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Address: Corner Swanston and Flinders Streets, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Phone Number: 61 3 9655 1900
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Description: Home to major cultural attractions, world-class events, tourism...
Home to major cultural attractions, world-class events, tourism experiences and an array of restaurants, bars and specialty stores, Federation Square is Melbourne's meeting place - a local hang-out and one of Victoria's most popular tourist attractions.Designed by Lab Architecture and Bates Smart, this modern piazza is the size of an entire city block and receives an average of eight million visits each year.Major attractions include:The Ian Potter Centre: NGV AustraliaHome to the world's largest collection of Australian art from the Colonial period right through to contemporary artworks.Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMICelebrates, explores and promotes the cultural and creative richness of the moving image in all its forms – film, television and digital culture. Melbourne Visitor Centre Melbourne's one-stop-shop for visitor information and assistance. Federation Square hosts more than 2,000 events each year and is a hub for festivals, markets, fashion shows, public lectures, films and concerts. The majority of events at Fed Square are free and entry to the permanent exhibitions at ACMI and The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia is also free.Federation Square is home to 16 restaurants, bars and cafes as well as smaller contemporary art galleries and tourism services including bike rental, tour buses, boat cruises and souvenirs.Fed Square has free WiFi and the space is open 24hrs every day of the year. Note that the galleries, shops and restaurants all have their own opening hours.
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Just the place to be when there is something happening in Melbourne, whether its during or after a game of footy or just to grab a bite to eat or have a drink. Its always a hive... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Have a wonder in or through anytime you are near. It is ever changing and has varied events on at all times of the day.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Just the place to be when there is something happening in Melbourne, whether its during or after a game of footy or just to grab a bite to eat or have a drink. Its always a hive of activity and one of Melbourne's iconic locations.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We visited Fed Square 3 times while in Melbourne, what a great place. The winter solstice was a Fantastic night, the light night had us visiting twice. Check what's on in Fed Square and pay a visit.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

You never really know what's going to be happening in Fed Square although there is usually something. It's a bit ugly and doesn't really fit with its location. But if you are heading into Melbourne from out of town it's the first place you should visit.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

There is always something happening here. The museum is very good and worth a visit. There are restaurants with good food but pricey. Worth just sitting and people watching.

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Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Great place to meet friends, sit in the sun or enjoy many of the free activities offered. It is always the best spot on the steps to people watch too.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

This is a great place to wander through, explore or grab a coffee. This seems to be where it all happens - lunchtime meetings and some wonderful places to look round. The heart of Melbourne CBD I think.

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Tweed Heads, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Anything worth looking at seems to happen here. Not my favorite, but thats because I like looking at old buildings and this definitely isn't one.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

It's okay, nice to look at once or twice, a good area to hold events and they do have a lot of events on which is good. Always somthing going on, we went to the Buddhas festival and the festival of light, I should imagine New Years eve will be great here. Other than a few nice restaurants and it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Could it be the architecture that transports you to another space where relationships between objects are potentially dissonant. Is it the changes in the camber of the paving, that interrupts your footfall and therefore the predictability of what might happen next. Does the co-location of formal high art with popularist big screen advertising set up irreconcilable dichotomies. Well, maybe all... More 

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Address: Address: Corner Swanston and Flinders Streets, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Phone Number: 61 3 9655 1900
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne

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