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Ranked #31 of 175 attractions in Melbourne
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Ranked #32 of 175 attractions in Melbourne
Category: Neighborhoods; Malls
Owner description: Melbourne Central is a diverse shopping and dining destination that invites you to keep exploring. Bringing together more... more » 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. « less
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Ranked #33 of 175 attractions in Melbourne
Category: Government Buildings; Landmarks
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Ranked #34 of 175 attractions in Melbourne
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #35 of 175 attractions in Melbourne
Category: Horse Tracks
Owner description: The Melbourne Cup Carnival is an unequalled world-class event that encompasses the finest racing, entertainment, fashion,... more » Owner description: The Melbourne Cup Carnival is an unequalled world-class event that encompasses the finest racing, entertainment, fashion, culture, food and wine all in one place - Flemington. Be enthralled and swept up in the magic of the celebration that stops a nation™! Held across four days from 1 to 8 November, it is unrivalled in its prestige and tradition and is the unmissable social occasion of the year. Encompassing the famous Emirates Melbourne Cup Day, along with three other key racedays, AAMMI Victoria Derby Day, Crown Oaks Day and Emirates Stakes Day, the Melbourne Cup Carnival holds a unique position in world racing as there is no comparable week where crowds of such magnitude gather to celebrate thoroughbred racing. The Emirates Melbourne Cup is the iconic race of the Carnival, with increasingly the best thoroughbreds from around the world showcasing the very best of the sport. Trackside, the event is a spectacle of fashion and entertainment, combining friends and families with corporates and celebrities. Firmly established as an unequalled international and Australian draw card, Melbourne embraces domestic and international visitors alike to bask in the excitement and revel in the glamour of the Birdcage, Flemington lawns, marquees and some of the finest hospitality and entertainment it has to offer. As a cultural and sporting event its lure is magnetic and undeniable, attracting crowds who descend upon Flemington to be a part of the truly unforgettable experience that is...the Melbourne Cup Carnival. « less
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Ranked #36 of 175 attractions in Melbourne
Category: Historic Sites; Gardens
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Ranked #37 of 175 attractions in Melbourne
Category: Bodies of Water; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #38 of 175 attractions in Melbourne
Category: Architectural Buildings; History Museums
Owner description: Sitting at the top end of Collins Street in the Melbourne CBD, the Old Treasury Building is widely regarded as one of the... more » Owner description: Sitting at the top end of Collins Street in the Melbourne CBD, the Old Treasury Building is widely regarded as one of the finest 19th century buildings in Australia.The Old Treasury building was designed by nineteen-year-old architect JJ Clark and built between 1858 and 1862.The Old Treasury Building hosts the original gold vaults where gold bullion was stored during the gold rush era, as well as rare and historic documents from Public Record Office Victoria highlighting key moments from Victoria’s history.Come and explore the intriguing gold vaults and you may earn yourself a gold license! « less
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Ranked #39 of 175 attractions in Melbourne
Owner description: An interactive real life puzzle game where you and your team are trapped in a room, and have 50 mins to find a way out.... more » Owner description: An interactive real life puzzle game where you and your team are trapped in a room, and have 50 mins to find a way out. Everything around you could be a clue - and you wont get any hints from the outside world. Together you need to find hidden objects, solve riddles, crack clues and beat the clock to escape. And if you don't solve the puzzle? Well, legally they have to let you out. Eventually. « less
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Ranked #40 of 175 attractions in Melbourne
Category: Concerts; Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields
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Ranked #41 of 175 attractions in Melbourne
Category: Jogging Paths/ Tracks; Biking Trails; Trails
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Ranked #42 of 175 attractions in Melbourne
Category: Nature and Parks
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Ranked #43 of 175 attractions in Melbourne
Category: Art Galleries
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Ranked #44 of 175 attractions in Melbourne
Category: Convention Centers; Traveler Resources
Owner description: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre understands connections are what make an event memorable.It’s about having the... more » Owner description: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre understands connections are what make an event memorable.It’s about having the right spaces for people to connect. Leading technology to drive creativity. Fresh award-winning food made in-house. Teamed with people who have the skills and experience to help you bring it all together. MCEC is the place to connect people and ideas. Our multi-functional Plenary, 52 meeting rooms and 30,000 square metres of pillar-less exhibition space are just the beginning. We’ve hosted everything from meetings, conventions and exhibitions to concerts, tradeshows and gala dinners.Connect with success at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. « less
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Ranked #45 of 175 attractions in Melbourne
Category: History Museums; Museums
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Ranked #46 of 175 attractions in Melbourne
Category: Historic Sites; Art Museums
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Ranked #47 of 175 attractions in Melbourne
Category: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields; Landmarks
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Ranked #48 of 175 attractions in Melbourne
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #49 of 175 attractions in Melbourne
Category: Beaches
Long, well-maintained and clean beach just outside Melbourne, lined with markets, amusement parks and nightclubs.
