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

July 31, 2017 Roseanne Arnett

Discover the best top things to do in Footscray, Australia including Sun Theatre Yarraville, City Circle Tram, Maribyrnong River Cruises, Spice Bazaar, Scienceworks, Cork and Canvas, Footscray Park, Heavenly Queen Temple, ArtVo, The Australian Ballet.
Restaurants in Footscray

1. 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.

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. Maribyrnong River Cruises

Saltriver Place | 1 Maribyrnong Street, Footscray, Maribyrnong, Victoria 3011, Australia
Excellent
87%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
0%
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 23 reviews

Maribyrnong River Cruises

Reviewed By di452015 - Melbourne, Australia

Was looking for an inexpensive new experience for 4 grandchildren during school vacation and they loved it! I have spent most of my life in the Footscray area yet learnt so much about the history of life on and around the River. We took our lunch with us and simply relaxed for a couple of hours. The youngest [5] while not interested in the history was delighted at the wild life and the river view of places he knew. [younger kids may need some entertainment] but the 7 & 9 yo's enjoyed following the map.

4. Spice Bazaar

79 Victoria St, Seddon, Maribyrnong, Victoria 3011, Australia
Excellent
80%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
4%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 24 reviews

Spice Bazaar

Reviewed By SqueakingDuck - Melbourne, Australia

I was gifted this by my husband for Christmas. We both attended. It was a delightful experience, very hands on & a lot of fun. The end result was delicious & served with wine or beer. Our host, Patrick was cheerful & engaged, and had a lot of helpful tips. The produce was fresh & tasty. We will try another lesson, looking forward to the Ethiopian course. Will also try one (or both) of the food tours, once the weather warms up.

2 Booker St, Spotswood, Hobsons Bay, Victoria 3015, Australia +61 3 9392 4800
Excellent
48%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 596 reviews

Scienceworks

Scienceworks makes science an adventure! Through our changing Exhibitions, programs and shows, Scienceworks is the perfect day out for curious minds and active bodies! Inside: Imagine tomorrow today in the interactive and innovative Think Ahead exhibition; Take the sporting challenge and learn about the science behind moving your body; Designed especially for 3 - 8 year olds create your own city in Nitty Gritty Super City exhibition; Journey to the stars and beyond at the Melbourne Planetarium; Learn about electricity and lightning through spectacular demonstrations in the Lightning Room; Go on a guided tour of the historic Spotswood Pumping Station; Discover the evolution of Spotswood in the Spotswood Industrial Heritage Walk (mobile tour), and that's just start!

Reviewed By danielkayelene - Stanthorpe, Australia

My kids and I spent 3 hours in Scienceworks and could've spent a lot longer. There were heaps of interactive displays that kids could get their hands on. Arrive early and you'll have the place to yourself for a while before the school kids turn up in their droves. Even with busloads of local school kids, there were enough things to do without waiting too long. My kids loved it. If you get there early, there is free parking on the street, otherwise you can pay for parking in the designated Scienceworks carpark.

6. Cork and Canvas

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

7. Footscray Park

Ballarat Road, Footscray, Maribyrnong, Victoria 3011, Australia
Excellent
36%
Good
51%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 22 reviews

Footscray Park

Reviewed By kwaisunyee - Christchurch, New Zealand

Went out for Lunch with family.We ordered non -veg platter for starter which comes with 1 nan bread and had tandoori chicken,lamb seekh kebab,Chicken tikka.For mains we had had Masala dosa,Butter chicken,Butter chicken tikka masala,Kadai paneer,Chicken biryani with nan bread and tandoori roti.
Mains were very delicious especially the chicken biryani and curry dishes which were hot and tasty.Had mango lassi and salted lassi to finish our meal and it was spot on.
Service was friendly and nice but has room for improvement.

8. Heavenly Queen Temple

20 Joseph Rd, Footscray, Maribyrnong, Victoria 3011, Australia +61 3 9004 3066
Excellent
29%
Good
60%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 17 reviews

Heavenly Queen Temple

Reviewed By Gregg0s

Once you get past the dodgy Looking road which had us saying 'where is this taking us!' The temple and heavenly queen are both a beautiful site! It is in a great spot by the water, very pretty.

9. 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

10. The Australian Ballet

2 Kavanagh St | Level 4, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia +61 1300 369 741
Excellent
86%
Good
8%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 186 reviews

The Australian Ballet

The Australian Ballet exists to inspire, delight and challenge audiences through the power of its Performances. The Australian Ballet is one of the world's premier ballet companies and has delivered extraordinary Performances for over 50 years. A commitment to artistic excellence, a spirited style and a willingness to take risks have defined the company from its earliest days, both onstage and off. Moving effortlessly between the great classical Ballets and new contemporary commissions, the company has a uniquely Australian style, powered by artistry and athleticism. UPCOMING Ballets MURPHY | Melbourne 16 – 26 MAR | SYDNEY 6 – 23 APR THE MERRY WIDOW | SYDNEY 28 APR – 19 MAY | Canberra 25 – 30 MAY | Melbourne 7 – 16 JUN VERVE | Melbourne 21 – 30 JUN THE SLEEPING BEAUTY | Adelaide 6 - 12 JUL 2018 GISELLE | Melbourne 30 AUG – 8 SEP SPARTACUS | Melbourne 18 – 29 SEP | SYDNEY 9 – 24 NOV CINDERELLA | SYDNEY 30 NOV – 19 DEC

Reviewed By ksquared2014 - Melbourne, Australia

It really doesn't get much better than this! The performance (which celebrates Graeme Murphy's 50 year contribution to the Australian Ballet) starts of with a film clip of Graeme talking (amongst other things), about his passion in finding the artist in performers - that moment...MoreThanks for your review and thoughts on the production and costumes. Happy to hear you enjoyed the introductory short film which will form part of a documentary by Philippe Charluet. Keep your eye out for that one!

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