Point Cook is an iconic part of Melbourne, largely because it represents the origin of the Royal Australian Air Force.
Point Cook is located 30kms south-west from Melbourne and is bordered by the large residential suburbs of Altona Meadows, Hoppers Crossing and Werribee.
Point Cook Melbourne, Sanctuary Lakes Hotel & Motel Accommodation
Presently, the Point Cook is the location of the RAAF Museum, one of the region’s most prominent tourist attractions. The museum tells the story of the second oldest air force in the world, the Royal Australian Air Force. The museum is open from Tuesday to Friday between 10am–3pm and on weekends and public Holidays between 10am–5pm. Admission is free.
As a residential suburb, Point Cook also has a number of shops and restaurants located in the town centre which has over 150 stores including a Woolworths, Aldi, Target and Coles amongst many others. Sanctuary Lakes Shopping Centre is also a convenient shopping centre as well with clothing stores, fresh food, banks, bakeries and so much more.
For those wanting to spend a day in the outdoors, take the kids to the nearby Werribee Open Range Zoo, which is located just over the border of this suburb in Werribee South. Within this open range zoo, you will find a range of animals from all parts of the world. You’ll see native species of Australian animals and birds as well as a large number of animals from the African savannah. Take the 40 minute wildlife bus safari around the zoo and learn more about the wild animals and birds. The safari tour is included in your admission price.
Point Cook is easily accessible from the Princes Highway or via train on the Point Cook Line. Those taking the train can alight at either Williams Landing or Hoppers Crossing Train Station. The following bus routes are also available: 493, 494, 495, 496 and 497.
There are plenty of accommodation options in and around Point Cook, in particular around the Sanctuary Lakes area. Click the links below to explore the accommodation options around this area.