Footscray, Yarraville and Seddon
Dynamic Footscray is constantly changing, with a growing arts scene complimenting the existing and ever-fascinating multicultural make-up. Fill up on authentic Vietnamese, Ethiopian or Indian fare before immersing yourself in the arts precinct.
On the surface Yarraville is an immaculately preserved Edwardian village, but a closer look reveals a bustling, eclectic community with a passion for the finest things in life – cafes, restaurants, boutiques, bars and live music venues seemingly spring up by the week.
Tiny, vibrant Seddon will sweep you off your feet with its charm. A growing number of understated and excellent cafes beckon with their aromas of coffee and cakes, and a short but sweet list of wine bars and restaurants is bound to introduce a new favourite.
Williamstown and surrounds
Get the best of bayside with a western edge in waterside Williamstown, steeped in maritime history and heritage buildings. Splash about on the beach, take in a guided heritage walk, browse the bustling weekend market or cycle the extensive coastal bike trails.
Altona is framed by parks and a wide sweeping beach, with the Louis Joel Arts and Community Centre and Tuesday Beach Market among the urbane highlights.