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Flinders Street Station, Melbourne

Flinders Street Station, Melbourne (must see)

Flinders Street Station is one of Melbourne’s most recognized landmarks located on the corner of Flinders and Swanston Street in the CBD. The first train station on the Flinders Street site was established in 1854, but the building that you see today dates from 1905. The design of the station was chosen from entries in an architectural competition held in 1902. One of the main features of the building is the dome, which began construction in 1906 and the station was officially opened in 1910, two years after the projected date. Within the station, the 708-meter main train platform is the fourth longest in the world.

These days, the station itself is the busiest in the southern hemisphere with more than 100,000 commuters passing through it each day. It is also one of the city’s key meeting points, with local Melburnians meeting each other “under the clocks” at the building’s entrance. The 13 different clocks show the train times, but these days they are operated by computer. There are rumors that the plans for the Flinders Street Station and the Bombay Rail Station were mixed up at the architectural offices in London, but there is no concrete evidence to support the idea.

Why You Should Visit:
Even if you don't want to ride the train, this gorgeous big-city building and the delicious eating options make it worth a look.

Tip:
Makes for a good photo opportunity at night when it is lit up!

Opening Hours:
Daily: 6am-1am

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Flinders Street Station on Map

Sight Name: Flinders Street Station
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.
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
Melbourne Introduction Walk

Melbourne Introduction Walk

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Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.2 Km or 3.2 Miles
Melbourne Art Galleries Walking Tour

Melbourne Art Galleries Walking Tour

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

Melbourne Museums Walking Tour

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Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.4 Km or 4 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
Cultural Walking Tour of Melbourne

Cultural Walking Tour of Melbourne

Besides being a commercial and sports center, Melbourne is also the prime cultural center of Australia. There are many art galleries, museums and theaters that reflect Australian and western cultures. Melbourne has created its own local culture and expressed it through art -- performing, culinary, and visual. This self-guided tour will reveal to you the international culture of Melbourne:

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.3 Km or 2.1 Miles

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Chocolate Indulgence Tour of Melbourne

Chocolate Indulgence Tour of Melbourne

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