With multiple tram and bus routes and three railway stations, Hawthorn is so very easy to navigate.
You can find everything you want in the booming main thoroughfare of Glenferrie Road, including the very latest in fashion and a huge array of international cuisine and fresh food. Look for Readings – one of Melbourne’s best bookstores and café.
Close to Swinburne University
8kms east of the CBD
Food, fashion, fun!
Time out – try one of many beautiful parks – Anderson Park has city skyline views – perfect at sunset and catching fireworks displays – BBQ’s, tennis courts, picnics and walking track.
Fairview Park runs down to the Yarra River with bike riding a popular pursuit or discover Central Gardens – practically on campus and a great spot for a BBQ or just to laze in the sun..
Hawthorn Aquatic and Leisure Centre with its outdoor/indoor pools and gym, is open 7 days and after all that hard work, relax with a coffee or fresh, healthy snack in the on-site café.
Bring out your hidden talents at the Creative Commune – oodles of short courses in braiding, nail art, photography and everything in between.
Lido Cinema – the latest 8 screen artiplex and rooftop cinema showing commercial and new release art house films with regular student discounts and Swinburne super specials each Wednesday.
Underneath is the Lido Jazz Room with the best jazz players in town every Friday and Saturday night.
History buffs take a tram to see… well, the Melbourne Tram Museum. Located in the historic Hawthorn Tram Depot, a gold coin donation gets you up close and personal to over 21 iconic and beautifully restored tramcars while friendly volunteer guides will explain how it all works. Open the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month. .
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