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“Good place if you want to lose $ fast” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Melbourne Central

Melbourne Central
211 LaTrobe St, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (Melbourne CBD)
+61 99221112
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Ranked #42 of 203 attractions in Melbourne
Type: Malls, Neighborhoods
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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 or Bean Bag Cinema. 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.
Singapore, Singapore
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“Good place if you want to lose $ fast”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

Went there on foot which was lovely. I like the dedicated no traffic stretch in the middle of it. Great variety of shops from Forever new to more upscale retailers like Myer and DJ. I bought Midas shoes from DJ, which are heavenly. To me it was a great buy and a good Aussie brand.

Lots of cages and eateries nearby. We liked pancake parlour just opp DJ. You can walk to Chinatown if you want or Lonsdale too.
We spent 2 days there. Enjoyable time for my 2nd trip to Melbourne.

Visited September 2012
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“Easy shopping”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

Great place to lose yourself for half a day or more. Easy access to and from. Managed to find my wife a great gift in one of the shops. Just a shame she wasnt with me to enjoy all the shopping. my bank balance didnt mind though

Visited September 2012
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“Shopping heaven.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

A lot of money has misplaced itself in this place and I have acquired a lot of things that I absolutely love!

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“Tram running in middle of mall”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

In the middle of Melbourne this Bourke Street Mall had shops all around and inside arcades. Nearby is the General Post office and many places to eat. The Block Arcade isn't far and right in the middle there is a Information Centre where they direct you to your attraction. Very helpful with a friendly faces and give good advices.

Visited August 2012
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“its been a while!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

we enjoyed wandering around the mall area in and out the shops and arcades etc all very clean, diverse anfd very upbeat feel about it

Visited September 2012
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