Living in Macleod/Bundoora is the best of both worlds where the city meets the country. The area is well-serviced with tram, rail and bus networks. With plenty of well-priced dining options from fish and chips, Chinese, Asian, Malaysian to Italian and Nepalese, you may never need to cook but then you’d be missing out.
Close to Latrobe University and RMIT University Northern campus
14kms north-east of CBD
Free membership of Springthorpe Country Club
Hands-on foodies won’t want to miss the Bundoora Farmers Market in Bundoora Park. With over 35 stalls to choose from, this market is held the first Saturday of each month from 8 am till 1 pm. Think local fresh food straight from the grower, gourmet ice cream, jams and chutnies. Kingsbury Drive Community Market is held every Sunday in carpark 2 of LaTrobe Uni and here you’ll find delicious food, music, bricabrac, plants and flowers.
The Bundoora Netball and Sports Centre at RMIT hosts a Computer Market on the first Saturday of each month. For a stack of bargains of a different sort, visit Uni Hill Factory Outlet, open 7 days.
Art lovers are well catered for with the frequently changing exhibitions of contemporary, progressive art and sculpture at LUMA (LaTrobe University of Art) or take a tour of the Bundoora Homestead Art Centre with its art and craft exhibitions and workshops.
Recreation options abound – from LaTrobe Golf Course, with its greens, mini golf and BBQ areas, open seven days a week from 9 am to 9 pm to the flora and fauna of Gresswell Nature Reserve.
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