About the area - Mantra Melbourne Epping

Being so close to the city centre while remaining away from the hustle and bustle, the suburb of Epping has quickly become one of the fastest growing locations in Melbourne.

With the population increasing at a steady rate, the development of infrastructure is pushing the boundaries of this once conservative location, transforming it into a sought-after destination for conferencing and events. It's also a convenient stopover to provide much needed respite for travellers who are requiring short stay accommodation.

If you’re spending some time in Epping and are wondering what to do in the area, you’ll be well looked after when it comes to dining and recreation. Pacific Epping is the one-stop-shop for your entertainment needs, open 7 days featuring a host of stores including major retailers, supermarkets, banks, discount and variety shops, fashion stores and kid’s activities. It’s also home to a cinema complex and a restaurant precinct, where you can make the most of an evening with friends or family.

Nature enthusiasts will need to travel a little outside of Epping to the nearby suburb of South Morang, where you can explore the Quarry Hills Bushland Park for fresh air and stunning views across expansive hinterland and freshwater lakes. You may also spot a kangaroo or too if you’re in luck! The Hawkstowe Picnic Area is also a must to visit if you’re looking for family friendly activities or simply a place to relax under a shady tree.

Epping also has a range of indoor playcentres, outdoor playgrounds and parks to keep the kids entertained. Depending on the age of your children you’re bound to find an age appropriate activity for toddlers through to school aged kids.

Things to do in Melbourne

  • The National Gallery of Victoria
  • Arts Centre Melbourne
  • The Royal Botanic Gardens
  • The Domain Parklands
  • The Shrine of Remembrance
  • The Ian Potter Foundation Children's Garden
  • Rod Laver Arena
  • St Kilda Beach
  • Chapel Street Southgate Precinct