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Queen Victoria Building (QVB)

455 George Street, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia (City Centre)
02 9265 6869
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Ranked #25 of 239 Attractions in Sydney
Type: Landmarks
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Type: Landmarks
Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Melbourne, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 NEW

Even if you're not buying anything, definitely worth a visit. The building has lots of character and the shops are in a unique layout. Lots of good Aussie designers on show too!

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Newcastle, Australia
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109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 NEW

Sydney's QVB is full of expensive designer specialty stores. Lots of clothing shops, Australian jewellers, and the like. There are some cafes as well. You can enter the building underground from Town Hall train station. Watching the clock feature suspended from the centre of the shopping centre attracts many tourists as it strikes the hour. The historical building is beautiful... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

Some see it as a retailing hub but first and foremost, it is a grand old building of incredible colonial architecture - one of the best examples still surviving.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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93 reviews 93 reviews
35 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

The shopping mall and tourist attraction Queen Victoria Building has it`s own amazing charm which is absolutely unique! Great building and great colonial architecture.

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Western Australia, Australia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
24 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

I love to visit the QVB during the festive season because the Christmas tree is amazing! The building is beautiful with lots of shopping and dining option. It is high end so shopping doesn't come cheap but a trip to Sydney wouldn't be complete without a visit to this iconic location. It is easily accessible at street level but also... More 

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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

This building is full of things to look at.. From the shops to the architecture.. Top floor hobby shop has an awesome window train display. There are plenty of shops that are full of original little gifts... The lifts are quite a great ride as well.. Look forward to the clock chiming on the hour hanging from the roof...

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Hallett Cove
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

You can trudge the Pitt Street stores and then browse the floor s of this centre to find some trendy boutiques,jewelers specialty-shops fast food, and some museum curious. Plus you can navigate the underground accesses to other main streets of the CBD and the metro rail link.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

This is really a great historical building in heart of Sydney with excellent shopping options. However the highlights of the building is the clocks...yes multiple clocks on the building, wait for the right hour and see them come alive on the top floor. Must see for all visitors and permanent resident of Sydney.

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Bateau Bay, Australia
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Start at the bottom where it is cheap but plenty of cafes and slowly climb to those shops at the top level where you can window-shop. It has been restored immaculately - the decoration is truly victorian and has been well preserved. A must for all visitors and is accessible by rail or bus.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

The Christmas Tree at the QVB Building has to be the most magnificent in Sydney. The tree extends through three shopping floors and is decorated with 15,000 Swarovski crystals. Each floor is decorated with Christmas lights over the balconies, making for a beautiful display. Make sure to look at the Royal Clock which has 6 scenes of English Royal History... More 

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