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Things to Do in Melbourne

Melbourne Victoria is a vibrant city with so much to offer.

A comprehensive guide to the best off-leash dog parks in Melbourne!

This information is incredibly useful for pet owners travelling to Melbourne and looking to explore the City with their furry friends. Here’s a summary of the highlighted off-leash dog parks and beaches:

  1. Albert Park Reserve
  2. Fawkner Park
    • Location: 24-88 Commercial Rd, South Yarra VIC 3141, Australia
    • Google Map Link: Fawkner Park
  3. Royal Park
    • Location: Royal Park, Parkville VIC 3052, Australia
    • Google Map Link: Royal Park
  4. Yarra Bend Park
    • Location: Yarra Bend Rd, Fairfield VIC 3078, Australia
    • Google Map Link: Yarra Bend Park
  5. Princes Park
    • Location: Princes Park, Carlton North VIC 3054, Australia
    • Google Map Link: Princes Park
  6. Caulfield Park
    • Location: Caulfield Park, Caulfield North VIC 3161, Australia
    • Google Map Link: Caulfield Park
  7. Elsternwick Park
    • Location: Elsternwick Park, Brighton VIC 3186, Australia
    • Google Map Link: Elsternwick Park
  8. Altona Dog Beach
    • Location: PA Burns Reserve, Altona VIC 3018, Australia
    • Google Map Link: Altona Dog Beach
  9. Brighton Dog Beach
    • Location: 330 Esplanade, Brighton VIC 3186, Australia
    • Google Map Link: Brighton Dog Beach
  10. Ruffey Lake Park
    • Location: Victoria St, Doncaster VIC 3108, Australia
    • Google Map Link: Ruffey Lake Park
  11. Westgate Park
    • Location: Westgate Park, Port Melbourne VIC 3207, Australia
    • Google Map Link: Westgate Park
  12. Clayton Reserve
    • Location: 201-241 Macaulay Rd, North Melbourne VIC 3051, Australia
    • Google Map Link: Clayton Reserve
  13. Green Gully Reserve
    • Location: Green Gully Rd, Keilor Downs VIC 3038, Australia

Each location has its own unique features, whether it’s the proximity to us, the CBD, picturesque scenery, fenced areas, or dog-friendly beaches. This guide will undoubtedly help pet owners plan enjoyable outings with their dogs in Melbourne.

Contact Hume Villa Motel if you have any questions relating to staying with us and bringing your dog or cat. We love animals and make sure they are as welcomed as their humans.

Call 03 9357 1522 or Book Online

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Tips for Travelling with Pets in Melbourne

Traveling in Melbourne with your pets can be a rewarding experience, and it’s great that more pet-friendly accommodation in Melbourne is becoming available. Here are some tips and advice to ensure a smooth and enjoyable trip with your furry friends:

  1. Check Pet Policies: Before booking accommodation in Melbourne, or planning activities, confirm the pet policies of hotels, restaurants, parks, and attractions. Some places may have restrictions on the size, breed, or number of pets allowed. See our Pet Friendly Policy HERE 
  2. Visit Pet-Friendly Places: Melbourne has many pet-friendly parks, beaches, and cafes. It is important to research and identify places where your pets are welcome. Popular spots include the brand new off-leash dog park in Fawkner, Moomba Park just behind the Hume Villa Motor Inn. If you are travelling with a camper trailer or Caravan (and yes, Hume Villa can cater for van parking) you can get easy access and parking at Westgate Park, Port Melbourne, a short drive from Hume Villa. Royal Park is another great option nearby.

Pet Friendly Accommodation Melbourne

St Kilda West Beach. Elwood Beach, and various cafes with outdoor seating. See our Comprehensive Guide to the best off-leash dog parks in Melbourne. There is a park and playground at Hume Villa Motor-Inn for on-leash walks.

  1. Leash and ID Tags: Keep your pets on a leash in public areas, especially if they are not in designated off-leash areas. Ensure your pets have proper identification tags with your contact information in case they get lost.
  2. Vet Information: Research and note down the contact details of local veterinary clinics in case of emergencies. Carry any necessary medical records, medications, and your vet’s contact information. In case of emergency, Melbourne Mobile Vet is a good option.
  3. Transportation: If you’re using public transportation, which is close-by to Hume Villa Motel, ensure that pets are allowed and find out about any specific rules or requirements. You can travel on public transport meeting certain conditions in Melbourne, See Public Transport Victoria information. Some taxi services and rideshare companies may also have pet-friendly options. Uber Pet Melbourne is great and launched in June 2020 so jump onboard if you don’t want to take your car.
  4. Comfort During Travel: Ensure your pets are comfortable during the journey. Use carriers or seat belts designed for pets when traveling by car. Bring their favourite toys, blankets, and treats to make them feel at ease.
  5. Pet-Friendly Accommodations: Apart from Hume Villa Motor Inn, look for other pet-friendly accommodations if your itinerary includes multiple stops. Make reservations in advance and confirm the pet policy.
  6. Hydration and Food: Carry an ample supply of water and your pet’s regular food. Changes in water and diet can sometimes upset their stomach, so it’s best to stick to their routine.
  7. Weather Considerations: Be mindful of the weather conditions, especially during hot or cold seasons. Ensure your pets are comfortable and protected from extreme temperatures and not left in the car or van when temperatures are hot or cold.
  8. Clean Up After Your Pet: Always clean up after your pets. Carry waste bags and dispose of them responsibly. This helps maintain a clean and pleasant environment for everyone.
  9. Local Regulations: Familiarize yourself with local regulations regarding pets, such as leash laws and specific rules for certain areas.

