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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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it is a pretty ordinary experience at the best of times. And it attracts a lot of people. At present it is being enhanced and construction deteriorates the experience.

Thank Matthew L
Reviewed 2 days ago

Federation Square in a good meeting place for the art gallery there, shops and restaurants. There are many events held here and it is a good space... except! Except that it gets horrifically hot with little shade offered ad a huge expanse of (admittedly attactive)...More

Thank Rose M
Reviewed 4 days ago

I guess you either love or hate this place. For me it’s all wrong, looks like a mish mash of impermanent structures. However I know it is a good place to meet etc.

Thank 781hilarya
Reviewed 5 days ago

Federation Square is at the corner of Flinders St and Swanston St, opposite the Flinders St railway station. It has a number of museums, including the Potter Gallery of the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) which specialises in Australian art. Most overseas visitors are keen...More

Thank Jeffry B
Reviewed 1 week ago

every thing was v. good except for hop on hop off bus.city trip in afternoon took 2 hours not 1.morning bus was 25 mins late at pick up in St kilda, had gone on and took tram back to city but saw bus heading to...More

Thank albert c
Reviewed 1 week ago

This central square is BY FAR the most overrated square in the city. It's ugly, hectic, messy with construction work around it and most importantly - not in the least interesting. Skip it.

Thank TheShis
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is nothing special. Pretty small. Lots of construction there. Constantly install and uninstall something. It has a bunch of museums, but other than those, I would not recommend visiting.

Thank OlTaNY
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great spot to stop in the city, a few different eateries to choose from. The transport bar is good

Thank C2961XYleem
Reviewed 1 week ago

Open air stage, art activities along the Yarra river, within a few minutes of walk from Flinders station and across from St. Paul's cathedral. The center offers lots of cultural activities, food joints and easy approach to the Yarra river walk in the heart of...More

Thank Amit C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really central place with an excellent mixture of food and drink options and walks/parks/art. There is something for everyone. The only not so great part is all the noise from all construction taking place at the moment.

Thank Juliana L
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