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Melbourne Central Business District
Melbourne

Melbourne CBD featuring night scenes, city views and a high rise building

Explore the magnificent Southbank riverfront, experience the city’s cultural charms in the arts precinct and see a glimpse of colonial history in central Melbourne.

The tree-lined streets of Melbourne’s Central Business District may be laid out on a grid, but there’s much more than meets the eye behind the façades of stunning heritage buildings and in the maze of graffiti-covered laneways.

Melbourne CBD is the city’s inner hub for nightlife, shopping, dining, sightseeing and entertainment. A good place to begin is the historic icon, Flinders Street Station. The train station’s Swanston Street intersection includes the stunning neo-Gothic St. Paul’s Cathedral, the cultural hub of Federation Square and a classic Australian corner pub.

Wake up with a fresh cup of Melbourne’s famous coffee from a café in the narrow Degraves Street. Try local delicacies and fresh produce at the historic Queen Victoria Market. Enjoy a shopper’s paradise in Bourke Street Mall or Melbourne Central. Upmarket designer stores can be found in northern Collins Street, while factory outlet stores line Spencer Street.

Take in some of Melbourne’s finest collections of art at the Southbank riverside arts precinct, which includes the imposing National Gallery of Victoria, the Arts Centre and the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, as well as a magnificent collection of cutting-edge theatre venues. Admire the ever-changing murals in nearby Hosier Lane or check out the latest in cinema at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image.

Don’t miss seeing a musical at one of the CBD’s historic theatres. Have a pre-show dinner at one of the fine-dining restaurants dotted around the city or make your selection from the dining precincts along Hardware Lane, Meyers Place, Curtin House, the Southbank Promenade and Chinatown on Little Bourke Street.

Look over modern Melbourne from the dizzying skydeck of the Eureka Building or see penguins and crocodiles at Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium, on the banks of the Yarra River. Birrarung Marr, by the Yarra, offers a peaceful oasis of Wurundjeri Aboriginal heritage in the city.

Melbourne CBD is accessible via major train, tram and bus lines and there are plenty of parking spaces. Explore on foot or catch free trams within the central network. Chat to the staff at the Melbourne Visitor Centre in Federation Square to find out what festivals and events are on during your visit.


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Pegasus Apart'Hotel
Pegasus Apart'Hotel
4 out of 5
206 A'Beckett Street, Melbourne, VIC
The price is ¥8,286 per night from May 31 to May 31
Located in Melbourne Central Business District, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Flagstaff Gardens, Queen Victoria Market, and Melbourne Central. ...
4.3/5Excellent! (5,907 reviews)
"Nice comfortable hotel. A bit dated and a good walk away from the city, but a nice hotel with friendly staff."

Reviewed on May 2, 2021

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Atlantis Hotel, Melbourne
Atlantis Hotel, Melbourne
4 out of 5
300 Spencer Street, Melbourne, VIC
The price is ¥6,872 per night from Jun 2 to Jun 2
Located in Melbourne Central Business District, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of Marvel Stadium, Melbourne Central, and Queen Victoria Market. Crown ...
4.3/5Excellent! (4,032 reviews)
"Close to main train station, friendly staff, basic but good breakfast, pool for lap swimming."

Reviewed on May 5, 2021

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The Victoria Hotel Melbourne
The Victoria Hotel Melbourne
3.5 out of 5
215 Little Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC
The price is ¥9,953 per night from May 12 to May 12
Located in Melbourne Central Business District, this hotel is steps from Collins Street and Regent Theatre. Bourke Street Mall and Flinders Lane are also within ...
4.2/5Excellent! (2,032 reviews)
"This is an outstanding hotel for us. We had the best time in the hotel so close to everything. As elderly people we really love the wonder places to eat in Melbourne. An amazing place to buy some beautiful clothes!"

Reviewed on May 2, 2021

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Ink Hotel Melbourne Southbank
Ink Hotel Melbourne Southbank
3.5 out of 5
167 City Road, Southbank, VIC
The price is ¥12,777 per night from May 10 to May 10
Located in Melbourne Central Business District, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Crown Casino and Entertainment Complex, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (174 reviews)
"Perfect location to the city, lovely staff, free coffee each morning! Fun atmosphere and rooms"

Reviewed on May 3, 2021

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Rydges Melbourne Hotel
Rydges Melbourne Hotel
4 out of 5
186 Exhibition Street, Melbourne, VIC
The price is ¥12,777 per night from May 9 to May 9
Located in Chinatown, this hotel is steps from Her Majesty's Theatre and Comedy Theatre. Princess Theatre and Bourke Street Mall are also within 10 minutes. ...
4/5Very Good! (955 reviews)
"Good Location"

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2021

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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Melbourne - Flinders Street
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Melbourne - Flinders Street
4.5 out of 5
270 Flinders Street, Melbourne, VIC
The price is ¥14,566 per night from May 16 to May 16
Located in Melbourne Central Business District, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Degraves Street and Federation Square. Bourke Street Mall and SEA LIFE ...
4.3/5Excellent! (963 reviews)
"Amazing location"

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2021

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Melbourne - Flinders Street
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