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Melbourne Central

| Corner of LaTrobe and Swanston Streets, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9922 1100
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Melbourne Central is a diverse shopping and dining destination that invites you to keep exploring. Bringing together more than 300 retailers over five levels, Melbourne Central is home to an absorbing range of Australian and international fashion brands from Gorman, Alannah Hill, Crumpler to Vans and Nique. Take a sugar break at Cupcake Central, a beauty break at Mecca Maxima or an indulgent time-out at Self Centred Medi Spa. The buzz continues after dark, whether you are lurking in Knox Lane with its graffiti by Melbourne's infamous DABS and MYLA, or basking beneath a screen in the Hoyts Lux Cinema. Spanning two city blocks, the centre boasts several unique architectural features including the giant Marionette Watch hanging in Shot Tower Square, famous for its hourly rendition of the Australian anthem 'Waltzing Matilda'. The square is named after the historic Coops Shot Tower a bullet-making facility built in 1889. Today, the brick shot tower stands proudly in its original place, protected by a modern twist: the magnificent Glass Cone, designed in the '80s by Japanese architect Kisho Kurokawa. While it floods the centre with natural light, the Glass Cone's design also makes it one of Melbourne's most recognisable landmarks. Located atop the City Loop Melbourne Central train station and can be found on the iconic free city circle tram route. Melbourne Central boasts 822 car parks making it the perfect base for Melbourne city excursions. The five-star-rated parents' retreat offers a sanctuary for families, while The Little Library free book exchange provide spaces for pause and escape from the city's frenetic buzz. Whatever brings you to Melbourne, be it shopping, exploring, lunch, brunch or simply an unexpected adventure, it is all waiting between Lonsdale and La Trobe. Or to go behind the scenes book a place on Melbourne Central's Unlocked Tour which leads visitors around hidden nooks, rarely-seen vantage points and secret rooftops. Bernadette Alibrando can also tell you the tales of Melbourne Central's huge range of artworks in the Walk to Art Tours. For bookings please visit the Melbourne Central website.
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| Corner of LaTrobe and Swanston Streets, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Central Business District
+61 3 9922 1100
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Great range of shops, with a great, funky vibe and brimming with young people. I loved the atmosphere and will definitely visit again.

Thank HeraD
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great shopping experience this is. I started in Bourke st Mall, walked through DJs, Myer and on to here. Some cool shops like RM Williams, Gap - its a must

Thank Sharyn M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great shops and June was an excellent time to come with all the sales!! Lots of name brand shops including my favs Mimco, Witchery, Country Road etc.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice way they have kept the old building and the way it's been kept as a feature, plenty of shops in the building cafes and eateries, plenty to explore and the station is on the bottom floor

Thank welshlassSydney
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is a lot to see and do and the tourist information staff are very friendly and welcoming. They gave us lots of information which we did not have before on the best places to take the kids. We went for the gingerbread house display...More

Thank Nthenyalee
Reviewed 1 week ago

The sights and sounds of Melbourne central are amazing. Just walking around, window shopping in the evening or shopping during the day there is just so much to do. Some great Cafes and lots of history.

Thank brg68mga
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hi end shopping. Love the shot tower inside. Made to make bullets in earlier times. There are so many good shops and eateries here. Well worth a Melbourne City visit.

Thank Andrew L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This large shopping centre includes some excellent restaurants and the old shot tower is well integrated.

Thank amp-qld
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Isn't it great when you are a tourist in your own town, just get the train or bus to Melbourne Central a few escalators and you are there! Fun isn't just the only part of going to a shopping precinct that has cafes, restaurants, cinemas,...More

Thank Seaton29
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Melbourne Central Mall has a huge number of shops, food outlets, cafes, and places to relax and watch the people pass by. Its well worth a visit.

Thank Tunn-1
Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways
tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary
feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the
city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques,
throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You
never quite know what you’ll find around the next
corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and
even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air
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