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“Main City Centre Attraction”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Melbourne Central

Melbourne Central
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USD 73.00*
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Small-Group Melbourne Sightseeing Tour
Ranked #34 of 393 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.
Melbourne, Australia
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“Main City Centre Attraction”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2012

Like all capital cities, Bourke St Mall is Melbourne's shopping street where only pedestrians and trams are allowed through. Buskers surround so have a lazy day wandering the cit centre

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2012

Had a great time, in the centre, had makeup done at Myers, then went to Flemington races

Visited March 2012
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“A good place to go shopping! Easy to get to using the trams Take some "tote bags" with you!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2012

Lots of good things to buy and lots of places to eat

Visited February 2012
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“Designer Style”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2012

Good supply of designer shops, plus the departmental stores. All close by without too much walking between

Visited January 2012
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“Christmas & Macy's Windows? Must See!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2012

This should be a tradition for any traveller who visits Melbourne near christmas season. If not for the outstanding Christmas displays @ Macy's, one can get shopping done in a jiffy in the multitude of shops in the area. Yes, Target is within walking distance too ;)

Visited December 2011
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