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Explore Altona North and surrounds

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    Altona Gate Shopping Centre

    124/134 Millers Road, Altona North

    Just a 5 minute walk away, Altona Gate shopping centre is home to major retailers Kmart, Coles and Aldi, plus more than 60 specialty stores, services, cafes and restaurants.

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    Seaside Flatbread

    Borack Square

    Renowned for great value middle eastern kafta pizzas and pies, Seaside Flatbread Cafe will introduce you to a spectacular range of treats such as fattoush and cabbage salad, kebbeh shells, or a traditional Lebanese breakfast.

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    Second Ave Grocer

    62-76 Second Avenue, Altona North

    The best continental grocer in the west, Altona Fresh Fine Foods’s range is breathtaking – everything from premium cured meats and over 250 varieties of cheese to exceptional quality fresh produce.

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    Golden Bakery

    310 Blackshaws Road, Altona North

    Offering a range of hot breads, cakes and delicious sweet and savoury pastries, Golden Bakery is open from 5am. Pop in early for delicate, flaky, fresh breakfast croissants.

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    Gugliotta & Sons Butcher

    314A Blackshaws Road

    Serving the local community since 1970, Gugliotta & Sons are regarded as one of the finest butchers in Melbourne, specialising in traditional methods and preparing all produce on premises.

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    Laverton Market

    8/18 Leakes Road, Laverton North

    Skimming Laverton Market’s 1,400+ stalls could turn up anything! A huge variety of new and second hand items laying wait at great prices. With everything from clothes to crafts, produce to plants, antiques, arts, and electronic goods, it’s a bonanza for antiquers, junkers and flea market lovers.

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    Mouna's Sweets

    216 Blackshaws Road, Altona North

    Authentic, fresh and delicious Lebanese desserts produced on-site include a variety of baklava and filled pastry treats.Open until 10pm Monday - Sunday pop in and try their famous Cocktail.

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    Sth Kingsville Blacksheep

    25B Vernon St, South Kingsville

    A dog and kid friendly cafe open from 7am weekdays and from 8 on weekends, ample outdoor areas for a long lazy Sunday lunch.

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    Burn City Smokers Test Kitchen

    31A Vernon St, South Kingsville

    Regularly ensconced at the Grand Hyatt in Melbourne’s CBD and vanguards of Melbourne’s Southern American barbecue scene, Burn City Smokers have been dishing-up succulent, smoky, slow-cooked meat since 2014.

    If you can make it past their signature smoked brisket burger, the regularly changing menu might offer anything from wood-fried pippies to jalapeno poppers and fried camembert.

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    29A Vernon St, South Kingsville

    Beautiful thin crust pizza topped with clever flavour combinations like green olive, pesto, ricotta and chilli; or beetroot, goats cheese and caramelised onions make Motorino a go to for serious local pizza lovers. Also a great option for those with little ones in tow.

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    Between 2 Buns

    28 Pier Street, Altona

    Highly regarded by Melbourne burger aficionados and definitely one of the best in the West, Between 2 Buns are not only renowned for superb burgers but also excellent thickshakes and beer-battered ‘dirty fries’. Try The Double, and if you’ve any room left, deep fried Oreos tempt.

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    Altona Coastal Park

    Altona Foreshore

    Join runners, cyclists and dog-walkers and explore the spectacular 70 hectare Altona Coastal Park – a haven for around 150 bird species, including 13 considered rare or endangered.

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    Altona Miniature Railway

    1 Blenheim Road, Altona North

    Hauling enthusiastic rail fans since 1976, Altona Miniature Railway’s scaled steam and diesel engines traverse 1.5km of track. Open to the public on the third Sunday of each month.

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    AW Bond Reserve

    144 Chambers Road, Altona North

    Nearby AW Bond Reserve is home to the Altona Lions Football Club and features plenty of open grassy areas, bike paths and a well-equipped, toddler-friendly playground.

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    Kororoit Creek Trail

    144 Chambers Road, Altona North

    Just 500m away, the Lower Kororoit Creek Trail invites you to cycle to picturesque Cherry Lake and Altona Beach, or on to Williamstown via the Hobsons BayCoastal trail.

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    Crofts Reserve

    482 Blackshaws Road, Altona North

    Expansive playing fields see year-round action from local sporting folk. A well equipped playground keeps the youngsters amused.

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    Altona Beach

    Altona Foreshore

    Less than 5km away, Altona Beach is the largest and most pristine beaches in the west, and an (almost) undiscovered gem – one of Melbourne’s best swimming spots and popular for paddle and kite boarding, kayaking, and fishing.

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    Cliffhanger Climbing Club

    61-65 Dohertys Road, Altona North

    Boasting the tallest indoor rock-climbing wall in the southern hemisphere, Cliffhanger Climbing Gym is emblematic of the energy and innovation displayed by many start-ups gravitating to the inner west.

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    Newport Station

    Mason Street / Melbourne Road, Newport

    Melbourne’s fast and efficient public transport system is right on your doorstep with multiple nearby bus routes and the intersection of two train lines at Newport Station.

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    Westgate Freeway

    Enjoy fantastic access on and off the Westgate Freeway, just 800m up the road. Be in the city in 20 minutes or at the airport in 30.

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    Blackshaws Road Bus Stop

    436 Blackshaws Rd, Altona North

    Four bus routes converge on Alfie, taking you directly toQueen Victoria Market, Footscray and Sunshine – or to Mordialloc via a city loop which includes Essendon DFO, Northland and Chadstone.

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    Emmanuel College

    423 Blackshaws Rd, Altona North

    Nearby, first class education facilities include Emmanuel College St Paul’s Campus a Years 7-12 all-boys campus offering a quality education in the catholic tradition.

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    Bayside P-12 College

    1 McArthurs Road, Altona North

    Catering to students from Prep through to Year 9, Bayside P-12 College’s Altona Campus is a modern, state-of-the-art facility with an expansive community library annexed to the campus.

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    Altona North Primary School

    51 Cresser Street, Altona North

    Offering an excellent educational program with a strong focus on performing arts and sustainability Altona North PrimarySchool boasts an enviable reputation among the local and wider community.

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    25 Cafe Cubin

    5 Misten Ave, Altona North

    Literally on Alfie’s doorstep, enjoy excellent coffee and a snappy menu of brunch classics in a funky, kid friendly atmosphere.