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FitzroyMelbourne

Delve into the eclectic mix of art galleries, second-hand clothing stores, gourmet cafés and trendy bars in Melbourne's first suburb.

Experience the tide of Melbourne trendsetting in Fitzroy, the city's bohemian-influenced but ultimately upmarket "place to be". This bustling grid of streets, just northeast of Melbourne's central business district, was the city's first suburb. Thanks to its 20th-century popularity with artists, writers and musicians, Fitzroy has developed into one of Melbourne's most culturally profound districts.

The buzzing mainline of Fitzroy is found along Brunswick Street. Try roasted coffee blends imported from around the globe and savor poached egg and chia seed breakfasts at a number of trendy cafés.

Walk along Johnston Street, which runs east to west connecting Fitzroy's main commercial districts. Along the way, browse furniture craftsmen who re-invent found material into artistic homeware pieces.

Smith Street has long been a breeding ground for Melbourne's freshest trends in music, fashion and food. Meet street musicians and browse a number of second-hand stores selling high-quality vintage outfits. For lunch, try fusion cuisines from Mexico, Morocco and Greece. Smith Street also has a thriving health food scene, with plenty of vegetarian restaurants and organic food markets. Stop by spiritual jewellery stores and herb sellers before browsing galleries and print shops.

Explore side streets to see displays of graffiti that transform Fitzroy's blank walls into canvases. Visit the area in November to see a range of comedy acts, artistic displays and musical performance at the Fringe Festival.

For a change of pace, walk to the Fitzroy Gardens and Conservatory. Wander verdant lawns, delight in a model Tudor Village or marvel at the carved trunk of the Fairy Tree. At night, join youthful crowds in Brunswick Street's pubs and craft beer breweries.

Get into Fitzroy by frequent trams or bus routes. The suburb is easily navigated on foot.


Popular places to visit in Fitzroy

Melbourne Museum
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Melbourne Museum

4.5/5(47 reviews)

Explore Victoria, from the rich heritage of its First Peoples to its diverse natural environments, in one of Australia’s premier museums.

Brunswick Street
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Brunswick Street

4/5(1 review)

After visiting Brunswick Street, make a plan to see the other sights and activities in Melbourne. Wander around the gardens or experience the area's museums.

Melbourne Central
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Melbourne Central

4.5/5(501 reviews)

You can enjoy some retail therapy when you visit Melbourne Central, a favorite shopping spot in Melbourne. Discover the top-notch restaurants and acclaimed theater scene in this vibrant area.

Rod Laver Arena
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Rod Laver Arena

4.5/5(96 reviews)

Take a tour of Melbourne Park’s primary tennis court, come here to witness an exciting Australian Open tennis match or see a major pop concert.

Princess Theatre
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Princess Theatre

4.5/5(27 reviews)

Considered by some to be Melbourne's most spectacular landmark, this majestic theater has been entertaining audiences since it opened more than 150 years ago.

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
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Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

4.5/5(83 reviews)

Find out what's happening at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre during your trip—a top convention center in Melbourne. Stroll along the riverfront or visit the shops in this family-friendly area.

Top things to do in Fitzroy

Melbourne: Small Group Booze Makes History Better Tour
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Melbourne: Small Group Booze Makes History Better Tour

¥3,645
Per adult
Eureka Skydeck 88 Ticket
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Eureka Skydeck 88 Ticket

¥1,865
Per adult
88% of travellers recommend
Puffing Billy & Dandenong Ranges Tour from Melbourne
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Puffing Billy & Dandenong Ranges Tour from Melbourne

¥7,232
Per adult
88% of travellers recommend
Spirit of Melbourne Dinner Cruise
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Spirit of Melbourne Dinner Cruise

¥11,039
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend
Great Ocean Road Small-Group Eco Tour from Melbourne
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Great Ocean Road Small-Group Eco Tour from Melbourne

¥10,069
Per adult
96% of travellers recommend
Adventure Park Geelong: General Admission Ticket
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Adventure Park Geelong: General Admission Ticket

¥2,385
Per adult

Top Hotels in Fitzroy

Melbourne Metropole Central
Melbourne Metropole Central
4 out of 5
44 Brunswick St, Fitzroy, VIC
The price is ¥8,634 per night from Nov 24 to Nov 25

Located in Fitzroy, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of St. Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne Museum, and Carlton Gardens. Royal Exhibition Building and Lygon ...

4.3/5Excellent! (851 reviews)

"Excellent position for our visit.room needed new furniture kitchen chairs uncomfortable shower head crap"…"

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2020

Melbourne Metropole Central
Quest Royal Gardens
Quest Royal Gardens
4 out of 5
8 Royal Lane, Fitzroy, VIC
The price is ¥10,124 per night from Oct 26 to Oct 27

Located in Fitzroy, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Melbourne Museum, St. Vincent's Hospital, and Royal Exhibition Building. Lygon Street and Queen ...

4.3/5Excellent! (503 reviews)

"The rooms were a good size. The property was well located in the fitzroy area close to the tram system. The only problem we had was that the hot water tap in the shower was stripped. It took some playing with to shut it off."…"

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2020

Quest Royal Gardens
Royal Derby Hotel
Royal Derby Hotel
2.5 out of 5
446 Brunswick St, Fitzroy, VIC

Located in Fitzroy, this inn is within 2 mi (3 km) of Melbourne Museum, University of Melbourne, and Princess Theatre. St. Vincent's Hospital and Royal Exhibition ...

3/5 (4 reviews)

"The Hosts were most helpful & congenial. Old premises but every effort is being undertaken to refresh & refurbish. Plenty of shared bathroom facilities & a kitchen - all very clean. Parking is IMPOSSIBLE & there should be more effort made to clarify this & point guests to the areas actually available, ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2020

Royal Derby Hotel
District Fitzroy
District Fitzroy
3.5 out of 5
160 Argyle Street, Fitzroy, VIC
Free Cancellation
The price is ¥14,817 per night from Oct 26 to Oct 27

Located in Fitzroy, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of St Patrick's Cathedral, University of Melbourne, and Melbourne Museum. St. Vincent's Hospital ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (143 reviews)

"Sophisticated place in great location close to some of my favourite shops, bars and restaraunts in Melbourne. Only issue was the amount of noise from people in the neighbouring area and people on the street being loud in the early morning. Even with the occasional noise issues, it was still worth ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2020

District Fitzroy
Tyrian Serviced Apartments Fitzroy
Tyrian Serviced Apartments Fitzroy
4.5 out of 5
91 Johnston Street, Fitzroy, VIC
The price is ¥12,570 per night from Nov 2 to Nov 3

Located in Fitzroy, this luxury apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Melbourne Museum and St. Vincent's Hospital. University of Melbourne and Princess ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (528 reviews)
Tyrian Fitzroy Review

"The apartment was pretty good overall and in a good location. Like everywhere else however, our stay was affected by the current Coronavirus restrictions."…"

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2020

Tyrian Serviced Apartments Fitzroy
Boutique Stays – Loft on Rose
Boutique Stays – Loft on Rose
3.5 out of 5
10/156 Rose Street, Fitzroy, VIC

Located in Fitzroy, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of St Patrick's Cathedral, University of Melbourne, and Melbourne Museum. St. Vincent's Hospital ...

5/5Exceptional! (1 review)

"Love the location! Also the building and loft itself are really unique and made our stay a bit special."…"

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2019

Boutique Stays – Loft on Rose
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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