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Melbourne Central

Address: 211 LaTrobe St, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (Melbourne CBD)
Phone Number: +61 99221122
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Ranked #36 of 160 Attractions in Melbourne
Type: Neighborhoods, Malls, Cultural
Owner description: Melbourne Central is a diverse shopping and dining destination that invites you to keep exploring...
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Type: Neighborhoods, Malls, Cultural
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
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 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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Swan Hill, Australia
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

First time going to the landmark, heaps of retail goodness, heaps of food choices and great place to go and see movies. Highly recommend to pay it a visit. Also loved the shot tower in the middle of it.

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Padang, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014 via mobile

it's wonderful to spend night here on Thursday and Friday. All the stores are opened till 21.00. You may enjoy the local food or even shop something for souvenirs. However if you visit this place other night, you will see nothing, all the stores closed except the restaurant. It is better for you to come before 5 then. So enjoy... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
28 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Welcome to Melbourne, a City of over 4 million, if you arrive by plane you will be at our Tullamarine airport, transfer costs to the main city hotels will cost around Au $55 by taxi and for the cost conscious Au$20 by Airport or Star bus . If you arrive by ship it will be at Station pier, about 3.5... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Went during the weekend so it was a bit busy, but it was an excellent way to kill an afternoon browsing the stores and walking from one mall to another. The food court also had a wide variety of cuisines available. Con: my wallet was crying after I spent a LOT of money shopping!

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Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

liked: laneways - interesting shops and archetecture food: little eateries, great food, good prices historical buildings nightlife, live music, live comedy transport: tram system disliked: inclement weather

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I love this place coz it provides lots, from shops, cafe, restaurants, cinema, gym, supermarkets etc. You might not get bored while walking around here. The best thing is, it has all public transports (trains, trams & buses).

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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172 reviews 172 reviews
70 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Was looking for a Glasshouse candle stockist and found Peter Alexander in this mall. The staff were really friendly, helpful and professional and an added bonus was that they had a Christmas Pudding triple candle, not sold elsewhere. Very impressed at the service. The mall itself felt pretty average but was open and airy and the food court looked extensive,... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

It is a good shopping centre as it has all the essentials/basics under one roof plus the convenience of a train station plus two food courts and a couple of bars. Like most shopping centres they have grouped most shops which are similar together. One floor designer brands (Marc & Saba), another your cheaper teen fashions (Cotton On/Temp) and mid... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The main Melbourne central station is not just a station, but a all in one mall to hangout with friends and families. Don't forget to visit level 3's Melbourne Central Lion Hotel, not a hotel, but a tradition English Tavern pub and food outlet. Open from 11am till midnight, Friday and Saturday will 3am.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

HI Folks, one of the true delights of Melbourne is the Southbank food district, just a few minutes walk from the absolute centre of town. Scattered with a variety of delicious eateries and lovely shops, this is where the elite of Melbourne love to congregate. If any city can lay claim to world class food, it has to be Melbourne,... More 

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