Victoria’s capital of Melbourne has many cool and interesting suburbs. Each has its own character, flavour and unique properties. South Yarra is renowned for its upmarket shopping, St Kilda for the beach and nightlife, Southbank for its arts and culture and so on.
One of the real trending suburbs right now is Flemington. Located just a short distance north-west of the CBD, Flemington is a suburb on the rise and seems to be becoming more chic and trendy each year.
So what are some things to look out for when visiting Flemington? What is there to see and do once you get there?
Let’s check out a selection of Flemington’s highlights.
The Flemington Farmer’s Market
You can only visit the Flemington Farmer’s Market on Sundays, so on any other day of the week, it won’t be happening. But if you’re in town on a Sunday, then it’s definitely worth heading into Flemington for some of the regions freshest and tastiest produce at fantastic prices.
Not only can you pick up some fruit, vegetables and fresh meat, but many of the vendors also sell a mouth-watering selection of food ready to eat. Some of the best pastries in Melbourne can be found at Flemington Farmer’s Market.
The market is open every Sunday from 9 am to 1 pm.
Coronet Park is a small suburban park nestled in the heart of the suburb. It’s a great place to chill out for a while after exploring Flemington and to let that lunch and coffee settle.
If you have kids, they’ll enjoy a visit to Coronet Park as it has a playground purpose-built for the little ones. They can amuse themselves while you get to sit down for a spell and just relax. If you fancy a coffee or beverage while chilling out, the park has its own community cafe.
It’s a tranquil setting amidst a busy part of town, allowing you a chance to escape the crowds for a while.
World Famous Flemington Racecourse
The racecourse is what Flemington is best known for. It’s one of Australia’s most loved and spectacular horse racing venues and it plays host to the biggest horse race of the year in November with the annual running of the prestigious Melbourne Cup. If you’re looking for the best Melbourne Cup tips, what better place to find them than from the locals of Flemington.
The running of the Cup isn’t the only main event that takes place at Flemington Racecourse. The venue plays host to numerous incredible race days all throughout the year, but prime time is during the Spring Carnival.
If you plan to visit Flemington, then consider spending a day at the races one Saturday for something a little different. You’ll definitely have fun and the excitement is infectious.
Tantalise Your Taste Buds At Mama Bear Cafe
This little food a coffee venue is famous for serving some of the best brunches in all of Melbourne. They also offer up a kid’s menu as well, so there’s something at Mama Bear Cafe for everybody.
Located on trendy Racecourse Road, the cafe offers up some really tasty morsels with a real Mediterranean flavour. Some more good news is the prices are very affordable for such a top-quality establishment. Every visitor to Flemington can afford a meal or snack at Mama Bear Cafe without blowing the budget.
A Fun Place To Shop
Along with all the trendy cafes and eateries, the suburb has to offer visitors and locals, Flemington also has plenty of shopping opportunities, with more bargains to be found than some other locales in Melbourne.
The one really cool store is called the Christmas Kingdom. It’s actually a shop that sells Christmas trees and Christmas decorations, except it’s open all year round. So if you’re strolling through Flemington at any time of year and just love that vibe that Christmas gives you, step into the Christmas Kingdom and immerse yourself in the festive spirit.
Flemington is definitely a suburb on the rise when it comes to a great day out and popularity. Rather than just touring the usual Melbourne suburbs that every visitor goes to, try something a little different and give Flemington a try. You’ll be pleasantly surprised.
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