Discover Darebin

Tourism in Darebin is built on the real and authentic stories of the Darebin community. From our rich migrant and indigenous communities to our artisans, creators and musicians, we have many stories to share, generations of skills and traditions to pass on and numerous intimate and authentic cultural experiences to be had.

Suburbs include:

Alphington Bundoora Fairfield Kingsbury Macleod Northcote Preston Reservoir Thornbury

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  • Preston Market

    Preston Market

    For 45 years the Preston Market has been the fresh food and multi-cultural hub of Melbourne’s North. Now offering visitors with Melbourne’s newest artist and design precinct, Pam Lane.

    For 45 years the Preston Market has been the fresh food and multi-cultural hub of Melbourne’s North.

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  • The Preston Food Truck Park

    The Preston Food Truck Park

    Preston is a vibrant, edgy and attractive venue offering Melbourne’s favourite food trucks on rotation, events and entertainment to the northern suburbs of Melbourne. The former car yard and warehouse stays true to the history of the site and brings a block party venue to Preston’s High Street. The venue is fully licensed and features Barry’s Bar serving craft beer and cider on tap, wine and pre-mixed spirits. 

    Preston is a vibrant, edgy and attractive venue offering Melbourne’s favourite food trucks on rotation, events and entertainment to the northern suburbs of Melbourne.

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  • Ben’s Brew Tours

    Ben’s Brew Tours

    Ben’s Brew Tours is all about discovery. They’ve collaborated with some of the best brewers, stockists and specialty bars in Melbourne and Darebin to help you experience the very best of the local craft beer scene. Whether you’re looking to grow your knowledge of craft beer, taste some of Melbourne’s best brews, or just want a fun and laid back day out, Ben’s Brew Tours will get you started!

    Whether you’re looking to grow your knowledge of craft beer, taste some of Melbourne’s best brews, or just want a fun and laid back day out, Ben’s Brew Tours will get you started!

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  • Darebin Public Art

    The City of Darebin is home to an extensive public art collection enhancing the urban landscape.  Plan your visit with the Darebin Public Art Discovery Map (to view map click MORE INFO).

    The City of Darebin is home to an extensive public art collection enhancing the urban landscape.

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  • FIDO

    Move over the Big Banana and Big Pineapple! Have you met Fairfield’s much-loved FIDO? Short for the Fairfield Industrial Dog, FIDO has greeted travellers in Fairfield since 2000. Made from hardwood, the 5.5 metre high and 8 metre long dog sits next to the Fairfield Station and was designed to represent the dog-loving community of this inner-city suburb. 

    Move over the Big Banana and Big Pineapple! Have you met Fairfield’s much-loved FIDO? Short for the Fairfield Industrial Dog, FIDO has greeted travellers in Fairfield since 2000.

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  • High Street Northcote

    High Street Northcote

    High Street Northcote is one of Melbourne's most dynamic and creative locations, with a history spanning 150 years. Today High Street is home to one of Melbourne's most interesting and eclectic mix of retailers, bars, pubs, cafes and restaurants.  On any given night you will find a selection of Melbourne's finest performing artists, sitting on a chair in a dimly lit bar or high up on a light flooded stage. The street houses an impressive array of vintage and retro fashion and furniture retailers alongside contemporary fashion and design boutiques. 

    High Street Northcote is one of Melbourne's most dynamic and creative locations, with a history spanning 150 years.

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  • Farm Vigano

    Bundoora Homestead Art Centre

    Built in 1899, Bundoora Homestead is a magnificent Queen Anne style Federation mansion operating as a historic house, art gallery and café, registered by Heritage Victoria and certified by the National Trust. Bundoora Homestead Art Centre is the public art gallery for the City of Darebin hosting contemporary visual arts and craft exhibitions, a public education program including artist talks, workshops and events, and the biennial Darebin Art Prize. 

    Built in 1899, Bundoora Homestead is a magnificent Queen Anne style Federation mansion operating as a historic house, art gallery and café, registered by Heritage Victoria and certified by the National Trust.

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  • Fairfield Village

    Fairfield Village

    Renowned for its beloved Fido (Fairfield Industrial Dog Object) public artwork project, the Fairfield Village is a haven for locals and visitors who visit us to shop, dine and enjoy time out. Located within proximity to the famous Fairfield Boathouse and Yarra Bend Park, Fairfield Village is a great place to escape the pace and experience a truly unique atmosphere. 

    Renowned for its beloved Fido (Fairfield Industrial Dog Object) public artwork project, the Fairfield Village is a haven for locals and visitors who visit us to shop, dine and enjoy time out.

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  • Islamic Museum of Australia

    Islamic Museum of Australia

    Visit the Islamic Museum of Australia (IMA) and discover the rich artistic heritage and historical contributions of Muslims in Australia through a diverse range of Islamic arts including architecture, calligraphy, paintings, glass, ceramics and textiles. The first centre of its kind in Australia, IMA also aims to promote new and established Islamic artists, both local and international. Start your day with a Middle Eastern Breakfast at the museum café and don’t forget to visit the gift shop for a little something special.

    Visit the Islamic Museum of Australia (IMA) and discover the rich artistic heritage and historical contributions of Muslims in Australia through a diverse range of Islamic arts including architecture, calligraphy, paintings, glass, ceramics and textiles.

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  • Reservoir Village

    Reservoir Village

    Located at the heart of Reservoir and only minutes walk from Edwardes Lake, our village centre boasts over 90 businesses. Discover a vast collection of cafes, restaurants, fashion boutiques, discount stores and professional services right at your doorstep. Pick up fresh food and produce or grab a bite to eat. Shop for unique gifts and homewares, get your fashion fix or search for everyday items, medical suppliers, professional services, and much more. Home to Coles and IGA, our village offers something for every visitor.

     

    Located at the heart of Reservoir and only minutes walk from Edwardes Lake, our village centre boasts over 90 businesses.

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  • The Darebin Parklands Spiritual ad Healing Trail

    The Darebin Parklands Spiritual and Healing Trail

    The Darebin Spiritual Healing Trail is a tranquil and uplifting walk amidst the beautiful natural bush setting of Darebin Parklands in Alphington. The Trail winds around beautiful native bushland, down to the magnificent rock faces along the Darebin Creek, to the lush wetlands, across the creek over rocks and stepping stones, and then up a gentle hill for a birds’ eye view of the parklands and towards the city skyline. Along the Trail there are five major stops with themes and special readings which focus on personal wellbeing.

    The Darebin Spiritual Healing Trail is a tranquil and uplifting walk amidst the beautiful natural bush setting of Darebin Parklands in Alphington.

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  • Chua Linh So’n Buddhist Temple

    Chua Linh So’n Buddhist Temple

    The Chua Linh So’n Buddhist Temple demonstrates the rich diversity of Darebin's religious character and ethnic communities. Open daily to the public.

    The Chua Linh So’n Buddhist Temple demonstrates the rich diversity of Darebin's religious character and ethnic communities.

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  • Northland Shopping Centre

    Northland Shopping Centre

    Celebrating 50 years in 2016, Northland is proud to part of ‘the New North’ and today is a major regional shopping centre located approximately 9km north of Melbourne’s CBD. It is the largest predominantly single-level shopping centre in Melbourne and anchored by Myer, Kmart, Target, Coles, Woolworths, Aldi, Toys ‘R’ Us as well as Rebel Sport, Lincraft and JB Hi-Fi. The centre offers Hoyts Cinemas and more than 320 additional retailers. 

    Celebrating 50 years in 2016, Northland is proud to part of ‘the New North’ and today is a major regional shopping centre located approximately 9km north of Melbourne’s CBD.

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