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Ranked #31 of 161 attractions in Melbourne
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Category: Jogging Paths/ Tracks; Parks; Bodies of Water; Outdoors
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Ranked #33 of 161 attractions in Melbourne
Owner description: Lovely riverside walk along the Yarra in Melbourne with lots of nice cafes restaurants and shopping areas. Very up and... more » Owner description: Lovely riverside walk along the Yarra in Melbourne with lots of nice cafes restaurants and shopping areas. Very up and coming. « less
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Ranked #34 of 161 attractions in Melbourne
Category: Architectural Buildings; Museums; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
Owner description: Home to major cultural attractions, world-class events, tourism experiences and an array of restaurants, bars and specialty... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Ranked #35 of 161 attractions in Melbourne
Category: Government Buildings; Landmarks
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Ranked #36 of 161 attractions in Melbourne
Category: Neighborhoods; Malls; Cultural
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 #37 of 161 attractions in Melbourne
Category: Historic Sites; Gardens; Cultural
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Ranked #38 of 161 attractions in Melbourne
Category: Neighborhoods; Cultural
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Ranked #39 of 161 attractions in Melbourne
Category: Horse Tracks; Casinos/Gaming
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 #40 of 161 attractions in Melbourne
Category: Bodies of Water; Outdoors
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Ranked #41 of 161 attractions in Melbourne
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #42 of 161 attractions in Melbourne
Category: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields; Theaters & Stadiums
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Ranked #43 of 161 attractions in Melbourne
Category: Historic Sites; Art Museums; Museums
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Ranked #44 of 161 attractions in Melbourne
Category: Architectural Buildings; History Museums; Cultural
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 #45 of 161 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 #46 of 161 attractions in Melbourne
Category: Convention Centers; Other
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 #47 of 161 attractions in Melbourne
Category: Tourist/ Visitor Centers; Other
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Ranked #48 of 161 attractions in Melbourne
Category: Beaches; Outdoors
Long, well-maintained and clean beach just outside Melbourne, lined with markets, amusement parks and nightclubs.
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Ranked #50 of 161 attractions in Melbourne
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
Owner description: From the largest collection of Kelly Gang armour in Australia to forensic evidence from some of Melbourne's most notorious... more » Owner description: From the largest collection of Kelly Gang armour in Australia to forensic evidence from some of Melbourne's most notorious crimes,the Victoria Police Museum presents visitors with an intriguing insight into the social history of policing and crime. « less
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Ranked #51 of 161 attractions in Melbourne
Category: Forests; Outdoors
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Ranked #52 of 161 attractions in Melbourne
Owner description: Melbourne’s iconic Princess Theatre is regarded by many as Melbourne’s most spectacular landmark. Dating back as far as 1854,... more » Owner description: Melbourne’s iconic Princess Theatre is regarded by many as Melbourne’s most spectacular landmark. Dating back as far as 1854, the theatre was purchased by Marriner Theatres in 1986 and plans were immediately put in place for its total refurbishment to ensure its future viability as a live theatre venue. The Princess Theatre reopened in 1989 with the musical ‘Les Miserables’ followed by ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ which established a new record for the longest-running show ever staged in Victoria. Today, it continues to host some of the world’s most renowned theatre productions. « less
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Ranked #53 of 161 attractions in Melbourne
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
Owner description: Step aboard and join the crew on the Polly Woodside and experience life on board a real tall ship in the 1800s. Discover a... more » Owner description: Step aboard and join the crew on the Polly Woodside and experience life on board a real tall ship in the 1800s. Discover a new world of maritime adventure through an interactive gallery, immersive theatre and special events. « less
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Ranked #54 of 161 attractions in Melbourne
Owner description: Formerly the State Theatre, the Forum Melbourne first opened in 1929 with the largest seating capacity of any theatre in... more » Owner description: Formerly the State Theatre, the Forum Melbourne first opened in 1929 with the largest seating capacity of any theatre in Australia. Since then the venue has been divided into two separate venues. Downstairs, Forum I is famous for its unique architecture, large stage, mesmerising proscenium and signature cabaret style booths. Upstairs, Forum II is a smaller venue with tiered seating, small stage, surround sound and cinema size screen. Renowned as one of Melbourne’s most unique and best live music venues, the Forum plays host to many bands, singers, comedians and popular festivals every year. When not being used for live music, the venue comes alive as an amazing function space for events such as cocktail parties, launches and fashion events. « less
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Ranked #55 of 161 attractions in Melbourne
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Ranked #56 of 161 attractions in Melbourne
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #57 of 161 attractions in Melbourne
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Ranked #58 of 161 attractions in Melbourne
Category: History Museums; Museums
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Ranked #59 of 161 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 #60 of 161 attractions in Melbourne
Category: Gardens; Outdoors
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