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Melbourne Central

| Corner of LaTrobe and Swanston Streets, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9922 1100
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Melbourne Central is a diverse shopping and dining destination that invites you to keep exploring. Bringing together more than 300 retailers over five levels, Melbourne Central is home to an absorbing range of Australian and international fashion brands from Gorman, Alannah Hill, Crumpler to Vans and Nique. Take a sugar break at Cupcake Central, a beauty break at Mecca Maxima or an indulgent time-out at Self Centred Medi Spa. The buzz continues after dark, whether you are lurking in Knox Lane with its graffiti by Melbourne's infamous DABS and MYLA, or basking beneath a screen in the Hoyts Lux Cinema. Spanning two city blocks, the centre boasts several unique architectural features including the giant Marionette Watch hanging in Shot Tower Square, famous for its hourly rendition of the Australian anthem 'Waltzing Matilda'. The square is named after the historic Coops Shot Tower a bullet-making facility built in 1889. Today, the brick shot tower stands proudly in its original place, protected by a modern twist: the magnificent Glass Cone, designed in the '80s by Japanese architect Kisho Kurokawa. While it floods the centre with natural light, the Glass Cone's design also makes it one of Melbourne's most recognisable landmarks. Located atop the City Loop Melbourne Central train station and can be found on the iconic free city circle tram route. Melbourne Central boasts 822 car parks making it the perfect base for Melbourne city excursions. The five-star-rated parents' retreat offers a sanctuary for families, while The Little Library free book exchange provide spaces for pause and escape from the city's frenetic buzz. Whatever brings you to Melbourne, be it shopping, exploring, lunch, brunch or simply an unexpected adventure, it is all waiting between Lonsdale and La Trobe. Or to go behind the scenes book a place on Melbourne Central's Unlocked Tour which leads visitors around hidden nooks, rarely-seen vantage points and secret rooftops. Bernadette Alibrando can also tell you the tales of Melbourne Central's huge range of artworks in the Walk to Art Tours. For bookings please visit the Melbourne Central website.
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| Corner of LaTrobe and Swanston Streets, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Central Business District
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"shot tower"
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"great shopping"
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"bourke street mall"
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"waltzing matilda"
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"big clock"
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"myer and david jones"
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"glass dome"
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"lots of shops"
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"shop till you drop"
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"great place to shop"
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"shopping experience"
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"under one roof"
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"old building"
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Reviewed 23 December 2011

The Christmas windows were great for the kids. They liked the train ride in the top of Myer. Melbourne Central has lots of great shopping!

Thank MrsJaggs
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Reviewed 22 December 2011

Everything is so easy to get to in Melbourne with the trams. Its a great mix of old and new and so much to do.

Thank DonnaMayWallis
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Reviewed 16 December 2011

Melbourne is famous for its shopping. We're from Sydney and we regard the quality of shopping in Melbourne to be a higher quality. There also seems to be a better range and quality of clothes. Zara in Melbourne, on Bourke Street Mall, is a far...More

Thank SydneyFamily2011
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Reviewed 15 December 2011

Go when the Myer Christmas windows are showing for a unique shopping experience.

Thank Susan K
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Reviewed 15 December 2011

If you like shopping and experiencing Melbournes way of satisfying shoopers then the Mall is a must

Thank oneeyeQueensland
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Reviewed 15 December 2011

A nice stroll through the mall, Myer had the Christmas windows on display which is always a highlight.

Thank Sarah_Ian2000
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Reviewed 13 December 2011

Bourke St mall out do's any mall I have ever seen or been to. A must sight to go past, from memory its the only Mall that has Myer and David Jones displaying their famous Christmas scenes next door to each other the amounts of...More

Thank SugBrisbane
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Reviewed 13 December 2011

Beautiful façades and shops abound. Musicians everywhere you look. A delightful area to shop and so convenient, with everything you need right there. My friend and I went from Mac to Priceline, Myer and David Jones and other places in between. Also some lovely alley...More

Thank Ascetylene
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Reviewed 11 December 2011

Wonderful area to shop in, mainly pedestrians only with the odd tram scurrying through

Thank Aardkiwi
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Reviewed 11 December 2011

About time! It won't blow your mind if you've been O/S but still good. Stick around the clock for a little surprise every hour

Thank KaKwok
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