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Melbourne Central

| Corner of LaTrobe and Swanston Streets, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9922 1100
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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 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 Lux 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, lunch, brunch or simply an unexpected adventure, it is all waiting between Lonsdale and La Trobe. Or to go behind the scenes book a place on Melbourne Central's Unlocked Tour which leads visitors around hidden nooks, rarely-seen vantage points and secret rooftops. Bernadette Alibrando can also tell you the tales of Melbourne Central's huge range of artworks in the Walk to Art Tours. For bookings please visit the Melbourne Central website.
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| Corner of LaTrobe and Swanston Streets, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Central Business District
+61 3 9922 1100
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

a great place that gives you the opportunity to do not very expensive shopping! everything in a very nice architecture.

Thank Leon G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want to shop till you drop this is the place lots of variety and places to eat something for everyone well worth a look

Thank Fiona-marie2013
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are in Melbourne this is one of the shopping mall you must visit simply because they have a Kit Kat store which you can either customize your own Kit Kat flavours or just purchase ready made flavoured Kit Kats off the self. Also...More

Thank Abby X
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good food court and numerous speciality shops including a kit-kat bar and pop-up Allen's lolly shop. A bit confusing trying to get out as there are so many entrances. Air conditioning is not very efficient in this complex especially on the top floor as it...More

Thank Elizabeth R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Melbourne Central is the best parts of melbourne all combined! Beautiful architecture, hip restaurants, fantastic shopping!

Thank Babyboobear1992
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hi this is great place for shopping also asian bar cafe amazing happy 3 hours nightly absolutely pumping nightly...and thursday is ltino night a lion t pub inside centrl

Thank melcraven8102
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Extremely busy place with the very interesting shot tower which you enter through a shop. Some very old photos of the city

Thank Jacqui K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are in Melbourne to shop then this is the place to start. Train, tram and bus services to the door for those travelling via public transport, plenty of parking if you are driving although parking is on the dear side. Huge variety of...More

Thank magliolo56
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited over a weekend and this place had an active atmosphere till late night. Lots of eataries nearby.

Thank Sjain23
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I like the architecture, especially the large glass dome. The building is a unique and well-designed. It houses a 55,100 square metre, six-floor shopping and dining mall and a 211-meter high office tower. There are 292 shops in the retail area, offering a host of...More

Thank KodoDrummer
Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways
tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary
feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the
city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques,
throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You
never quite know what you’ll find around the next
corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and
even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air
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