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Where is the branch located?
We are located at 124 Thistlewaite Street.
South Melbourne is the perfect location to depart from in your rental car to enjoy the best of Melbourne and Victoria. Just 3 kilometres from the heart of the CBD, South Melbourne is close to everything in Melbourne, from museums, galleries, restaurants, theatres, heritage buildings and shopping. South Melbourne is also known in its own right as a bustling hub for food and culture.
Take in the fabulous South Melbourne Market, one of the oldest markets in Victoria, established in 1867. It is open every Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, starting at 8am and running until the afternoon. The market is a great place to rest and relax during your travels around Melbourne, with restaurants, fashion and grocery shopping all on offer, as well as some unique activities such as tarot card readings. The market offers unique gifts to bring home, as well as incredible snacks to stock up on during your time in Melbourne. With over 150 stalls in the market, it can be tempting to spend hours walking around and taking it in, and no one would blame you if you did.
Around the market in South Melbourne, there are several shopping strips such as Park, Coventry, Cecil and Clarendon Street. Here you will find boutique shops, historic pubs, and attractions such as Escape Room Melbourne.
Once you have finished exploring South Melbourne, it is onto the rest of Melbourne, from its parks, free museums and distinct suburb cultures.
Many travellers might think that Melbourne is a particularly pricey city, but this can be said for just about anywhere; it's about knowing what free experiences are available that can save you money and give you quality activities. Melbourne has a number of free museums and galleries to enjoy. These sites are fantastic not just for those travelling on a budget, but for everybody. The first spot you should visit, which you may have already had on your list anyway, is The National Gallery of Victoria. With over 75,000 different artworks being used for the exhibitions and a relay of travelling exhibitions, no two visits to the NGV are ever the same. The NGV is Melbourne's most popular free art museum. There are free daily tours, Indigenous art, and works from internationally renowned artists.
Just down the road from the NGV is ACMI, the Australian Centre for the Moving Image. With exhibitions revolving around TV, film, art and video games, it is right in the heart of Federation Square and the city, so while checking out St Paul's Cathedral or Flinders Street Station, cross the road to see some incredible exhibitions and films.
Other historical sites with free entry include the State Library of Victoria, the new home for Ned Kelly's infamous armour, The Australian Centre for Contemporary Arts (ACCA), the Old Treasury Building and many more. You can see so much in Melbourne without having to spend a dollar, saving you money to spend on yourself at the famous Bourke Street Mall and the many stunning arcades in the city.
Why not put your rental car to good use and drive outside Melbourne and see one of the breathtaking national parks in Victoria. The closest national parks to Melbourne are the Yarra Ranges National Park, or Great Otway National Park. These parks offer untouched nature, native animals and unforgettable views. See mountains, caves, gorges, waterfalls, glowing algae and of course, kangaroos.