10 Things to Do in Elwood That You Shouldn't Miss

October 17, 2017 Carley Gatson

Elwood is an inner suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 8 km south of Melbourne's Central Business District. Its local government area is the City of Port Phillip. At the 2011 Census, Elwood had a population of 14,638.
Restaurants in Elwood

1. Jewish Holocaust Centre

13-15 Selwyn St, Elsternwick, Glen Eira, Victoria 3185, Australia +61 3 9528 1985
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5 based on 109 reviews

Jewish Holocaust Centre

The Jewish Holocaust Museum and Research Centre is an institution dedicated to the memory of the six million Jews who were murdered by the Nazis and their collaborators between 1933 and 1945.

Reviewed By BepeAustralia - Australia

Melbourne has the largest Jewish Holocaust survivor community outside of Israel, I believe, and this museum is an excellent showcase for the horrors experienced during WWII. Suitable for all ages with guides able to explain what you are seeing, including some who were even incarcerated. There are films as well as exhibits so there is something for everyone.

2. St Kilda Botanical Gardens

Blessington Street, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria, Australia +61 3 9209 6777
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4.5 based on 220 reviews

St Kilda Botanical Gardens

Reviewed By michaelar22 - Preston, Australia

These Gardens are beautifully designed and the perfect place for relaxing with friends or family, or a place to unwind in the evening on a balmy summer night .

3. Elwood Beach

Ormond Esplanade, Elwood, Port Phillip, Victoria, Australia
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4 based on 97 reviews

Elwood Beach

Reviewed By RELLE2 - Hunters Hill, Australia

Elwood is an expansive sandy beach which caters for all sorts of activities in and out of the water. After a day in the sun the parking lot changes over for people wanting to enjoy dinner and the sunset. There is a path for bikes, walkers, runners etc along the beach and also a wide grassy area for picnics and just lounging around without all the sand. We enjoy going for sunset.

4. City Circle Tram

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia +61 1800 800 007
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4.5 based on 14 reviews

City Circle Tram

The City Circle Tram is a free and convenient way to see the sights of central Melbourne and the Docklands while experiencing a ride on one of the city's much loved heritage trams.An audio commentary provides details of city landmarks and major attractions such as the City Museum, Parliament House, Docklands, Federation Square, Melbourne Aquarium and the Princess Theatre.The City Circle Tram also links with other tram, train and bus routes around Melbourne.To catch the City Circle Tram, simply wait at any tram stop along the City Circle Tram route. These tram stops are specially marked with a City Circle sign.Trams operate in both directions every 12 minutes between 10am and 6pm from Sunday to Wednesday and between 10am and 9pm every Thursday, Friday and Saturday.City Circle Trams do not run on Christmas Day and Good Friday.

Reviewed By amalc160 - Dundee, United Kingdom

The city circle tram is free of charge. It's a really quaint old-fashioned tram which does a circular route of most of the main attractions in Melbourne CBD. There is a recorded commentary of the area telling you which stops to use for the different attractions. You're free to hop on and off as often as you want. Or stay on for the complete route! They run every 10 minutes throughout the day, clockwise and anticlockwise so are very convenient. A huge saving from using the city sight-seeing buses!

5. Brighton Beach

Esplanade, Brighton, Bayside, Victoria 3186, Australia
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4.5 based on 623 reviews

Brighton Beach

Reviewed By DUCOURAY - Brighton, Australia

This place is so touristic! But you will understand when you will be there why the cabins are absolutely lovely with a direct access from the beach. It’s reminds me the Deauville cabins in France! What a lovely idea to come with your bottle of Champagne to have a glass in front the sun set. If you are coming during today you would be able to buy some delicious ice cream. It is about 20 minutes from Melbourne and it’s really lovely place. Easy access to the car park, bathroom. If you like walking. You can use the paths and world for more than an hour without crossing any cars. If you like to do some kite Surfing which is reserved to practice your favourite sport!

