Melbourne is an amazing place to visit. Great shopping. International sporting events. World-class entertainment. Stunning natural attractions. It has it all. Knowing where to stay can be tough for new visitors. We help remove the confusion with the top three places to book your accommodation

With 2.9 million international visitors each year and 7.4 million visitors coming from interstate, there’s something about Melbourne that keeps attracting holiday makers. With a reputation as Australia’s fashion and coffee capital, that’s only the beginning of what Melbourne has to offer. This large city
of almost 5 million people has something for everyone. Find your base in a Melbourne holiday apartment or townhouse, grab your sense of adventure, a thirst for great coffee, and you’re all set for a great holiday.

Melbourne Holiday Accommodation

When booking accommodation for a holiday in a city you’ve never visited, many people assume that being as close to the centre of the city is best. It makes sense – after all, if you don’t now one end of the city from the other, being in the centre seems like the logical choice. It’s also often assumed
that the centre of the city is the place to be. You can think again when it comes to holidaying in Melbourne. With so much to see and do and a really good public transport system, you’ll find a choice of Melbourne holiday apartments located just a few kilometres out of the centre of the city. Not
only do they provide everything you need, you’ll also find a host of other advantages, at a much better price.

Where to Start

Geography: The city of Melbourne hugs Port Phillip Bay, with cool beachside suburbs stretching to Sorrento and Queenscliff. Hire a bike and ride along the bay or just head to St Kilda for laid back bars and sea views

Inner city hip: Many visitors begin their exploration in the heart of Melbourne city, discovering atmospheric laneways, coffee houses and boutiques. Mix it with the cool and funky crowd in Collingwood or Brunswick, where you’ll find Melbourne’s creatives at work and play.

Fashion: You’ll find a range of great fashion everywhere in Melbourne. From cutting edge design for those who want to stand out located in independent boutiques, through to high end fashion houses. If you’re a fashion guru, then Chadstone, in Melbourne’s south eastern suburbs is the place to go.

Exploring Beyond the City

Melbourne’s charm keeps on giving the further you head beyond the CBD, and there’s plenty more to be discovered. In fact, for families and those with an adventurous spirit, heading out of town will provide some of the best scenery and most memorable experiences for your holiday. The most popular attractions out of town are east of the city. 

For Melbourne’s Best Attractions Head East

Many of Melbourne’s most sought after attractions are out of the CBD. From Melbourne city, you will see a stretch of mountains rising from the horizon to the east. These are Melbourne’s Dandenong Ranges or ‘Blue Dandenongs’ and have been attracting visitors for over 100 years. The lush temperate forests of the Dandenongs are located approximately 45 kilometres from the city. Dotted with small villages with historic buildings, day spas, restaurants, forest walks and shopping, a visit the this area of Melbourne requires a full day – or even two! One of the most spectacular places to start is the
famous SkyHigh restaurant, with amazing views back over the city. Sunsets from this location are not to be missed.

Keep heading east through the Dandenongs and you’ll discover the Yarra Ranges wine region, offering world famous wineries like Chandon, Yering Station, De Bortoli and Rochford Wines. You’ll find an abundance of beautiful local produce, day spas, art galleries, restaurants and wine and cheese tasting to keep you entertained for several days 

The Best Melbourne Holiday Apartments – GlenWaverley

Booking a Melbourne holiday apartment in the eastern suburbs provides visitors with the most flexibility for getting around the city. The eastern suburbs follow the winding Yarra river and are the leafiest and greenest area of Melbourne, providing visitors with a safe and family-friendly place to stay.
Melbourne’s top three holiday apartments are located in Glen Waverley and Forest Hill –  an easy 30 minute train ride to the city, and 25 minutes by car to the the Dandenong Ranges. Glen Waverley is a bustling centre with all the shopping and services at your fingertips. Guests can stock up on
groceries and food, as well as get access to other important services in easy walking distance of accommodation. 

Why stay in Glen Waverley

Glen Waverley is a multi cultural hub, located within easy access of te CBD and Melbourne’s best out-of-town attractions. Visiting couples and families enjoy all the conveniences including:

  • The Glen shopping centre;
  • Easy access to public transport;
  • Restaurants, shopping & all services in walking distance;
  • Quiet & leafy environment.

Park Avenue Accommodation Group

Park Avenue Accommodation Group has been providing flexible accommodation options for visitors to Melbourne for many years. Below you’ll find a selection of the Top 3 Melbourne holiday apartments in Glen Waverley for your next trip. If you can’t find what you need, be sure to contact Park Avenue Customer Service for assistance.

IKON Glen Waverley


Short Term Apartment With Style
Ikon Apartments are a great base for your next holiday. All apartments are open plan and have sunny balconies. Furnished with dishwashers, electric ovens, gas stoves and full sized fridges, your apartment will provide all the comforts you need.



Townhouse Living With Apartment Prices
Longer term guests and larger families looking for a little extra space will love the convenience of staying in a spacious townhouse. Enjoy large private courtyards and secure off street parking. Dining, retail and entertainment options abound, with The Glen Shopping Centre (with department stores and specialty retailers), Mulgrave Farmers Market and Century City entertainment complex all within close proximity.


Top Reasons To stay in a holiday apartment in Glen Waverley

Staying in a holiday apartment in Glen Waverley, rather than in the centre of Melbourne has plenty of advantages.



Budget is one of the primary factors influencing how people plan their holiday. Being in easy access of everything, but not paying a fortune is important.
That’s where a holiday apartment in Glen Waverley is a smart choice. Because your holiday apartment is located a little out of the the city centre, it provides guests with lower rates. Guests save money on accommodation and have more money to spend for entry tickets to events and attractions.


Glen Waverley is a less densely populated area and provides holiday apartments that are bigger than many tiny dog-box apartments you’ll find in the centre of the city. You’ll find a large choice of different sized accommodation – from one bedroom apartments for couples, to two and three bedroom
apartments and large townhouses with gardens and secure off street parking. If you want accommodation priced to suit the size of your family, then choosing from a range of different sized Glen Waverley holiday apartments is definitely the smart choice.


When you stay in one of Melbourne’s top three holiday apartments, you get access to flexible rates for long term stays. When you book an apartment or townhouse at Park Avenue Apartments in Glen Waverley you get a discount when you book for more than 4 weeks, allowing you to stay longer and
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Glen Waverley is located in Melbourne’s prestigious eastern suburbs. Located away from the high density of the inner city, Glen Waverley provides guests with plenty of clean open space and parkland. Guests are provided with secure access to all apartments, extra security for car parking and some
townhouses have fully fenced garden spaces.


Glen Waverley provides easy access to the city, the best eastern suburban attractions and some of Melbourne’s most popular tourist destinations, such as Puffing Billy, The Dandenong Ranges and the Yarra Valley. Public transport from Glen Waverley is easy. 

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