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Melbourne City CBD is arranged neatly in streets running parallel to the Yarra River located right at the southern part of the city.  Following is a list of highlights and things to do in Melbourne's City centre.


Highlights of Melbourne City Centre

Bourke Street Mall is the central shopping district of Melbourne city. There are 2 blocks of Bourke Street closed to car traffic (though still have trams running down the centre) line with shopping centres, clothing and boutique stores as well as restaurants and cafes.

Bourke Street Mall Melbourne


Melbourne's Chinatown is a few blocks centralised around the eastern end of Little Bourke Street. For more details and lists of restaurants in Melbourne's Chinatown see our Melbourne's Chinatown page.

Greektown or the Greek Precinct is located just one street up from Melbourne's Chinatown on Lonsdale Street between Russell St and Swanston St. Greektown comprises of a row of Greek Restaurants as well as some Greek gift stores and travel shops specialising in holidays to Greece.

Queen Victoria Markets, located at 513 Elizabeth Street Melbourne have been operating at Melbourne's market since 1878. Selling a range of food including fruit, vegetables and meats as well as fashions, electronics, gifts. Open Tues & Thurs 6am - 2pm, Fri 6am - 5pm, Sat 6am - 3pm and Sun 9am - 4pm. In the summer months starting in November they run the Suzuki Night Markets at this location.

Queen Vicoria Markets Melbourne City

Queen Victoria Markets Melbourne

Fitzroy Gardens is located right and the Eastern End of Melbourne city and is home to the oldest building in all of Australia, Captain Cook's Cottage.

 Fitzroy Gardens pond


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Melbourne City Centre

Federation Square is located directly across the road from Flinders Street Train station, located on the banks of the Yarra River.

Federation Square Melbourne


Southbank is located on the southern bank of the Yarra River just on the other side from the Melbourne City centre. Southbank has a walkway along the river lined with restaurants, cafes and entertainment complexes. For more details see our Southbank page.


Melbourne Aquarium is located on King St at the Yarra River directly across from the Crown Plaza Complex. They have on display a large variety of sea life. Recent arrivals at Melbourne Aquarium are some King Penguins and Gentoo Penguins.

Theatre district - there are a number of theatres showing live performances including plays, musicals and comedians. Theatres including Her Majesty's Theatre, Comedy Theatre.


One of the best ways to see the city is via the many horse and carriages that are for hire in the Melbourne City centre.

Melbourne city Horse and Carriage rides


Parliament House is located at 1 Spring Street Melbourne at the intersection of Bourke St. A historical building dating back to 1856.

Melbourne Parliament House
































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