Local Attractions

City Access

Kensington Train Station is just a two minute walk away and the city 10 minutes by train (Craigieburn Line). Starting early morning and running until after midnight, trains depart every 10 minutes during peak hours and every 20 minutes at other times.

The No. 402 bus stops near the pedestrian crossing on Macaulay Road. It provides direct access to the University of Melbourne, Italian cafés on Lygon Street, Melbourne Museum and the historic Royal Exhibition Building. It terminates close to the eclectic and funky Brunswick Street in Fitzroy and also passes the major Melbourne hospitals.

The No. 57 tram runs along Racecourse Road, a 10 minute walk away, and travels through North Melbourne, past the famous Queen Victoria Markets and along Elizabeth Street terminating at Flinders Street Station.

Nearby Attractions

Eating Out


Cafés on Bellair Street, Macaulay Road and Rankins Road offer a wide variety of breakfast options. Using fresh seasonal ingredients, they offer traditional breakfasts and gourmet treats.


There are so many places and styles to choose from you will want to extend your stay!


At night Kensington Village offers a multi-cultural dining experience. Sori, Pimms Thai and Armani offer Asian cuisines, White Rabbit is a record bar with great atmosphere and smart food. Three Pizza outlets and Mr Piccalo will sure to satisfy your Italian tastebuds. When you’ve exhausted the local options, a 10 minute stroll down Bellair Street to Racecourse Road will open up another exciting dining experience. Go explore!

Take Away

If you want to dine in, Kensington offers take-away from pizza, chicken, fish & chips to Korean, Japanese, Thai and Indian restaurants.