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Moonee Ponds

Moonee Ponds

Moonee Ponds is an affluent residential suburb located in the North West region of Melbourne and is bounded by other well-established suburbs such as Brunswick, Ascot Vale and Essendon.

Moonee Ponds is home to a number of historic buildings which are reflective of the region’s rich history. These include the Anglican Church which opened in 1859 and the town hall complex, also known as the Clocktower Centre, which opened in 1880. Today, the Clocktower Centre functions as a theatre which hosts live performances, concerts and exhibitions.

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A trip to Moonee Ponds is incomplete without taking some time to enjoy shopping along the famous Puckle Street. This is the main shopping street and is the hub of most of the region’s economic activity. There are dozens of stores and cafes located along here including supermarkets, clothing stores, shoe outlet stores, pharmacies, hairdressers and gift shops. You can also head over to Moonee Ponds Central Shopping Centre which is where many locals do their grocery shopping as it houses a Kmart, Aldi and The Coffee Club.

Moonee Ponds is also home to the Moonee Valley Racecourse which hosts a number of horse racing meets throughout the year. Most notably, it is home to the famous Cox Plate race which runs during the Spring Racing Carnival around October each year.

Moonee Ponds is also home to some beautiful parklands including Queens Park which sits along Mount Alexander Road. There is a rose garden, sunken garden, bowling club and swimming pool located here and it is also a great place to host a picnic.

Moonee Ponds is well serviced by public transport, with regular trains stopping at the Moonee Ponds train station via the Craigieburn Train Line. Tram routes 59 and 82 also service the area and there are a number of bus routes available including numbers 404, 476, 477, 483, 501, 506 and 508.

There are a few accommodation options available in Moonee Ponds including the Quest Hotel which is right next to the racecourse. Click the links below to explore the options of accommodation here.

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