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“Get a feel of the city”
Review of Melbourne Central

Melbourne Central
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US$59.86*
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Small-Group Melbourne Sightseeing Tour
Ranked #35 of 446 things to do in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 9 December 2017

This shopping mall is very similar to European malls but enables one to get a feel of the culture of Melbourne. It is vibrant with lots of food outlets and shopping galore!

Thank SC201610
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"great shopping"
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"bourke street mall"
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"big clock"
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"lots of shops"
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"myer and david jones"
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"glass dome"
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"under one roof"
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Reviewed 9 December 2017

4 storeys of shopping that will suit every style of shopper. Put your walking shoes on fellas they walk everywhere.

Thank Darren V
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Reviewed 8 December 2017

Want to see a movie or shop Melbourne Central has it and more. I love the excitement in the air whenever I go to Melbourne Central. Always something new to see. For a little quite time hit the movies on the upper mezzanine and take in the view of the shot tower. The combination of the old and new architecture is stunning handmade bricks with bowed steel and glass really is beautiful casting shadows on the shoppers underneath. It's very cool. You can take advantage of having a tour and also take in the art of Menzies Alley.

Thank Vivien D
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Reviewed 7 December 2017

It's busy, and, looking down from the third level, reminds me of an ant's nest. If you like busy, lots' of movement and plenty of fast food, and cinemas, you'll be happy here. Some of the business that were new and fresh 25 years ago could do with a wash and brush-up, especially the rest rooms.

Thank David L
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Reviewed 4 December 2017

Great shopping area especially on a rainy cold Melbourne winters day. This place has a good range for everyone, with the cheaper shops on the lower floor, mid- range on the middle 2 floors and the higher end designer suit shops etc on the top floor. It also easily connects to the Emporium and Myer etc. And also hoyts if you are all shopped out!

Thank lindamonkjack
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