6. Melbourne Walks

18 Wright St | Swanston and Flinders Street, Melbourne, Middle Park, Port Phillip, Victoria 3000, Australia
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5 based on 74 reviews

Melbourne Walks

Melbourne Walks is an accredited and award winning company offering fun, personalised and highly researched tours for groups, schools or individuals. Meyer, the founder of Melbourne Walks.com is the author of 15 books about Melbourne. Choose from fifty history, cultural or environmental tours of Melbourne (day, weekends or evenings) such as lanes and arcades, street art, Early Melbourne, Murder and Mystery, literature, Indigenous culture, Architecture, the 'Lost City' and more. Tours run by arrangement. We also provide maps, samples, artefacts.

Reviewed By Sally H - Perth, Australia

Our guide Meyer, was extremely knowledgeable and took us on a fabulous walking tour. We had a group of 7 from Perth and booked the morning of the tour with great ease. All frequent visitors to Melbourne, we were very impressed with the new things we saw and leant. Fantastic art, history and tales from the past. Highly recommend for locals and visitors. Meyer went above and beyond distributing chocolates, old tram tickets and pennies, relating stories to the arrival of his family in Australia. A great lesson on the history and current direction of this wonderful city.

7. Rippon Lea

192 Hotham St, Elsternwick, Glen Eira, Victoria 3185, Australia +61 3 9523 6095
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4.5 based on 298 reviews

Rippon Lea

Reviewed By NordicoHelsinki - Helsinki

Rippon Lea is an interesting museum that includes an old country house and a landscape garden. Both have been preserved quite well but the outer parts of the original Gardens have been turned into housing area and only the immediate part to the house remains. Private houses push too close to the garden in some parts giving too little space for the remaining garden structures and landscape. Unfortunately no conserving replanning and implementation have been done in order to minimize this damage. Some parts of the house are being restored almost continuously but still the maintenance seems to be a bit behind. The garden is charming but in many places it is in need of a structural renovation and restauration or it will begin to fall apart soon. I participated a guided tour in the house and it was very interesting but unfortunately missed it in the garden.

8. St Kilda Pier

Pier Rd, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia +61 13 19 63
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4.5 based on 350 reviews

St Kilda Pier

St Kilda Pier is a Melbourne landmark and has traditionally been one of Melbourne's most popular tourist attractions. Providing panoramic views of the Melbourne skyline and Port Phillip Bay, the pier is a popular destination for strolling, cycling, in-line skating and fishing. St Kilda's Little Penguin colony is well-known for making the breakwater its home, and is a popular tourist attraction. You can view the Little Penguins from the viewing platform at St Kilda Pier or by charter boat. St Kilda Pier has safe wheelchair access, lighting, handrails, drinking Fountains, toilets, barbeques and a picnic and playground area. Only 5km from Melbourne CBD, St Kilda is well serviced by public transport. Take the tram from the heart of the city. Alternatively, car parking is available in the vicinity of the foreshore.

Reviewed By pollylou - Woodbridge, United Kingdom

We got there just after sunset, and it was another hour before the penguins arrived (we heard them before we saw them). It was almost too dark to see them (the wardens do have special red torches), but we didn't have to worry, the penguins came to us! The hundreds of people watching are kept behind barriers, through which the penguins walk. This is a free event. One of the best!
If you are in St Kilda earlier in the day, the cake shops in Acland Street look amazing.

9. Classic Cinemas Elsternwick

9 Gordon St, Elsternwick, Glen Eira, Victoria 3185, Australia +61 3 9524 7900
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4.5 based on 41 reviews

Classic Cinemas Elsternwick

Reviewed By MitchfromMelbourne - Melbourne, Australia

Only discovered this cinema by chance for the Jewish International Film Festival - a Jerry Lewis documentary which was wonderful. The cinema itself is perfectly located to public transport and some great restaurants which seem to always be busy. Meanwhile the cinema itself has a lovely atmosphere and is fairly priced.

10. St. Kilda Beach

Jacka Boulevard | West St Kilda, St Kilda, Port Phillip, Victoria 3182, Australia
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4 based on 1 reviews

St. Kilda Beach

Long, well-maintained and clean beach just outside Melbourne, lined with markets, amusement parks and nightclubs.

Reviewed By Janine S - Quimperle, France

The beach was clean and very attractive. There were bars and restaurants behind on the boardwalk, so it was really good to relax under a sunshade drinking coffee or having an ice cream. The sea was really warm and was safe for children as it took a long time to get deep, the pier close by was also very pretty and a pleasant walk. Would recommend the nice clean well kept beach

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