Bridge Road, Richmond
East Melbourne is an inner city suburb of Melbourne, located between the CBD, and the suburbs of Jolimont and Richmond. Famous for being the home of the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), East Melbourne is devoted to its parkland or sporting grounds and outdoor lifestyle.
The famous Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) which came to life in 1853, includes a huge stadium that hosts Victoria’s favourite sport the AFL and cricket matches is a must experience for anyone to Melbourne. Whether it is for a game of football, a cricket match or a tour of the famous MCG. Learn about this history of one of Australia’s super sporting stages that has provided the live drama and thrills thrill millions worldwide. Truly an unforgettable experience for any sports historian.
Around half of the area covered by East Melbourne is actually devoted to parkland or sporting grounds. Explore the green expanse that is Treasury Gardens. Walk the extensive system of pathways that meander through the park and connect directly to the 26 Hectare Fitzroy Gardens, or from the large embankment that runs the length of the gardens and offers extensive views. The garden's fine lawns are a lunchtime retreat for many city workers, as well as being an ideal place for a picnic, barbecue or kick of the football.
East Melbourne certainly has shopping covered. For current season's styles at bargain prices make a beeline to the factory outlets and warehouse shops that line Swan Street and Bridge Road in Richmond.