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Ranked #50 of 175 attractions in Melbourne
Category: Gardens; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #51 of 175 attractions in Melbourne
Category: Tourist/ Visitor Centers; Traveler Resources
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Ranked #52 of 175 attractions in Melbourne
Category: Forests; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #53 of 175 attractions in Melbourne
Category: Neighborhoods; Other
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Ranked #54 of 175 attractions in Melbourne
Category: Government Buildings; Historic Sites; Landmarks
Owner description: Victoria's Parliament House is one of Australia's oldest and most architecturally distinguished public buildings. It is a... more » Owner description: Victoria's Parliament House is one of Australia's oldest and most architecturally distinguished public buildings. It is a working State Parliament, and is also the building where Australia's first Federal Parliament met from 1901 until 1927. Free guided tours are provided on non-sitting days, Monday to Friday, at 9:30am, 10:30am, 11:30am, 1:30pm, 2:30pm and 3:45pm. (Tours for groups of 6 or more are also free, but must be booked in advance) The public galleries in both chambers are open on sitting days for visitors who wish to see Parliament in action. Visitors can book for High Tea or Lunch in Stranger's Corridor during non-sitting weeks. « less
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Ranked #55 of 175 attractions in Melbourne
Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks; Amusement Parks
Owner description: Welcome to Flight Experience Melbourne located in the heart of the Melbourne CBD.With thousands of satisfied customers, from... more » Owner description: Welcome to Flight Experience Melbourne located in the heart of the Melbourne CBD.With thousands of satisfied customers, from aviation enthusiasts, to those with a Fear of Flying, to Corporate Events and Surprise Birthday Parties you really are flying the Friendly Skies when you fly at Flight Experience Melbourne.Our Boeing 737-800 Flight Simulator is the only one in Melbourne that is available for anyone to fly with No Experience necessary.Melbourne Flight Experience at QV Shopping centre also specialise in Airline Interview Preparation (Pilot Interview Training for all airlines eg Qantas, QantasLink, JetStar, Tiger Airways, Rex, Virgin Australia and many others), Instrument Recency and Corporate events.With Flights departing daily you can buy your loved one the Christmas gift of a lifetime at Flight Experience.With more than 20,000 worldwide airports in the data banks and full 180 degree HD visuals, fully curved screen and state of the art cockpit and high fidelity sound to deliver a total immersion experience. Welcome to the Captain's seat!YOU BE THE PILOT ! « less
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Ranked #56 of 175 attractions in Melbourne
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
Owner description: Melbourne Star invites you to experience Melbourne in a whole new way - day or night. Take a flight of discovery through the... more » Owner description: Melbourne Star invites you to experience Melbourne in a whole new way - day or night. Take a flight of discovery through the Melbourne skies and see the city from a different perspective. Melbourne Star gives you a unique introduction to the city, with all its colour, culture and eccentricities. It's more than just a view - it's a complete experience, giving visitors and locals alike a new way to engage with Melbourne's vibrant cityscape. « less
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Ranked #57 of 175 attractions in Melbourne
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
Owner description: The Museum is one of the oldest volunteer run Museums, with a collection of over 50 aircraft and engines and many relics.... more » Owner description: The Museum is one of the oldest volunteer run Museums, with a collection of over 50 aircraft and engines and many relics. This is the most complete and important collection of Australian built aircraft, with some examples being the oldest surviving ones in the world « less
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Ranked #58 of 175 attractions in Melbourne
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #59 of 175 attractions in Melbourne
Category: Aquariums
Discover creatures of the Southern Ocean in the 2-million-liter oceanarium.
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Ranked #60 of 175 attractions in Melbourne
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
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