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Cnr Flinders & Swanston Sts, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you haven't come to Flinders Street Station, you haven't been to Melbourne for it's the city centre to Yarra River, Botanic Garden, Federation Square and then the business district flocked by tourists.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Much more impressive outside than in this is a well photographed iconic site. Famous for its clocks at the entrance and it’s octagonal dome. Coincidental that Flinders’ body has recently been found during the excavations at a London station ( Euston).

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is nice to see that this iconic Melbourne landmark is finally getting a restoration. A beautiful railway station that is heavily photographed it was getting tired and very dirty. The clean on the facade and the tunnels / platforms is a long term project...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Tony W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This building looks more spectacular from the outside. It is instantly recognisable and was easy to find! We usually visit the railway stations in places we visit, and this was on our "to see" list. While not one of the more spectacular trains stations we've...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ForeverYoung50
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful building with a lot of history. Iconic place to meet friends and family, under the clocks.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank lillenny19
Reviewed January 1, 2019 via mobile

Totally under-utilised historic building that needs to be renovated. So many empty buildings that could be put to use. The clocks and stairs are an iconic part of Melbourne’s street scape that are worth a photo at all times of the day

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JohnG3121
Reviewed December 29, 2018

The inside of the station is very functional, but it is the outside that is worth the visit. I have read about the station over the years and always wanted to visit. It has changed significantly since my first reading. The outside is crowded, not...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MACIMI
Reviewed December 27, 2018 via mobile

Flinders Street Station is the iconic heart of Melbourne. Sure, the surrounding sidewalks are far from spotless, yet the building itself is grand, and the bustle of hundreds of people from this diverse city is worth the experience.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank mbc421
Reviewed December 23, 2018

One of the most photogenic building structures in this city. Though we hadn't experienced taking a train ride here. Just taking a photo under the famous clocks here is enough for me to say - "nice meeting you Melbourne".

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank ECLadines
Reviewed December 20, 2018

Even if you don't need to use the trains in this station (since there are free trams in the CBD zone), come here just to get a nice picturesque photo for yourself. Lovely and majestic. Across the train station, you can get a nice photo...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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CheeekySausage
Southampton, United Kingdom
Summer dress shopping (10 Replies)
Hey, England isn't really selling summer clothes right now since it's still winter and very cold, so I'm lacking in the wardrobe department for my trip in just under 3 weeks time. Which stores are good and reasonably priced to buy summery clothes? Dresses in particular please :) Any near-ish to Flinders Street Station would be a bonus! Thanks as always :)
February 10, 2015|
Response fromgray p|
There are several discount outlets not far from Flinders St station one is at Southern Cross the main melbourne station there are a lot of discunt stores in the large outlet stores there , also budget store s like Target are in Bourke St the main shopping strip ,l im sure the accommodation people will guide u to the right places and being towards the end of our summer u may just pick up a few bargains too??? Be aware Melbourne can have the 4 seasons in just one day !!!!
annielje
Malaysia
photo shooting places & arrangement (22 Replies)
i am shooting my pre-wedding in melb and i have shortlisted the shooting places... this is my first time to melb and i am staying at mercure welcome melbourne hotel.. would like to check which is the area which i should shoot first and walk from 1 place to 1 place.. i want to avoid walking here n there and spending extra time in walking.. d wedding gown is not light.. muahaha Day 1 (14 March 2011, Monday) Melbourne Hosier Lane St. Patrick Church Federation Square Parliament...More
March 02, 2011|
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Anyone can assist me?
ag11
California
Left luggage or take suitcases to lunch? (6 Replies)
Arriving around 12:30 PM at MEL. Staying at an apartment near Flinders Street Station. Check in is 3 PM. They said I could book an extra night to guarantee early checkin but I estimate I'll arrive around 1:30 PM using Skybus and the shuttle service they offer from Southern Cross. Is there Left Luggage at Southern Cross or Flinders Street stations? Or places to have lunch near those places with room for 4 or 5 suitcases?
October 28, 2016|
Response fromemel49|
If it's a private rental (not an apartment hotel) and you can't drop off your luggage early then you can go to Travellers Aid near Platform 10 at Flinders St.Station. You can leave your luggage - $8 for a large suitcase and $5 for a small one. If it's a hotel style apartment, just ask them if you can drop your luggage off when you arrive.