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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...more
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Corner Swanston and Flinders Streets, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Central Business District
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I first saw this place on the Christmas eve with lit-up Flinders Street station right opposite and Christmas animated projections on the walls and excited crowd. It was a lovely experience

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank anuragsetia
Reviewed 3 days ago

A good place to sit and people watch, have a meal and cocktails in one of the restaurants, visit the museum on Aboriginal life. Worth a visit.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Lynne L
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Federation square is unique and charming. Right in the happening zone and well connected definitely worth spending some time here when in Melbourne

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank LevinDC
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It seems there is always something happening at Federation Square. Lots of local buskers, cultural festivals, as well as plenty of restaurants

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Henwood1
Reviewed 6 days ago

Almost every weekend there's some event happening at the Fed Sq, e.g different countries food and culture festival etc, Also a common place meeting up with friends and chill in front of the big screen. Taking a stroll along the Yarra river. Easy accessible via...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Willm1368
Reviewed 1 week ago

Federation square was enjoyable, The decorations were beautiful to look at and take pictures. Food was delicious in federation square

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ishara S
Reviewed 1 week ago

The perfect place in Melbourne to meet friends and visit the many local restaurants never by, Great place where their is usually some kind of display , large screen for watching sports ,

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank garyclement26
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a wonderful afternoon noon and early evening here. The Christmas theme was excellent and the children were so excited. I must also mention the young man who informed me that I had dropped an amount of cash from my pocket. So good of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jamesW W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sadly not at its best at moment due to Metro Tunnel construction. Used to be excellent starting point due to info centre being there. Info centre has been temporarily relocated. Still a quirky and divisive attraction. You either love it or hate it I love...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JohnG3121
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was there recently with the family to enjoy the Xmas spirit. It did not disappoint ... even though the construction works was a bit of an eyesore. I particularly like the light displays and music from the huge Xmas tree. The views from Fed...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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ozzygal5
Hobart, Australia
Best laid plans... (3 Replies)
I recently flew to Melbourne for the day to hook up with some friends. I arrived at 9am with some great ideas for the day from this forum but it was 37 degrees and we didn't end up doing any of the things I had planned. IT also takes longer than you may think to get to the city. I bought tickets for the Skybus online but there was a huge crowd at the airport and four buses went by before I got on one and then it took half an hour to get to the city because of traffic. It is still a great...More
March 12, 2013|
Response fromemel49|
You had a good catch up with your friends and that was what it was all about really!
mousehunt
Singapore, Singapore
Market on a Sunday (7 Replies)
Hi, Below is my itinerary for my Sat and Sun in MEL. Saturday Victoria Market Federation Square Yarra River Crown Entertainment Sunday Camberwell Market Canterbury South Melbourne Market St Kilda Acland Street My question is I understand some of the markets is more interesting in a Sunday. Camberwell Market only open on Sunday. So may I know from your advice, between Victoria Market and South Melbourne Market, which one should I go and on which day. I will be...More
April 28, 2009|
Response fromaussiebill54|
The Esplanade Market in ST Kilda on Sunday would be good option. Vic Market on Saturday cant comment on Camberwell and STH Melbourne.
Flitz8
Johannesburg, South Africa
Melbourne itinerary help (6 Replies)
Hello I need help with my itinerary for Melbourne . I will be arriving in Melbourne in late afternoon round 4 and leave the next day at 5.30 to get to airport For first afternoon-night I am looking at going to Federation Square and checking out lane ways and flinders station using free city tram -if i have time I might slot in the seeing and walking around the docklands area For next day will probably want to use city tourist shuttle and see collins street,lygon street (Greek and...More
June 03, 2015|
Response fromNavy35|
A few points........Flinders St station is a train station, NOT a tram station. ALL trams within the city center are free, not just the city circle tram. Lygon St is in Carlton and you can catch any tram along Swanston St to get there. BUT, I would recommend you get off the tram on the corner of Swanston and La Trobe Sts and walk the rest of the way (about 15 minutes). This stop is the end of the free zone. Or alternatively, and better still, catch the free city circle tram and get off on...More