Melbourne Central, Melbourne

Melbourne Central, Melbourne

Melbourne Central is a shopping center, but it's also a lot more than a shopping center. Over two city blocks long, it houses over 300 retailers of all stripes, from famous international brands to Australian originals. The glass cone is a city landmark. It was designed in the 1980s by Japanese designer Kisho Kurokawa.

In its center lies the Coops Shot Tower, a bullet manufacturing facility from 1889. The juxtaposition of the red-brick Victorian building surrounded by the ultra-modern glass cone epitomizes Melbourne Central. A giant Marionette watch hangs over the square and building, and the Australian anthem "Waltzing Matilda" is played on the hour.

The entire complex lies atop the City Loop Melbourne Central train station, making connections easy to anywhere in the city.

Melbourne Central has a little bit of everything for everybody. But foodies will especially rejoice in the many dining options within the center. Pretty much every type of cuisine is represented, and there are plenty of bars and snacks to keep you busy all day long.

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Sight Name: Melbourne Central
Sight Location: Melbourne, Australia (See walking tours in Melbourne)
Sight Type: Shopping
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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 Food Tour

Melbourne Food Tour

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Indeed, the local food scene caters to a wide...  view more

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.2 Km or 1.4 Miles
Historical Buildings Walking Tour

Historical Buildings Walking Tour

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The Old Melbourne Gaol once served as a prison, from 1842 to 1929, and is...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.1 Km or 2.5 Miles
Laneways and Arcades Walking Tour

Laneways and Arcades Walking Tour

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One of the most...  view more

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.6 Km or 1 Miles
Melbourne Introduction Walking Tour

Melbourne Introduction Walking Tour

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.5 Km or 2.2 Miles
St. Kilda District Walking Tour

St. Kilda District Walking Tour

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One of its prominent sites is the Saint Kilda Town Hall, an imposing municipal building that serves as a hub for various community events and gatherings.

Eildon Mansion, another...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.5 Km or 2.2 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...