Things to do in Chinatown

THE 10 BEST Things to Do in Chinatown, Melbourne

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What travellers are saying

  • DJ
    Levin, New Zealand95 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We came to see Grease the stage show, fabulous show but the venue turned it from a good experience to a fantastic experience
    Super easy to access, well trained staff, accommodating and empathetic attitudes are very evident when dealing with those who have physical impairments
    Seating is well laid out, in good order and very comfortable
    General areas are super clean and in good repair.
    The building itself is a beautiful old building which is well maintained and adds to the "experience"
    Written 9 February 2024
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  • CoolGuy
    Singapore, Singapore711 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We came here after our lunch at nearby The Paramount Centre Food court. The theatre box office guy is extremely patient n friendly in explaining the different classes of tickets for "Harry Potter & the Curses Child" & asurance the "good seat". We bought A$75 tickets and the seats has good view n show is very good n spectacular with effects! The theatre provides authentic atmosphere

    We enjoyed it very much!
    Written 14 February 2023
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  • reeceyb
    Chichester, UK1,636 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was a good place to wonder and follow your nose for the food which was all very very good all sorts of different vendors selling they take on Chinese food worth walking through
    Written 13 October 2023
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  • Gerry E
    Greater Bendigo, Australia19 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Saw the musical Once there recently and it was really well done, and the old theatre was lovely too.
    But just one thing... I prepaid for two cocktails ($19 each) and I don't reckon there was a drop of alcohol in either one... won't get caught doing that, next time I'll watch to see what is (and what isn't) getting poured into the plastic cup.
    Written 19 July 2023
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  • BelC0001
    Sydney, Australia636 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Though not my first visit to this museum, its always worth a visit periodically as the displays are changed on a regular basis.
    Three floors plus the basement are housed in an historic building, itself very well built and maintained (with a timber staircase easily the best built we have come across), though there is a good sized elevator for those requiring it.
    The top floor contained displays (both static and audio-visual) about the Chinese people who emigrated to Australia from goldfield days to present day. The basement contains a very good interactive display regarding the first chinese (men) to leave their homeland, sailing to Australia to pan for gold.
    Written 3 January 2024
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  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia14,073 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Curtin House is a good hang-out for city workers. It's a bit shabby, but the restaurant is nice. The rooftop bar is renowned as a place for a convivial drink. Curtin House is named for John Curtin, said to be Australia's greatest ever Prime Minister. Curtin House dates from the 1930s, when Australia was taking it easy "between the wars."
    Written 9 March 2023
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  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia14,073 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I asked an art critic with whom I am acquainted what was the best sort of art to buy and she said "Buy someting you like, you will be living wiwth it for a long time." I am not an expert on Aboriginal art, very few people are. I would therefore follow the preceeding advice. A reputable dealer will not rob you, because it is bad for business. The prices may seem high, but like any other form of merchandise, you only get what you pay for. Aboriginal art can be endlesssly fascinating if you find something that you like.
    Written 4 July 2020
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  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia14,073 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sun Yat-sen (1866-1925) is recognized as the founder of modern China. He overthrew 5,000 years of dynastic rule in the Middle Kingdom. Sun Yat-sen was a medical practitioner, and was often known as "Dr Sun." Following the Xinhai Revolution in 1911, Dr Sun became the first provisional President of the Republic of China. The statue is a good representation of Sun Yat-sen, it stands in the forecourt of Melbourne's Chinese Museum.
    Written 1 August 2023
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  • Jonathan R
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Been to a handful of plays in my life and was a little sceptical as to how they would portray magic ina theatre but some amazing effects and a great story
    Written 5 August 2023
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  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia14,073 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The former Bank of New South Wales Chambers is located in Burke Street, Melbourne. Even though the ground floor is now taken up by a 7-Eleven convenience store, the classical columns remain impressive. Gaining entry to the former banking chambers is not easy, but it is still a function office building.
    Written 4 April 2023
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  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia14,073 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Target is a low-budget department store, which has most of the things you would expect from Myer and David Jones, but at lower prices. It is a self-help shop, so don't expect much in the way of service. There are other useful shops in the same complex. Target is in Bourke St, not far from Swanston St. I often shop at Target when I ned something quickly.
    Written 30 December 2021
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  • JnVSydney
    Greater Sydney, Australia18,463 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This lovely historic church for chinese parishioners, was built in the late 1800,s , the structure adds to the beauty of the area.
    Written 16 July 2023
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  • Keith s
    Melbourne, Australia2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It’s not a Beaty but the vibe music DJ is outstanding only the cool can withstand the que you have a good dance there and just get it to the grove
    Written 28 December 2023
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  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia14,073 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Chrissy Amphlett (1959-2013) was a blues singer who became famous for her soulful renditions of blues standards. She is renowned for her role as lead singer of The Divynals She is recalled. in Amphlett Lane, which runs off Little Bourke St in Chinatown
    Written 4 December 2023
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  • AnnieJuly
    Gold Coast, Australia472 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We were delighted to visit this bar on a hot Melbourne Summer day!! While we intended to sit in the rooftop area - it was a very warm day and the dark & cool area downstairs was way more enticing!!! The barman was very helpful and friendly (not sure of his name but he was originally from Hobart)!! The ‘Lola’ drink was out absolute favourite (in fact we intend to go back (in our very short stay here) to get another one!!! The ‘Gimlet’ was lovely & refreshing but ‘Lola’ was the favourite for us!
    We loved the vibe & the cooling mist on the hot day!!!
    Written 13 December 2023
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