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Federation Square, Melbourne

Federation Square, Melbourne (must see)

Federation Square is a cultural complex in Melbourne’s CBD that was designed to celebrate the centenary of federation in Australia in 2001. The site of the square at the edge of the CBD next to the Yarra River has had many incarnations since settlement including – city morgue, rail yard, offices, and fish market. In 1996, the Victorian Government held an international competition to design a civil space for the area and construction began in 1998. Since it opened in 2002, the controversial design has attracted more than 8 million visitors on average each year with some people loving the modern design and others loathing it.

The main square of the space is paved with 470,000 ochre-colored flagstones that invoke Australia’s red center. The giant screen in the square is used to televise important events such as the FIFA World Cup and famously Kevin Rudd, then prime minister, apologizing to the aboriginal people for past injustices. The square has plenty of cultural and commercial space and the buildings are designed in deconstructivist style, making use of geometric shapes and patterns. Amid cafes and bars, you will find the Melbourne Visitor Centre, the Ian Potter Art Centre and the BMW Edge Amphitheatre, which is often used for cultural events.

Why You Should Visit:
Dead center in Melbourne, you can't miss it!
Walking distance to city attractions and river.
Lots of cultural and group activities going on nearly every day.

Tip:
Grab yourself some takeaway food and sit here to soak up the Melbourne atmosphere.
The FedSquare website has a detailed calendar for you to keep an eye on.

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Sight Name: Federation Square
Sight Location: Melbourne, Australia
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Melbourne, Australia

Create Your Own Walk in Melbourne

Create Your Own Walk in Melbourne

Creating your own self-guided walk in Melbourne is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Melbourne Art Galleries Walking Tour

Melbourne Art Galleries Walking Tour

Melbourne is a fascinating city and is the cultural center of the state of Victoria and the country. You can see aborigine art only in a handful of countries among which is Australia. This self-guided tour will lead you through the most popular art galleries and centers of contemporary Australian art.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.7 Km or 1.7 Miles
Melbourne Museums Walking Tour

Melbourne Museums Walking Tour

Melbourne is the capital of the state of Victoria, in Australia. It is the biggest city on this continent, after Sydney, and dates back to 1835. Melbourne being a center of culture, commerce, education and sport, has many very interesting museums. This self-guided tour will lead you through the most popular museums of Melbourne.

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.4 Km or 4 Miles
St. Kilda District Walking Tour

St. Kilda District Walking Tour

St. Kilda district of Melbourne is situated along a fantastic beach of the Pacific Ocean. It is a cosmopolitan suburb near Port Phillip Bay. Its most popular attractions are situated not far from the beach. One of them is the huge and historical Luna Park. This self-guided tour will lead you through St. Kilda's main attractions.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.6 Km or 2.2 Miles
Nightlife Walking Tour of Melbourne

Nightlife Walking Tour of Melbourne

The nightlife in Melbourne always impresses its visitors by its uniqueness and variety. There are all types of clubs and bars to go with your mood. Some of the biggest entertainment centers in the southern hemisphere are in Melbourne. This self-guided tour will lead you through the most popular night clubs in Melbourne:

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 Km or 1.7 Miles
Children's Walking Tour in Melbourne

Children's Walking Tour in Melbourne

Melbourne offers some unique attractions for children. Your children can learn and see many new things, like rare southern fish and Antarctica penguins, toys dating back to 1880. This self-guided tour will lead you to the fun places in Melbourne to amuse your children:

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.8 Km or 3 Miles
Landmarks of Melbourne Walking Tour

Landmarks of Melbourne Walking Tour

Melbourne is an amazing city with its beautiful parks and gardens, Victorian and modern architecture. This self-guided tour will lead you to some of the most remarkable landmarks in Melbourne.

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.3 Km or 3.3 Miles

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Chocolate Indulgence Tour of Melbourne

Chocolate Indulgence Tour of Melbourne

Melbourne has a reputation for cafés and fine restaurants, and lately a chocolate fever has taken over the city. This tour takes you through the alleyways and arcades of the city center whilst stopping at selected chocolate indulgence points. Take your senses on a unique experience through six of...