, Tamara, the Director of Gasworks Arts Park and Andrew from the Albert Park Hotel.

What makes Albert Park special?

Chris says, “The best of the best is right here in Albert Park." After setting up shop here 35 years ago, Chris loves the community hub of Albert Park Village and the heritage buildings of the area.

Andrew says, “What makes Albert Park special is the community and the ability, being able to ride, to take the kids to school, just jumping on the bike and so forth. It's more of a community aspect around here and the greenery, and also being close to the Bay,” says Andrew from Albert Park Hotel.

Tamara says, “Gasworks Arts Park has a unique place in Melbourne because it's Melbourne's only multi-arts presentation space. So, you can come here, you can see live theatre, you can go to art gallery exhibitions, you can do more than 800 art classes here. Every year you can come to markets, you can attend food culture tasting events, you can buy art here and then, if you're an artist, you can get developed and mentored here to work towards your first show or exhibition.”

Come and discover Albert Park Village for yourself.

Andrew from Albert Park Hotel, Dundas Place

Tamara from Gasworks Arts Park, Graham Street

Chris from Avenue Bookstore, Dundas Place

These neighbourhood tours are part of our Live Love Local campaign. Through this campaign, we’re supporting local businesses, promoting our shopping villages and working closely with traders to reinvigorate the City.

Find more of our City's hidden gems on our YouTube playlist.

Getting there

  • Tram routes: 1, 12 and 96
  • Bus routes: 606

For timetables and information visit Public Transport Victoria.

Community profile

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