Sights & landmarks in Southbank

THE 10 BEST Landmarks in Southbank (Melbourne)

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  • julesten2016
    Melbourne, Australia2,650 contributions
    We were given a "Cocktail in the clouds" package which also included the voyager theatre experience.
    Sitting in our plush red "egg shell" pod chairs we settled in for out 15 minute journey through 16 iconic Melbourne locations.
    Awesome experience and we were advised to do this event first before enjoying our cocktails which was taken onboard & thank goodness.
    We enjoyed our cocktails at Bar 88 whilst admiring the scenery of Melbourne city and beyond.
    The time you spend at the highest observation deck in the southern hemisphere is initially dependent on your own itinerary. The weather gods were on our side so we were in no hurry to leave. ( also it was not crowded)
    We enjoyed the 360 degree views of our city and would recommend this experience.
    Written 15 February 2024
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  • Murty C
    Columbia, MD78 contributions
    A terrific area to stroll, find something to eat in pleasant surroundings, find a play, people watch, or drop into a museum. I found this to be an endless fountain of joy.
    Written 14 February 2024
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  • CoolGuy
    Singapore, Singapore711 contributions
    After we visited the Queen Victoria Gardens, we just chanced upon this beautiful building with very nice external facade.

    We took many beautiful pictures of this place. N happened to know that this place is related to Ministry of Defence.
    Written 16 February 2023
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  • Dimitris L
    Sydney, Australia45,263 contributions
    The Police Memorial is a rather simple structure but very important. It has been erected to honour all those police officers who have fallen in the line of duty. It is quite moving and worth a short visit.
    Written 18 June 2021
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  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia14,022 contributions
    (Sir) Macpherson Robertson (1859-1945) was a businessman and philanthropist. He founded MacRobertson's, the chocolate company. He constructed the imposing MacPherson Robertson Fountain in 1934 to mark the centenary of the founding of Melbourne.
    Written 7 October 2023
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  • EndlessTravels
    Greater Melbourne, Australia35,483 contributions
    Popular spot near the art gallery. One of the best fountains you will see. Such a lovely spot to sit or take a photo. Highly recommend
    Written 11 July 2022
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  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia14,022 contributions
    Berlin-born sculptor Inge King has created this steel creation, named 'Forward Surge'. It's easy to find, between Hamer Hall and the Theaters, in the Arts Precinct.
    Written 7 October 2023
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  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia14,022 contributions
    The statue of the Marquis of Linlithgow is an equestrian statue. It is in St Kilda Road. The statue is a good likeness, according to his family. The base of the statue is made of gray Harcourt granite. The Marquis of Linlithgow is wearing the uniform of the Commander in Charge of Australia. The Marquis is a member of the British hereditary peerage.
    Written 5 December 2023
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  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia14,022 contributions
    Vault has been seen in a number of locations around Melbourne, most recently in the backyard of the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art It's hard to work out why Vault seems to be almost universally hated by Melburnians -- its a number of sheets of steel, painted yellow, welded together. Either way, it's become the work of art Melburnians love the hate
    Written 1 February 2022
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  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia14,022 contributions
    "The Guardians" are a pair of sculptures by Simon Rigg. The sculptures are at the east end of the Crown Promenade. They are quite distinctive. They are made of Italian statuary marble and clad with colorful ceramic tiles. It's hard to say what their intention is, but they are eye-catching.
    Written 7 October 2023
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  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia14,022 contributions
    This twisted steel sculpture is quite fascinating. The sculpture is in St Kilda Road, not far from the Yarra River. It was constructed by Clement Meadmore. It's called "Dervish." It's near the Arts Center. When I see steel sculptures of this sort, I always wonder how it's done.
    Written 4 March 2023
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