Thornbury Hotel & Accommodation

Thornbury's between two creeks (Merri and Darebin) and is 7 km north of Melbourne CBD. It's nuts for open spaces, and if you're a sportsman (or woman) you should visit John Cain Memorial Park, including Darebin International Sports Centre, the home of soccer, cycling and lawn bowls for the state. The Thornbury train station is on the Epping line. The 86 tram handily links the suburb to sites like Melbourne Museum, Carlton Gardens and Melbourne Town Hall. No thorny issues finding a room. Just look below.