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The wonderful city of Melbourne offers history, character, charm and style.
Combining this with the laid back lifestyle of the cafe set and the
opportunities for those keen to indulge in their passion for shopping, Melbourne has many
other attractions for the
both the first time visitor and those coming back again and again.
Following are a suggest list of attractions. Also take the time to check out the
events and tours
The Arts Centre
Located in Southbanks Southgate Arts
and Leisure Precinct, The Arts Centre comprises the Theatres Building and Hamer
Hall (formerly the Melbourne Concert Hall). Check the website to find out whats
The Arts Centre is the flagship of the performing arts in Victoria and the focal
point of Melbournes cultural precinct. A place to experience the diversity of
arts and entertainment available throughout the year.
Ph: 1300 139 407 Email: online form
Champions Australian Racing Museum and Hall of
Frame is more than a museum, with a new and innovative cultural and
entertainment complex spanning three levels of Federation Square. Appealing to
sports fans and racing enthusiasts alike.
CERES - Centre for Education
and Research in Environmental Strategies
Cnr Roberts and Stewart Sts, BRUNSWICK EAST VIC 3057 Ph: 03 9387 2609
Award winning, not-for-profit,
environment and education centre and urban farm located by the Merri Creek in
East Brunswick, Melbourne. See their website for opening hours, farm and food,
market and shop, permaculture nursery, restaurant and cafe, green technology and
The discovery of gold in 1851, attracted Chinese immigration on
a large scale to Victoria. Ships sailed to Australia from Hong Kong with the
cargo of men, who had come in search of the New Gold Mountain. The purchase of
land in Little Bourke Street by Chinese district associations, saw the
establishment of what would become the modern day Melbournes Chinatown, the
longest continuous Chinese settlement in the world. Today, Chinatown
predominantly extends along Little Bourke Street, between Swanston Street and
Spring Street. Visit this site to read the history. Follow the History link to
take the Chinatown Heritage Walk.
Fitzroy Gardens, EAST MELBOURNE VIC Ph: 03 9419 4677
Built in 1755 by James and Grace Cook, parents of
Captain James Cook. Originally located in Great Ayton, England, the
cottage was dismantled brick by brick and transported to Melbourne
Level 3, 172 Flinders St, MELBOURNE VIC
Ph: 03 9639 2800 Fax: 03 9663 3652
A complete inner city block that physically connect the Central
Business District with the Yarra River. Situated in the heart of
central Melbourne, Federation Square offers a fusion of arts and
events, leisure, hospitality and promenading.
Lygon Street is located in the inner northern part of Melbourne and runs through
the suburbs of Carlton, Carlton North, Princes Hill and Brunswick East.
Synonymous with Italian restaurants and cafes, it is often referred to as
little Italy and is host to the popular Lygon Street Festa in late October.
Cnr Queens Wharf Rd & King St, MELBOURNE VIC 3000
Ph: 03 9620 0999 (Information Line)
A interactive and involving journey
through the Southern Ocean. 2 levels above ground and 2 levels below the surface
of the Yarra River.
People from all over Australia, and
indeed all over the world, speak reverently about the MCG, a ground that is as
well known as any other and will no doubt further enhance its reputation when it
hosts the 2006 Commonwealth Games. Victorian sports fans can recount ample
examples of games and events they have been part of at the ground, and it has a
world-class reputation as a leading multi-purpose stadium.
It's the race that stops a nation,
people from all around Australia stop for the spring carnival. They engage in
betting on the Australia spring carnival and it is also a huge part in the
Australian racing history. Held at the Flemington race track in Melbourne and
organised by the VRC the Melbourne Cup is definitely a horse racing bookies
11 Nicholson St, Carlton Gardens, CARLTON MELBOURNE VIC Ph: 13 11 02
Located next to the Royal Exhibition
Building in Carlton Gardens. Explore a rain forest, see Phar Lap, touch a
dinosaur bone, walk onto a set of the TV show Neighbours. This museum include
permanent and touring exhibitions, dynamic performances and events, cafes, IMAX
Theatre, and gift shop.
Melbourne Observation Deck
525 Collins St, Melbourne
Ph: 03 9629 8222
Located 253 metres above the city on
the 55th floor of the Rialto Towers, with 360 degree views from internal and
external viewing areas. The tallest office building in the Southern Hemisphere.
Melbourne River Cruises
The largest and most experienced
river cruise operator in Melbourne. As multi award winning industry leaders, we
aim to create international service systems to provide entertainment,
recreation, culture and social exchange for local, interstate and international
individuals and groups.
Royal Melbourne Zoological Gardens
Elliott Avenue, PARKVILLE VIC 3052
Ph: +61 3 9285 9300
Fax: +61 3 9285 9350
Follow the Melbourne Zoo link. Just 4
km from the city centre, and with over 350 wildlife species in naturalistic
settings. During summer months, the zoo remains open on selected evenings until
Gallery of Victoria
PO Box 7259, MELBOURNE VIC 8004 Ph: +61 3 9208 0222 Fax: +61 3 9208 0245
Since 1861 this gallery houses one of
the largest, most sophisticated art collections in Australia.
The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia at Federation Square
A comprehensive collection of Australian art, comprising over 20,000 items of
indigenous and non-indigenous art covering a wide range of media and time
NGV International on St Kilda Road
Includes magnificent spaces for temporary exhibitions and improved storage
facilities for the artworks.
National Institute of
144 High St, PRAHRAN VIC 3181
Ph: 03 9214 6975
Check their website to view their
163 Commercial Rd, SOUTH YARRA VIC 3141
Prahran Market is Australia's oldest
continuously running market.
Scienceworks Museum & the Melbourne Planetarium
2 Booker St, Spotswood (Just over the Westgate Bridge), MELBOURNE VIC 3000
Ph: 03 9392 4800