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Carlton overview

Carlton is a budget-friendly place, distinct for its architecture and museums, and known for its churches and shops. You'll enjoy the abundant coffee and cafe choices. Plan a fun excursion to Melbourne Cricket Ground or Etihad Stadium. Popular attractions such as St. Kilda Beach and Melbourne Museum are sure to leave an impression. If you're looking for a family- and business-friendly getaway, Carlton is for you.

Where to stay in Carlton

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, the area around Carlton has accommodations to fit every need. Search for hotels in Carlton with Hotels.com by checking our online maps. These display the areas and neighbourhoods around all Carlton hotels so you can see how close you are from landmarks and attractions, and then refine your search within the larger area. The best Carlton hotel deals are here with our lowest price guarantee.

How to get to Carlton

Fly in to Melbourne, VIC (MEL-Tullamarine), 11 mi (17.8 km) from central Carlton. Melbourne, VIC (AVV-Avalon) is the next closest major airport, 31.4 mi (50.5 km) away.

What to see around Carlton

Fun activities in the area include these attractions:
  • • Merri Creek Trail
  • • Fitzroy Aboriginal Heritage Walking Trail
  • • Melbourne Star Observation Wheel
  • • Tan Track
  • • Outer Circle Rail Trail
Known for its family-friendly sights such as:
  • • Melbourne City Baths
  • • Melbourne Zoo
  • • State Netball Hockey Centre
  • • Alexandra Gardens
  • • Melbourne Aquarium
A top highlight is the area's museums, as well as places like:
  • • Ian Potter Museum of Art
  • • Sutton Gallery
  • • Medical History Museum
  • • Melbourne Museum
  • • Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton, Victoria, Australia
Memorable for its churches and these top landmarks:
  • • St Michael’s Uniting Church
  • • Scots Church
  • • Cooks Cottage
Below are some favourite shopping areas where you can find that perfect souvenir – or simply browse:
  • • Rose Street Artists' Market
  • • Queen Victoria Market
  • • Melbourne Central
  • • QV Centre
  • • Emporium Melbourne
Popular places in the area include:
  • • Melbourne Cricket Ground
  • • St. Kilda Beach
  • • University of Melbourne
  • • RMIT University
  • • Bourke Street Mall

When to visit Carlton

If you're still deciding when to visit, here are the seasonal trends to help you plan:

Seasonal temperatures
  • January-March: 27°C day, 10°C night
  • April-June: 20°C day, 5°C night
  • July-September: 18°C day, 5°C night
  • October-December: 24°C day, 7°C night
Seasonal average rainfall
  • January-March: 3 cm
  • April-June: 3 cm
  • July-September: 3 cm
  • October-December: 3 cm
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