Lonely Planet names Maylands one of Australia’s coolest three neighbourhoods

Maylands town centre. Picture: Kristie Lim
Maylands Peninsula. Picture: Kristie Lim
Maylands town centre. Picture: Kristie Lim
Maylands town centre. Picture: Kristie Lim Maylands Peninsula. Picture: Kristie Lim Maylands town centre. Picture: Kristie Lim

MAYLANDS has been named one of global travel authority Lonely Planet’s coolest neighbourhoods in Australia.

Lonely Planet asked three of its author-experts to select the coolest neighbourhoods in Australia to visit right now to celebrate the November release of its Australia guidebook range.

Perth-based Lonely Planet local Fleur Bainger said the once-shady suburb evolved into a buzzing community hub with a “gritty, yet artisanal edge”.

“Hit eclectic cafe-bar Henry on Eighth for live art performances, follow the sounds of a jug band to the vintage train seat booths at Swallow Bar, pause for handmade sourdough at The Woodfired Baker, and trace a yellow brick road to the quirky curios spilling from Vintage Emporium,” she said.

“Bonus points if you find Rossonero pizzeria, hidden on Lyric Lane.”

Adelaide’s West End and Newstead in Brisbane were the other two coolest neighbourhoods.

Lonely Planet formed in 1973 and has printed more than 148 million books across 13 different languages to most destinations on the planet.