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Review of Melbourne Central

Melbourne Central
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US$ 71.96*
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Small-Group Melbourne Sightseeing Tour
Ranked #34 of 410 things to do in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“No money now”
Reviewed 25 April 2012

A great selection of places to meander through, I visited it on several occasions during my last visit to the city. Always some form of entertainment occurring.

Visited April 2012
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“Great selection of shops”
Reviewed 25 April 2012

Lots of a good selection of quality shops all in one place.Melbourne Central had good customer information also and a great place to get a tram or train.

Visited April 2012
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“Better places to shop”
Reviewed 25 April 2012

Bourke St is really just a name brand, full price shopping strip these days. There are better places to shop in Melbourne.

Visited April 2012
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Perth
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“So many shops...so little time”
Reviewed 24 April 2012

I think a map would have been worthwhile...but shoppers instinct always wins through

Visited March 2012
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Brisbane, Australia
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“The heart of Melbourne”
Reviewed 24 April 2012

You simply cannot visit Melbourne (Australias best city) without a wander through Bourke Street Mall. Fabulous shopping, awesome eateries and a culture like no where else in Australia!

Visited September 2011
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