Harbouring sun-drenched beaches, fantastic shopping and beautiful architecture, Melbourne’s South Eastern Suburbs have a lot to offer. Colourful St Kilda is eternally popular, but venture further afield and you’ll find a host of hidden gems. From elegant Victorian mansions to bustling waterfront cafe strips, the South Eastern Suburbs are quickly emerging as a Melbourne hotspot.
Things to do in South Eastern Suburbs
St Kilda marks the beginning of Melbourne’s South Eastern Suburbs. Whether you want to relax on St Kilda beach, watch the sunset from a waterfront bar or ride the famous wooden roller coaster at Luna Park, St Kilda is Melbourne’s go-to destination for fun in the sun.
Just down the road is elegant Elsternwick, where heritage buildings house some of Melbourne’s best modern eateries. Along the way, you’ll pass the stunning Rippon Lea Estate, a beautiful Victorian mansion set in five hectares of lush gardens.
Perched on the edge of Port Phillip Bay, Frankston serves as the gateway to the Mornington Peninsula. From the moment you step foot in this seaside suburb, you’ll be dazzled by its sandy beaches, sparkling water, and lively downtown strip.
When you’ve had your fill of the Melbourne CBD, head to Chadstone Shopping Centre for some retail therapy with more than 350 stores. For something a little quirkier, you can head to laid-back Elwood to find a bustling high street lined with cafes, restaurants and boutique shops.
Getting around South Eastern Suburbs
Melbourne’s excellent tram network makes it easy to access the South Eastern Suburbs. From Melbourne CBD, the tram ride to St Kilda takes around 20 minutes. Local buses and overland trains also get you to outer suburbs like Frankston.