Oakleigh trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Oakleigh

(4.1/5 based on 360+ reviews for 6 attractions)
Things to do: fun & games, spas
Oakleigh is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 15 km south-east of Melbourne's central business district. Its local government area is the City of Monash. At the 2011 Census, Oakleigh had a population of 7,535. Once a large independent city, Oakleigh was absorbed into Melbourne as part of the eastward expansion of the metropolis in the 1950s. As a result, it once had its own large historic Central Business District, its own municipality in the former City of Oakleigh and its own suburbs.The area is traditionally known to have a strong Greek cultural influence, largely due to the influx of said immigrants to Australia in the mid-20th century. Fourteen per cent of those living in the suburb speak only Greek at home.The origins of the name of the suburb, "Oakleigh," is unclear, local historians have three main theories - that it was derived from she-oaks that grew near Scotchmans Creek; from "Oakleigh Park" an estate near Malvern Hills in England; or from Mrs. Oakley an early settler.HistoryOriginally inhabited by the Kulin people, a grazing run was established in the settled district east of Melbourne in the early 1840s, for which the lease was taken up by farmers John and Archibald McMillan. Scotchman's Creek Run, as it became known, was named after the Scottish settlers in the area in and near the run (including the McMillan, Campbell, and McPherson families). By 1853, Scotchman's Creek was known as South Yarra Creek, due to the well known South Yarra Pound (built in the area in the early 1840s on behalf of the government to collect stray livestock) and the associated South Yarra Inn. Part of the Parish of Mulgrave, County of Bourke, Oakleigh was first surveyed in 1853, and the first blocks of land were sold soon after. Oakleigh Post Office opened on 1 August 1854.
Use our Australia vacation generator to arrange your visit to Oakleigh and any other destinations in Australia that take your fancy.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Oakleigh

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Oakleigh

Browse hundreds of hotels and read guest reviews on the world's leading online travel agency website.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Extend your holiday

Visit top cities near Oakleigh:
Sightseeing, museums, parks
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Beaches, parks, spas
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Wildlife areas, shopping, sightseeing
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »
Nightlife, spas
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »
Nightlife, parks, shopping
Visit for: 1 dayStart a plan »

Recently planned trips to Greater Melbourne

9 days in Greater Melbourne BY A USER FROM THAILAND January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Greater Melbourne BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Sydney & Greater Melbourne BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA February, culture, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: February, culture, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 30 days in Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Greater Melbourne BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in St Kilda & Melbourne BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Greater Melbourne BY A USER FROM THAILAND January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Greater Melbourne BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Greater Melbourne BY A USER FROM ITALY January, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 39 days in United Kingdom, France & Greater Melbourne BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in Australia BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 23 days in Australia BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans

Inspirock Trip Planner in the News