By planning ahead and being mindful of your pets’ needs, you can make the most of your time in Melbourne while ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience for your furry companions.

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New Wholesale Fruit and Vegetable Market in Epping

Melbourne’s New Wholesale Fruit and Vegetable Market is an exciting project building a modern, innovative and efficient fresh produce trading and distribution precinct located in Epping in Melbourne’s north. The market is an important part of the state’s economic infrastructure, with an annual turnover in excess of $1.6 billion. The core of the precinct will be the relocated Melbourne Wholesale Fruit and Vegetable Market and National Flower Centre currently located in Footscray Road in West Melbourne.

The precinct will also include an extensive, complementary development accommodating facilities and businesses that improve and develop the transportation, handling and marketing of fresh produce.

The Melbourne Market relocation project is about more than just relocating a facility from one site to another. It is about ensuring the ongoing viability and relevance of the market as an essential link in the distribution channel for fresh produce in Australia.

Works commenced onsite at the end of 2009 and the market is expected to be being fully operational in 2014/2015.

Accommodation Nearby Epping’s New Wholesale Fruit and Vegetable Market

Hume Villa Motor Inn works with staff and service people working on building this new project providing comfortable accommodation and we look forward to providing accommodation for visitors when the new facilities come online in the coming year. Located only 9 kilometres from the motel via The M80 and Hume Freeways approximately 8 minutes.

Melbourne’s Northern Golf Course

The Northern Golf Club is renown to be one of Melbourne’s finest golf courses.The Northern Golf Club is a private 18 hole championship standard golf course in the northern suburb of Glenroy. The course measuring 6014 metres and is a challenging but fair test of golf that will leave most people feeling like they had a great day out.

Nothern Golf Cub features water hazards, Santa Anna couch fairways which are rated amongst the best in Melbourne, clever bunker placement and bent grass greens making this a course that will challenge players of all standards.

Manager introduced guests should be affiliated with a recognised golf club or association, and hold a current membership identification card or letter of introduction from that organisation.

Accommodation Near Northern Golf Club

Northern Golf Club is an ideal venue for your next Private Function servicing Private Parties, Weddings, Anniversaries, Conferences and Wakes.

Hume Villa Motor Inn is located only 4.2 Kilometres from the Golf Club making this motel is an ideal choice for accommodation near the Northern Golf Club.

Northern Golf Club
97 Glenroy Road
Glenroy, Victoria, 3046
Pro Shop: (03) 9300 2488
Clubhouse: (03) 9306 1677
Website: www.northerngc.com.au

1324 Sydney Road
Fawkner VIC 3060

47-97 Glenroy Road
Glenroy VIC 3046, Australia

The Meadows Conferences, Functions and Greyhound Racing

The Meadows is one of the world’s most forward thinking and unique greyhound racing associations, with facilities to match. The Meadows is the home of the Australian Cup and boasts a reputation of providing first class racing, hospitality and service for any occasion.

Conferences and Functions at The MeadowsThe Meadows races every Saturday night and is a multi-purpose function venue that hosts a range of raceday and non-raceday events throughout the year. With the capacity to provide function and conference facilities for up to 600 people, The Meadows is the ideal place to host your next gathering be it business or pleasure.

The Meadows Customer Service on
80 Northcorp Bvd
Victoria 3047
(03) 9355 5222

The Meadows ensures that your conference is professional, accessible and affordable, combine flexible room options, state of the art technical equipment and superb menu options and you’ve got the recipe for a fantastic conference that’s certain to impress both your staff and clients.

Conference facilities at The Meadows include:

Flexible room options including multiple break out areas and room set upsStunning views overlooking the city skyline
State of the art technical equipment
Flexible and affordable menu options
Centrally located
Capacity for 10 – 600 seated guests
Free Car Parking (700 spaces)

For accommodation near The Meadows, check out Hume Villa Motor Inn.

Hume Villa Motor Inn Melbourne Accommodation

Hume Villa Motor Inn

1324 Sydney Road
Fawkner, VIC 3060 Australia
Tel: 03 9357 1522
Fax: 03 9359 6114
[email protected]
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