Caulfield is a popular suburb in Melbourne located 12 kilometres south-east from the CBD and is bordered by Elsternwick to the west and Malvern East to the east.
Best known as the home of the iconic Caulfield Racecourse, this small suburb is a very popular place to visit and live.
Caulfield Melbourne VIC, Caulfield Cup Races & Hotel Accommodation
Caulfield’s name can be traced back to one of the region’s pioneers, an Irish man known as Baron Caulfield. Its rich history indicates that in the nineteenth century, the bustling suburb was nothing more than swampy land where pastoralists brought their cattle to feed and water.
As the years progressed, the region grew in leaps and bounds to accommodate different communities. These included Camden Town, Owensville and Alma road Village. Today, the region is home to different attractions that are a testament to the area’s development, including the Racecourse that is one of the country’s most popular horse-racing tracks.
Each year, the Caulfield Cup is held here as part of the Spring Racing Carnival in Melbourne. The Caulfield Cup is a Group 1 Thoroughbred horse race. Thousands of people come to the track for this yearly race, with the winner of the Caulfield Cup taking home over $3,000,000.
The swampy area located in the southern part of the suburb is now Caulfield’s main commercial centre. Look out for Caulfield Plaza Shopping Centre and Caulfield Village for all your shopping needs. Caulfield Village offers an excellent location for families as it is a one-stop location for living, shopping and dining.
Enjoy the natural outdoors at Caulfield Park which is located in Caulfield North. The park is an expansive Victorian garden bordered by Inkerman, Balaclava and Hawthorn Roads. The park is an exciting destination for a family outing as it is home to a decorative lake and fields suited for different types of sports.
Caulfield is serviced by a reliable transport system that connects the suburb to Melbourne and other parts of the city. Trains to Caulfield Train Station run on the Frankston, Pakenham and Cranbourne Lines. Tram services are also frequent along Hawthorne Road via the #3, #64 and #67 trams.
You will find accommodation options in the suburbs around Caulfield, so click the links below to find the best hotels and motels in this area.