Exploring Melbourne Suburbs – City of Darebin

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Melbourne is widely known as the capital city of Victoria in Australia. This city has a population of more than four million Melburnians that come from diverse backgrounds. The city of Darebin lies in the northern suburbs of the capital city. Darebin City has an active and vibrant artists community which is culturally, experimental and contemporary diverse. Hence, it is normal for a wide range of visual artists, musicians and writers to visit this locality to collaborate and seek acceptance. If you are visiting the unique city of Darebin for the first time with your friends and family, you will want to opt for bus hire in Melbourne.

About the City of Darebin

Darebin is a city and suburb of Melbourne. It covers a total area of more than 20 square miles and has a population of over 144,000. Darebin was formed in the earlier half of the 1990s with merger of former cities such as Preston and Northcote. Darebin is a diverse city in terms of socio-economic background, housing preferences as well as ethnic, language and multicultural diversity. You can expect that there many types of expectations, aspirations and opinions here as well.

Travel the length of High Street through Thornbury and Northcote Village and Westgarth and discover a wide range of nightlife, fresh markets and its strong local history. Head to Northcote High Street and discover a wide range of bars, eateries and unique shops selling handmade items and designer brands such as Clothing by Elk or Jones & Co Homeware at The Pheonix & Turtle, handmade toys at Birch & Bear & handmade furniture at Kithe.

Edwardes Lake Park

The 26 hectare district park is the second largest of its kind and is situated in the Darebin municipality. With a concrete weir on Edgar’s Creek, Edwardes Lake is created as an urban water body and has an upstream catchment of over 100 square kilometres. Here, you will be able to find an old train engine, lake walking path, picnic facilities and bird watching vantage points. Do note that no swimming is allowed in Edwardes Lake.

Live Music Scene

If you are curious to know how Darebin’s live music scene is like, head down to the city’s various live music venues in Westgarth, Northcote and Thornbury. They are in fact a great way to end the day as well! You will be able to unwind and relax with your friends or family at one of the many local venues. There is a wide range of artists and performances such as BØRNS, SOAK (UK), Dorsal Fins and James Chance & The Contortions. Bands such as Dream On, Dreamer also choose to do its album launch as well. However, there are some performances which tickets sell fast, so you will have to take prompt action if you are interested in attending of the aforementioned.

Gresswell Nature Conservation Reserves

All three nature conservation reserves cover a total area of more than seventy hectares and is located within Bundoora and Macleod’s suburbs. The reserves were built to protect the significant and diverse flora and fauna of the locality. In 2012, Parks Victoria was assigned to take responsibility and manage the reserves. The reserves are a great place to do some wildlife watching and are popular for its walking trails. While there are no toilets, picnics tables and barbecues here. Similar amenities can be found on Greenwood Drive which is council-managed and is adjacent to the reserve.

Northland Shopping Centre

This is a major shopping centre that can only be found in Preston and it possesses a strong retail mix. It houses more than three hundred retailers which include Toys ‘R’ Us, Woolworths and Lincraft. If you are coming with the family, you will also want to consider catching a movie at the Hoyts Megaplex. With a wide range of fashion apparel brands to choose from, you can do some random shopping at G-Star Raw, Forever New or Country Road as well. If you prefer to have a slow day, coming to Northland Shopping Centre will be a good choice as you do not need to do much walking.

Other Darebin attractions

There are other spots that are also worth exploring in the Darebin precinct and they include:

  • Islamic Museum of Australia
  • Bonnie & Clyde’s Cocktail Bar
  • Stolberg Beer Cafe
  • Preston Library
  • Tech Assault
  • Health Palace Preston
  • The Olympic Hotel
  • Shangri-la Therapeutic Body Massage & Health Centre
  • High Street, Northcote

Use Melbourne bus hire to make exploring easy in the City of Darebin!

Take note that the places to explore in Darebin are not limited to the above list of destinations. They are here to give you a basic idea of where you can start exploring. As there are multiple destinations to consider, be sure to take full advantage of our affordable bus hire services. With the addition of an experienced driver, you will be able to get to and from destinations efficiently and in the most comfortable way. If you want to avoid the hassles of public transport, you know what to do!

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