More than Melbourne’s gateway, scratch under the surface and discover all the things to do in Tullamarine.
One of the newest and most exciting attractions to arrive anywhere in greater Melbourne is due to open in Tullamarine in April 2019. URBNSURF Melbourne is Australia’s first surf park – yes, you heard that right – and offers hours of fun all year-round. Whether you’re paddling out for the first time or a verified pro, you’ll have fun and find a challenge.
Keep the adrenalin pumping at Inflatable World Tullamarine, one of the biggest indoor inflatable playgrounds in the country. A perfect rainy-day activity or birthday party idea, two hours at Inflatable World will give you a workout, let the kids run amok and hopefully put you all into bed at a very reasonable hour that night.
For something a little bit less extreme, work your way around Melbourne Airport Golf Club (formerly Tullamarine Country Club). With water features, bunkers and elevated greens, the course is both challenging and rewarding, especially on the 17th hole, where you’ll be teeing off just 60 metres below the flight path of the giant A380s.
If your idea of exercise belongs on a yoga mat, or if you’re looking for a relaxing way to strengthen your body and mind, Yoga High is your ticket to rejuvenation and sustainable health. With staff certified in instructing Bikram Yoga, Vinyasa, Yin Yoga, Breath Work, Meditation and Pilates, classes run for 30- to 90-minutes and will give you the perfect workout.
If the idea of dressing up your home is too much to pass up, stop in and find a masterpiece at Bali Abundance, a warehouse filled with some of the most beautiful Balinese furniture in all of Australia. Sourced from villages across Indonesia and India, owner Annette Moseley has created a destination not only for lovers of antique and unique pieces, but for homeowners looking for an eye-catching centrepiece.
When you want to treat yourself, make a beeline to a couple of sugary Tullamarine businesses. You’ll smell the House of Biskota before you see it, with the sweet, fragrant smells of artisan biscuits and cakes wafting through the air. One box will never be enough. And if that doesn’t satisfy your sweet tooth, The Biggest Lollie Shop in the World will. It’s gigantic; feast your eyes, mouths and tummies on much-loved favourites and hard-to-find novelties like Persian fairy floss, giant marshmallows or a 1.5kg bag of Skittles.
For those who prefer a more traditional form of dining, Tullamarine is home to plenty of tasty cafes and restaurants. Quality authentic Lebanese food can be hard to come by, but Sheesh Grill is one of the best in the region and well worth a visit. Another tasty option is Hide & Seek Fish & Chippery, with a mouth-watering array of delicious seafood and burgers.
Of course, if you’ve got friends or family coming to stay but you want to keep your personal space, the Mantra Tullamarine will have them sleeping like royalty and you free from guilt. There’s also Quest Apartment Hotel Melbourne Airport if they’re making a quick stopover to visit on the way to or home from a holiday.