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Things to do near Tullamarine Airport in 2024

the view of marong estate

Most people choose to sit and wait the hours away inside the terminal, but not me. I would instead explore wherever I am in the world, even if I only have a few hours at my disposal, so if you are like me and are ready to explore, keep reading because here is all you need to know about Tullamarine Australia.


Tullamarine Airport is not the only Melbourne Airport. Still, it is the most significant domestic airport and the only international airport in Melbourne, so it is fair to say when you are flying into Melbourne, this is the airport that you will most likely be landing in. 

You will find the information services on the ground floor of the International Terminal. Travellers’ information services (TIS) are worth a stop because they have everything you need, from sim cards to discounted attraction tickets. It is also an excellent place for information about transportation services. 

If you would like to rent a car, Melbourne City is only 30 minutes drive away, and everything else mentioned in this article is within 20 minutes of the airport. 

tullamarine airport

Five great reasons to explore the Tullamarine area

Learn to surf 

surf lessons

Shop for some great bargains.

You can catch public transport, but an uber or driving is by far the quickest and easiest way. Opening hours are from 10 am to 6 pm daily but get there early if it’s a public holiday or general holiday season; it can get busy. 

shopping near tullamarine

Have lunch at a winery.

Yes, this area has it all. A short 16-minute drive away, you will find one of the prettiest places to have lunch. Marnong Estate (accommodation also available) has both casual and fine dining. Book online if you want to sit inside and enjoy a set menu (dress code applies), or sit outside and eat amongst nature with the cafe serving everything from pizza to picnic foods.

It is a beautiful place to have lunch, visit the cellar door or spend the entire day just enjoying that fantastic view. 

Marnong estate

Watch a movie

near tullamarine

Try an authentic horseriding experience.

Other ideas in Melbourne 

  • If you want to spend more time in Melbourne, try St Kilda. There is plenty to see and do in this diverse, eclectic beachside suburb. 
  • Yarra valley is always a favourite for any wine lover. From sparkling wine to gin distillery, yep, Yarra Valley has it all.
horse riding tullamarine

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Marnong Estate

Marnong estate near tullamarine

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