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

July 27, 2017 Moriah Teneyck

Discover the best top things to do in Essendon, Australia including DFO - Direct Factory Outlet, City Circle Tram, Cork and Canvas, Sun Theatre Yarraville, Xcapade Escape Rooms, Puckle Street Precinct, Preston Market, Woodlands Park, Riverside park, ArtVo.
Restaurants in Essendon

1. DFO - Direct Factory Outlet

100 Bulla Rd, Essendon, Moonee Valley, Victoria 3041, Australia +61 3 9937 7222
Excellent
36%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 162 reviews

DFO - Direct Factory Outlet

Just 20 minutes from the Melbourne CBD and close to Melbourne airport, DFO Essendon has more than 100 stores with up to 70% off including Polo Ralph Lauren, Authentics (Converse), Oroton, Fossil, Country Road, G-Star and much more!

Reviewed By KiwiSanj

Visted DFO this week. There was a great selection. If you like your brands, check this place out. It has something for everyone.

2. City Circle Tram

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia +61 1800 800 007
Excellent
59%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

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 Bruce S

The City Circle Tram makes both clockwise and counter-clockwise laps around the central business district of Melbourne. This has a narrative which was somewhat helpful. The other great thing about the Melbourne Tram system is that it is completely free inside the central business district

3. Cork and Canvas

601 Mt Alexander Rd, Moonee Ponds, Moonee Valley, Victoria 3039, Australia +61 3 9370 9959
Excellent
94%
Good
6%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 62 reviews

Cork and Canvas

Australia's first 'Paint and Sip' studio host the trendiest night out! No experience required to join any of our 2 or 3 hour sessions. One of our talented artists will guide you step-by-step, from start-to-end, how to paint your sessions featured artwork while sipping your favourite beverage. Our Paint and Sip sessions are BYO. Bring along your favourite bottle along and we'll provided the glasses and fridge. To book visit our website under 'Public Sessions' and select from a small or large canvas, bring your favourite beverage and we'll handle the rest!

Reviewed By rach G

What a fantastic evening of laughter and art. A great crew very accommodating for any question i asked! Love this place

4. Sun Theatre Yarraville

8 Ballarat St, Yarraville, Maribyrnong, Victoria 3013, Australia +61 3 9362 0999
Excellent
80%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 398 reviews

Sun Theatre Yarraville

Reviewed By rjimlad - Melbourne, Australia

The Sun is a restored Art Deco suburban theatre; now a cinema. It has three (I think) cinemas of differing sizes and each are rather beautiful. The seats are new and are deep and comfortable with big wide arms to rest your drinks on.
It gets very crowded in the foyer and you need to book, especially on half-price night. Right outside the main entrance is a little piazza on the Yarraville strip where people have picnics or visit the adjoining restaurants. It's a great locality and the Sun occupies a central place in it.

5. Xcapade Escape Rooms

15A Railway Pl, Fairfield, Yarra, Victoria 3078, Australia +61 3 9410 9870
Excellent
95%
Good
5%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 104 reviews

Xcapade Escape Rooms

Escape Rooms are an exciting & challenging real life experience that enable small groups of people to use clues within and sometimes beyond the room to solve puzzles that allow them to escape the room.

Reviewed By afamlonga - Melbourne, Australia

We had such a great time trying to decipher the riddles and clues. The clues themselves were very well thought out, and I am surprised we actually cracked all of them, as they were so clever! Great thing to do with a family, an hour...MoreHi Afamlonga, Thanks for taking time and reviewed us!! We glad to hear you all had an amazing time in our escape room and we hope to see you again soon. Nick and Benson

6. Puckle Street Precinct

Puckle Street, Moonee Ponds, Moonee Valley, Victoria 3039, Australia +61 421 502 886
Excellent
53%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 23 reviews

Puckle Street Precinct

Reviewed By Victorianlad - Melbourne, Australia

This inner suburban shopping strip is patronised by residents of some of Melbourne's less well known affluent suburbs including Kensington, Ascot Vale and Essendon residents.
It has a good range of cafes and some fashion outlets plus the usual supermarkets and services such as banks.
It is easy to get to as Moonee Ponds railway station is on Metro Trains' Craigieburn line. There is also the number 59 (Yarra) tram and numerous suburban bus routes.

7. Preston Market

Cramer St & Mary St, Preston, Darebin, Victoria 3058, Australia +61 3 9478 3130
Excellent
55%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 59 reviews

Preston Market

Reviewed By GL6152 - Perth, Australia

Preston Market opens Wednesday to Sunday. It closes at 3pm. Lots of choices of butchers, seafood, poultry, fruit and vegetable shops. Price is usually cheaper than supermarkets. There are a few artisan bakeries which are busy and popular. There are also Café, pizza shops which are well patronised. The florist sells a large varieties of cut flowers. It is surrounded by numerous local Asian groceries, restaurants and takeaways. Parking for the first 2 hours is free. It is overcrowded over the weekend especially closed to closing time due to bargain auctions of perishable. It is also accessible by train to Preston Station.

8. Woodlands Park

Corner of Carnarvon Road and Woodlands Street, Essendon, Moonee Valley, Victoria, Australia 9243 8888
Excellent
56%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 9 reviews

Woodlands Park

Reviewed By platypus150 - Melbourne, Australia

A source of water for the Moonee Ponds Creek, this park has ponds, where I used to catch yabbies when I was a child. My fascination with the park continues. There are Playgrounds for the children, and plenty of space for picnicking and running around. There is car parking, and it is also close to trams and bus routes. Toilets and shade are there and it is a short walk to the nearby shopping centre.

9. Riverside park

Afton Street, Essendon, Moonee Valley, Victoria, Australia
Excellent
33%
Good
51%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 6 reviews

Riverside park

Reviewed By Jeffry B - Melbourne, Australia

Riverside Park is very popular. The park is being upgraded by the City of Moonee Valley. Facilities include play equipment for children and barbecues. The park is especially popular in warmer months. Riverside Park borders the Maribyrnong River. The walk around the river, over the pedestrian bridge and and back along the road bridge, takes around 40 minutes if you walk steadily. It's a good place to exercise your dog, but please consider other park users..

10. ArtVo

26 Star Cres | Level 1, Harbour Town, Melbourne, Victoria 3008, Australia +61 3 9600 1118
Excellent
81%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 583 reviews

ArtVo

Welcome to Australia's first immersive, 3D 'trick-art' gallery. Priceless photos. Unbelievable scenarios. Explore the interactive gallery with over 11 themed zones. Touch the art and have fun!

Reviewed By Penelope K

If you want to take some amazing photo's of the family or selfies, this is the place. The pictures are 3 dimensional, and there are many to see. There are no seats along the way, so it can be a bit tiring. If you have...MoreThank you Penelope for taking the time to review us! We hope you had an awesome time with us Regards, Team ArtVo

ThingsTodoPost © 2018 All rights reserved.