A luxuriant retreat within arms reach of the city centre.

Darling Gardens

Just a 5-minute stroll from Alexandra, Darling Gardens is a Victorian-style retreat and one of the north side’s most picturesque spots. Shrouded in mature trees, the garden’s foliage shifts enchantingly with the seasons, boasting vibrant blooms in spring and deep red hues in autumn. Pack up a picnic, grab a good book and spend your weekends immersed in the tranquillity of this peaceful sanctuary (canine companions are more than welcome).

Collingwood Children’s Farm

Collingwood’s not-for-profit Children’s Farm is one of Melbourne’s most beloved locations, positioned just below the Abbotsford Convent site. Visitors are given the freedom to wander round the rustic farm as they please, observing, petting and feeding the variety of animals that call the lush location home. The Farm Café is also located here, a Melbourne institution renowned for its wholesome, country-style dishes. On the second Sunday of every month, be sure to head down to the farm for the award-winning Melbourne Farmer’s Market, where a selection of fresh, local produce is yours to explore.

Abbotsford Convent

The charming Abbotsford Convent is the largest arts precinct in Melbourne and a thriving epicentre for communal activity. Hosting everything from exhibitions and yoga classes to farmers’ markets and craft fairs, the site provides a haven for sharing and appreciating creativity. It also houses a myriad of eateries with flavours from all around the globe, including the nourishing ‘pay as you feel’ Lentil As Anything. Rich with history, a stroll around the manicured gardens and gothic buildings makes for the perfect afternoon, where the serene atmosphere borders on mesmeric.

Nestled in a sweeping bend of the Yarra River, the Convent is neighboured by Collingwood Children’s Farm, another iconic destination to throw on the weekend to-do list.

Merri Creek Footbridge
Studley Park

Make indulgence a daily occurrence with a bevy of bars and eateries.


A renowned Melbourne institution, Cavallini on Queens Parade is an artisan bakery with a passion for satisfying every sweet tooth that visits. Allow yourself to be swept up in the European authenticity of it all, and imagine your delectable pastry is being consumed somewhere in Paris. The coffee here is also without fault.

Dr. Morse

Within walking distance of home, Dr Morse is everyone’s favourite bar slash eatery this side of the Yarra. Edgy and industrial, the atmosphere is colourfully laidback, ideal for all kinds of occasions, from brunch dates to Saturday night soirees. Their Asian-inspired menu is designed to complement their ample selection of craft beers (don’t pass on the banana spring rolls for dessert).

Dr Morse

Uncle Drew

Just metres from Alexandra’s doorstep, Uncle Drew will undoubtedly become a home away from home for future residents. A café and weekends-only restaurant, the eatery exudes hospitable warmth, like you’re dropping in at a relative’s for a meal on a Sunday. The décor does ‘quaint and cosy living room’ in a distinctly north side kind of way, showcasing eclectic furniture, quirky photography and industrial light fittings. Resisting culinary confines, the menu fuses cuisines from all corners of the globe, where items on the breakfast list could just as easily be consumed for dinner. Highlights include the soufflé pancakes, the house made potato gnocchi and the spicy pork hock roll. In a pocket of Melbourne brimming with exceptional cafes, individuality is a must – something Uncle Drew masters to a fine art.

A shopper’s haven, expand your pantry and your wardrobe.


An expansive emporium of delicatessen items, fresh produce and premium meats, McCoppins is a gourmand’s dream. Whether you’re acquiring specialty ingredients for own recipes, or purchasing one of their delicious take home meals, the bountiful store has something for every appetite. Their selection of wines and beers is also one of Melbourne’s most coveted.


With stunning interiors and sun-drenched surfaces, stepping into Toorallie is a blissful experience. The store sells exquisite merino wool pieces, each one timeless and irrefutably well made. Toorallie has supplied premium wool garments to Australians for six generations, a brand shaped by principals of sustainability and immaculate quality.

Bodriggy Brewing Co

With community at its core, Clifton Hill is synonymous with renowned scholarly offerings.

Clifton Hill Primary School

Clifton Hill Primary is regarded as one of the best schools in the state, a learning environment founded on values of kindness, empathy, gratitude, inclusiveness and creative thinking. Employing an integrated approach to learning with a heavy focus on student wellbeing, living within the zone is highly desired throughout Melbourne.

St John’s Primary School

There are many benefits associated with attending a small school, a notion reflected in the nurturing and supportive environment that is St John’s Primary School. Guided by Catholic ethos, the school recognises that 21st century learning must cater for the whole child – socially, emotionally and physically as well as intellectually.

Clifton Hill, at a glance.

Lush Surrounds

From the leafy streets to the sublime Darling Gardens to the enchanting Yarra Bend, Clifton Hill is laced with greenery through and through. Enjoy a vast array of verdant offerings, all close to home.

Brunch Spots

A prominent leader in the brunch game, Clifton Hill is brimming with trendy cafes and coffee shops, including the likes of Uncle Drew, Mixed Business and Dirty Apron. Acquire your eggs benny or smashed avo somewhere different every week.


Promoting daily enjoyment, there’s no shortage of choice in Clifton Hill when it comes to recreational offerings. Collingwood Leisure Centre, FareShare Kitchen Garden and The Collingwood Children’s Farm are just some of the destinations close at hand.


Clifton Hill is afforded convenient access to a scope of public transport options - two train stations, buses, multiple tram routes and the Capital City Trail bike path are all within walking distance of Alexandra.

Boutique Retail

A suburb synonymous with style, Clifton Hill plays host to a bevy of coveted retailers. High-end labels, luxury vintage stores and homeware hubs are yours to explore on Queens Parade and beyond.

Wine & Dine

When the sun dips, a plethora of vibrant bars and eateries have a wine glass with your name on it. From sophisticated South American restaurant Citrico to trendy watering hole Dr Morse, there is something in and around Clifton Hill for every occasion.


Although Clifton Hill is just 4km from the CBD, it still possesses a suburban, village atmosphere, so residents can enjoy a laidback lifestyle with the convenience of having the city nearby.


Clifton Hill Primary, St John’s Primary and Spensley Street Primary are just three of the exceptional and well-regarded schools found in Clifton Hill. All are within mere walking distance of Alexandra, making for the utmost convenience.

Clifton Hill Train Station

While this part of Melbourne boasts an endless array of provisions, when you need to head out and about, the choice of two train stations ensures this is an easy feat. Just 900m from your doorstep, Clifton Hill station sits as part of the Mernda and Hurstbridge lines, facilitating a smooth, 10-minute journey into the CBD.

After using the ‘locals only’ footbridge, Victoria Park Station is almost the exact same distance from your doorstep. It sits on the same two lines as Clifton Hill station with the added bonus of Dr Morse’s hole in the wall coffee stop. With the 246 Bus also nearby – carrying you swiftly into St Kilda, Elwood and Elsternwick – Alexandra’s location couldn’t be more connected.