Maribyrnong is an inner suburb 8km west of Melbourne’s CBD. The Maribyrnong River is a significant feature of the neighbourhood. You can often spot locals fishing and kayaking on the river. Running along beside the river, the Maribyrnong River trail is used for running, walking, bike riding and family activities. Highpoint Shopping Centre, the fourth largest shopping centre in Australia, can be considered the heart of Maribyrnong.
Once inside Highpoint, you’ll find all the usual food court suspects, including The Pancake Parlour, and Bavarian for German inspired food and drinking. Anglers Tavern is a riverside pub and night spot offering picturesque views. During the day it’s super family friendly, offering a bistro menu, kids’ menu and seniors’ menu. Maribyrnong Boathouse, café by day and restaurant by night, also has an enviable riverside location and great reputation.