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Address: 211 LaTrobe St, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Phone Number: +61 99221122
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Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Description: Melbourne Central is a diverse shopping and dining destination that...
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 Lulamae, 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 Director's Suite. 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 with the kids, lunch, brunch or simply an unexpected adventure, it is all waiting between Lonsdale and La Trobe.
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Worth a look at the Shot Tower

This is a shopping mall with a train station underneath so a lot of pedestrian traffic, quite busy and noisy. There was a food court where we got a quick lunch. The best thing to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

This is a shopping mall with a train station underneath so a lot of pedestrian traffic, quite busy and noisy. There was a food court where we got a quick lunch. The best thing to see was the historic Shot Tower which is enclosed within a tall glass roof, really unusual .

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Service was ok, gave us beer instead of lemon lime bitter n never came back with our drink. Churros was nice but chocolate dipping sauce was rock hard. Sliders n chips were nice enough. Main issue was the distracting rat darting in front. Service staff notes that there is nothing they can do about it during the movie but they... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

This is the heart of Melbourne where I would go to pick up the train to my suburb and small shopping with dining for snacks after class in Melbourne Institute of Technology next block to Lonsdale Street. Wonderful place to watch movies of all region... Compared to Bourke Street Mall, This place is much better and lot of options for... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Great place to go for shopping in the cbd with 3 stories of shops 2 food courts a movie theatre and a train station in the basement that will take you out of the cbd

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

The Old Shot Tower is the Centre Piece of this Shopping.centre and Metro Station...lots of eateries and Shops. Not a "Special" outing, but certainly worth so look 😊

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

from my first visit 27 years ago it changed so much it was amazing and loved to see the huge pocket watch playing waltzing Matilda hourly was still there i would recommend it even if its just to see the clock

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

The renovation is a real success. The train station is completed by a wonderful shopping center where you may find many entertaining outlets and cafes. The building and its glass roof is beautiful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Underneath the lovely shot tower sits the iconic Melbourne bird clock. Make sure you are there on the hour to see the clock go through it's beautiful routine. Australian birds of all sorts sing and Waltzing Matilda sounds throughout the Centre.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Right opposite the State Library, there are plenty of shops, a supermarket (Cole's) and a number of restaurants. It's a good thing that they preserved the Shot Tower in the glass cone, worth a look.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

located in the central of the city, it is a nice place to hang out, shop or have a nice cup of coffee and of course the super nice famous cupcake all in the same building. There is also a cinema in the building. It is always busy no matter what time of the day. There is a connection to... More 

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